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Cutler, Florida
Location of Cutler, Florida
Location of Cutler, Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
 • Total 6.8 sq mi (17.5 km2)
 • Land 6.7 sq mi (17.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total 17,390
 • Density 2,585.1/sq mi (998.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 12-15962
GNIS feature ID 0281183

Cutler was a pioneer town in Miami-Dade County, Florida that existed from 1883 to 1915, when most of it was absorbed into the Charles Deering Estate. The area adjoining the western border of the estate later became the Cutler census-designated place (CDP) through the time of the 2000 census, after which it was incorporated into the Village of Palmetto Bay. The population was 17,390 at the 2000 census.


The Village of Palmetto Bay incorporated on September 10, 2002, taking the territory formerly held by the Cutler census-designated place.


Cutler is located at 25°37′38″N 80°19′15″W / 25.62722°N 80.32083°W / 25.62722; -80.32083 (25.627187, -80.320704).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 17.5 km² (6.8 mi²). 17.4 km² (6.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.30%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 15,593
1990 16,201 3.9%
2000 17,390 7.3%

As of the census of 2000, there were 17,390 people, 5,694 households, and 4,931 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 997.7/km2 (2,585.1/mi2). There were 5,806 housing units at an average density of 333.1/km2 (863.1/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.21% White (65.6% were Non-Hispanic White,) 3.90% African American, 0.11% Native American, 3.00% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.91% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.19% of the population.

There were 5,694 households, out of which 46.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.4% were non-families. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 29.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $106,432, and the median income for a family was $112,398. Males had a median income of $75,821 versus $40,640 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $42,986. About 4.0% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, before being annexed to Palmetto Bay, English was a first language for 65.56% of all residents, while Spanish comprised 28.78%, Portuguese accounted for 1.53%, Italian made up 0.66%, French was at 0.62%, and both Chinese and Tagalog were the mother tongue for 0.47% of the population.


At one point the Burger King headquarters were located in Cutler, in a campus described by Elaine Walker of the Miami Herald as "sprawling" and "virtually hidden away." Burger King moved to its current headquarters in unincorporated Miami-Dade County in July and August 2002. The former Burger King headquarters as of 2007 houses rental offices for several companies.


Miami-Dade County Public Schools served Cutler. Coral Reef Elementary School and Southwood Middle School had been located in Cutler before Palmetto Bay incorporated.

Westminster Christian School and Palmer Trinity School had been located in Cutler before Palmetto Bay incorporated.

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