Medley is a town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The town is part of the Miami metropolitan area of South Florida. As of the 2020 US census, the population was at 1,056 residents.

Medley, Florida
Town of Medley
Flag of Medley, Florida
Official seal of Medley, Florida
Motto: 
"The perfect place for industrial development"[1]
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 town boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing town boundaries
Coordinates: 25°48′33.03″N 80°17′48.11″W / 25.8091750°N 80.2966972°W / 25.8091750; -80.2966972
Country United States of America
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
IncorporatedMay 1, 1949
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorRoberto Martell
 • Vice MayorEdgar Ayala
 • CouncilpersonsIvan Pacheco,
Lizelh Ayala, and
Karina Pacheco
 • Town ManagerMayor Roberto Martell
 • Town ClerkVictoria Martinez
Area
 • Total5.98 sq mi (15.48 km2)
 • Land5.08 sq mi (13.17 km2)
 • Water0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)  12.09%
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
Population
 • Total1,056
 • Density207.71/sq mi (80.20/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
33178, 33166
Area code(s)305, 786, 645
FIPS code12-43900[4]
GNIS feature ID0305065[5]
Websitewww.townofmedley.com

History

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The community was named after its founder, Sylvester Medley. The town was incorporated in 1949, but Sylvester settled the current town in 1905 and farmed there until his death in 1950.[6] Located in the western part of the county, its primary tax base is industrial development, explaining its small population and high density. The town is home to a Rinker plant, one of its largest businesses. It is also home to the Titan America Pennsuco Cement Plant.

Geography

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Medley is located 12 miles (19 km) northwest of downtown Miami at 25°51′30″N 80°20′21″W / 25.85833°N 80.33917°W / 25.85833; -80.33917 (25.858307, –80.339141).[7] It is bordered to the north by Hialeah Gardens and to the east by Hialeah. Doral is to the south. The Miami Canal forms the border between Medley and the cities of Hialeah Gardens and Hialeah.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.0 square miles (16 km2). 5.1 square miles (13 km2) of it are land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it (14.95%) are water.[2]

Surrounding areas

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Demographics

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Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1950106
19601125.7%
1970351213.4%
198053753.0%
199066323.5%
20001,09865.6%
2010838−23.7%
20201,05626.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2020 census

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Medley racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[9]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 43 4.07%
Black or African American (NH) 1 0.09%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 0 0.00%
Asian (NH) 0 0.00%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian (NH) 0 0.00%
Some other race (NH) 2 0.19%
Two or more races/Multiracial (NH) 2 0.19%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,008 95.45%
Total 1,056

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,056 people, 410 households, and 255 families residing in the town.[10]

2010 census

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Medley Demographics
2010 Census Medley Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 838 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 –23.7% +10.8% +17.6%
Population density 177.2/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 93.1% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 7.4% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 1.0% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 92.2% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 0.0% 1.5% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 3.0% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 2.7% 3.2% 3.6%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 838 people, 287 households, and 227 families residing in the town.[11]

2000 census

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In 2000, 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.15.

In 2000, the town population was spread out, with 23.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the town was $23,167, and the median income for a family was $25,909. Males had a median income of $26,964 versus $18,409 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,955. About 14.3% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 33.5% of those age 65 or over. New households (condominiums) are being constructed along the Miami River in order to raise house quality.

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 83.65%, and English as a mother tongue made up 16.35% of the population.[12]

Education

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Medley is in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. Residents are zoned to Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School.[13][14]

References

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  1. ^ "The Town of Medley". Town of Medley. Retrieved December 29, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Florida". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2022.
  3. ^ "P1. Race – Medley town, Florida: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2022.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Municipal Directory: Medley". floridaleagueofcities.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved February 8, 2022.
  10. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2020: Medley town, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2010: Medley town, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  12. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Medley, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved October 30, 2007.
  13. ^ "RONALD W. REAGAN/DORAL SHS School Boundaries". Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Retrieved October 19, 2020. (attendance boundaries are stated in text)
  14. ^ "Zoning Map" (PDF). Town of Medley. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
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