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Kendall is a suburban neighborhood of metropolitan Miami, Florida, United States. As of the 2000 census, the area had a total population of 75,226.
While the defined boundaries of the community have been labeled Kendall by the US Census Bureau, locals often included western communities, such as The Hammocks, Country Walk, The Crossings, Kendale Lakes, Kendall West, and Three Lakes, subdivisions of Kendall. According to the census, is Kendall home to over 11,000 Colombian Americans, one of the largest populations in the United States.
Kendall is served by the Miami Metrorail at Dadeland North and Dadeland South stations. Both stations provide service from Dadeland to Downtown Miami, and Miami Central Station at Miami International Airport in 2012. Dadeland South station is a major transit depot in the area, connecting the southernmost suburbs of Homestead and Florida City to Metrorail via limited-stop bus rapid transit along the South Miami-Dade Busway.
Much of what is now Kendall was purchased from the State of Florida in 1883 by the Florida Land and Mortgage Company. It is named after Henry John Broughton Kendall, a director of the company 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.
Pollo Tropical has its headquarters in Kendall.
Prior to its dissolution Air Florida was headquartered in the Dade Towers in what is now the Kendall CDP.
As of 2010, there were 31,899 households, and 8.7% were vacant. As of 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, the region's population was spread out with 23.3% 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 income for a household in the area was $51,330, and the median income for a family was $61,241. Males had a median income of $42,875 versus $31,416 for females. The per capita income for the area 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.
As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 52.46% of all residents, while English speakers comprised 40.38%, Portuguese was 1.49%, French at 1.12%, and French Creole made up 0.95% of the population.
As of 2000, Kendall had the twenty-first highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 21.31% of the populace. It had the twenty-fifth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 4.56% of the population, and the sixteenth highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents in the US, at 2.48% of its population. It also had the twenty-fifth most Peruvians in the US, at 2.01% (tied with Carteret, New Jersey,) while it had the tenth highest percentage of Venezuelan residents in the US, at 1.47% of the population. As a result of the city's large French community, the French American School of Miami is located in Kendall. It is the only French American school in the southern United States.
Kendall is served by Metrobus throughout the area, and by the Metrorail at:
- Dadeland North (SW 70th Avenue and U.S. 1)
- Dadeland South (Dadeland Boulevard and U.S. 1)
- Santa's Enchanted Forest
- Miccosukee Golf and County Club
- LA Fitness - Kendall West
- Dadeland Mall
- Body Mind Spirit
- Cutler Drain Canals
- Top Gun Fishing Charters
- Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition
- Pinecrest Gardens
- Camps at Miami Dade College
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.
- Archimedean Academy
- Archimedean Middle Conservatory
- Bowman Foster Ashe Elementary School
- Bent Tree Elementary School
- Calusa Elementary
- Dante B. Fascell Elementary School
- Jane S. Roberts K-8 School
- Kendale Elementary
- Kenwood Elementary
- Leewood Elementary School
- Sunset Park Elementary School
- Westminster Christian School
- Westwood Christian School
- Winston Park K-8 Center
- Kendale Lakes Elementary
- William Lehman Elementary
- Florida Christian School
- Gateway Christian School
- Westwood Christian School
- St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School
Colleges and universities
- Kaplan University (Support Center)
- Keiser College
- Miami-Dade College (Kendall Campus)
- Nova Southeastern University (Miami Student Educational Center)
- College of Business and Technology (Kendall Campus)
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