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Surfside, Florida

Town of Surfside, Florida
Surfside with buildings on Collins Ave in background
Surfside with buildings on Collins Ave in background
Official seal of Town of Surfside, Florida
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing town boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing town boundaries
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
Incorporated May 18, 1935
 • Type Council/Manager
 • Mayor Daniel Dietch
 • Vice Mayor Michael Karukin
 • Commissioner Marta Olchyk
 • Commissioner Michelle Kligman
 • Commissioner Open Seat
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)  47.42%
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2005)
 • Total 5,775
 • Density 6,058.1/sq mi (2,362.2/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Codes 33154
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-70075[1]
GNIS feature ID 0291892[2]

Surfside is a town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,909 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 4,710.[3]


  • Geography 1
    • Surrounding areas 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi). 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi) of it is land and 1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi) of it (47.42%) is water.

Surrounding areas

  Bal Harbour
  Bay Harbor Islands Atlantic Ocean
Bay Harbor Islands, Indian Creek   Atlantic Ocean
  Miami Beach Atlantic Ocean
  Miami Beach


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,909 people, 2,248 households, and 1,330 families residing in the town. The population density was 9,721.8 inhabitants per square mile (3,790.8/km²). There were 3,059 housing units at an average density of 6,058.1 per square mile (2,362.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.50% White (52.7% were Non-Hispanic White,)[4] 1.28% African American, 0.04% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, and 2.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.53% of the population.

Surfside, Florida, commercial district on Harding Ave.

There were 2,248 households out of which 20.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.75.

The population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,927, and the median income for a family was $56,327. Males had a median income of $47,147 versus $39,181 for females. The per capita income for the town was $38,375. About 6.7% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, Spanish was spoken as a first language by 49.40% of residents, while English was spoken by 42.10% of the population. Other languages spoken included Portuguese 2.36%, Russian 2.04%, German 1.39%, Yiddish 1.39%, and French 1.28%.[5]

As of 2000, Surfside had the twentieth highest percentage of Brazilian residents in the US, with 1.60% of the US populace (tied with five other places in the US, including Ojus, FL.)[6] It had the twenty-third highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 4.66% of the town's population,[7] as well as the twenty-third highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 20.15% of the its population.[8] It also had the thirty-fourth most Peruvians in the US, at 1.47%,[9] while it had the eleventh highest percentage of Trinidadians and Tobagonians, at 1.30% of all residents (tied with North Amityville, New York and Gordon Heights, New York.)[10] Surfside's Venezuelan community had the eleventh highest percentage of residents, which was at 1.41% of all residents.[11]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ "2005 Surfside, FL Population Estimate".  
  4. ^ "Demographics of Surfside, FL". Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  5. ^ "MLA's Data Center Results of Surfside, FL".  
  6. ^ "Ancestry Map of Brazilian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  7. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  8. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Peruvian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  10. ^ "Ancestry Map of Trinidadian and Tobagonian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Venezuelan Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 

External links

  • Town of Surfside Official Government Website
  • Visit Surfside Official Tourism Website
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