Bay Harbor Islands, Florida

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Bay Harbor Islands, Florida

Introduction to Bay Harbor Islands, Florida

Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 3 miles E of North Miami, Florida and 8 miles NE of Miami, Florida. The town has a population of 5,146.

Bay Harbor Islands History

Bay Harbor Islands was incorporated in 1947. The municipality was formed in 1953.

Bay Harbor Islands and nearby Attractions

  • Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
  • Miami Children’s Museum
  • Barnacle State Historic Site
  • Oleta River State Park
  • Miami Metrozoo

Things To Do In Bay Harbor Islands

Local museums include the Arch Creek Park and Museum, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and the Miami Children’s Museum. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood showcases work of new and established photographers, painters and sculptors. The Miami Metrozoo, the Sawgrass Recreation Park and the Miami Seaquarium are all accessible from Bay Harbor Islands as well.

Bay Harbor Islands Transportation

Miami International Airport is nearby.

Bay Harbor Islands Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Barry University, Miami-Dade Community College, Broward Community College, Nova South Eastern University, Keiser College and the University of Miami.

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High Points

Bay Harbor Islands strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Bay Harbor Islands Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 10% Bay Harbor Islands Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Bay Harbor Islands Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Bay Harbor Islands, Florida

Comparing Bay Harbor Islands to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 8
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 10 7
Racial Diversity 9 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
Median Family Income 4 6
People Above Poverty 4 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Housing Recently Built 4 1
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Bay Harbor Islands Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of North Miami, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NE of Miami, Florida
County Miami-Dade
Standard Zip Codes 33154
Phone Area Codes 305
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 25.887
Longitude -80.131

Bay Harbor Islands Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 63 to 73 F
Apr Temp 70 to 79 F
Jul Temp 78 to 87 F
Oct Temp 75 to 83 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 76 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.5 inches
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Bay Harbor Islands Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,146 100%
Male 2,288 44.5%
Female 2,858 55.5%
Under 18 924 18%
18+ 4,222 82%
65+ 1,198 23.3%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 2.71
White 4,694 91.2%
African-American 92 1.8%
Asian 63 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 146 2.8%
Mixed Race 144 2.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,816 35.3%

Estimated Bay Harbor Islands Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,093
Growth -53
Growth % -1%

Bay Harbor Islands Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.5%
Russian 8.7%
Italian 7.6%
Polish 6.8%
US/American 5.8%
German 4%
Irish 2.9%
English 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Hungarian 1.9%
Eastern European 1.4%
British 1%
Romanian 1%
Scottish 0.9%
Brazilian 0.9%
European 0.8%
Jamaican 0.8%
Armenian 0.8%
Turkish 0.8%
Austrian 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
Moroccan 0.5%
Australian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bay Harbor Islands, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Indian Creek Village (33154)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bay Harbor Islands 5,146 $43,939
Bal Harbour 3,305 $83,570
Biscayne Park 3,269 $53,409
North Bay Village 6,733 $37,931
North Miami 59,880 $31,760
Sunny Isles Beach 15,315 $40,309
Surfside 4,909 $56,327
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