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Small village with increasing Haitian population
El Portal is a village in Miami-Dade County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "the gate," after two wooden gates that once stood here
The latitude of El Portal is 25.855N. The longitude is -80.193W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,470.
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3% of El Portal residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the El Portal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in El Portal was $14,782, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of El Portal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in El Portal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $609. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,008.
Miami-Dade County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our El Portal political report.
The average commute time for El Portal workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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