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Olympia Heights, 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
 • Total 3 sq mi (7.9 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 13,452
 • Density 4,484/sq mi (1,702.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-51475
GNIS feature ID 0288154

Olympia Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 13,488 at the 2010 census.


Olympia Heights is located at 25°43′35″N 80°20′42″W / 25.72639°N 80.345°W / 25.72639; -80.345 (25.726379, -80.345073).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which, 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (9.63%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 33,112
1990 37,792 14.1%
2000 13,452 −64.4%
2010 13,488 0.3%

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,452 people, 4,157 households, and 3,487 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,941.5 people per square mile (1,909.5/km²). There were 4,231 housing units at an average density of 1,554.2/sq mi (600.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.50% White (of which 22.3% were Non-Hispanic White,) 0.83% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 2.46% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 76.33% of the population.

There were 4,157 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.1% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,720, and the median income for a family was $54,533. Males had a median income of $34,382 versus $23,406 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,198. About 5.4% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% 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 80.44% of residents, while English as a mother tongue made up 19.55% of the population.

As of 2000, Olympia Heights had the sixth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 57.65% of the populace. It also had the seventy-seventh highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 1.99% of the population, and the twenty-fifth highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the US, at 1.80% of its population.

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