Cutler Bay, Florida
|Cutler Bay, Florida|
|— Town —|
|Motto: "An Excellent Place To Live. Work. Play."|
|Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida|
|• Mayor||Edward MacDougall|
|• Total||9.84 sq mi (15.84 km km2)|
Cutler Bay, historically called Cutler Ridge, is an incorporated town in Miami-Dade County, Florida from SW 184th Street (Eureka Dr) east of US-1 to the coast, and north of Black Point Marina, at . As of the 2010 census, Cutler Ridge had a total population of 40,286. Note: Cutler Ridge was only a section of Unincorporated Dade County until incorporation of Cutler Bay. It remains today as a section of the Town which also includes Whispering Pines, Lakes by the Bay, Bel Aire and many others. There has always been some angst among Cutler Ridge residents, affectionately called 'Ridge Rats', regarding the naming of the town, which was voted on by a majority the populace
In August 1992, the area was slammed by Hurricane Andrew. In August 2005, the area was hit with serious floods from Hurricane Katrina, which by radar estimates dropped over 20 inches (500 mm) of rainfall.
On January 11, 2005, residents on this unincorporated community voted to incorporate. In November 2005, residents adopted the municipal charter in which the fledgling city was renamed Cutler Bay. Both the current and former names were derived from the former town of Cutler, which was established late in the 19th century but largely abandoned early in the 20th century after the Florida East Coast Railway was routed through Perrine to the west. In the 1950s the area was developed under the name Cutler Ridge. The actual location of Cutler was not within the current city limits of Cutler Bay, but was in fact two miles (3 km) to the north, east of the former Perrine and inside the boundaries of the current municipality of Palmetto Bay.
In January 2006, Cutler Bay elected former Florida state legislator John F. Cosgrove as its first mayor. Mayor Cosgrove died on April 19, 2006, while vacationing in Zimbabwe. Vice Mayor Paul Vrooman assumed the position of Mayor. In November 2010 Edward P. MacDougall was elected mayor from Vice Mayor. Prior to incorporation Edward MacDougall chaired the municipal charter committee which set the Towns charter.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 4.9 square miles (13 km2). 4.8 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.26%) is water. The total square miles is ten.
In August 1992, Cutler Bay and the surrounding South Miami-Dade area were severely destroyed by Hurricane Andrew. Most of the homes and businesses in the area were completely destroyed. In the subsequent years, the area was slowly rebuilt. Unlike the destroyed homes which were made of wood frame construction, the new homes and businesses were rebuilt with concrete walls. Although many areas of Miami were heavily affected by Hurricane Andrew, Cutler Bay was one of the worst affected and remains a reminder of the hurricane's extensive disaster in the city today.
Surrounding areas 
- Palmetto Bay
- West Perrine Palmetto Bay
- Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, South Miami Heights, Goulds Lakes by the Bay
- Goulds, Princeton Unincorporated Miami-Dade County
- Goulds, Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Lakes by the Bay
|NOTE: All figures through 2000 were taken prior to incorporation and the area was known as Cutler Ridge.|
|Source: The United States Census Bureau|
As of the census of 2010, there were 40,286 people and 12,374 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,096.2 inhabitants per square mile 10,609 km2. The racial makeup of the CDP was 77.3% White (28.5% were Non-Hispanic White,) 14.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.78% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.5% of the population. There were 12,374 households. The population distribution was: 6.8% under 5 years old, 25.8% under the age of 18, and 10.6% 65 years of age or older. Females were 51.7% of the population. The median income for a household was $61.370. The per capita income for the town was $25,193. About 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line.
As of 2000, Cutler Bay had the thirty-fifth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 13.37% of the populace. It had the 151st highest percentage of Puerto Rican residents in the US, at 6.56% of the town's population, and the eighty-second highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 1.9% of its population. It also had the ninety-fifth most Dominicans in the US, at 1.66% (tied with Palisades Park, New Jersey,) while it had the twenty-ninth highest percentage of Nicaraguans, at 1.43% of all residents.
Government and infrastructure 
Colleges and Universities 
- College of Business and Technology (Cutler Bay Campus)
See also 
- "A Brief History of Perrine". Retrieved 26 June 2012.
- Past National President John Cosgrove enters Chapter Eternal at 56
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Cutler Bay (town), Florida". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
- "MLA Data Center Results of Cutler Bay (Cutler Ridge,) FL". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
- "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
- "Ancestry Map of Puerto Rican Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
- "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
- "Ancestry Map of Dominican Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
- "Ancestry Map of Nicaraguan Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
- "South District Station." Miami-Dade Police Department. Retrieved on March 12, 2010.