Princeton, Florida

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Princeton, Florida
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°32′8″N 80°23′51″W / 25.53556°N 80.39750°W / 25.53556; -80.39750Coordinates: 25°32′8″N 80°23′51″W / 25.53556°N 80.39750°W / 25.53556; -80.39750
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
 • Total7.47 sq mi (19.34 km2)
 • Land7.42 sq mi (19.21 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total39,308
 • Density5,299.72/sq mi (2,046.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33032, 33092
Area code305
FIPS code12-58975[2]
GNIS feature ID0289323[3]

Princeton is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 22,038 at the 2010 census.


Harvesters using a conveyor belt in order to aid with tomato harvesting in Princeton, Florida. 1957

As a small town and depot along the Florida East Coast Railroad in the 1900s, the community was named by Gaston Drake after his alma mater, Princeton University. Many of the town buildings were even painted the school's colors: black and orange. Drake operated a saw mill and lumber company in Princeton supplying Miami, the Florida Keys and Cuba until the local timber gave out in 1923.[4]


Princeton is located at 25°32′8″N 80°23′51″W / 25.53556°N 80.39750°W / 25.53556; -80.39750 (25.535634, -80.397485).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.

2020 census[edit]

Princeton racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[10]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 2,724 6.93%
Black or African American (NH) 7,001 17.81%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 22 0.06%
Asian (NH) 574 1.46%
Pacific Islander (NH) 3 0.01%
Some Other Race (NH) 209 0.53%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 630 1.6%
Hispanic or Latino 28,145 71.6%
Total 39,308

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 39,308 people, 8,356 households, and 7,058 families residing in the CDP.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,090 people, 2,732 households, and 2,341 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,373.3 inhabitants per square mile (530.2/km2). There were 2,906 housing units at an average density of 395.5 per square mile (152.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 53.78% White (18% were Non-Hispanic White,)[11] 32.54% African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.70% from other races, and 4.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.49% of the population.

There were 2,732 households, out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 22.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.63 and the average family size was 3.85.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 36.1% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,556, and the median income for a family was $41,896. Males had a median income of $32,101 versus $23,634 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,918. About 19.8% of families and 23.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.1% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 50.02% of residents; Spanish made up 49.24%, and French Creole was the first language for 0.72% of the population.[12]

As of 2000, Princeton had the thirty-seventh highest percentage of Cuban residents in the U.S., with 12.94% of the populace.[13] It had the seventy-ninth highest percentage of Puerto Rican residents in the U.S., at 10% of the population,[14] and the twenty-first highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the U.S., at 2.15% of its population.[15] It also had the ninety-third most Colombians in the U.S., at 1.77% (tied with South Miami and Westchester, FL,)[16] while it had the 118th highest percentage of Dominicans, at 1.33% of all residents (tied with Peabody, Massachusetts.)[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Jean Cunningham Taylor (c. 1985). Villages of South Dade. B. Kennedy. pp. 126–7. OCLC 18906834.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-31.
  7. ^ In 1980, Princeton combined with Naranja to form Naranja-Princeton CDP, which enumerated a population of 10,381.
  8. ^ Census of Population, 1960: Number of Inhabitants, General Population Counts. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-09-08.
  9. ^ Not returned separately by enumerators in 1970
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  11. ^ "Demographics of Princeton, FL". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  12. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Princeton, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  13. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  14. ^ "Ancestry Map of Puerto Rican Communities". Archived from the original on 2006-07-15. Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  15. ^ "Ancestry Map of Nicaraguan Communities". Archived from the original on 2010-10-17. Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  16. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  17. ^ "Ancestry Map of Dominican Communities". Archived from the original on 2010-10-17. Retrieved 2007-11-08.