U.S. Census Bureau map showing CDP boundaries
|• Total||4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)|
|• Land||4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||3 ft (1 m)|
|• Density||13,233.1/sq mi (5,089.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1853252|
Fontainebleau is located at (25.770144, -80.345917).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.4 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.43%) is water.
|2010 Census||Fontainebleau||Miami-Dade County||Florida|
|Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010||+0.4%||+10.8%||+17.6%|
|Population density||14,030.5/sq mi||1,315.5/sq mi||350.6/sq mi|
|White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic)||91.2%||73.8%||75.0%|
|(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian)||4.2%||15.4%||57.9%|
|Black or African-American||2.2%||18.9%||16.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)||94.7%||65.0%||22.5%|
|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)||2.0%||2.4%||2.5%|
|Some Other Race||4.5%||3.2%||3.6%|
As of 2010, there were 23,181 households, with 6.5% being vacant. In 2000, 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.22.
In 2000, the CDP the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the CDP was $35,509, and the median income for a family was $36,161. Males had a median income of $27,380 versus $22,143 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,716. About 11.9% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.
As of 2000, Fontainebleau had the second highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the US, with 9.44% of the populace (the highest percentage being Sweetwater, Florida, at 16.63%.) It had the fourteenth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 37.29%, and the eighteenth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 5.29% of its population (tied with North Bay Village.) It also had the third most Venezuelans in the US, at 3.14% (tied with The Hammocks, Florida,) while it had the fortieth highest percentage of Dominicans, at 2.99% of all residents (tied with Methuen, Massachusetts.) Fontainebleau's Peruvian community had the thirtieth highest percentage of residents, which was at 1.75%. It's also home to the forty-third highest percentage of Honduran residents in the US, at 1.09% of the population (tied with South Miami Heights, Florida.)
The mainland neighborhood takes its name from the famed Miami Beach resort. In 1970, Ben Novack, the Fontainebleau's original owner, grew jealous of Doris and Alfred Kaskel's plans in Doral and wanted to create his own planned golf course, resort, and community. It was to be known as Fontainebleau Park. Novack, however, soon fell into financial problems (and the Fontainebleau Park would play a part in the hotel's foreclosure in 1977). The company Trafalgar Developers would go on to develop the community under the "Fontainebleau" name, but no link to the famed hotel would ever be mentioned in or promotional materials when the community opened in the '70s.
The community of Fontainebleau Park itself was a collection of sub-divided villages around 2-18 holes golf courses. (East and West course now closed and built upon). The original sales office for Trafalgar Development was located at what is now the Fontainebleau Office Park located at the main Fontainebleau Park entrance and West Flagler Street. Fontainebleau Park West's sales office (West of N.W. 97th Ave) at what is now "Soleil Condominiums". While the Eastern half of the community was heavily designed for condominiums and apartments, the Western portion of the community included "Village Homes", Single-Family Homes, "Garden Homes", and Townhomes.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates public schools in the Fountainbleau area. Charles R. Hadley Elementary School, Seminole Elementary School, and E.W.F. Stirrup Elementary School, and Ruben Dario Middle School are in Fontainebleau.
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