Lauderhill, Florida


Lauderhill, Florida
Lauderhill
—  City  —

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Location of Lauderhill, Broward County, Florida
Coordinates: 26°9′56″N 80°13′57″W / 26.16556°N 80.2325°W / 26.16556; -80.2325Coordinates: 26°9′56″N 80°13′57″W / 26.16556°N 80.2325°W / 26.16556; -80.2325
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Broward
Incorporated 20 June 1959
Government
 - Type Commission-Manager
 - Mayor Richard J. Kaplan
 - City Manager Charles Faranda
Area[1]
 - City 7.33 sq mi (19.0 km2)
 - Land 7.30 sq mi (18.9 km2)
 - Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.55%
Elevation 9 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 - City 66,887
 - Density 7,892.8/sq mi (3,520.4/km2)
 Metro 5,564,635
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33311, 33313, 33319, 33351
Area code(s) 954, 754
FIPS code 12-39550[2]
GNIS feature ID 0285368[3]
Website http://lauderhill-fl.gov

Lauderhill is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,887. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.

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History

The city was originally going to be named "Sunnydale", but William Safire, a friend of the developer, convinced him to change his mind. Safire felt that "Sunnydale" sounded like a neighborhood in Brooklyn. A discussion between the two ensued. The developer stated that there were no hills in the new town, to which Safire replied, "There are probably no dales in Lauderdale, either!" From that discussion, the name "Lauderhill" was coined.[4] In 1970, the Inverrary Country Club was built, and in 1972 its golf course became home to the Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic. Gleason himself built his final home on the golf course. Up until the late 1980s-early 1990s, Lauderhill was mostly a retirement community for Jewish people and a second home for snowbirds (especially in the Inverrary neighborhood).[5] It is now home to mostly Jamaicans, West Indians and African Americans, but it still has a sizeable white, Jewish, and Hispanic population in the Northwest section and in the Inverrary neighborhood, located north of Oakland Park Boulevard and east of University Drive).[5] On November 9, 2007, in the Central Broward Regional Park, the Main Event cricket field was opened, and on May 22, 2010, became the first ground to host an international between two full members of the ICC on United States soil.[6] The park features many other sports venues as well.[7]

Geography

Lauderhill is located at 26°9′56″N 80°13′57″W / 26.16556°N 80.2325°W / 26.16556; -80.2325 (26.165679, -80.232589)[8] in north-central Broward County.

The city borders the following municipalities:

  • On its north and northeast:
Tamarac, Florida
  • On its northeast:
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
  • On its east:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • On its south:
Plantation, Florida
  • On its southwest and west:
Sunrise, Florida

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19 km2). of which 7.3 square miles (19 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0 km2) is water (0.55%).

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 57,585 people, 22,810 households, and 14,279 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,892.8 per square mile (3,045.7/km²). There were 25,751 housing units at an average density of 3,529.5 per square mile (1,362.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 33.83% White (29.6% were Non Hispanic White,)[9] 58.77% African American and Black (a large part from the Caribbean), 0.12% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.61% from other races, and 4.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.94% of the population.

Lauderhill has a high foreign-born population, with a noticeable proportion from the West Indies. 33.65% of Lauderhill's population was born outside of the United States. 24.63% were born in the Caribbean, 14.73% from Jamaica alone. Other major West Indian populations were born in Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Dominica, The Bahamas, Guyana, U.S. Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean nations.

There were 22,810 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples living together, 20.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,515, and the median income for a family was $36,723. Males had a median income of $29,756 versus $25,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,243. About 15.5% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, English as a first language was spoken by 79.14% of the population, while Haitian Creole was at 7.85%, Spanish language at 6.92%, French language at 2.69%, Yiddish language at 0.59%, and Hebrew language at 0.45% of residents.[10]

As of 2000, Lauderhill had the third highest percentage of Jamaican residents in the United States, at 17.6% of the city's population,[11] and the eighteenth highest percentage of Haitian residents in the United States, at 9.1% of the city's population (tied with Mangonia Park, Florida.)[12]

References

  1. ^ "Florida by place Population, Housing Units, Area and Density:2000". US Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US12&-_box_head_nbr=GCT-PH1&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-format=ST-7. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "City of Lauderhill—The past". City of Lauderhill. http://lauderhill-fl.gov/col_past.html. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Lauderhill symbolic of changing demographics in South Florida (by Tom Collie December 17, 2007)". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sfl-flohouse1216sbdec16,0,6346538.story. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand secure historic Florida win over Sri Lanka". BBC Sport. 2010-05-22. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/8699099.stm. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  7. ^ "Central Broward Regional Park". http://www.broward.org/parks/cbrp.htm. Retrieved 2009-07-22. [dead link]
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Demographics of Lauderhill, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. http://www.muninetguide.com/states/florida/municipality/Lauderhill.php. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  10. ^ "Lauderhill, Florida". Modern Language Association. http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=12&county_id=&mode=place&zip=&place_id=39550&cty_id=&ll=&a=&ea=&order=r. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Jamaican Communities". Epodunk.com. http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Jamaican.html. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  12. ^ "Ancestry Map of Haitian Communities". Epodunk.com. http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Haitian.html. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 

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