Indian Creek, Florida
|Indian Creek, Florida|
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing village boundaries
|• Total||0.4 sq mi (1.2 km2)|
|• Land||0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|• Density||82.5/sq mi (27.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Indian Creek is a wealthy village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 33 at the 2000 census and was the 8th highest-income place in the United States.* As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 38.
Indian Creek is located at .(25.879156, -80.131130)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2). 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (6.67%) is water.
- Bay Harbor Islands
- Biscayne Bay Surfside
- Biscayne Bay Surfside
- Biscayne Bay Surfside
- Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach
As of the census of 2000, there are 33 people, 14 households, and 11 families residing in the village. The population density is 77.9 inhabitants per square mile (30.3/km²). There are 38 housing units at an average density of 34.9 persons/km² (89.7 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 97.00% White (87.9% were Non-Hispanic White,) 3.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 12.12% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 14 households out of which 14.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 28.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.33.
In the village the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $61,250, and the median income for a family was $61,250. Males had a median income of $46,875 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $137,382. There were 21.4% of families and 29.4% of the population living below the poverty line.
Claim of "America's Most Exclusive Community"
A unique characteristic of Indian Creek Island is the residents' apparent obsession with security. The village is unique among similar-sized communities in having its own State of Florida sworn police force including its own 24/7 armed boat patrol around the island. Not only does "the ICVPSD operate the only 24 hours (a) day, 7 days a week marine patrol unit and it is often the only waterborne police force available on Biscayne Bay" but also the sworn force of 14 officers compared with the 38 residents reported in the 2004 census figures might make Indian Creek Village the most protected and secure incorporated municipality in the United States. 
Indian Creek Village frequently makes real estate headlines with its record high sales.
August 7, 2012 - 3 Indian Creek Island Road closed for a record $47 million. according to Forbes Magazine It is now the most expensive home sale in the history of Miami-Dade County, eclipsing hedge fund billionaire Eddie Lampert’s nearby $38.4 million Indian Creek Island purchase earlier that year.  While the buyer’s identity remains anonymous, insiders say it's a combination of a foreign past and present resident in the coal and oil industry.
The island is also home to the ultra-exclusive Indian Creek County Club. In addition to one of the oldest private club houses in South Florida, the club's golf course is widely considered to be greater Miami's finest golf course and occupies the entire interior of the island with a few waterfront holes.
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Famous residents both past and present have included Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, his son Enrique Iglesias, pro golfer Raymond Floyd, coaches Rick Pitino and Don Shula, US Senator George Smathers, Sheik Mohammed al Fassi, television host Don Francisco, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, co-founder of Calvin Klein Barry Schwartz, billionaire developer Donny Soffer, banker and developer Jamie Gilinski, steel executive Leroy Schecter, wireless executive Rajendra Singh, radio magnate Raul Alarcon,real estate billionaire Peter Breton, coal and oil executive Christopher F. Viegas, Perry Ellis head George Feldenkreis, former Philadelphia Eagles owner and billionaire art collector Norman Braman, heiress and philanthropist Suzie Linden, Arthur I Appleton, President of Appleton Electric Company and founder of the Appleton Museum of Art and Bridlewood Farm, Martha O'Driscoll Appleton a former Hollywood actress, and former cable company CEO Ken Bagwell.
Note When Viewing Census Income Rank: It is important to consider Indian Creek's unique situation being one the smallest incorporated municipalities in the United States with 38 home sites and 32 actual homes when viewing the US Census Data drawing on 33 people, 14 households, and 11 families. This disparity can be explained because of the high percentage of seasonal residents not recording income on the island or in the data (such as famed billionaire investor Carl Icahn). It would then be important to consider the US Census Income Data showing relatively high percentage of reporting residents living below the poverty line (29.4%). Then consider the island only has one street (Indian Creek Island Drive) with only 32 waterfront homes spread out over 38 waterfront lots, all with estimated values ranging from $7 to $30 million (current listings range from $15 to over $50 million on this brokerage site ).
Therefore it is unlikely that 30% of the population lives in poverty. The roughly 30% with incomes below the poverty line can most likely be explained as live-in help (such as gardeners, butlers, housekeepers, etc.) who are not land owners but enjoy additional non-recorded income such as room and board in one of the island's mansions. In addition, generally all of these low income residents live on the island full-time and would be recorded in the census while their employers/homeowners are much less likely due to their seasonal nature in South Florida. In conclusion, if the data were gathered from the 32 actual home owners and did not include the disproportionately high percentage of year-round live-in low-wage help, then Indian Creek Village's average income would be significantly higher and the village would easily be the wealthiest incorporated municipality in the United States, in terms of per capita income.
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Demographics of Indian Creek, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-12-16.