Carol City, Florida

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Carol City is a former census-designated place in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 59,443 at the 2000 census.

Originally called "Coral City" by developers, pressure from the city of Coral Gables forced a name change to Carol City. In 2003 the community was incorporated into the city of Miami Gardens.[2]



In the 1960s much of Carol City included farmland.[3]

As the decades progressed, many people in Miami Gardens blamed the public housing in the area, including the developments around Carol City High School, of importing crime and recreational drugs into the area. In 2007 Mayor Shirley Gibson of Miami Gardens said that she will no longer allow any more public housing projects in Miami Gardens.[4]


Carol City is located at 25°56′32″N 80°16′12″W / 25.94222°N 80.27°W / 25.94222; -80.27 (25.942121, -80.269920)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 20.0 km² (7.7 mi²). 19.7 km² (7.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.42%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 59,443 people, 16,402 households, and 14,089 families residing in the community. The population density was 3,012.0/km² (7,796.0/mi²). There were 17,049 housing units at an average density of 863.9/km² (2,236.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 52.10% African American, 38.11% White (6.4% were Non-Hispanic White,).[7] 0.55% Asian, 0.19% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.53% from other races, and 3.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 42.00% of the population.

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