Westchester, Florida

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Westchester, Florida/Little Cuba, Florida
A neighborhood in Miami Dade and also a 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
Lil Cuba
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, it’s also known as “little cuba” for the amount of Cubans that live in this area, and that the stores are an easy access for the people just like in cuba.
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, it’s also known as “little cuba” for the amount of Cubans that live in this area, and that the stores are an easy access for the people just like in cuba.
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
 • Total4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Land4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
3 ft (1 m)
 • Total30,271
 • Density7,567.8/sq mi (2,910.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)305
FIPS code12-76075[1]
GNIS feature ID0293131[2]

Westchester/Little Cuba is a neighborhood in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 29,862 at the 2010.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.

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]


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.

Public schools[edit]

High schools
K-8 schools
  • Everglades K-8 Center[14]
Middle schools
  • Rockway Middle School
  • West Miami Middle School (outside of the CDP but serving a section of the CDP[15])
Elementary schools
  • Banyan Elementary School
  • Coral Park Elementary School[16]
  • Emerson Elementary School[17]
  • Rockway Elementary School[18]
  • Olympia Heights Elementary School (in University Park CDP, serves a southwest section of Westchester CDP)[19]

Private schools[edit]

Roman Catholic private schools are operated by and/or are affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.

Universities and Colleges[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

Miami-Dade Public Library operates the Westchester Regional Library.[24]

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.[12][25] The school offices are located in Doral.[25][26]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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 Profile: Facts, Map & Data". florida.hometownlocator.com.
  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. ^ a b c d e "2010 Block Census Map Westchester, Florida" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 30, 2014.
  13. ^ "Dadeschools.net - SOUTHWEST MIAMI SHS Legal Boundaries Description".
  14. ^ "EK8 Home". evergladesk8.dadeschools.net.
  15. ^ "Dadeschools.net - WEST MIAMI MS Legal Boundaries Description".
  16. ^ "Coral Park Elementary School - Home". coralparkelementary.dadeschools.net.
  17. ^ "Emerson Elementary School". emerson.dadeschools.net.
  18. ^ "Rockway Elementary - Home of the Falcons". rockwayelementary.dadeschools.net.
  19. ^ "Dadeschools.net - OLYMPIA HEIGHTS ES Legal Boundaries Description".
  20. ^ Home page. St. Brendan High School. Retrieved on January 3, 2015. "2950 SW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL 33165"
  21. ^ "St. Agatha Catholic School". stagathaonline.org.
  22. ^ "Home". St. Agatha Catholic School. Retrieved 2020-05-06. 1111 SW 107th Ave Miami, FL 33174 - Compare to the CDP map
  23. ^ http://www.stbrendanmiami.org/Home.htm
  24. ^ "Westchester Regional Library". Miami-Dade Public Library. Retrieved 2021-06-29. Address 9445 Coral Way Miami, FL 33165
  25. ^ 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"
  26. ^ "Map of the City of Doral Archived 2013-01-20 at archive.today." (Archive) City of Doral. Retrieved on September 16, 2012.

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