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Leisure City, 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  Miami-Dade
Area
 • Total 3.33 sq mi (8.62 km2)
 • Land 3.26 sq mi (8.45 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 26,324
 • Density 8,069.90/sq mi (3,115.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33030, 33033
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-39950
GNIS feature ID 0285449

Leisure City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, that includes the smaller, older community of Modello in its northwestern section. The population was 22,152 at the 2000 census. Leisure City is most notable for the Coral Castle Museum, located in the Modello area.

Geography

Leisure City is located at 25°29′39″N 80°26′10″W / 25.49417°N 80.43611°W / 25.49417; -80.43611 (25.494037, -80.436229).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.58%) is water.

Leisure City borders the communities of Naranja, Homestead, and Redland.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 3,001
1980 17,905
1990 19,379 8.2%
2000 22,152 14.3%
2020 26,324
source:

2020 census

Leisure City racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,570 5.96%
Black or African American (NH) 3,441 13.07%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 14 0.05%
Asian (NH) 213 0.81%
Some Other Race (NH) 86 0.33%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 231 0.88%
Hispanic or Latino 20,769 78.9%
Total 26,324

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 26,324 people, 6,851 households, and 5,563 families residing in the CDP.

Climate

The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for this climate is "Aw" (Tropical Savanna Climate).

Climate data for Leisure City, Florida
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25
(77)
25.6
(78)
27.2
(81)
28.9
(84)
30.6
(87)
31.7
(89)
32.2
(90)
32.8
(91)
31.7
(89)
30
(86)
27.2
(81)
25.6
(78)
28.9
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 12.2
(54)
12.2
(54)
14.4
(58)
16.1
(61)
18.9
(66)
21.1
(70)
21.7
(71)
21.7
(71)
21.7
(71)
19.4
(67)
16.1
(61)
13.3
(56)
17.2
(63)
Precipitation mm (inches) 43
(1.7)
48
(1.9)
56
(2.2)
84
(3.3)
163
(6.4)
234
(9.2)
198
(7.8)
208
(8.2)
246
(9.7)
196
(7.7)
66
(2.6)
33
(1.3)
1,575
(62)
Source: Weatherbase

Education

Leisure City is a part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system and has three schools: Leisure City K-8, Homestead High School and South Dade High School.

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