Lauderdale Lakes, FL School and City Info

Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale noted for its African American and Caribbean community and its proximity to the abundant recreational opportunities of south Florida. Major educational institutions near Lauderdale Lakes include Nova Southeastern University and Broward College.

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Information about Lauderdale Lakes

Lauderdale Lakes, incorporated only in 1961, is a city within the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area in south Florida. Bordering Fort Lauderdale and in close proximity to two interstate highways, Lauderdale Lakes is certainly not isolated. Its approximately 34,410 citizens (as of 2014 census estimates) hail from extremely diverse backgrounds. From 2010 census data, nearly 81 percent of residents identified as African American alone, while nearly 5.5 percent identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Projects are underway to increase the number of recreational facilities in Lauderdale Lakes to meet the needs of the town's population, but even now nearby cities, such as Fort Lauderdale, offer plentiful recreational opportunities, such as golf courses, beaches, parks and museums.

Education Near Lauderdale Lakes

There are dozens of nonprofit colleges and universities within 15 miles of Lauderdale Lakes, ranging from large public schools, like Broward College in Fort Lauderdale with its enrollment of more than 44,000 students, to small private institutions, like the University of Fort Lauderdale in Lauderhill, with a student population of less than 50. Other schools within a short commute include Nova Southeastern University, Atlantic Technical College, two campuses of City College and Keiser University.

Employment in Lauderdale Lakes

Most employed residents of Lauderdale Lakes work in other cities within the South Florida metropolitan region. As of 2015, according to Forbes, the major industry in Fort Lauderdale was tourism. Per employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach region had approximately 450,000 employed persons in the sector of office and administrative support occupations, while sales and related occupations had about 337,000 jobs. Food preparation and serving related occupations had about 246,000 jobs.

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