Hialeah Gardens, Florida

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City of Hialeah Gardens, Florida
City
Official seal of City of Hialeah Gardens, Florida
Seal
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 city limits prior to the most recent annexation
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits prior to the most recent annexation
Coordinates: 25°52′42.03″N 80°20′53.06″W / 25.8783417°N 80.3480722°W / 25.8783417; -80.3480722Coordinates: 25°52′42.03″N 80°20′53.06″W / 25.8783417°N 80.3480722°W / 25.8783417; -80.3480722
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
Incorporated December, 1948
Government
 • Mayor Yioset De La Cruz
Area
 • City 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)  2.78%
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2005)
 • City 19,930
 • Density 2,377.7/sq mi (917.9/km2)
 • Metro 5,422,200
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Codes 33010, 33016, 33018
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-30025[1]
GNIS feature ID 0305060[2]
Website http://www.cityofhialeahgardens.com/

Hialeah Gardens is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 19,297 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 19,930,[3] with a population density of 7987.6 per mi2, made up of mostly single story development.

History[edit]

The municipality sprouted from humble beginnings at Walter C. Ohlerts Tourist Camp. By way of 26 unanimous votes, the town of Hialeah Gardens achieved incorporation in December 1948.

In February 1949, Hialeah Gardens adopted their first building code, their first traffic ordinance, and the first laws regarding hunting. Hialeah Gardens served mainly as a rural community in which one of its mainindustries was raising horses. This remained so until 1968 when the city adopted an aggressive land use and zoning master plan to lead the growth of the city. Only a small amount of small businesses existed along the Okeechobee Road corridor. The city’s close proximity to major roadways such as Okeechobee Road (U.S. Route 27 / State Road 25) and the Palmetto Expressway (State Road 826) provide opportunity for Hialeah Gardens to become one of the fastest growing municipalities in the county.

Geography[edit]

Hialeah Gardens is located at 25°52′42″N 80°20′53″W / 25.87833°N 80.34806°W / 25.87833; -80.34806 (25.878342, -80.348072)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2). 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.78%) is water.

Surrounding areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 19,297 people, 5,636 households, and 4,903 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,845.8 inhabitants per square mile (3,028.7/km²). There were 5,848 housing units at an average density of 2,377.7 per square mile (917.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.41% White (1.7% Non-Hispanic White,)[5] 1.80% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 5.32% from other races, and 3.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 96.78% of the population.

There were 5,636 households out of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.0% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.38 and the average family size was 3.56.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,858, and the median income for a family was $39,804. Males had a median income of $25,540 versus $20,862 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,043. About 10.9% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.

Hialeah Gardens has the highest percentage of Spanish-speakers of any city in United States (neighboring Hialeah is second). As of 2000, 95.68% of the population spoke Spanish at home, while those who spoke only English made up 4.31% of the population.[6]

As of 2000, Hialeah Gardens had the eighth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 54.31% of the population.[7] It had the fourth highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the US, at 4.87% of the city's population,[8] and the twenty-fourth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 4.62% of the its population.[9] It also had the forty-third most Dominicans in the US, at 2.86%,[10] while it had the thirty-seventh highest percentage of Hondurans, at 1.16% of all residents (tied with North Atlanta, Georgia and Conroe, Texas.)[11]

Education[edit]

Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves Hialeah Gardens.

From 2007-2009 construction began on 3 new schools in the Area along Hialeah Gardens Blvd and Okeechobee. West Hialeah Gardens Elementary School opened in the 2007-2008 school year and was used to Alleviate nearby Hialeah Gardens Elementary School and Ernest R Graham Elementary School. Hialeah Gardens Middle opened in 2008-2009 school year to alleviate Jose Marti Middle School in neighboring West Hialeah as well as Mater Academy Middle School and Youth Co-Op Charter School. Hialeah Gardens High was opened in the Fall of 2009 to alleviate Barbara Goleman Senior High in Miami Lakes

Hialeah Gardens High School serves Hialeah Gardens.

Mater Academy Middle/High School also serves the Hialeah Gardens area

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-12.xls
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Demographics of Hialeah Gardens, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  6. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Hialeah Gardens, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  7. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  8. ^ "Ancestry Map of Nicaraguan Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  10. ^ "Ancestry Map of Dominican Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Honduran Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 

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