West Little River, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Little River, Florida - Basic Facts

The West Little River Census Designated Place had a population of 35,666 as of July 1, 2016. West Little River ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Little River is located at latitude 25.8569 and longitude -80.237 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the West Little River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The West Little River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403006) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The West Little River Census Designated Place is located within Miami CCD of Miami-Dade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Little River 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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West Little River, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,666
Population in Households 35,536
Population in Familes 29,332
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density1 7,795
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 10,549
Average Household Size 3.37
Family Households 7,868
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 11,397 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,646 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,903 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 848 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $137,741
Average Home Value $159,307


Median Household Income $32,211
Average Household Income $43,137
Per Capita Income $12,973
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.77%
Households 0.34% 0.71%
Families 0.28% 0.68%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

West Little River, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Little River 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 # 106 89th
Population Density1 # 34 96th
Diversity Index2 # 42 96th
Median Household Income # 807 12th
Per Capita Income # 884 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.