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West Miami, Florida

West Miami
City of West Miami
Official seal of West Miami, Florida
Seal
Motto(s): 
Location in Miami-Dade County and the U.S. state of Florida
Location in Miami-Dade County and the U.S. state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Flag of Miami-Dade County, Florida.png Miami-Dade
Incorporated April 7, 1947
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
Area
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
9 ft (3 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 7,233
 • Density 10,201.69/sq mi (3,939.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33144, 33155
Area code(s) 305, 786
FIPS code 12-76525
GNIS feature ID 0293093
Website http://www.cityofwestmiamifl.com/

West Miami is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 7,233 at the 2020 census.

Geography

West Miami is located at 25°45′26″N 80°17′48″W / 25.75722°N 80.29667°W / 25.75722; -80.29667 (25.757691,-80.296583).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Surrounding areas

History

The city of West Miami, which is only three-quarters of a square mile, is nestled between Tamiami Trail and Coral Way. Among early suggested names for the city were West Haven and West Gate.

Incorporated as a town with 700 residents, West Miami now stands as a city with 6,132 residents, a 4% increase since a 2000 census. Like the Little Havana neighborhood, the majority of West Miami, 84% according to a U.S. census, consists of Hispanics. West Miami is surrounded by its larger neighbors, Coral Gables and Miami.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 4,043
1960 5,296 31.0%
1970 5,494 3.7%
1980 6,076 10.6%
1990 5,727 −5.7%
2000 5,863 2.4%
2010 5,965 1.7%
2020 7,233 21.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

West Miami racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 600 8.3%
Black or African American (NH) 96 1.33%
Asian (NH) 50 0.69%
Pacific Islander (NH) 1 0.01%
Some Other Race (NH) 22 0.3%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 60 0.83%
Hispanic or Latino 6,404 88.54%
Total 7,233

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 7,233 people, 2,632 households, and 1,793 families residing in the city.

2010 census

West Miami Demographics
2010 Census West Miami Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 5,965 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +1.7% +10.8% +17.6%
Population density 8,417.6/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 95.0% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 9.1% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 1.3% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 90.2% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 0.2% 1.5% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 1.3% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 2.0% 3.2% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 2,180 households, out of which 4.4% were vacant. In 2000, 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 18.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

Public transportation

Notable people

  • Marco Rubio, U.S. senator, served as West Miami city commissioner
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