Cutler Bay, Florida

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Cutler Bay, Florida
—  Town  —
Motto: "An Excellent Place To Live. Work. Play."
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing town boundaries
Coordinates: 25°34′57″N 80°20′48″W / 25.5825°N 80.34667°W / 25.5825; -80.34667
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
Area
 • Total9.84 sq mi (15.84 km km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total40,286
 
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Cutler Bay, Florida
—  Town  —
Motto: "An Excellent Place To Live. Work. Play."
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing town boundaries
Coordinates: 25°34′57″N 80°20′48″W / 25.5825°N 80.34667°W / 25.5825; -80.34667
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
Area
 • Total9.84 sq mi (15.84 km km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total40,286

Cutler Bay, historically called Cutler Ridge, is an incorporated town in Miami-Dade County, Florida from SW 184th Street (Eureka Dr) east of US-1 to the coast, and north of Black Point Marina, at 25°34′50″N 80°20′48″W / 25.58056°N 80.34667°W / 25.58056; -80.34667. As of the 2010 census, Cutler Ridge had a total population of 40,286.

In August 1992, the area was slammed by Hurricane Andrew. In August 2005, the area was hit with serious floods from Hurricane Katrina, which by radar estimates dropped over 20 inches (500 mm) of rainfall.

On January 11, 2005, residents on this unincorporated community voted to incorporate. In November 2005, residents adopted the municipal charter in which the fledgling city was renamed Cutler Bay. Both the current and former names were derived from the former town of Cutler, which was established late in the 19th century but largely abandoned early in the 20th century after the Florida East Coast Railway was routed through Perrine to the west. In the 1950's the area was developed under the name Cutler Ridge.[1] The actual location of Cutler was not within the current city limits of Cutler Bay, but was in fact two miles (3 km) to the north, east of the former Perrine and inside the boundaries of the current municipality of Palmetto Bay.

In January 2006, Cutler Bay elected former Florida state legislator John F. Cosgrove as its first mayor. Mayor Cosgrove died on April 19, 2006, while vacationing in Zimbabwe.[2] Vice Mayor Paul Vrooman assumed the position of Mayor. In November 2010 Edward P. MacDougall was elected mayor from Vice Mayor. Prior to incorporation Edward MacDougall chaired the municipal charter committee which set the Towns charter.

Cutler Bay is also home to the Southland Mall, which was formerly named Cutler Ridge Mall.

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Geography

Cutler Bay is located at 25°34′58″N 80°20′48″W / 25.582684°N 80.346799°W / 25.582684; -80.346799Coordinates: 25°34′58″N 80°20′48″W / 25.582684°N 80.346799°W / 25.582684; -80.346799.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 4.9 square miles (13 km2). 4.8 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.26%) is water. The total square miles is ten.

Surrounding areas

  Palmetto Bay
  West Perrine Up arrow left.svg Up-1.svg Up arrow right.svg Palmetto Bay
Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, South Miami Heights, Goulds Left.svg  Right.svg Lakes by the Bay
  Goulds, Princeton Down arrow left.svg Down arrow.svg Down arrow right.svg Unincorporated Miami-Dade County
  Goulds, Unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Lakes by the Bay


Demographics

Population history of Cutler Bay
19607,005
197017,441
198020,886
199021,268
200024,781
201040,286
NOTE: All figures through 2000 were taken prior to incorporation and the area was known as Cutler Ridge.
Source: The United States Census Bureau

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 40,286 people and 12,374 households residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,096.2 inhabitants per square mile 10,609 km2. The racial makeup of the CDP was 77.3% White (28.5% were Non-Hispanic White,) 14.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.78% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 54.5% of the population. There were 12,374 households. The population distribution was: 6.8% under 5 years old, 25.8% under the age of 18, and 10.6% 65 years of age or older. Females were 51.7% of the population. The median income for a household was $61.370. The per capita income for the town was $25,193. About 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line.[5]

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 58.89%, while Spanish made up 38.18%, and French Creole comprised 1.31% of the population.[6]

As of 2000, Cutler Bay had the thirty-fifth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 13.37% of the populace.[7] It had the 151st highest percentage of Puerto Rican residents in the US, at 6.56% of the town's population,[8] and the eighty-second highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 1.9% of its population.[9] It also had the ninety-fifth most Dominicans in the US, at 1.66% (tied with Palisades Park, New Jersey,)[10] while it had the twenty-ninth highest percentage of Nicaraguans, at 1.43% of all residents.[11]

Government and infrastructure

The Miami-Dade Police Department operates the South District Station in Cutler Bay.[12]

Education

Colleges and Universities

See also

References

  1. ^ "A Brief History of Perrine". http://perrine.gssites.com/perrine.htm. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Past National President John Cosgrove enters Chapter Eternal at 56
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Cutler Bay (town), Florida". U.S. Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/1215968.html. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Cutler Bay (Cutler Ridge,) FL". Epodunk.com. http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=12&county_id=&mode=&zip=&place_id=15975&cty_id=&ll=&a=&ea=&order=r. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  7. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Epodunk.com. http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Cuban.html. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  8. ^ "Ancestry Map of Puerto Rican Communities". Epodunk.com. http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Puerto-Rican.html. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Epodunk.com. http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Colombian.html. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  10. ^ "Ancestry Map of Dominican Communities". Epodunk.com. http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Dominican-Republic.html. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Nicaraguan Communities". Epodunk.com. http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Nicaraguan.html. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  12. ^ "South District Station." Miami-Dade Police Department. Retrieved on March 12, 2010.

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