Miami Shores, Florida
|Miami Shores, Florida|
Downtown Miami Shores
|Nickname(s): The Village Beautiful, The Shores|
|Motto: Viventes In Sole|
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing village boundaries
|Incorporated||March 2, 1932|
|• Mayor||Herta Holly|
|• Vice Mayor||Jesse Walters|
|• Attorney||Richard Sarafan|
|• Village Clerk||Barbara A. Estep|
|• City Council||Jim McCoy, Hunt Davis, & Ivonne Ledesma|
|• Village||3.7 sq mi (9.7 km2)|
|• Land||2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)|
|• Water||1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2) 34.05%|
|Elevation||7 ft (2 m)|
|• Density||1,562.3/sq mi (1,629.2/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Zip Codes||33138, 33150, 33153, 33161, 33167, 33168|
|Area code(s)||305, 786|
|GNIS feature ID||0286760|
Miami Shores is a village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Miami Shores was originally a neighborhood of the City of Miami when it was annexed into the city of Miami in 1925. With the arrival of the Great Depression, the City of Miami gave up its jurisdiction and Miami Shores was incorporated as its own village in 1932. As of 2005, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 10,040.
The Miami Shores Thematic Resource is a Multiple Property Submission of residential contributing properties on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes many Mediterranean Revival style and Spanish Colonial Revival Style houses with gardens.
Miami Shores is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 9.7 km2 (3.75 sq mi). 6.4 square kilometres (2.47 sq mi) of it is land and 3.3 square kilometres (1.3 sq mi) of it (34.05%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,380 people, 3,631 households, and 2,432 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,227.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,629.2/km2). There were 3,836 housing units at an average density of 1,562.3 per square mile (602.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 65.06% White (48.6% were Non-Hispanic White,) 24.48% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.45% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.78% from other races, and 5.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.74% of the population.
There were 3,631 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.24. The village also has one of the highest percentages of homosexual couples in the United States.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $56,306, and the median income for a family was $64,963. Males had a median income of $42,373 versus $35,530 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,134. About 6.9% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language were at 61.50%, while Spanish was spoken by 25.27%, French Creole at 8.50%, French 1.71%, Tagalog which consisted of 1.60%, and German was spoken by 0.88% of the population.
As of 2000, Miami Shores had the 102nd highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, with 1.64% of the US populace. It had the fifty-ninth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 6.27% of the village's population, and the 121st highest percentage of Dominican residents in the US, at 1.28% of its population. It also had the twentieth most Haitians in the US, at 8.3% of all residents.
The village operates under a council-manager system. It has an elected council of five members. The Council members are elected to at-large seats throughout the Village. The Village Charter stipulates that the two individuals receiving the highest number of votes are elected to four year terms. The individual(s) receiving the next highest number of votes is elected to a two year term. The position of Mayor is selected by the Council at its inaugural meeting. Historically, the individual receiving the highest number of votes is selected to serve as the Mayor, and holds this position for two years of the four year term. At the conclusion of their term as Mayor, the individual retains a seat on the Council as a "regular" Council member for the next two years. Each Council Member is a voting member of the Council, with the Mayor serving as the Chair.
The council is responsible for enacting most village laws, approving capital expenditures, and hiring the Village Manager. The Village Manager is in charge of managing the day-to-day functions of the village. The current village manager is Tom Benton.
Other administrative boards include Planning & Zoning, Recreation Advisory, Historic Preservation, Code Enforcement, and Personnel Appeals. The village is served by the Miami Shores Police Department, and fire services are supplied by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department Station 38.
Policy on Vegetable Gardens
In 2013, Miami Shores passed a comprehensive rewrite of its Code of Ordinances. One provision of the rewritten Code clarified that vegetable gardens are permitted in backyards, but not front yards. After complaints from neighbors, two residents, Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll, were forced to remove a garden that had supposedly been in place for 17 years, or face a fine of $50 a day. The couple claimed that the garden supplied about 80% of their meals, and had eliminated their need to buy produce. The Institute for Justice has filed a suit on their behalf, claiming that the ordinance violates their rights under the Florida Constitution. The story garnered national attention.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves Miami Shores
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
- Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores at Barry University
- Miami Country Day School
- St. Rose of Lima Catholic School
- Miami Shores Presbyterian Church School
- Miami Shores Baptist Church School
- Miami Shores Community Church School
Miami Shores' public library was founded in 1949. While over the years the county wide Miami-Dade Public Library System has taken over the libraries of most of the cities in the county, the Miami Shores public library has remained independent.
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- National Register of Historic Places listings in Miami-Dade County, Florida
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