Westchester, Florida

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Westchester, Florida
Census-designated place (CDP) & Unincorporated community
Sign marking entrance to Westchester on Bird Road, just west of the Palmetto Expressway
Sign marking entrance to Westchester on Bird Road, just west of the Palmetto Expressway
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°44′49″N 80°20′13″W / 25.74694°N 80.33694°W / 25.74694; -80.33694Coordinates: 25°44′49″N 80°20′13″W / 25.74694°N 80.33694°W / 25.74694; -80.33694
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
Established 2002
Area
 • Total 4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Land 4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 30,271
 • Density 7,567.8/sq mi (2,910.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33165
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-76075[1]
GNIS feature ID 0293131[2]

Westchester is a census-designated place (CDP) in suburban Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 29,862 at the 2010 census.

Westchester is also the name of the unincorporated community that encompasses both the Westchester CDP and the University Park CDP. The approximate limits of the community of Westchester are considered to be from SW 8thStreet (Tamiami Trail) south to SW 40th Street (Bird Road) and SW 117th Avenue (bordering the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike) east to the Palmetto Expressway.

Geography[edit]

Westchester is located at 25°44′49″N 80°20′13″W / 25.746978°N 80.336873°W / 25.746978; -80.336873[3], with an elevation of 3 feet (0.91 m).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 29,272
1990 29,883 2.1%
2000 30,271 1.3%
2010 29,862 −1.4%
source:[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 30,271 people, 9,764 households, and 7,947 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,539.9 people per square mile (2,914.6/km2). There were 9,938 housing units at an average density of 2,475.4/sq mi (956.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.78% White (13.7% were Non-Hispanic White,)[6] 0.61% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 2.81% from other races, and 2.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 85.31% of the population.

There were 9,764 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 18.7% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,762, and the median income for a family was $44,863. Males had a median income of $29,629 versus $24,235 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,264. About 8.5% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish accounted for 88.81% of residents (many of whom also speak English); those who spoke only English accounted for 10.78% of the population.[7]

As of 2000, Westchester had the highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 65.69% of the populace (the second highest percentage was Hialeah, which made up 62.12% of its populace.)[8] It had the eighteenth highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the US, at 2.25% of the population,[9] and the ninety-third highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 1.77% of its population (tied with South Miami and Princeton, FL.)[10]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue operates Station 3 Tropical Park in Westchester.[11]

Education[edit]

The community of Westchester is home to eight public schools administered by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, four Catholic private elementary and secondary schools, one private Roman Catholic college, and one public university.

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Royal Palm Elementary School
  • Banyan Elementary School
  • Coral Park Elementary School[12]
  • Emerson Elementary School[13]
  • Olympia Heights Elementary School (in University Park CDP)
  • Blue Lakes Elementary School
  • Tropical Elementary School
  • Rockway Elementary School[14]
  • St. Brendan Elementary School[15] (Catholic private school)
  • St. Agatha Catholic School[16] (Catholic private school)

Middle schools[edit]

K-8 centers[edit]

High schools[edit]

Universities and Colleges[edit]

Miscellaneous education[edit]

The Miami Hoshuko, Inc. (マイアミ補習校 Maiami Hoshūkō), a supplementary weekend Japanese school, holds its classes at the Iglesia Bautista de Coral Park ("Coral Park Baptist Church") in Westchester.[20][21] The school offices are located in Doral.[21][22]

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. ^ Westchester, FL Community Profile
  5. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17. 
  6. ^ "Demographics of Westchester, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  7. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Westchester, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  8. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Nicaraguan Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  10. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 
  11. ^ "Stations & Units." Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Retrieved on September 16, 2012.
  12. ^ Coral Park Elementary School - Miami, Florida
  13. ^ Welcome to Emerson Elementary Miami, Florida
  14. ^ Rockway Elem/default
  15. ^ http://www.stbrendanmiami.org/Home.htm
  16. ^ St. Agatha Catholic School
  17. ^ Welcome to Everglades K-8 Center an A+ School
  18. ^ Bienvenido
  19. ^ http://www.stbhs.org
  20. ^ "2010 Block Census Map Westchester, Florida" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 30, 2014.
  21. ^ a b "ホーム" ("Home"). Miami Hoshuko. Retrieved on April 30, 2014. "借用校・校舎 Iglesia Bautisita de Coral Park 8755 SW 16 Street Miami, FL. 33165" and "補習校事務所 Miami Hoshuko, INC. 3403 NW 82 Ave, Suite 340 Miami, FL. 33122"
  22. ^ "Map of the City of Doral." (Archive) City of Doral. Retrieved on September 16, 2012.

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