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Westchester, Florida - Basic Facts

The Westchester Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Miami-Dade County at latitude 25.747 and longitude -80.3367. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the Westchester Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Westchester, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Westchester indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Westchester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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Westchester, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 30,303
Population in Households 30,046
Population in Familes 25,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 257
Population Density1 7,689
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 9,603
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 7,585
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,165 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,438 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $257,955
Average Home Value $270,669


Median Household Income $40,611
Average Household Income $56,748
Per Capita Income $18,057
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.78%
Households 0.18% 0.78%
Families 0.14% 0.74%
Median Household Income   4.67%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
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.


Westchester, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westchester to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 121 87th
Population Density1 # 34 96th
Diversity Index2 # 728 21st
Median Household Income # 530 43rd
Per Capita Income # 686 26th

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