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Census Data for Lauderdale ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2018 and it gave Lauderdale a population of 2,532 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Lauderdale a population of 2,379 people.

The city of Lauderdale is located in Ramsey County. The 2010 Census gave Ramsey County a population of 508,640 people. This means that Lauderdale had 0.47% of the county's total population, making it Ramsey's 15th most populous community.

At the same time, Minnesota had a population of 5,303,925 people, meaning that Lauderdale had 0.04% of the total population of Minnesota - making it the state's 238th most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Lauderdale, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.

Things like the population, area and housing for Lauderdale reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Lauderdale might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Lauderdale has a total area of 0.42 square miles [1.1 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0 square miles [0 km²]).

Ramsey County has a land area of 152.2 square miles [394.2 km²]. At 0.42 square miles [1.1 km²], Lauderdale has 0.28% of the county's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   44° 59' 39"   (or 44.99°)             [Map]

Lon:   -93° 12' 11"   (or -93.2°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (2,379 people) and land area (0.42 square miles [1.1 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Lauderdale had a population density of 5,650 people per square mile [2,181 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Lauderdale had a population of 2,364 people and a land area of 0.42 square miles [1.1 km²]. This gives a population density of 5,597 people per square mile [2,161 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Lauderdale. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the nature of these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lauderdale had 1,202 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 2,379 people, this averages 1.98 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Lauderdale had a land area of 0.42 square miles [1.1 km²]. This translates to 2,855 Housing Units per square mile [1,102 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Lauderdale had 1,169 Housing Units, a population of 2,364 people and a land area of 0.42 square miles [1.1 km²]. This gives a density of 2.02 people per Housing Unit and 2,767 Housing Units per square mile [1,068 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Lauderdale and you need to be careful when comparing values between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Ramsey County ...

The community of Lauderdale is located in Ramsey County.

The county had a population of 508,640 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 2,379 people, Lauderdale represented 0.47% of the county's total.

In addition, where the city of Lauderdale has a population density of 5,650 people per square mile [2,181 people/km²], Ramsey County averages 3,341 people per square mile [1,290 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Ramsey County.

Population Rings for Lauderdale ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Lauderdale and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Lauderdale. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]10841,201+9.46%
10 mi   [16 km]401,433,705+7.99%
15 mi   [24 km]662,146,658+8.18%
20 mi   [32 km]942,646,862+8.32%
25 mi   [40 km]1252,980,036+8.85%
30 mi   [48 km]1493,142,921+8.92%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Lauderdale, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Lauderdale. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Lauderdale was 0.42 square miles [1.1 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.42 square miles [1.1 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Lauderdale, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Lauderdale.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   44.994407°   (or 44°59'39" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -93.203134°   (or -93°12'11" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   44.994415°   (or 44°59'39" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -93.201797°   (or -93°12'6" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 344.7 feet to the west<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2395642) to Lauderdale. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Lauderdale. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   44.994196°   (or 44°59'39" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -93.202620°   (or -93°12'9" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 153.2 feet to the northwest<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Lauderdale. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Lauderdale.

Miscellaneous Information for Lauderdale ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Ramsey County or the city of Lauderdale:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Lauderdale:

GNIS ID for Lauderdale: 2395642

GNIS ID for Ramsey County: 659507

GNIS ID for Minnesota: 662849

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 27 (Minnesota)

County Code: 123 (Ramsey County)

Place Code: 35738 (Lauderdale)

State & County Code: 27/123 (Minnesota / Ramsey County)

State & Place Code: 27/35738 (Minnesota / Lauderdale)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Lauderdale is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Lauderdale.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Ramsey County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website for Lauderdale:

The official website for Ramsey County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 90 degrees and a distance of 344.7 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 59 degrees and a distance of 153.2 feet.

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