Westwood Lakes, Florida

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Westwood Lakes, 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°43′26″N 80°22′8″W / 25.72389°N 80.36889°W / 25.72389; -80.36889Coordinates: 25°43′26″N 80°22′8″W / 25.72389°N 80.36889°W / 25.72389; -80.36889
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
 • Total1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
3 ft (1 m)
 • Total12,005
 • Density6,669.4/sq mi (2,554.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code12-77075[1]
GNIS feature ID0293159[2]

Westwood Lakes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 11,838 at the 2010 census.


Westwood Lakes is located at 25°43′26″N 80°22′8″W / 25.72389°N 80.36889°W / 25.72389; -80.36889 (25.723829, -80.368891).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (4.97%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,005 people, 3,477 households, and 2,969 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,967.5 people per square mile (2,694.9/km²). There were 3,524 housing units at an average density of 2,045.3/sq mi (791.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.95% White (22% were Non-Hispanic White,)[5] 0.79% African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 2.87% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 76.33% of the population.

There were 3,477 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.6% were non-families. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.41 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $44,602, and the median income for a family was $46,262. Males had a median income of $27,416 versus $24,896 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,044. About 7.4% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 79.96% of residents, while English was the mother tongue of 20.03% of the population.[6]


Colleges and universities[edit]

Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves Westwood Lakes. Elementary schools in Westwood Lakes include Cypress, Royal Palm, and Tropical. Riviera Middle School is located in Westwood Lakes.[7]

St. Timothy Parish School is located in Westwood Lakes.[7]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". 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. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-31.
  5. ^ "Demographics of Westwood Lakes, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
  6. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Westwood Lakes, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
  7. ^ a b "Westwood Lakes CDP, Florida." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 28, 2009.