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Lauderdale Lakes

The areas surrounding Fort Lauderdale in Florida is the home to a large number of West Indians. You find Jamaicans, Haitians all over the place in this part of Broward County. Lauderdale Lakes is a city bordering Fort Lauderdale. Hence, it is natural to find a large number of Jamaicans and other people of West Indian origin in this town.

Initially, the residents of this area were the Jewish New Yorkers who used this place as a retirement resort. The White population started moving westward and hence, the Caribbean and African American community became the principal residents of these areas. Today, you have a whopping 81% of the population belonging to these communities with the White Caucasian Americans making up for 14%. English is still the main language of these areas followed by French Creole and Spanish. This city has the second highest concentration of Jamaicans in the US behind Blue Hills, Connecticut. 

Spread over an area of 3.64 square miles, the city has Tamarac, Lauderhill, Oakland Park, and Fort Lauderdale as its bordering towns. The population figure is around 35,000 as of 2016. The male female ratio is a skewed one with this city housing around 75 males for every 100 females. The per capita income of $14,039 makes this country rank low on the income group. Having a high proportion of people living below the poverty line (22.2%), this can count as one of the lesser developed cities in the area.

However, there is scope for development thereby prompting real estate developers to set up various projects in the area. There are a couple of elementary and middle schools in this city with Boyd Anderson High School being the only high school in the area. Students desirous of studying further should move out of town to bigger cities.