Leisure City, Florida

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Leisure City, Florida
CDP
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
Coordinates: 25°29′39″N 80°26′10″W / 25.49417°N 80.43611°W / 25.49417; -80.43611Coordinates: 25°29′39″N 80°26′10″W / 25.49417°N 80.43611°W / 25.49417; -80.43611
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
Area
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 22,152
 • Density 6,515.3/sq mi (2,517.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33030, 33033
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-39950[1]
GNIS feature ID 0285449[2]

Leisure City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 22,152 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Leisure City is located at 25°29′39″N 80°26′10″W / 25.49417°N 80.43611°W / 25.49417; -80.43611 (25.494037, -80.436229).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.58%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 3,001
1980 17,905
1990 19,379 8.2%
2000 22,152 14.3%
source:[4][5][6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,152 people, 6,063 households, and 5,044 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,490.0 people per square mile (2,508.2/km²). There were 6,615 housing units at an average density of 1,938.0/sq mi (749.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 65.03% White (15.2% were Non-Hispanic Whites,)[7] 18.00% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 11.42% from other races, and 4.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 65.30% of the population.

There were 6,063 households out of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.65 and the average family size was 3.94.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 36.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $29,091, and the median income for a family was $29,277. Males had a median income of $22,320 versus $18,619 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,966. About 22.4% of families and 25.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 64.83% of residents, while English made up 31.02%, French Creole was at 4.01%, and Tagalog was the mother tongue of 0.12% of the population.[8]

As of 2000, Leisure City had the twenty-ninth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 17.15% of the populace.[9] It had the 100th highest percentage of Puerto Rican residents in the US, at 8.85% of the population,[10] and the forty-fifth highest percentage of Haitian residents in the US, at 3.60% of its population (tied with West Park's Miami Gardens [Broward] neighborhood.)[11] It also had the thirty-first most Nicaraguans in the US, at 1.37%,[12] while it had the 103rd highest percentage of Guatemalans, at 1.07% of all residents.[13]

Education[edit]

Leisure City is a part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Leisure City is served by the Leisure City K-8, Homestead High School and South Dade High School.

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for this climate is "Aw" (Tropical Savanna Climate).[14]

Climate data for Leisure City, Florida
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25
(77)
26
(78)
27
(81)
29
(84)
31
(87)
32
(89)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(89)
30
(86)
27
(81)
26
(78)
29.2
(84.3)
Average low °C (°F) 12
(54)
12
(54)
14
(58)
16
(61)
19
(66)
21
(70)
22
(71)
22
(71)
22
(71)
19
(67)
16
(61)
13
(56)
17.3
(63.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 43
(1.7)
48
(1.9)
56
(2.2)
84
(3.3)
163
(6.4)
234
(9.2)
198
(7.8)
208
(8.2)
246
(9.7)
196
(7.7)
66
(2.6)
33
(1.3)
1,575
(62)
Source: Weatherbase [15]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  5. ^ Census of Population, 1960: Number of Inhabitants, General Population Counts. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-09-08.
  6. ^ Not returned separately by enumerators in 1970
  7. ^ "Demographics of Leisure City, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  8. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Leisure City, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  10. ^ "Ancestry Map of Puerto Rican Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Haitian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  12. ^ "Ancestry Map of Nicaraguan Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  13. ^ "Ancestry Map of Guatemalan Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  14. ^ Summary for Leisure City, Florida
  15. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 2, 2013.