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Bunche Park, Florida

Coordinates: 25°55′19″N 80°14′4″W / 25.92194°N 80.23444°W / 25.92194; -80.23444
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Bunche Park
Neighborhood of Miami Gardens
Location in the state of Florida
Location in the state of Florida
Coordinates: 25°55′19″N 80°14′4″W / 25.92194°N 80.23444°W / 25.92194; -80.23444
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
City Miami Gardens
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
 • Total3,972
 • Density5,240.0/sq mi (2,023.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code12-09500[1]

Bunche Park is a neighborhood in Miami Gardens, Florida, United States. It was formerly a census-designated place.


Bunche Park is located at 25°55′19″N 80°14′4″W / 25.92194°N 80.23444°W / 25.92194; -80.23444 (25.921871, -80.234469).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 km2 (0.77 sq mi), all land.


Historical population

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,972 people, 1,350 households, and 981 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,017.9 people/km2 (5,226 people/sq mi). There were 1,432 housing units at an average density of 727.5 units/km2 (1,884 units/sq mi). The racial makeup of the CDP was 1.36% White, 96.45% Blacks or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.05% of the population.

In 2000 Bunche Park was the place in the United States that had the highest percentage of Bahamians, with 3.8% of the population reporting this ancestry.[5]

There were 1,350 households, out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.7% were married couples living together, 34.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,898, and the median income for a family was $28,645. Males had a median income of $25,677 versus $22,259 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,438. About 22.5% of families and 27.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.4% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, before being annexed to Miami Gardens, English as a first language accounted for 95.97% of all residents, while Spanish was at 3.07%, and French Creole as a mother tongue made up 0.94% of the population.[6]

As of 2000, the Bunche Park section of Miami Gardens had the ninth highest percentage of African-American and black residents in the US, with 96.5% of the populace.[7] It was the most Bahamian place in the United States,[8] as well as having the highest percentage of British West Indians in the US, at 1.8% (which tied with Brentwood, Maryland.)[9] It was also home to the fifty-third highest percentage of Haitians in the US, at 2.8% of all residents (which also tied with Sunrise, Florida; Lake Alfred, Florida; and Brentwood, New York).[9]


Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates public schools. Schools in the former CDP:[10]

  • North Dade Middle School[11]
  • Bunche Park Elementary School[12]
  • North Dade Center for Modern Language[13]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  4. ^ Census area not separately enumerated in 1980.
  5. ^ Bahamian ancestry by city – ePodunk
  6. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Bunche Park, Florida". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
  7. ^ "Ancestry Map of African-American Communities". Epodunk.com. Archived from the original on 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
  8. ^ "Ancestry Map of Bahamian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
  9. ^ a b "Ancestry Map of British West Indian Communities". Epodunk.com. Archived from the original on 2015-07-13. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
  10. ^ "CENSUS 2000 BLOCK MAP: BUNCHE PARK CDP" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-05-11. - Compare this map to school addresses.
  11. ^ "North Dade MS". Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Retrieved 2020-05-11. 1840 NW 157 STREET MIAMI GARDENS, FL 33054
  12. ^ "Home". Bunche Park Elementary School. Retrieved 2020-05-11. 16001 Bunche Park Drive, Miami Gardens, Fl 33054
  13. ^ "Home". North Dade Center for Modern Language. Retrieved 2020-05-11. 1840 NW 157th St, Opa-locka, FL 33054 - Despite the "Opa locka" address, it is in the city of Miami Gardens and in the former Bunche Park CDP. Compare with maps of Miami Gardens, the former Bunche Park CDP, and/or the city of Opa locka.

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