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Miami Shores, Florida
Downtown Miami Shores
Downtown Miami Shores
Official seal of Miami Shores, Florida
The Shores
Viventes In Sole
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 village boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing village boundaries
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Miami-Dade
Incorporated January 2, 1932
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Village 3.78 sq mi (9.79 km2)
 • Land 2.49 sq mi (6.44 km2)
 • Water 1.29 sq mi (3.35 km2)  34.05%
7 ft (2 m)
 • Village 11,567
 • Density 4,650.99/sq mi (1,795.97/km2)
 • Metro
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Codes
33138, 33150, 33153, 33161, 33167, 33168
Area code(s) 305, 786
FIPS code 12-45175
GNIS feature ID 0286760

Miami Shores is a village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.


The present Miami Shores roughly corresponds with the original "Biscayne" neighborhood of the City of Miami. With the arrival of the Great Depression, the City of Miami gave up its jurisdiction and the area incorporated under the name Miami Shores Village in 1932. Previously, part of the area that now comprises the City of North Miami had been known as Miami Shores.

Today, Miami Shores is primarily a bedroom community for those working in Greater Miami, and also has a sizeable retired population. The village is mostly single family residential, with very few multi-family units and only two small commercial areas along Northeast 2nd Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard.

While it is frequently referred to as "Miami Shores" or the "Village of Miami Shores," the municipality's official name under its charter is "Miami Shores Village."


Miami Shores is located at 25°51′55″N 80°11′18″W / 25.865240°N 80.188451°W / 25.865240; -80.188451.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 9.7 km2 (3.75 sq mi). 6.4 square kilometres (2.47 sq mi) of it is land and 3.3 square kilometres (1.3 sq mi) of it (34.05%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 612
1940 1,956 219.6%
1950 5,086 160.0%
1960 8,865 74.3%
1970 9,425 6.3%
1980 9,244 −1.9%
1990 10,084 9.1%
2000 10,380 2.9%
2010 10,493 1.1%
2020 11,567 10.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Miami Shores racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 4,243 36.68%
Black or African American (NH) 2,072 17.91%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 12 0.1%
Asian (NH) 288 2.49%
Pacific Islander (NH) 5 0.04%
Some Other Race (NH) 66 0.57%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 421 3.64%
Hispanic or Latino 4,460 38.56%
Total 11,567

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 11,567 people, 3,221 households, and 2,322 families residing in the village.

2010 census

Miami Shores Demographics
2010 Census Miami Shores Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 10,493 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +1.1% +10.8% +17.6%
Population density 4,191.9/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 49.1% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 42.1% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 23.8% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 30.6% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 2.6% 1.5% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2% 0.4%
Some Other Race 2.3% 3.2% 3.6%

As of 2012–2016, 40.2% of village residents spoke a language other than English at home, 49.2% possessed a bachelor's degree or higher, and the median household income was $101,047. About 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line.

Based on 2010 data, the ancestries of only the Hispanic and Latino population from highest to lowest were as follows: Cubans made up 33.41%, South Americans were at 25.97%, Puerto Ricans accounted for 11.48%, Central Americans totaled 10.70%, and Mexicans were 2.95% of the Hispanic/Latino population.

Educational institutions

Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates district public schools serving Miami Shores:

MDCPS schools

  • Miami Shores Elementary School
  • Horace Mann Middle School
  • Miami Edison High School (in Miami)

The following public, charter, and private schools are located in Miami Shores:

  • Miami Shores Elementary School
  • Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores at Barry University
  • Miami Country Day School
  • Miami Shores Presbyterian Church School
  • Miami Shores Baptist Church Academy
  • Miami Shores Community School
  • St. Rose of Lima Catholic School of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami

Colleges and universities

  • Barry University's main campus is located in Miami Shores.
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