Richmond West, Florida

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Richmond West is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 28,082 at the 2000 census.


Richmond West is located at 25°36′37″N 80°25′40″W / 25.610164°N 80.427836°W / 25.610164; -80.427836.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.1 km2), of which, 4.2 square miles (10.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (2.11%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 28,082 people, 7,833 households, and 7,175 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,720.5 people per square mile (2,593.9/km2). There were 8,188 housing units at an average density of 1,959.5/sq mi (756.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 78.33% White (18.8% were Non-Hispanic White,)[4] 8.51% African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.29% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 6.49% from other races, and 4.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 70.02% of the population.

There were 7,833 households out of which 59.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.4% were non-families. 4.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.59 and the average family size was 3.69.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 38.5% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $59,608, and the median income for a family was $59,551. Males had a median income of $36,589 versus $26,896 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,544. About 3.9% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 73.23% of residents, while English made up 24.48%, and French as a mother tongue was at 1.66% of the population.[5]

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