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Richmond West, 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 4.28 sq mi (11.09 km2)
 • Land 4.17 sq mi (10.80 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
7 ft (2 m)
 • Total 35,884
 • Density 8,601.15/sq mi (3,321.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 12-60230
GNIS feature ID 1853280

Richmond West is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 28,082 at the 2000 census.


Richmond West is located at 25°36′37″N 80°25′40″W / 25.610164°N 80.427836°W / 25.610164; -80.427836.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.2 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.11%) is water.


On September 15, 1945, the Homestead hurricane caused an estimated fifty million (then-year) dollars, impacting the area. Nearly half of the financial loss happened at the Richmond Naval Air Station, where winds ignited a fire at three hangars, destroying 25 blimps, 366 planes, and 150 automobiles. Across the state, the passage of the hurricane resulted in 1,632 destroyed houses, with an additional 5,372 damaged. Four people were killed in the state, with an additional 43 injured.

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Dadeland Mobile Home Park in Richmond West destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

In August 1992, Dadeland Mobile Home park and the surrounding south Miami-Dade area were severely damaged by Hurricane Andrew. Many of the homes and businesses in the area were completely destroyed . In subsequent years, the area was gradually rebuilt.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 35,884
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Richmond West racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 3,106 8.66%
Black or African American (NH) 1,663 4.63%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 16 0.04%
Asian (NH) 695 1.94%
Pacific Islander (NH) 1 0.0%
Some Other Race (NH) 224 0.62%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 504 1.4%
Hispanic or Latino 29,675 82.7%
Total 35,884

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 35,884 people, 9,861 households, and 8,745 families residing in the CDP.

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