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North Miami Beach, Florida

For the neighborhood in the city of Miami Beach, see North Beach (Miami Beach).
For the separate city, see North Miami.
City of North Miami Beach [1]
Official seal of City of North Miami Beach
Nickname(s): NMB
Motto: Where People Care
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 city limits
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Miami-Dade
Incorporated 1927
 • Mayor George Vallejo
 • Councilman Anthony D. DeFillipo
 • Councilwoman Phyllis S. Smith
 • Councilwoman Beth E. Spiegel
 • Councilman Frantz Pierre
 • City 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 • Land 5.0 sq mi (12.8 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.9 km2)  6.43%
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 41,523
 • Metro 5,422,200
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Codes 33160,33162,33169,
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-49475[3]
GNIS feature ID 0287838[4]
Map of NMB's neighborhoods.
Fulford by the Sea Entrance

North Miami Beach (commonly referred to as NMB) is a Miami suburban city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Originally named Fulford in 1926 after Captain William H. Fulford of the United States Coast Guard, the city was incorporated in 1927 as Fulford, but was renamed North Miami Beach in 1931. The population was 41,523 at the 2010 census.


  • Geography 1
    • Surrounding areas 1.1
  • Demographics 2
  • Attractions 3
  • Parks and recreation 4
  • Notable residents 5
  • Education 6
    • Primary and secondary schools 6.1
    • Colleges and universities 6.2
    • Public libraries 6.3
  • References 7
  • External links 8


North Miami Beach is located at .[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2). 5.0 square miles (13 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (6.43%) is water.

Although the North Miami Beach boundaries once stretched to the Atlantic Ocean, this city on the Intracoastal Waterway no longer has any beaches within its city limits, although they are a short distance away across the inlet.

Surrounding areas


As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 41,523 people, 14,412 households, and 9,805 families residing in the city. The population density was 8,230.6 inhabitants per square mile (3,174.9/km²). There were 15,350 housing units at an average density of 7,834.5 per square mile (1,194.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.1% White (18.4% were Non-Hispanic White,)[6] 41.4% black and/or African American, 0.7% Native American, 3.4% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.0% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.1% of the population.

There were 13,987 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.44.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,377, and the median income for a family was $35,047. Males had a median income of $26,278 versus $22,110 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,699. About 18.4% of families and 20.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, English was the first language for 38.50% of all residents, while Spanish accounted for 31.97%, French Creole was 19.32%, French made up 2.33%, Chinese was totaled at 1.55%, Portuguese totaled 1.20%, Hebrew was at 0.87%, Russian at 0.65%, Yiddish spoken by 0.56%, and Italian was the mother tongue for 0.52% of the population.[7]

As of 2010, North Miami Beach had the highest percentage of Haitian residents in the US, with 24.61% of the US populace.[8] It had the percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 4.06% of the city's population,[9] and the percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 7.00% of the city's population.[10] It also had the percentage of Dominicans in the US, at 3.21% [11] while it had the percentage of Bahamians at 1.1% of all residents.[12] North Miami Beach's Jamaican community had the percentage of residents, which was at 3.57% of all residents.[8] It's also home to the percentage of Peruvian residents in the US, at 3.19% of the population [13]

North Miami Beach has a large middle class Haitian community, and it is also known as the business center of Miami-Dade's small Indian American, Indo-Caribbean, Indo-Caribbean American, Jewish and Chinese American communities.


Attractions in the vicinity of North Miami Beach include a line of popular ocean beaches. Haulover Park and Haulover Beach, operated by Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation, has a well known clothing optional beach.

The name Baker's Haulover is presumed to derive from a man named Baker who hauled small boats over the isthmus between ocean and bay. The name appeared on a map as early as 1823. There is a State of Florida Historical Landmark Marker (over 50 years old) at the original Lighthouse Dock site dedicated on February 21, 2004, to the first charter-boat captains at the 1926-1951 dock. It is the only marker in the State of Florida for a fishing dock. There is still a charter-boat fishing fleet there.

North Miami Beach also has an authentic Medieval Spanish monastery, the St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church. This stone building around a patio, the cloisters of the Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux, was built in Sacramenia, Segovia, Spain in the 12th century. It was purchased by William Randolph Hearst in the 1920s, dismantled and shipped to the United States, and reassembled after Hearst's death in North Miami Beach in the 1950s. It is a tourism attraction and a popular spot for weddings.

It is also home for The Mall at 163rd Street and the Fulford-by-the-Sea Monument.

Parks and recreation

The city has the Judge Arthur I. Snyder Tennis Center. The center includes twelve clay hydrogrid tennis courts (six are lighted), six lighted lay-kold hard tennis courts, four Racquetball courts, and two Paddleball courts. The center also has a clubhouse and pro-shop, a picnic area, and lounge and shower facilities.[14]

Notable residents


Primary and secondary schools

Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves North Miami Beach.

Public Elementary Schools

  • Fulford Elementary School
  • Greynolds Park Elementary School
  • Madie Ives Elementary School
  • Oak Grove Elementary School
  • Ojus Elementary School
  • Sabal Palm Elementary

Public Middle Schools

Public High Schools

Colleges and universities

Public libraries

North Miami Beach Public Library is the city's library.[15]


  1. ^ "Article I. Incorporation and Boundaries". Cith of North Miami Beach. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Article I. Incorporation and Boundaries". Cith of North Miami Beach. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  6. ^ "Demographics of North Miami Beach, FL". Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  7. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of North Miami Beach, FL".  
  8. ^ a b "Ancestry Map of Haitian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  9. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  10. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Dominican Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  12. ^ "Ancestry Map of Bahamian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  13. ^ "Ancestry Map of Peruvian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  14. ^ "Judge Arthur I. Snyder Tennis Center." City of North Miami Beach. Retrieved on March 12, 2010.
  15. ^ "North Miami Beach Public Library." City of North Miami Beach. Retrieved on March 12, 2010.

External links

  • City of North Miami Beach
  • Spanish Monastery site
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