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Encyclopedia > The Crossings, Florida

The Crossings is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 23,557.


The Crossings is located at 25°40'10" North, 80°24'4" West (25.669425, -80.401108)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.8 km˛ (3.8 mi˛). 9.7 km˛ (3.7 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.80% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 23,557 people, 8,264 households, and 6,255 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 2,431.9/km˛ (6,304.9/mi˛). There are 8,672 housing units at an average density of 895.3/km˛ (2,321.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 85.20% White, 4.64% African American, 0.09% Native American, 3.31% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.17% from other races, and 3.54% from two or more races. 56.11% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,264 households out of which 40.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% are married couples living together, 15.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% are non-families. 19.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.85 and the average family size is 3.28.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $55,517, and the median income for a family is $60,263. Males have a median income of $42,360 versus $32,543 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $23,762. 6.5% of the population and 5.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.4% of those under the age of 18 and 5.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=25.669425&longitude=-80.401108&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=25.669425&lon=-80.401108&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-80.401108&lat=25.669425&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
NPC Resources -- FRA's Nationwide Survey of Train Whistle Bans (8373 words)
Unlike the Florida crossings, where there was a high order of similarity from one crossing to the next, especially with regard to the number of trains, the crossings in these case studies embody such a variety of situations that the results should be free from significant bias.
For this comparison, the "Study Group" of 2,122 crossings was purged of 900 crossings that either had a change in the status of its whistle ban or had a change to the type of motorist warning device installed during the five years of 1989 through 1993.
The 1,222 crossings with whistle bans were sorted in order of increasing risk according to their APF ratings, divided into ten groups of nearly equal size, and labeled A through J. Based on the APF ratings, Group "A" had the least risk and Group "J" had the highest risk.
To Order This Document - Specify Document No. RA200077 (1226 words)
Overall, crossings subject to whistle bans have a higher level of warning device than the general population of crossings, wherein, 17 percent have gates, 18 percent have flashing lights, and 51 percent have crossbucks.
Whistle bans at crossings in 65 cities had either been cancelled by public officials or were being ignored by the railroads in a conscious decision to not abide by ordinances that appeared to compromise safety.
Unlike the crossings in Florida, which were located along the same right of way with relatively uniform rail traffic, the crossings in this study reflect a very diverse population with respect to physical configurations, motorist warning devices, and highway and rail traffic mixes.
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