Bunche Park, Florida

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Bunche Park was a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,972 at the 2000 census. The community is named after Ralph Bunche, a very prominent leader in civil rights. He was a Nobel Peace Prize winner and received the Silver Buffalo award form the Boy Scouts of America.

In 2003 the CDP was incorporated into the city of Miami Gardens, and now serves as one of its neighborhoods.

This area in 1957 opened its first High School in North Dade county and named the school North Dade Jr./ Sr. High School where Blacks could only attend. Due to integration, it lost its High School status and kept the Jr. High part. However, the Thunderbird story lives on and on forever.



Bunche Park is located at 25°55′19″N 80°14′4″W / 25.92194°N 80.23444°W / 25.92194; -80.23444 (25.921871, -80.234469)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,972 people, 1,350 households, and 981 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,017.9/km² (5,240.0/mi²). There were 1,432 housing units at an average density of 727.5/km² (1,889.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 1.36% White, 96.45% Blacks or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.05% of the population.

In 2000 Bunche Park was the place in the United States that had the highest percentage of Bahamians, with 3.8% of the population reporting this ancestry.[5]

There were 1,350 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.7% were married couples living together, 34.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.45.

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