West Miami, Florida

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City of West Miami
West Miami
City
Motto: E Pluribus Unum
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 city limits
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Coordinates: 25°45′26″N 80°17′48″W / 25.75722°N 80.29667°W / 25.75722; -80.29667Coordinates: 25°45′26″N 80°17′48″W / 25.75722°N 80.29667°W / 25.75722; -80.29667
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
Incorporated April 7, 1947
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Eduardo H. Muhiña
 • Vice Mayor Juan M. Blanes
 • Commissioners Luciano L. Suarez, Candida Blanca, and Rhonda A. Rodriguez
 • City Manager Yolanda Aguilar
 • City Clerk Annery Gonzalez
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 9 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,965
 • Density 8,417.6/sq mi (3,250.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33144, 33155
Area code(s) 305, 786
FIPS code 12-76525[1]
GNIS feature ID 0293093[2]
Website http://www.cityofwestmiamifl.com/

West Miami is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,965 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

West Miami is located at 25°45′26″N 80°17′48″W / 25.75722°N 80.29667°W / 25.75722; -80.29667 (25.757691,-80.296583).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Surrounding areas[edit]

History[edit]

The city of West Miami, which is only three-quarters of a square mile, is nestled between Tamiami Trail and Coral Way. Among early suggested names for the city were West Haven and West Gate.

Incorporated as a town with 700 residents, West Miami now stands as a city with 6,132 residents, a 4% increase since a 2000 census. Like the Little Havana neighborhood, the majority of West Miami, 84% according to a U.S. census, consists of Hispanics. West Miami is surrounded by its larger neighbors, Coral Gables and Miami.[4]

Demographics[edit]

West Miami Demographics
2010 Census West Miami Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 5,965 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +1.7% +10.8% +17.6%
Population density 8,417.6/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 95.0% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 9.1% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 1.3% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 90.2% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 0.2% 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) 1.3% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 2.0% 3.2% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 2,180 households out of which 4.4% were vacant. In 2000, 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $34,910, and the median income for a family was $39,000. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $26,013 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,850. About 7.6% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, Spanish as a first language was at 87.39% of residents, while English spoken as the mother tongue was 12.61% of the population.[5]

As of 2000, West Miami had the fourth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 61.61% of the populace.[6] It had the tenth highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the US, at 2.98% of the city's population,[7] and the eighty-first highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 1.91% of its population (tied with Palm Springs, FL.)[8] It also had the thirty-first most Hondurans in the US, at 1.25%,[9] while it had the fifty-eighth highest percentage of Peruvians, at 1.04% of all residents.[10]

Crime[edit]

The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22, with no homicides. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.[11]

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