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Overview

Introduction to Lauderhill, Florida

The Florida city of Lauderhill is located in Broward County, about 7 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale and 35 miles north of Miami. Bordered by Tamarac to the northeast, Plantation to the south and Sunrise to the southwest, Lauderhill is easily accessible to the Florida Turnpike, Interstates I-75, I-95 and I-595 and the Sawgrass Expressway.

Incorporated in 1959, Lauderhill originally consisted of several acres of land in an area primarily used for dairy farming. Largely due to the efforts of builder/developer Herbert Sadkin, the city gradually developed from beautiful grazing pastures to a single-family home community. The city developed commercially as well, highlighted by the 1966 opening of the Lauderhill Mall, the first enclosed air-conditioned mall to open in the southeastern United States. Lauderhill's growth was further aided by the promotional activities of the Inverrary Country Club and the Jackie Gleason Inverrary Golf Classic. Lauderhill today has evolved into a vibrant city with an abundance of single and multi-family residences and a diverse business base, ranging from service organizations to light industry.

Lauderhill Area Attractions

Lauderhill provides an abundance of recreational activities with numerous parks, tennis courts, ball fields and swimming pools. The city's ideal location provides easy access to South Florida attractions in nearby communities as well. Some of the more popular include:

  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center (Fort Lauderdale): Includes collections of Alex Haley, Charles Mills and others.
  • Fort Lauderdale Historical Museum.
  • Gulfstream Park (Hallandale).
  • Anne Kolb Nature Center (Hollywood).
  • Stranahan House (Fort Lauderdale).
  • The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum.
  • Butterfly World (Coconut Creek).
  • Flamingo Gardens (Davie).
  • Pompano Park Harness Track (Pompano Beach).
  • Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art.
  • Markham Park (Sunrise).
  • Quiet Waters Park (Deerfield Beach).
  • The City of Plantation Historical Museum.
  • Graves Museum of Archaeology & Natural History (Dania Beach).

Sports fans won't have to go far to satisfy a variety of sports appetites. Fort Lauderdale Beach is home to the International Swimming Hall of Fame, which chronicles the achievements of swimmers and top athletes in water sports. The neighboring city of Sunrise is the site of the BankAtlantic Center, home of the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers. During the month of March, there's plenty of Major League Baseball action in Fort Lauderdale, where Grapefruit League games are played at Ft. Lauderdale Stadium, the Spring Training site of the Baltimore Orioles. More major league pro sports can be found a little more than a half-hour drive southward, where the city of Miami plays host to the Miami Dolphins (NFL football), Miami Heat (NBA basketball) and the Florida Marlins (Major League Baseball).

People

Total Population 69,979
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 30,482
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 32%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,862
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,694
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,133

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,602
% Above Poverty Level 76.9%
% Below Poverty Level 23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 6.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,003
Median House Value $98,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.2%
US/American 0%
English 1.1%
Irish 1.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lauderhill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 25 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Broward
Standard Zip Codes 33311, 33313, 33319, 33321, 33351
Phone Area Codes 954
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.14
Longitude -80.213

Lauderhill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Station HIALEAH
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches
Station WEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance 38.2 miles
Jan Temp 57 to 75 F
Apr Temp 65 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 71 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lauderhill, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

City of Sunrise (33313)

Inverrary (33319)

Laud Lakes (33311, 33313, 33319)

Lauder Hill (33319, 33321)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fort Lauderdale 173,570 $60,750
Lauderdale Lakes 34,103 $37,022
North Lauderdale 42,853 $42,775
Plantation 89,904 $78,578
Sunrise 89,942 $58,759
Wilton Manors 12,133 $67,205

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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