Dadeland forms the business area of Kendall
U.S. Census Bureau map of Kendall showing boundaries
|o Governing body||Miami-Dade County|
|o Mayor||Carlos A. Giménez|
|o Census-designated place||16.3 sq mi (42 km2)|
|o Land||16.1 sq mi (42 km2)|
|o Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)|
|o Metro||6,137 sq mi (15,890 km2)|
|Elevation||13 ft (4 m)|
|o Census-designated place||75,371|
|o Density||4,600/sq mi (1,800/km2)|
|o Metro density||880/sq mi (340/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||305, 786|
|GNIS feature ID||0285050|
While the US Census Bureau has set definite boundaries for Kendall as a CDP, the community has a highly ambiguous local definition. Prior to the 1950s, the term "Kendall" was used to describe a region centered around U.S.-1, bounded by Snapper Creek to the north, the Everglades to the west, Old Cutler Road to the east, and the former community of Rockdale to the south. This area was largely uninhabited, generally consisting of pine rockland interspersed with fields and groves. As the region experienced rapid development in the 1950s, the moniker "Kendall" came to refer to the various communities built in the vicinity of present-day Pinecrest and the eastern half of the current Kendall CDP. When growth shifted west in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, the usage of the term steadily shifted west concurrently, and today it is most often applied to the area more formally known as West Kendall. Prior to incorporation in 1996, the Village of Pinecrest was still included in the official boundaries of Kendall CDP.
Kendall is served by the Miami Metrorail at Dadeland North and Dadeland South stations in its northeastern end. Both stations provide metro service from Dadeland to nearby commercial centers like the City of Coral Gables, Downtown Miami, and Miami International Airport. Dadeland South station is a major transit depot in the area, connecting the southernmost cities of Homestead and Florida City to Metrorail via limited-stop bus rapid transit along the South Miami-Dade Busway.
West Kendall is served by the Miami market for local radio and television. Kendall has its own newspaper, The Kendall Gazette, which is published twice monthly and is part of Miami Community Newspapers.
Much of what is now Kendall was purchased from the State of Florida in 1883 by the Florida Land and Mortgage Company. It was named for Henry John Broughton Kendall, a director of Florida Land and Mortgage who moved to the area in the 1900s to manage the company's land. As the land was not open to homesteading, development was slow well into the 20th century. A post office opened in 1914, and the first school opened in 1929. After the end of the land boom in 1926, some residents left. Two Seminole camps were in the Kendall area, and Seminoles continued to live there into the 1940s.
In August 1992, Kendall and the surrounding South Dade area were severely damaged by Hurricane Andrew. Many of the homes and businesses in the area were destroyed. In the subsequent years, the area was slowly rebuilt.
Kendall is located at (25.666781, −80.356533).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Kendall region has an approximate total area of 16.3 sq mi (42.3 km2); 16.1 sq mi (41.8 km2) of it is land and 0.23 sq mi (0.6 km2) of it (1.35%) is water.
Climate in Kendall is naturally similar to the remainder of Miami-Dade County, although its location and elevation inland along the Miami Rock Ridge does make it slightly cooler at night during the winter and slightly warmer during the day in the summer.
|Climate data for Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport (1981-2010)|
|Record high °F (°C)||87
|Average high °F (°C)||76.2
|Average low °F (°C)||54.2
|Record low °F (°C)||26
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||2.12
|Source: National Weather Service|
|2010 Census||Kendall||Miami-Dade County||Florida|
|Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010||+0.2%||+10.8%||+17.6%|
|Population density||4,687.2/sq mi||1,315.5/sq mi||350.6/sq mi|
|White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic)||87.9%||73.8%||75.0%|
|(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian)||28.4%||15.4%||57.9%|
|Black or African-American||4.4%||18.9%||16.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)||63.7%||65.0%||22.5%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.1%||0.2%||0.4%|
|Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian||0.0%||0.0%||0.1%|
|Two or more races (Multiracial)||2.2%||2.4%||2.5%|
|Some Other Race||2.4%||3.2%||3.6%|
In 2010, there were 31,899 households and 8.7% were vacant. In 2000, 33.4% households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.14.
In 2000, 23.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.
In 2000, the median household income was $51,330 and the median family income was $61,241. Males had a median income of $42,875 and females $31,416. The per capita income was $27,914. About 5.7% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.
In 2000, Kendall had the twenty-first highest percentage of Cuban-American residents in the United States, at 21.3%. It had the twenty-fifth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 4.56%, and the sixteenth highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the US, at 2.48%. It also had the twenty-fifth most Peruvians in the US, at 2.01% (tied with Carteret, New Jersey,) and the tenth highest percentage of Venezuelan residents in the US, at 1.47%. As a result of the city's large French community, the French American School of Miami is located in Kendall. Kendall is also the home of Sofigi.
Kendall is the site of Dadeland Mall, an upscale indoor shopping mall in East Kendall with Macy's, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and JCPenney as anchor stores. In South Kendall, directly south of Dadeland Mall on US-1 is The Falls (mall), an open-air shopping mall with Macy's as anchor store as well as a Regal Cinema.
The first public school in Kendall was Kendall School, now renamed Kenwood K-8 Center. Kenwood is the site of the Kenwoods Hammock, a native forest planting which has become a world-renowned stop for bird watchers.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves Kendall.
12115 SW 107th Ave Miami, Florida 33176- Compare address to Kendall CDP map
at the parochial school in Kendall.[...]Holy Cross campus, 12425 SW 72nd St.
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