Princeton is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area of South Florida. The population was 39,208 at the 2020 census,[2] up from 22,038 at the 2010 census.

Princeton, Florida
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 CDP boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing CDP boundaries
Coordinates: 25°32′8″N 80°23′51″W / 25.53556°N 80.39750°W / 25.53556; -80.39750
Country United States of America
State Florida
CountyMiami-Dade
Area
 • Total7.47 sq mi (19.34 km2)
 • Land7.42 sq mi (19.21 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation
10 ft (3 m)
Population
 • Total39,308
 • Density5,299.72/sq mi (2,046.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33032, 33092 (Princeton);
33170 (Goulds)
Area code(s)305, 786, 645
FIPS code12-58975[3]
GNIS feature ID0289323[4]

History edit

 
Harvesters using a conveyor belt in order to aid with tomato harvesting in Princeton, Florida (1957)

As a small town and depot along the Florida East Coast Railroad in the 1900s, the community was named by Gaston Drake after his alma mater, Princeton University. Many of the town buildings were even painted the school's colors: black and orange. Drake operated a saw mill and lumber company in Princeton supplying Miami, the Florida Keys and Cuba until the local timber gave out in 1923.[5]

Geography edit

Princeton is located 24 miles (39 km) southwest of downtown Miami and 6 miles (10 km) northeast of Homestead at 25°32′8″N 80°23′51″W / 25.53556°N 80.39750°W / 25.53556; -80.39750 (25.535634, -80.397485).[6] It is bordered to the north by Goulds and to the southwest by Naranja, both unincorporated.

U.S. Route 1 (Dixie Highway) runs northeast to southwest through Princeton, and the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike forms the eastern edge of the community, with access from Exit 9 (Florida State Road 989).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19 km2), of which 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2), or 0.67%, are water.[1]

Demographics edit

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
19601,719
19907,073
200010,09042.7%
201022,038118.4%
202039,30878.4%
source:[7][8][9][10]

2010 and 2020 census edit

Princeton racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Pop 2010[11] Pop 2020[12] % 2010 % 2020
White (NH) 1,857 2,724 8.43% 6.93%
Black or African American (NH) 6,165 7,001 27.97% 17.81%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 26 22 0.12% 0.06%
Asian (NH) 297 574 1.35% 1.46%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian (NH) 10 3 0.05% 0.01%
Some other race (NH) 49 209 0.22% 0.53%
Two or more races/Multiracial (NH) 218 630 0.99% 1.60%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 13,416 28,145 60.88% 71.60%
Total 22,038 39,308

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 39,308 people, 8,356 households, and 7,058 families residing in the CDP.[13]

As of the 2010 United States census, there were 22,038 people, 5,688 households, and 4,807 families residing in the CDP.[14]

2000 census edit

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,090 people, 2,732 households, and 2,341 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,373.3 inhabitants per square mile (530.2/km2). There were 2,906 housing units at an average density of 395.5 per square mile (152.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 53.78% White (18% were Non-Hispanic White),[15] 32.54% African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.70% from other races, and 4.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.49% of the population.

As of 2000, there were 2,732 households, out of which 52.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 22.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.63 and the average family size was 3.85.

In 2000, in the CDP, the population was spread out, with 36.1% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the CDP was $39,556, and the median income for a family was $41,896. Males had a median income of $32,101 versus $23,634 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,918. About 19.8% of families and 23.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.1% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 50.02% of residents; Spanish made up 49.24%, and French Creole was the first language for 0.72% of the population.[16]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Florida". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 11, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "P1. Race – Princeton CDP, Florida: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 11, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Jean Cunningham Taylor (c. 1985). Villages of South Dade. B. Kennedy. pp. 126–7. OCLC 18906834.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-31.
  8. ^ In 1980, Princeton combined with Naranja to form Naranja-Princeton CDP, which enumerated a population of 10,381.
  9. ^ Census of Population, 1960: Number of Inhabitants, General Population Counts. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-09-08.
  10. ^ Not returned separately by enumerators in 1970
  11. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Princeton CDP, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  12. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Princeton CDP, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  13. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2020: Princeton CDP, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  14. ^ "S1101 HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES - 2010: Princeton CDP, Florida". United States Census Bureau.
  15. ^ "Demographics of Princeton, FL". MuniNetGuide.com. Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  16. ^ "MLA Data Center Results of Princeton, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-11-08.