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Princeton, 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
Coordinates: 25°32′8″N 80°23′51″W / 25.53556°N 80.39750°W / 25.53556; -80.39750Coordinates: 25°32′8″N 80°23′51″W / 25.53556°N 80.39750°W / 25.53556; -80.39750
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
 • Total 7.47 sq mi (19.34 km2)
 • Land 7.42 sq mi (19.21 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total 39,308
 • Density 5,299.72/sq mi (2,046.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33032, 33092
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-58975
GNIS feature ID 0289323

Princeton is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 22,038 at the 2010 census.


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Harvesters using a conveyor belt in order to aid with tomato harvesting in Princeton, Florida. 1957

As a small town and depot along the Florida East Coast Railroad in the 1900s, the community was named by Gaston Drake after his alma mater, Princeton University. Many of the town buildings were even painted the school's colors: black and orange. Drake operated a saw mill and lumber company in Princeton supplying Miami, the Florida Keys and Cuba until the local timber gave out in 1923.


Princeton is located at 25°32′8″N 80°23′51″W / 25.53556°N 80.39750°W / 25.53556; -80.39750 (25.535634, -80.397485).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,719
1990 7,073
2000 10,090 42.7%
2010 22,038 118.4%
2020 39,308 78.4%

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,090 people, 2,732 households, and 2,341 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,373.3 people per square mile (530.0/km2). There were 2,906 housing units at an average density of 395.5/sq mi (152.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 53.78% White (18% were Non-Hispanic White,) 32.54% African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.70% from other races, and 4.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.49% of the population.

There were 2,732 households, out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 22.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.63 and the average family size was 3.85.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 36.1% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,556, and the median income for a family was $41,896. Males had a median income of $32,101 versus $23,634 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,918. About 19.8% of families and 23.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.1% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 50.02% of residents; Spanish made up 49.24%, and French Creole was the first language for 0.72% of the population.

As of 2000, Princeton had the thirty-seventh highest percentage of Cuban residents in the U.S., with 12.94% of the populace. It had the seventy-ninth highest percentage of Puerto Rican residents in the U.S., at 10% of the population, and the twenty-first highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the U.S., at 2.15% of its population. It also had the ninety-third most Colombians in the U.S., at 1.77% (tied with South Miami and Westchester, FL,) while it had the 118th highest percentage of Dominicans, at 1.33% of all residents (tied with Peabody, Massachusetts.)

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