Cutler Bay, Florida

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Cutler Bay, Florida
Town
Motto: "An Excellent Place To Live. Work. Play."
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 town boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing town boundaries
Coordinates: 25°34′57″N 80°20′48″W / 25.58250°N 80.34667°W / 25.58250; -80.34667
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
Incorporated (city) November 9, 2005
Government
 • Mayor Edward MacDougall
Area
 • Total 9.84 sq mi (15.84 km km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 40,286
 • Density 4,096.2/sq mi (1,581.6/km2)
Zip Codes 33157,33189
Area code(s) 305
Website http://www.cutlerbay-fl.gov/

Cutler Bay 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 25°34′50″N 80°20′48″W / 25.58056°N 80.34667°W / 25.58056; -80.34667 established in 2005.[1] The town includes areas formerly known as Cutler Ridge.[1] The area is considered part of the suburban Homestead, Florida region.[1]

In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall near the area and caused much destruction.

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.[2] 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.

Geography[edit]

Cutler Bay is located at 25°34′58″N 80°20′48″W / 25.582684°N 80.346799°W / 25.582684; -80.346799Coordinates: 25°34′58″N 80°20′48″W / 25.582684°N 80.346799°W / 25.582684; -80.346799.[3]

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.

Cutler Ridge, an ancient coral formation, stretches from south Miami, where it rises approximately 22 feet, through the Cutler Bay area, at a height of 14 feet, to Homestead, Florida, where it is about 8 feet.[4] Cutler Ridge has been incorporated into the hurricane emergency plans for the area as lands east of the ridge are subject to storm surge, but areas west of the ridge would generally be protected.[4]

History[edit]

A close-up view of houses with evident wind damage
Damage from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 in the area now called Cutler Bay

The Charles Deering Estate contains the Cutler Fossil Site where mammoths, sabre-toothed tigers and California condors are among the many fossil records; and the park holds archeological evidence of Native American habitation of the land 10,000 years ago.[5] Tequesta burial mounds are also found there.[5] The area called Cutler Ridge had been called the "Hunting Ground" by some of the earliest Caucasian settlers in the area, circa 1825.[6]

In the early 1900s' the Florida East Coast Railway was extended south to an area then known as Cutler, which was located near what is now the Charles Deering Estate. Cutler then served as the place where people settling in the undeveloped Homestead, Florida area went to get their supplies.[1]

In 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall near Cutler Ridge.[7] The storm left the area in "almost total destruction".[8]

In May 2002, the Cutler Bay Steering Committee company met to discuss the formation of a municipal advisory committee, where the committee would advise on the incorporation of the Cutler Ridge area into the city of Cutler Ridge.[9] The proposed incorporation boundaries included Southwest 184th Street on the north and Southwest 216th and 224th streets on the south.[9] In addition, the west boundary would include the Turnpike, U.S. 1 and Southwest 112th Avenue and Biscayne Bay would serve as the east boundary.[9]

In April 2005, the Charter committee members looked at over a dozen names for the city, ranging from Pine Ridge and Cutler Bay to just plain Cutler.[10] They reduced the choices down to Cutler Ridge and Old Cutler Bay.[10] In November 2005, voters approved the charter and chose the name Cutler Bay over Cutler Ridge by a vote of 1,920 to 1,403 for the county's 35th municipality.[11] In the month following the name change, many of those born and raised in the area that had been known as Cutler Ridge since the 1870s refuse to accept the new town name of Cutler Bay.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Population history of Cutler Bay
1960 7,005
1970 17,441
1980 20,886
1990 21,268
2000 24,781
2010 40,286
NOTE: All figures through 2000 were taken prior to incorporation and the area was known as Cutler Ridge.
Source: The United States Census Bureau

In the 1980 United States Census, the Cutler Bay community in South Dade had the lowest average family income in Miami-Dade County, with the $54,150 average family income of Key Biscayne island being ranked second.[13] As of the census[14] of 2010, there were 40,286 people and 12,374 households residing in the Census-designated place (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.[15]

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 58.89%, while Spanish made up 38.18%, and French Creole comprised 1.31% of the population.[16]

As of 2000, Cutler Bay had the thirty-fifth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 13.37% of the populace.[17] It had the 151st highest percentage of Puerto Rican residents in the US, at 6.56% of the town's population,[18] and the eighty-second highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 1.9% of its population.[19] It also had the ninety-fifth most Dominicans in the US, at 1.66% (tied with Palisades Park, New Jersey,)[20] while it had the twenty-ninth highest percentage of Nicaraguans, at 1.43% of all residents.[21]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Miami-Dade Police Department operates the South District Station in Cutler Bay.[22]

Education[edit]

Colleges and universities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bramson, Seth; Jensen, Bob (2013). Homestead, Florida: From Railroad Boom to Sonic Boom. The History Press. pp. 135, 15. ISBN 9781626191877. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Past National President John Cosgrove enters Chapter Eternal at 56[dead link]
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ a b Wilson, Jennifer J.; Travers, James P. (1997-01). Hurricane Andrew: South Florida and Louisiana, August 23-26, 1992: Natural Disaster Survey Report. DIANE Publishing. pp. 54–. ISBN 9780788130731. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Hammer, Roger L. (2005-05-15). A Falconguide to Everglades National Park and the Surrounding Area: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors. Globe Pequot Press. pp. 154–. ISBN 9780762734320. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Blank, Joan (1996). Key Biscayne: A History of Miami's Tropical Island and the Cape Florida Lighthouse. Pineapple Press Inc. pp. 72–. ISBN 9781561640966. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Green, Jen (2005-01-01). Hurricane Andrew. Gareth Stevens Pub. pp. 4–. ISBN 9780836844979. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Jr., Eugene F. Provenzo (1995-07-01). Hurricane Andrew, the Public Schools, and the Rebuilding of Community. SUNY Press. pp. 86–. ISBN 9780791424827. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c "Ridge Group To Discuss Forming Mac", Miami Herald, May 5, 2002: 4, retrieved January 25, 2014 
  10. ^ a b "Around Miami-Dade County", Miami Herald, April 13, 2005: 3B, retrieved January 25, 2014 
  11. ^ "Cutler Ridge morphed into Cutler Bay on Tuesday", Miami Herald, November 9, 2005: B3, retrieved January 25, 2014 
  12. ^ Yudy Pineiro (November 10, 2005), "Cutler Bay: 'Ridge Rats' Scoff At Name Change", Miami Herald: B3, retrieved January 25, 2014 
  13. ^ Brian Blanchard (June 23, 1983), "Facts And Figures", Miami Herald: 17, retrieved January 25, 2014 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  15. ^ "Cutler Bay (town), Florida". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Cutler Bay (Cutler Ridge,) FL". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  17. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  18. ^ "Ancestry Map of Puerto Rican Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  19. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  20. ^ "Ancestry Map of Dominican Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  21. ^ "Ancestry Map of Nicaraguan Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  22. ^ "South District Station." Miami-Dade Police Department. Retrieved on March 12, 2010.

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Surrounding areas[edit]

  Palmetto Bay
  West Perrine Up arrow left.svg Up-1.svg Up arrow right.svg Palmetto Bay
Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, South Miami Heights, Goulds Left.svg  Right.svg Lakes by the Bay
  Goulds, Princeton Down arrow left.svg Down arrow.svg Down arrow right.svg Unincorporated Miami-Dade County
  Goulds, Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Lakes by the Bay