Miami Shores, Florida facts for kids
|Miami Shores, Florida|
Downtown Miami Shores
|Nickname(s): The Shores|
|Motto: Viventes In Sole|
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing village boundaries
|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||January 2, 1932|
|• Village||3.7 sq mi (9.7 km2)|
|• Land||2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)|
|• Water||1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2) 34.05%|
|Elevation||7 ft (2 m)|
|• Density||4,191.9/sq mi (1,618.5/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Zip Codes||33138, 33150, 33153, 33161, 33167, 33168|
|Area code(s)||305, 786|
|GNIS feature ID||0286760|
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.
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.
|Miami Shores Demographics|
|2010 Census||Miami Shores||Miami-Dade County||Florida|
|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%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.3%||0.2%||0.4%|
|Some Other Race||2.3%||3.2%||3.6%|
As of 2010[update], there were 3,935 households out of which 7.8% were vacant. In 2000, 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.24. The village also has one of the highest percentages of homosexual couples in the United States.
In 2000, the village population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the village was $56,306, and the median income for a family was $64,963. Males had a median income of $42,373 versus $35,530 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,134. About 6.9% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
As of 2000, Miami Shores had the 102nd highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, with 1.64% of the US populace. It had the fifty-ninth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 6.27% of the village's population, and the 121st highest percentage of Dominican residents in the US, at 1.28% of its population. It also had the twentieth most Haitians in the US, at 8.30% of all residents.
Based on 2010 data, the ancestries of only the Hispanic and Latino population from highest to lowest were as follows: Cubans made up the 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 all residents.
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