Doral

  •  Carnival
  •  Golf

City information

Doral is a city located in north-central Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. A suburb of Miami, it lies north-west of Miami International Airport. It takes its name from the famous golf and spa resort located within its municipal boundaries. The Doral Golf Resort & Spa was originally built by Doris and Alfred Kaskel, who coined "Doral" by combining their names. The City of Doral was incorporated along with Miami Gardens in 2003. As of the 2000 census, the population was 20,438. According to 2009 U.S. Census estimates, the city had a population of 46,000 making it one of the fastest growing cities in Miami-Dade County. For a city of its size, Doral has a large number of shops, financial institutions and businesses, especially importers and exporters, primarily because of its proximity to the Miami International Airport. In 2008, Fortune Small Business and CNN Money ranked Doral as 51 on a list of 100 cities with the best mix of business advantages and lifestyle appeal.

 

Economy

In 2005 Doral had over 10,000 businesses. During that year Carnival Cruise Lines, Ryder, and Univision had operations in Doral. For years leading into 2005, Doral attracted businesses of various sizes.
Carnival Corporation and subsidiary Carnival Cruise Lines have their headquarters in Doral.
Amadeus North America, AAXICO, Benihana, and Perry Ellis International have their headquarters in Doral.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Miami Branch Office, one of the five Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta branch offices, is located in Doral.
Martinair operates its Americas headquarters in the Doral Corporate Center One in Doral. Avianca operates a Miami-area sales office in Doral. Grupo TACA operates a Miami-area TACA Center in Doral. El Al has its Miami-area office in Doral. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has its USA head office in Doral.
The Doral Chamber of Commerce is the official chamber for the City of Doral.
Before Doral was incorporated, the second (1996–1998) Pan American World Airways had its headquarters in Doral. At one time Ryder had its headquarters in Doral. In 2002 Ryder announced that it would move its headquarters to a new site in Miami-Dade County.

 

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,438 people, 7,692 households, and 5,492 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,552.6 inhabitants per square mile (599.6/km2). There were 9,186 housing units at an average density of 697.8 per square mile (269.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.02% White (24% were Non-Hispanic White,) 2.66% African American, 0.07% Native American, 5.08% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.36% from other races, and 3.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 67.44% of the population.

In Doral Park, 90.04% White (35.4% were Non-Hispanic White,) 1.45% African American, 0.31% Native American, 6.44% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.14% of the population.

Doral is the city with the highest percentage of Venezuelans in its population in the United States, at 8.22% Venezuelan.
There were 7,692 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% fron 18 to 24, 43.6% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $53,060, and the median income for a family was $57,193. Males had a median income of $46,324 versus $32,827 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,705. About 9.5% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 74.50%, while English accounted for 16.15%, Portuguese was spoken by 5.02%, Chinese made up 0.97%, Tamil was at 0.64%, Japanese at 0.52%, and Arabic was the mother tongue for 0.50% of the population.

As of 2000, Doral had the highest percentage of Venezuelans residents in the US, with 8.22% of the populace (Weston was the second highest, with 4.10% of the populace.) It had the thirty-third highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 15.20% of the city's population, and the sixth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 8.71% of the its population.It also had the tenth most Peruvians in the US, at 2.95%, while it had the forty-eighth highest percentage of Dominicans, at 2.64% of all residents. It had the thirteenth highest concentration of Brazilians, with 2.50% of the city (tied with Newark, NJ and Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.) Doral's Nicaraguan community had the twenty-sixth highest percentage of residents, which comprised 1.69% of the population. It is also home to the fifty-first highest percentage of Ecuadorian residents, which made up 1.18% of the population.

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