Leisure City, Florida

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Leisure City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 22,152 at the 2000 census.



Leisure City is located at 25°29′39″N 80°26′10″W / 25.49417°N 80.43611°W / 25.49417; -80.43611 (25.494037, -80.436229)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.58%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,152 people, 6,063 households, and 5,044 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,490.0 people per square mile (2,508.2/km²). There were 6,615 housing units at an average density of 1,938.0/sq mi (749.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 65.03% White (15.2% were Non-Hispanic Whites,)[5] 18.00% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 11.42% from other races, and 4.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 65.30% of the population.

There were 6,063 households out of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.8% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.65 and the average family size was 3.94.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 36.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $29,091, and the median income for a family was $29,277. Males had a median income of $22,320 versus $18,619 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,966. About 22.4% of families and 25.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.

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