Medley, Florida

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Town of Medley, Florida
Town
Official seal of Town of Medley, Florida
Seal
Motto: The perfect place for industrial development
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°48′33.03″N 80°17′48.11″W / 25.8091750°N 80.2966972°W / 25.8091750; -80.2966972Coordinates: 25°48′33.03″N 80°17′48.11″W / 25.8091750°N 80.2966972°W / 25.8091750; -80.2966972
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Miami-Dade
Incorporated May 1, 1949
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Roberto Martell
 • Vice Mayor Jack Morrow
 • Councilpersons Edgar Ayala, Griselia DiGiacomo, and Susana Guasch
 • Town Manager Mayor Roberto Martell
 • Town Clerk Herlina Taboada
Area
 • Town 4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2)
 • Land 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)  12.09%
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)
 • Town 838
 • Density 177.2/sq mi (68.4/km2)
 • Metro 5,422,200
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Codes 33166, 33178
Area code(s) 305, 786
FIPS code 12-43900[1]
GNIS feature ID 0305065[2]
Website http://www.townofmedley.com

Medley is a town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The community was named after its founder, Sylvester Medley. Located in the western part of the county, its primary tax base is industrial development, which is why the population is so small, and the city so dense. The city was founded in the 1940s. It is next to the city of Miami Springs and across the Miami River from Hialeah. The city is home to a Rinker plant, one of its largest businesses. It's also home to the Titan America Pennsuco Cement Plant.

Geography[edit]

Medley is located at 25°51′30″N 80°20′21″W / 25.85833°N 80.33917°W / 25.85833; -80.33917 (25.858307, -80.339141).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11 km2). 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (12.09%) is water.

Surrounding areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Medley Demographics
2010 Census Medley Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 838 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 -23.7% +10.8% +17.6%
Population density 177.2/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 93.1% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 7.4% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 1.0% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 92.2% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 0.0% 1.5% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 3.0% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 2.7% 3.2% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 350 households out of which 4.9% were vacant. In 2000, 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.15.

In 2000, the town population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the town was $23,167, and the median income for a family was $25,909. Males had a median income of $26,964 versus $18,409 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,955. About 14.3% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 33.5% of those age 65 or over. New households (condominiums) are being constructed along the Miami River in order to raise house quality.[citation needed]

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 83.65%, while English as a mother tongue made up 16.35% of the population.[4]

As of 2000, Medley had the ninth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 51.91% of the populace.[5] It had the seventy-second highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 2.09% of the town's population,[6] and the twenty-third highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the US, at 2.00% of the its population.[7] It also had the twenty-fourth most Hondurans in the US, at 1.55% (tied with Spencer, North Carolina,)[8] while it had the sixty-third highest percentage of Peruvians, at 1.00% of all residents.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Medley, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  5. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  6. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  7. ^ "Ancestry Map of Nicaraguan Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  8. ^ "Ancestry Map of Honduran Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Peruvian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 

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