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History Of Kendall
Much of what is now Kendall was purchased from the State of
Florida in 1883 by the Florida Land and Mortgage Company. It was named for
Henry John Broughton Kendall, a
director of Florida Land and Mortgage who moved
to the area in the 1900s to manage the company's land. As the land was not open
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.
In August 1992, Kendall and the surrounding South Dade area were
severely damaged by
Hurricane Andrew. Many of the homes and businesses in the area
were destroyed. In the subsequent years, the area was slowly rebuilt.
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,
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.
of 2000, Kendall had the twenty-first highest percentage of
in the United States, at 21.3% of the populace.
had the twenty-fifth highest percentage of
in the US, at 4.56% of the population,
the sixteenth highest percentage of
in the US, at 2.48% of its population.
also had the twenty-fifth most
the US, at 2.01% (tied with
Carteret, New Jersey,) while
it had the tenth highest percentage of
in the US, at 1.47% of the population.
a result of the city's large French community, the French American School of
Miami is located in Kendall. Kendall is also the home of Sofigi.