South Miami Heights, Florida

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South Miami Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 33,522 at the 2000 census.


South Miami Heights is located at 25°35′20″N 80°23′7″W / 25.58889°N 80.38528°W / 25.58889; -80.38528 (25.588784, -80.385209)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 33,522 people, 9,931 households, and 7,994 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,800.4 people per square mile (2,625.3/km²). There were 10,364 housing units at an average density of 2,102.5/sq mi (811.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 55.47% White (11.2% Non-Hispanic White,)[5] 30.32% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.83% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.85% from other races, and 5.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.17% of the population.

There were 9,931 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.34 and the average family size was 3.68.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $34,899, and the median income for a family was $37,457. Males had a median income of $25,768 versus $22,080 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,315. About 14.8% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 24.3% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 58.06% of residents, while English made up 40.16%, French was at 0.94%, and French Creole was the mother tongue of 0.81% of the population.[6]

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