West Perrine, Florida

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West Perrine is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Prior to the 2000 census it was part of Perrine. The other part of Perrine became the East Perrine CDP for the 2000 census and is now part of the incorporated Village of Palmetto Bay. West Perrine is still an unincorporated area, although some residents have discussed the possibility of incorporating Perrine. The population was 8,600 at the 2000 census.


West Perrine is located at 25°36′18″N 80°21′43″W / 25.605°N 80.36194°W / 25.605; -80.36194 (25.605133, -80.361899)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.

The community is located southwest of Miami on U.S. 1.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,600 people, 2,642 households, and 2,021 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,966.9 people per square mile (1,919.4/km²). There were 2,814 housing units at an average density of 1,625.2/sq mi (628.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 18.92% White (8.6% were Non-Hispanic White,)[4] 73.41% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.20% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.16% from other races, and 2.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.29% of the population.

There were 2,642 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 31.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.25 and the average family size was 3.71.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $28,420, and the median income for a family was $29,987. Males had a median income of $27,383 versus $22,944 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,190. About 30.8% of families and 34.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.1% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.

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