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Hialeah Gardens is a city in Miami-Dade Countymarker, Floridamarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 19,297 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 19,930, with a population density of 7987.6 per mi2, made up of mostly single story development.

Geography

Hialeah Gardens is located at (25.878342, -80.348072) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 km² (2.5 mi²). 6.4 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (2.78%) is water.

Surrounding areas

  • Unincorporated Miami-Dade County
  • Hialeahmarker
  • Medleymarker
  • Unincorporated Miami-Dade County


Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 19,297 people, 5,636 households, and 4,903 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,028.7/km² (7,845.8/mi²). There were 5,848 housing units at an average density of 917.9/km² (2,377.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.41% White (8.7% Non-Hispanic White,) 1.80% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 5.32% from other races, and 3.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 89.78% of the population.

There were 5,636 households out of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.7% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.0% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.38 and the average family size was 3.56.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,858, and the median income for a family was $39,804. Males had a median income of $25,540 versus $20,862 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,043. About 10.9% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.

Hialeah Gardens ranks #1 (Hialeahmarker ranks #2) in the list of cities in the United Statesmarker where Spanish is most spoken. As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 95.68% of the population, while English as a mother tongue made up 4.31% of the population.

As of 2000, Hialeah Gardens had the eighth highest percentage of Cubanmarker residents in the US, with 54.31% of the populace. It had the fourth highest percentage of Nicaraguanmarker residents in the US, at 4.87% of the city's population, and the twenty-fourth highest percentage of Colombianmarker residents in the US, at 4.62% of the its population. It also had the forty-third most Dominicansmarker in the US, at 2.86%, while it had the thirty-seventh highest percentage of Honduransmarker, at 1.16% of all residents (tied with North Atlanta, Georgiamarker and Conroe, Texasmarker.)

Education

Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves Hialeah Gardens.

From 2007-2009 construction began on 3 new schools in the Area along Hialeah Gardens Blvd and Okeechobee. West Hialeah Gardens Elementary School opened in the 2007-2008 school year and was used to Alleviate nearby Hialeah Gardens Elementary School and Ernest R Graham Elementary School. Hialeah Gardens Middle opened in 2008-2009 school year to alleviate Jose Marti Middle School in neighboring West Hialeah as well as Mater Academy Middle School and Youth Co-Op Charter School. Hialeah Gardens High will be opening in the Fall of 2009 to alleviate Barbara Goleman Senior High in Miami Lakes

Barbara Goleman Senior High School in nearby Miami Lakesmarker serves Hialeah Gardens until Hialeah Gardens High School opens in 2009.

Mater Academy Middle/High School also serves the Hialeah Gardens area

References

  1. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-12.xls
  2. " HGHSBoundaryMap.pdf." Hialeah Gardens High School. Retrieved on February 11, 2009.


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