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Glenvar Heights, Florida
Sunset Drive westbound, just west of the Palmetto Expressway in Glenvar Heights, Florida, July 2008.
Sunset Drive westbound, just west of the Palmetto Expressway in Glenvar Heights, Florida, July 2008.
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing CDP boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing CDP boundaries
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
Area
 • Total 4.28 sq mi (11.07 km2)
 • Land 4.08 sq mi (10.56 km2)
 • Water 0.20 sq mi (0.51 km2)
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 20,786
 • Density 5,097.11/sq mi (1,967.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 12-26100
GNIS feature ID 0283117

Glenvar Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) and neighborhood in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 16,898 at the 2010 census. The zip codes serving Glenvar Heights are 33173, 33143, and 33155.

Geography

Glenvar Heights is located at 25°42′31″N 80°18′49″W / 25.70861°N 80.31361°W / 25.70861; -80.31361 (25.708579, -80.313477).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.2 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (4.11%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 20,786
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,243 people, 7,243 households, and 3,947 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,858.5 people per square mile (1,489.7/km2). There were 7,591 housing units at an average density of 1,803.2/sq mi (696.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.71% White (37.9% were Non-Hispanic White,) 3.00% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.91% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.42% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 55.46% of the population.

There were 7,243 households, out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.5% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 18.2% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,209, and the median income for a family was $53,279. Males had a median income of $35,867 versus $30,510 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,473. About 7.7% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 60.96% of residents, while English made up 35.18%, French was at 1.01%, Arabic at 0.60%, and Portuguese consisted of 0.54% of the population.

Transportation

Dadeland North station straddles the border of Glenvar Heights and Kendall CDPs.

Education

Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates public schools.

South Miami Middle School and South Miami K-8 Center are adjacent to, but not in, Glenvar Heights.

South Miami Senior High School is in Glenvar Heights.

St. Thomas the Apostle School of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami is in Glenvar Heights.

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