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About Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay, Florida




Palmetto Bay is a Miami suburban incorporated village in Miami-Dade County, Florida,United States. The population was 23,410 during the 2010 US census.

Palmetto Bay includes two neighborhoods that were former census-designated places,Cutler and East Perrine.






Palmetto Bay, Florida
Official seal of Palmetto Bay, Florida
Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida.
Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida.
U.S. Census Bureau map showing village boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing village boundaries






In August 1992, Palmetto Bay and the surrounding South Miami-Dade area were severely damaged byHurricane Andrew. Many of the homes and businesses in Palmetto Bay were destroyed. In the subsequent years, the area was slowly rebuilt. Unlike the destroyed homes which were made of wood frame construction, the new homes and construction were rebuilt with concrete walls. Although many areas of Miami were heavily affected by Hurricane Andrew, Palmetto Bay was one of the worst affected and remains a reminder of the hurricane's extensive disaster in the city today.

The village incorporated on September 10, 2002, taking the territory formerly held by the Cutler and East Perrine census-designated places.






Palmetto Bay is located just west of Biscayne Bay 25°37′38″N 80°19′15″W.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.8 square miles (22.6 km²). 8.8 square miles (22.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.44%) is mostly water.







As of 2010, there were 8,372 households, out of which 5.4% were vacant. Between 2009 and 2013, the average median income for a household in the village was $105,122. Also, between 2009 and 2013, the per capita income for the village was $39,271.

Palmetto Bay Demographics
2010 CensusPalmetto BayMiami-Dade CountyFlorida
Total population 23,410 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population density 2,823.9/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian(including White Hispanic) 84.9% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 49.5% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 6.2% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 38.6% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 4.5% 1.5% 2.4%
Native American orNative Alaskan 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander orNative Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 2.1% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 2.2% 3.2% 3.6%

As of 2000, before being annexed to Palmetto Bay, in the Cutler neighborhood, English was a first language for 65.56% of all residents, while Spanishcomprised 28.78%, Portuguese accounted for 1.53%, Italian made up 0.66%, Frenchwas at 0.62%, and both Chinese and Tagalog were the mother tongue for 0.47% of the population.

As of 2000, before being annexed to Palmetto Bay, in the East Perrine neighborhood,English as a first language accounted for 66.62% of all residents, while Spanishcomprised 30.22%, French Creole was at 1.64%, and French as a mother tongue made up 1.49% of the population.






At one point the Burger King headquarters were located in what was the Cutler census-designated place, in a campus described by Elaine Walker of the Miami Herald as "sprawling" and "virtually hidden away." Burger King moved to its current headquarters in unincorporated.Miami-Dade County in July and August 2002.The former Burger King headquarters as of 2007 houses rental offices for several companies.





Palmetto Bay is served by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

  • Palmetto Bay Preschools:

KLA Schools of Palmetto Bay, Opening Fall 2013 

Howard Drive Elementary, Perrine Elementary, and Coral Reef Elementary School, in Palmetto Bay, serve separate sections of the city.







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