Surfside, Florida

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Town of Surfside, Florida
Surfside with buildings on Collins Ave in background
Surfside with buildings on Collins Ave in background
Official seal of Town of Surfside, Florida
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°52′42.27″N 80°7′33.58″W / 25.8784083°N 80.1259944°W / 25.8784083; -80.1259944Coordinates: 25°52′42.27″N 80°7′33.58″W / 25.8784083°N 80.1259944°W / 25.8784083; -80.1259944
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Miami-Dade
Incorporated May 18, 1935
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Daniel Dietch
 • Vice Mayor Eli Tourgeman
 • Commissioners Barry Cohen, Michael Karukin, and Marta Olchyk
 • Town Manager Guillermo Olmedillo
 • Town Clerk Sandra Novoa
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)  47.42%
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,744
 • Density 10,067.9/sq mi (3,887.2/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 33154
Area code(s) 305, 786
FIPS code 12-70075[1]
GNIS feature ID 0291892[2]
Surfside, Florida, commercial district on Harding Ave.

Surfside is a town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 5,744.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi). 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi) of it is land and 1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi) of it (47.42%) is water.

Surrounding areas[edit]

  Bal Harbour
  Bay Harbor Islands Up arrow left.svg Up-1.svg Up arrow right.svg Atlantic Ocean
Bay Harbor Islands, Indian Creek Left.svg  Right.svg Atlantic Ocean
  Miami Beach Down arrow left.svg Down arrow.svg Down arrow right.svg Atlantic Ocean
  Miami Beach


Surfside Demographics
2010 Census Surfside Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 5,744 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +17.0% +10.8% +17.6%
Population density 10,067.9/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 94.6% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 50.1% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 1.3% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 46.5% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 1.3% 1.5% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 1.7% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 1.0% 3.2% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 3,890 households out of which 32.9% were vacant. In 2000, 20.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.75.

In 2000, the town's population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the town was $50,927, and the median income for a family was $56,327. Males had a median income of $47,147 versus $39,181 for females. The per capita income for the town was $38,375. About 6.7% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, Spanish was spoken as a first language by 49.41% of residents, while English was spoken by 42.11% of the population. Other languages spoken included Portuguese 2.36%, Russian 2.04%, German and Yiddish were both tied at 1.40%, and French was the mother tongue for 1.29% of the populace.[3]

As of 2000, Surfside had the twentieth highest percentage of Brazilian residents in the US, with 1.60% of the US populace (tied with five other places in the US, including Ojus, FL.)[4] It had the twenty-third highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 4.66% of the town's population,[5] as well as the twenty-third highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 20.15% of the its population.[6] It also had the thirty-fourth most Peruvians in the US, at 1.47%,[7] while it had the eleventh highest percentage of Trinidadians and Tobagonians, at 1.30% of all residents (tied with North Amityville, New York and Gordon Heights, New York.)[8] Surfside's Venezuelan community had the eleventh highest percentage of residents, which was at 1.41% of all residents.[9]


  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. ^ "MLA's Data Center Results of Surfside, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Ancestry Map of Brazilian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  5. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  6. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  7. ^ "Ancestry Map of Peruvian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  8. ^ "Ancestry Map of Trinidadian and Tobagonian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Venezuelan Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 

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