Norland, Florida

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Norwood (local name: Norland) is a former census-designated place located in northern Miami-Dade County, Florida. The population was 22,995 at the 2000 census. The latest estimated population stands at 23,500.[2] People mistaken this area for Norland because the name of the schools in the area. The word NORLAND comes from these schools being the Northern most schools in Dade County, now that Michael Krop has become part of the public school system, it reflects what it was years ago.

In 2003 the majority of this CDP was incorporated into the city of Miami Gardens and now serves as one of the city's neighborhoods.



Norwood is located at 25°56′49″N 80°12′39″W / 25.94694°N 80.21083°W / 25.94694; -80.21083 (25.947070, -80.210939)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.5 km² (3.7 mi²). 9.3 km² (3.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (1.10%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,995 people, 6,966 households, and 5,315 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,459.4/km² (6,369.3/mi²). There were 7,399 housing units at an average density of 791.3/km² (2,049.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 13.00% White (7.7% were Non-Hispanic White,)[6] 79.52% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 2.18% from other races, and 4.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.94% of the population.

There were 6,966 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 28.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 3.68.

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