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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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Median household income
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$39,681
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our El Portal demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.5 per 1,000 people.

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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.

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23% of El Portal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in El Portal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $609.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,008.


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Miami-Dade County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our El Portal political report.

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The average commute time for El Portal workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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