Surfside, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Surfside, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Surfside had a population of 5,579 as of July 1, 2016. Surfside ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Surfside is located at latitude 25.8788 and longitude -80.125 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Surfside (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Town of Surfside (GNIS ID: 2406695) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Surfside is located within Miami Beach CCD of Miami-Dade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Surfside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Surfside, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,579
Population in Households 5,579
Population in Familes 4,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 9,767
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,522
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,469
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,912 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,630 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 892 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,390 (35.5%)
Median Home Value $518,141
Average Home Value $588,374


Median Household Income $70,216
Average Household Income $111,466
Per Capita Income $50,388
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% 0.27%
Households -0.54% 0.19%
Families -0.56% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Surfside, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Surfside to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 437 53rd
Population Density1 # 16 98th
Diversity Index2 # 337 63rd
Median Household Income # 107 88th
Per Capita Income # 69 93rd

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