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Golden Glades, Florida
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 Flag of Miami-Dade County, Florida.png Miami-Dade
 • Total 5.02 sq mi (13.01 km2)
 • Land 4.83 sq mi (12.51 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.50 km2)
3 ft (1 m)
Highest elevation
42 ft (13 m)
 • Total 32,499
 • Density 6,474/sq mi (2,498.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 12-26375
GNIS feature ID 1867145

Golden Glades is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 32,499 at the 2020 census.

It is the location for a major highway interchange of the same name which connects the Florida Turnpike, Interstate 95, US 441, State Road 9, and the Palmetto Expressway.


Golden Glades is located at 25°54′46″N 80°11′52″W / 25.91278°N 80.19778°W / 25.91278; -80.19778 (25.912771, -80.197688).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.9 km² (5.0 mi²). 12.7 km² (4.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.20%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 23,154
1990 25,474 10.0%
2000 32,623 28.1%
2010 33,145 1.6%
2020 32,499 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Golden Glades CDP, Florida - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 2,334 1,676 7.04% 5.16%
Black or African American alone (NH) 23,358 22,201 70.47% 68.31%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 46 37 0.14% 0.11%
Asian alone (NH) 520 519 1.57% 1.60%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 15 13 0.05% 0.04%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 82 175 0.25% 0.54%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 656 643 1.98% 1.98%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 6,134 7,235 18.51% 22.26%
Total 33,145 32,499 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 33,145 people, 9,826 households, and 7,281 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,560.1/km2 (6,635.0/mi2). There were 10,540 housing units at an average density of 827.1/km2 (2,143.7/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 23.38% White, with 7.0% Non-Hispanic White; 72.8% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.1% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.5% of the population.

In 2010, Golden Glades reported 40.12% of the population as having Haitian ancestry, the highest percentage of any community in the United States.

There were 9,826 households, out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 24.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 3.72.

In the CDP, the population distribution showed 31.1% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,841, and the median income for a family was $33,577. Males had a median income of $25,036 versus $21,409 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,341. About 18.5% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under age 18 and 24.0% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 44.27% of residents, while Haitian Creole made up 31.35%, Spanish was at 18.63%, and French was at 3.82% of the population.

As of 2010, Golden Glades had the highest percentage of Haitian residents in the US, with 40.12% of the populace. It had a relatively high percentage of Bahamian residents for the US, at 0.6% of the population, and a somewhat high percentage of Jamaican residents for the US, at 2.47% It also had a significant percentage of Cubans in the US, at 4.3% of the population, while it had a high, by US standards, percentage of Dominicans, at 2.12% of all residents (tied with North Miami and East Newark, New Jersey.)


Golden Glades is served by Tri-Rail at the Golden Glades station. It contains a park-and-ride facility, and also serves as a feeder for buses from the surrounding area, run by both Miami-Dade Transit and Broward County Transit.


Golden Glades is within the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

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