|Coordinates: 25°44′49″N 80°20′13″W / 25.74694°N 80.33694°W|
|• Total||8.11 sq mi (20.99 km2)|
|• Land||7.95 sq mi (20.60 km2)|
|• Water||0.15 sq mi (0.40 km2)|
|Elevation||8 ft (2 m)|
|• Density||7,089.65/sq mi (2,737.34/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
33144, 33155, 33165, 33174, 33175 (all Miami)
|GNIS feature ID||2403012|
Westchester is a census-designated place (CDP) and neighborhood in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Prior to the 2020 U.S. Census, the neighboring University Park CDP was merged into Westchester CDP, effectively doubling its geography and population. Per the 2020 census, the population was 56,384.
Westchester is located 10 miles (16 km) west of downtown Miami at 25°44′49″N 80°20′13″W / 25.746978°N 80.336873°W, with an elevation of 8 feet (2.4 m). It is bordered to the north by Sweetwater and Fontainebleu, to the east by Coral Terrace, to the south by Olympia Heights and Westwood Lakes, and to the west by Tamiami. The former University Park CDP occupies the west half of the current Westchester CDP. Florida International University is in the northwest portion of the CDP.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Westchester CDP has a total area of 8.11 square miles (21.0 km2), of which 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2), or 1.89%, are water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
In 2020, University Park CDP
was merged into Westchester CDP.
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||2,404||4,005||8.05%||7.10%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||73||1,264||0.24%||2.24%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||9||15||0.03%||0.03%|
|Asian alone (NH)||114||724||0.38%||1.28%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||0||9||0.00%||0.02%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||6||154||0.02%||0.27%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||45||337||0.15%||0.60%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||27,211||49,876||91.12%||88.46%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 56,384 people, 8,831 households, and 6,980 families residing in the CDP.
As of the census 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 inhabitants per square mile (2,911.2/km2). There were 9,938 housing units at an average density of 2,475.4 per square mile (955.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.78% White (13.7% were Non-Hispanic White,) 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.
Government and infrastructure
The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue operates Station 3 Tropical Park in Westchester.
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.
- High schools
- Miami Coral Park High School
- Southwest Miami Senior High School (Olympia Heights, serves southern portions of Westchester)
- Everglades K-8 Center
- Middle schools
- Rockway Middle School
- West Miami Middle School (outside of the CDP but serving a section of the CDP)
- Elementary schools
- Banyan Elementary School
- Coral Park Elementary School
- Emerson Elementary School
- Rockway Elementary School
- Olympia Heights Elementary School (in University Park CDP, serves a southwest section of Westchester CDP)
Roman Catholic private schools are operated by and/or are affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.
- Christopher Columbus High School - Catholic private school
- St. Brendan High School - Catholic private school
- St. Agatha Catholic School (Catholic private school; in University Park CDP)
- St. Brendan Elementary School (Catholic private school)
- King's Christian
- Gladeview Christian
- Florida Christian School - Olympia Heights
Universities and colleges
- Florida International University (formerly in the University Park CDP)
- St. John Vianney College Seminary - Catholic private college
Miami-Dade Public Library operates the Westchester Regional Library.
The Miami Hoshuko, a supplementary weekend Japanese school, holds its classes at the Iglesia Bautista de Coral Park ("Coral Park Baptist Church") in Westchester. The school offices are located in Doral. The school was established in 1984.
- ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Florida". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2023.
- ^ a b "P1. Race – Westchester CDP, Florida: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2023.
- ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "2020 Geography Changes". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
Compare the following:
- "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Westchester CDP, FL" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-09-28.
- "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Westchester CDP, FL" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-09-28.
- "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: University Park CDP, FL" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-09-28.
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ "Westchester, FL: U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute Topographic Map Series". ACME Mapper. Retrieved January 17, 2023.
- ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
- ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Westchester CDP, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
- ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Westchester CDP, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
- ^ "Demographics of Westchester, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
- ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Westchester, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
- ^ "Stations & Units." Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Retrieved on September 16, 2012.
- ^ a b c d e "2010 Block Census Map Westchester, Florida" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on April 30, 2014.
- ^ "Dadeschools.net - SOUTHWEST MIAMI SHS Legal Boundaries Description".
- ^ "EK8 Home". evergladesk8.dadeschools.net.
- ^ "Dadeschools.net - WEST MIAMI MS Legal Boundaries Description".
- ^ "Coral Park Elementary School - Home". coralparkelementary.dadeschools.net.
- ^ "Emerson Elementary School". emerson.dadeschools.net.
- ^ "Rockway Elementary - Home of the Falcons". rockwayelementary.dadeschools.net.
- ^ "Dadeschools.net - OLYMPIA HEIGHTS ES Legal Boundaries Description".
- ^ Home page. St. Brendan High School. Retrieved on January 3, 2015. "2950 SW 87 Avenue, Miami, FL 33165"
- ^ "St. Agatha Catholic School". stagathaonline.org.
- ^ "Home". St. Agatha Catholic School. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
1111 SW 107th Ave Miami, FL 33174- Compare to the CDP map
- ^ http://www.stbrendanmiami.org/Home.htm[dead link]
- ^ "Westchester Regional Library". Miami-Dade Public Library. Retrieved 2021-06-29.
Address 9445 Coral Way Miami, FL 33165
- ^ 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"
- ^ "Map of the City of Doral Archived 2013-01-20 at archive.today." (Archive) City of Doral. Retrieved on September 16, 2012.
- ^ Cassola, Jose (2005-03-27). "Students are helping to bridge cultures". The Miami Herald. Miami, Florida. p. 41. - Clipping from Newspapers.com.
- "CENSUS 2000 BLOCK MAP: WESTCHESTER CDP" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau.
- "1990 COUNTY BLOCK MAP (RECREATED): DADE County" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. - Westchester is on pages 71 and 86