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Encyclopedia > University Park, Florida

University Park is a census-designated place located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, so named because it houses the main campus of Florida International University. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 26,538.


University Park is located at 25°44'43" North, 80°21'58" West (25.745178, -80.366124)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.6 km˛ (4.1 mi˛). 10.5 km˛ (4.1 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.98% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 26,538 people, 8,646 households, and 6,501 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 2,523.7/km˛ (6,535.1/mi˛). There are 9,047 housing units at an average density of 860.4/km˛ (2,227.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 89.04% White, 3.40% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.59% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.38% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. 82.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,646 households out of which 27.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% are married couples living together, 15.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% are non-families. 18.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.96 and the average family size is 3.32.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 17.6% under the age of 18, 14.7% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $40,039, and the median income for a family is $48,451. Males have a median income of $30,884 versus $25,861 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $17,249. 14.4% of the population and 9.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.3% of those under the age of 18 and 15.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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