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Westchester, Florida
Neighborhood
Sign marking entrance to Westchester on Bird Road, just west of the Palmetto Expressway
Sign marking entrance to Westchester on Bird Road, just west of the Palmetto Expressway
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
Established 1860
Area
 • Total 4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Land 4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
3 ft (1 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 30,271
 • Density 7,567.8/sq mi (2,910.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33165
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-76075
GNIS feature ID 0293131

Westchester is a neighborhood in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 29,862 at the 2010.

Geography

Westchester is located at 25°44′49″N 80°20′13″W / 25.746978°N 80.336873°W / 25.746978; -80.336873, with an elevation of 3 feet (0.91 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 29,272
1990 29,883 2.1%
2000 30,271 1.3%
2010 29,862 −1.4%
source:

As of the census of 2000, there were 30,271 people, 9,764 households, and 7,947 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,539.9 people per square mile (2,914.6/km2). There were 9,938 housing units at an average density of 2,475.4/sq mi (956.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.78% White (13.7% were Non-Hispanic White,) 0.61% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 2.81% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 85.31% of the population.

There were 9,764 households, out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 18.7% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,762, and the median income for a family was $44,863. Males had a median income of $29,629 versus $24,235 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,264. About 8.5% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish accounted for 88.81% of residents (many of whom also speak English); those who spoke only English accounted for 10.78% of the population.

As of 2000, Westchester had the highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 65.69% of the populace (the second highest percentage was Hialeah, which made up 62.12% of its populace.) It had the eighteenth highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the US, at 2.25% of the population, and the ninety-third highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 1.77% of its population (tied with South Miami and Princeton, FL.)

Education

The community of Westchester is home to eight public schools administered by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, four Catholic private elementary and secondary schools, one private Roman Catholic college, and one public university.

Public schools

  • Miami Coral Park High School
  • Southwest Miami Senior High School (Olympia Heights, serves southern portions of Westchester)
  • Everglades K-8 Center
  • Rockway Middle School
  • West Miami Middle School (outside of the CDP but serving a section of the CDP)
  • Banyan Elementary School
  • Coral Park Elementary School
  • Emerson Elementary School
  • Rockway Elementary School
  • Olympia Heights Elementary School (in University Park CDP, serves a southwest section of Westchester CDP)

Private schools

Roman Catholic private schools are operated by and/or are affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.

  • Christopher Columbus High School - Catholic private school
  • St. Brendan High School - Catholic private school
  • St. Agatha Catholic School (Catholic private school; in University Park CDP)
  • St. Brendan Elementary School (Catholic private school)
  • King's Christian
  • Gladeview Christian
  • Florida Christian School - Olympia Heights

Universities and Colleges

Public libraries

Miami-Dade Public Library operates the Westchester Regional Library.

Miscellaneous education

The Miami Hoshuko, Inc. (マイアミ補習校 Maiami Hoshūkō), a supplementary weekend Japanese school, holds its classes at the Iglesia Bautista de Coral Park ("Coral Park Baptist Church") in Westchester. The school offices are located in Doral.

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