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Palmetto Bay, Florida

Palmetto Bay, Florida
Official seal of Palmetto Bay, Florida
Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida.
Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida.
U.S. Census Bureau map showing village boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing village boundaries
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Miami-Dade
Incorporated September 10, 2002
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Eugene Flinn
 • Vice Mayor John DuBois
 • Councilmembers Karyn Cunningham, Tim Schaffer, and Larissa Siegel Lara
 • Village Manager Edward Silva
 • Village Clerk Meighan J. Alexander
 • Village 8.8 sq mi (22.6 km2)
 • Land 8.8 sq mi (22.5 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.44%
Population (2010)
 • Village 23,410
 • Density 2,823.9/sq mi (1,090.3/km2)
 • Metro 5,422,200
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Codes 33157, 33158, 33176
Area code(s) 305, 786

Palmetto Bay is a Miami suburban incorporated village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 23,410 during the 2010 US census.

Palmetto Bay includes two neighborhoods that were former census-designated places, Cutler and East Perrine.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Economy 4
  • Media 5
  • Education 6
  • Notable sites 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


In August 1992, Palmetto Bay and the surrounding South Miami-Dade area were severely damaged by Hurricane Andrew. Many of the homes and businesses in Palmetto Bay were destroyed. In the subsequent years, the area was slowly rebuilt. Unlike the destroyed homes which were made of wood frame construction, the new homes and construction were rebuilt with concrete walls. Although many areas of Miami were heavily affected by Hurricane Andrew, Palmetto Bay was one of the worst affected and remains a reminder of the hurricane's extensive disaster in the city today.[1][2]

The village incorporated on September 10, 2002, taking the territory formerly held by the Cutler and East Perrine census-designated places.[3]


Palmetto Bay is located just west of Biscayne Bay .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.8 square miles (22.6 km²). 8.8 square miles (22.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.44%) is mostly water.


Palmetto Bay Demographics
2010 Census Palmetto Bay Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 23,410 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population density 2,823.9/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 84.9% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 49.5% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 6.2% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 38.6% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 4.5% 1.5% 2.4%
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) 2.1% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 2.2% 3.2% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 8,372 households, out of which 5.4% were vacant. Between 2009 and 2013, the average median income for a household in the village was $105,122.[6] Also, between 2009 and 2013, the per capita income for the village was $39,271.[7]

As of 2000, before being annexed to Palmetto Bay, in the Cutler neighborhood, English was a first language for 65.56% of all residents, while Spanish comprised 28.78%, Portuguese accounted for 1.53%, Italian made up 0.66%, French was at 0.62%, and both Chinese and Tagalog were the mother tongue for 0.47% of the population.[8]

As of 2000, before being annexed to Palmetto Bay, in the East Perrine neighborhood, English as a first language accounted for 66.62% of all residents, while Spanish comprised 30.22%, French Creole was at 1.64%, and French as a mother tongue made up 1.49% of the population.[9]


At one point the Burger King headquarters were located in what was the Cutler census-designated place, in a campus described by Elaine Walker of the Miami Herald as "sprawling" and "virtually hidden away."[10][11][12] Burger King moved to its current headquarters in unincorporated Miami-Dade County in July and August 2002.[10] The former Burger King headquarters as of 2007 houses rental offices for several companies.[13]


The Village of Palmetto Bay is served by the Miami market for local radio and television. The Village has its own newspaper, The Palmetto Bay News, which is published bi-weekly by Miami's Community Newspapers, in print and online. Additionally, The Miami Herald covers the Village in its South Dade edition of its "Neighbors" supplement.

Prior to 2012, the Village streamed its council meetings exclusively online. In early 2012, the Village expanded its video services to a government access TV network, WBAY, which offers a variety of local programming in addition to coverage of council meetings.


Palmetto Bay is served by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

  • Palmetto Bay Preschools:

KLA Schools of Palmetto Bay, Opening Fall 2013 [14]

Howard Drive Elementary, Perrine Elementary, and Coral Reef Elementary School, in Palmetto Bay, serve separate sections of the city.

All of the city is zoned to:

Palmetto Bay Private Schools:

Notable sites

  • Charles Deering Estate is situated on Old Cutler Road in Palmetto Bay. It served as the home of Charles Deering until 1927 when he died at the estate. Currently, the estate hosts many cultural arts events and can be rented out for private events, such as weddings.
  • Thalatta Estate Park, a Mediterranean Revival style house built in 1926 and preserved as a park by the Village.[18]


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  3. ^ "About our village." Village of Palmetto Bay. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Palmetto Bay (Village) QuickFacts". Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  7. ^ "Palmetto Bay, Florida American FactFinder Per Capita Income". Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  8. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Cutler, Florida".  
  9. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of East Perrine, FL".  
  10. ^ a b Walker, Elaine. "Burger King Begins Switch to New Headquarters in Miami." Miami Herald. July 9, 2002. Retrieved on August 28, 2009.
  11. ^ "Home Page." Burger King. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
  12. ^ "Cutler CDP, Florida." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
  13. ^ "Bacardi U.S.A. to take over BK's planned Coral Gables headquarters." South Florida Business Journal. Tuesday May 8, 2007. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
  14. ^ --~~~~Preschools Palmetto Bay, Fl
  15. ^ "Boundaries." Miami Palmetto High School. Accessed October 30, 2008.
  16. ^ "Welcome to Perrine Seventh-Day Adventist School." Perrine Seventh-Day Adventist School. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
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External links

  • Village of Palmetto Bay - accessed December 27, 2005
  • Palmetto Bay Demographics - accessed November 3, 2007

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