Princeton, Florida

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Princeton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 10,090 at the 2000 census.



As a small town and depot along the Florida East Coast Railroad in the 1900s, the community was named by Gaston Drake after his alma mater, Princeton University. Many of the town buildings were even painted the school's colors: black and orange. Drake operated a saw mill and lumber company in Princeton supplying Miami, the Florida Keys and Cuba until the local timber gave out in 1923.[3]


Princeton is located at 25°32′8″N 80°23′51″W / 25.53556°N 80.3975°W / 25.53556; -80.3975 (25.535634, -80.397485).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,090 people, 2,732 households, and 2,341 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,373.3 people per square mile (530.0/km²). There were 2,906 housing units at an average density of 395.5/sq mi (152.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 53.78% White (18% were Non-Hispanic White,)[7] 32.54% African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.70% from other races, and 4.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.49% of the population.

There were 2,732 households out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 22.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.63 and the average family size was 3.85.

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