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Kendall
CDP & unincorporated community
Dadeland forms the de facto downtown area of Kendall
Dadeland forms the de facto downtown area of Kendall
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 of Kendall CDP showing boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map of Kendall CDP showing boundaries
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
Area
 • CDP & unincorporated community 16.3 sq mi (42 km2)
 • Land 16.1 sq mi (42 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Metro 6,137 sq mi (15,890 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • CDP & unincorporated community 75,371
 • Density 4,624/sq mi (1,785/km2)
 • Metro 5,413,212
 • Metro density 882.06/sq mi (340.566/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 305, 786
FIPS code 12-36100
GNIS feature ID 0285050

Kendall is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the area had a total population of 75,371.

While the US Census Bureau has defined the boundaries of Kendall, many locals have their own definitions. Some believe the communities of West Kendall, Glenvar Heights, Sunset, Olympia Heights, Westwood Lakes and Tamiami to all be sub-communities of Kendall, while some people also believe the neighborhood of The Falls to be a separate entity.

Kendall is served by the Miami Metrorail at Dadeland North and Dadeland South stations in its northeastern end. Both stations provide metro service from Dadeland to nearby commercial centers like the City of Coral Gables, Downtown Miami, and Miami International Airport. Dadeland South station is a major transit depot in the area, connecting the southernmost cities of Homestead and Florida City to Metrorail via limited-stop bus rapid transit along the South Miami-Dade Busway.

History

Much of what is now Kendall was purchased from the State of Florida in 1883 by the Florida Land and Mortgage Company. It was named for Henry John Broughton Kendall, a director of Florida Land and Mortgage who moved to the area in the 1900s to manage the company's land. As the land was not open to homesteading, development was slow well into the 20th century. A post office opened in 1914, and the first school opened in 1929. After the end of the land boom in 1926, some residents left. Two Seminole camps were in the Kendall area, and Seminoles continued to live there into the 1940s.

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Dadeland Mobile Home Park neighborhood near Kendall destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

In August 1992, Kendall and the surrounding South Dade area were severely damaged by Hurricane Andrew. Many of the homes and businesses in the area were completely destroyed. In the subsequent years, the area was slowly rebuilt.

Geography

Kendall is located at 25°40′0″N 80°21′24″W / 25.666667°N 80.35667°W / 25.666667; -80.35667 (25.666781, −80.356533).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Kendall region has an approximate total area of 16.3 sq mi (42.3 km2); 16.1 sq mi (41.8 km2) of it is land and 0.23 sq mi (0.6 km2) of it (1.35%) is water.

Climate

Climate in Kendall is naturally similar to the remainder of Miami-Dade County, although its location and elevation inland along the Miami Rock Ridge does make it slightly cooler at night during the winter and slightly warmer during the day in the summer.

Climate data for Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 87
(30.6)
88
(31.1)
90
(32.2)
96
(35.6)
97
(36.1)
99
(37.2)
98
(36.7)
99
(37.2)
96
(35.6)
94
(34.4)
91
(32.8)
84
(28.9)
99
(37.2)
Average high °F (°C) 76.2
(24.56)
78.4
(25.78)
80.2
(26.78)
83.2
(28.44)
86.6
(30.33)
89.2
(31.78)
90.3
(32.39)
90.6
(32.56)
89.0
(31.67)
85.9
(29.94)
81.3
(27.39)
77.8
(25.44)
84.1
(28.94)
Average low °F (°C) 54.2
(12.33)
58.2
(14.56)
59.6
(15.33)
62.2
(16.78)
67.7
(19.83)
72.6
(22.56)
73.8
(23.22)
74.4
(23.56)
73.2
(22.89)
70.3
(21.28)
63.2
(17.33)
58.3
(14.61)
65.6
(18.67)
Record low °F (°C) 26
(-3.3)
34
(1.1)
39
(3.9)
43
(6.1)
48
(8.9)
58
(14.4)
64
(17.8)
63
(17.2)
66
(18.9)
46
(7.8)
38
(3.3)
29
(-1.7)
26
(-3.3)
Precipitation inches (mm) 2.12
(53.8)
2.50
(63.5)
2.87
(72.9)
2.88
(73.2)
5.16
(131.1)
9.15
(232.4)
7.58
(192.5)
8.86
(225)
9.29
(236)
6.39
(162.3)
2.70
(68.6)
1.79
(45.5)
68.28
(1,734.3)
Source: National Weather Service

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 35,497
1980 73,758 107.8%
1990 87,271 18.3%
2000 75,226 −13.8%
2010 75,371 0.2%
source:
Kendall Demographics
2010 Census Kendall Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 75,371 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +0.2% +10.8% +17.6%
Population density 4,687.2/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 87.9% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 28.4% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 4.4% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 63.7% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 3.0% 1.5% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 2.2% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 2.4% 3.2% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 31,899 households, and 8.7% were vacant. As of 2000, 33.4% households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 24.4% 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 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.

In 2000, the region's population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the area was $51,330, and the median income for a family was $61,241. Males had a median income of $42,875 versus $31,416 for females. The per capita income for the area was $27,914. About 5.7% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 52.46% of all residents, while English speakers comprised 40.38%, Portuguese was 1.49%, French at 1.12%, and French Creole made up 0.95% of the population.

As of 2000, Kendall had the twenty-first highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 21.31% of the populace. It had the twenty-fifth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 4.56% of the population, and the sixteenth highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the US, at 2.48% of its population. It also had the twenty-fifth most Peruvians in the US, at 2.01% (tied with Carteret, New Jersey,) while it had the tenth highest percentage of Venezuelan residents in the US, at 1.47% of the population. As a result of the city's large French community, the French American School of Miami is located in Kendall. Kendall is also the home of Sofigi.

Kendall is home to "la puteria del 305" as described by some residents.

Transportation

Kendall is served by Metrobus throughout the area, and by the Metrorail at:

  •            Dadeland North (SW 70th Avenue and U.S. 1)
  •            Dadeland South (Dadeland Boulevard and U.S. 1)
See also: Transportation in South Florida

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