Leisure City, Florida

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Leisure City, Florida
CDP
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°29′39″N 80°26′10″W / 25.49417°N 80.43611°W / 25.49417; -80.43611Coordinates: 25°29′39″N 80°26′10″W / 25.49417°N 80.43611°W / 25.49417; -80.43611
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
Area
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 22,152
 • Density 6,515.3/sq mi (2,517.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 33030, 33033
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-39950[1]
GNIS feature ID 0285449[2]

Leisure City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 22,152 at the 2000 census. Leisure City is most notable for the Coral Castle Museum.

Geography[edit]

Leisure City is located at 25°29′39″N 80°26′10″W / 25.49417°N 80.43611°W / 25.49417; -80.43611 (25.494037, -80.436229).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.58%) is water.

Leisure City borders the communities of Naranja, Homestead and Redland.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 3,001
1980 17,905
1990 19,379 8.2%
2000 22,152 14.3%
source:[4]

At the 2000 census,[1] there were 22,152 people, 6,063 households and 5,044 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,490.0 per square mile (2,508.2/km²). There were 6,615 housing units at an average density of 1,938.0/sq mi (749.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 65.03% White (15.2% were Non-Hispanic Whites,)[5] 18.00% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 11.42% from other races, and 4.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 65.30% of the population.

There were 6,063 households of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.65 and the average family size was 3.94.

36.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median houaehold income was $29,091 and the median family income was $29,277. Males had a median income of $22,320 and females $18,619. The per capita income was $9,966. About 22.4% of families and 25.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.

In 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 64.83% of residents, while English made up 31.02%, French Creole was at 4.01%, and Tagalog was the mother tongue of 0.12% of the population.[6]

In 2000, Leisure City had the twenty-ninth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 17.15% of the population.[7] It had the 100th highest percentage of Puerto Rican residents in the US, at 8.85%,[8] and the forty-fifth highest percentage of Haitian residents in the US, at 3.60% (tied with West Park's Miami Gardens [Broward] neighborhood.)[9] It also had the thirty-first most Nicaraguans in the US, at 1.37%,[10] while it had the 103rd highest percentage of Guatemalans, at 1.07%.[11]

Education[edit]

Leisure City is a part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system and has three schools, Leisure City K-8, Homestead High School and South Dade High School.

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for this climate is "Aw" (Tropical Savanna Climate).[12]

Climate data for Leisure City, Florida
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25
(77)
26
(78)
27
(81)
29
(84)
31
(87)
32
(89)
32
(90)
33
(91)
32
(89)
30
(86)
27
(81)
26
(78)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 12
(54)
12
(54)
14
(58)
16
(61)
19
(66)
21
(70)
22
(71)
22
(71)
22
(71)
19
(67)
16
(61)
13
(56)
17
(63)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 43
(1.7)
48
(1.9)
56
(2.2)
84
(3.3)
163
(6.4)
234
(9.2)
198
(7.8)
208
(8.2)
246
(9.7)
196
(7.7)
66
(2.6)
33
(1.3)
1,570
(62)
Source: Weatherbase [13]

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. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2010. 
    - Census of Population, 1960: Number of Inhabitants, General Population Counts. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
    - Not returned separately by enumerators in 1970
  5. ^ "Demographics of Leisure City, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  6. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Leisure City, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Ancestry Map of Puerto Rican Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Haitian Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Ancestry Map of Nicaraguan Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Guatemalan Communities". Epodunk.com. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  12. ^ Summary for Leisure City, Florida
  13. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 2, 2013.