Lauderdale is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,379 at the 2010 census. Lauderdale is part of the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area and is surrounded by Minneapolis, St. Paul, Roseville, and Falcon Heights. Along with Roseville, it is one of two cities to touch both Minneapolis and St Paul. Originally named Rose Hill, Lauderdale was part of the larger Rose Township, named after trader Isaac Rose. Rose Township included parts of what are now Roseville, Falcon Heights, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Saint Anthony Village and Lauderdale. In 1871, Rose Hill’s first school opened when Heman Gibbs of Gibbs Farm Museum fame donated the land for the school.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2), all of it land.Minnesota Highway 280 serves as a main route in the community. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,379 people, 1,130 households, and 530 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,664.3 inhabitants per square mile (2,187.0/km2). There were 1,202 housing units at an average density of 2,861.9 per square mile (1,105.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 71.1% White, 5.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 19.3% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.
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