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Miami-Dade County Information

Miami-Dade County in South Florida is an area known for its white sand beaches, trendy night life, and as a playground for the rich and famous. But it's also a place where cultures merge, languages blend, and people from all corners of the world converge to form a multicultural atmosphere that is uniquely Miami. In fact, over half of the County's population is foreign-born, and an even greater percentage claims a language other than English as its native tongue. With all this diversity, one can only imagine the richness and vibrancy that results and is reflected in the local food and music, which is raved about by residents and visitors alike.

Miami-Dade has much to offer. Of course, the beaches are a huge draw, and being outdoors is a way of life here. If you really want to commune with nature, you could even head west and spend some time in the Everglades National Park. Go south and you'll find yourself in the Florida Keys, which are accessible via the Overseas Highway. However, most folks in the county tend to stay in the urbanized areas, seeking enjoyment in the South Beach area (locally known as SoBe) or branching out into other areas such as Coral Gables or Little Havana. Shopping is huge here, and many people head to Coconut Grove to check out CoCo Walk and the Streets of Mayfair. The Art Deco district in Miami is another popular destination, where visitors can gaze upon the architectural style of days past. Whatever your reason for being in Miami-Dade, you won't be dissatisfied with what the County has to offer - delicious food and music to tantalize your senses, stores and boutiques to tempt your shopaholic side, beaches that beckon, and an exciting atmosphere that promises to keep you entertained.

Miami-Dade County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,946.06 sq mi
Population (2009): 2,500,625
  • Females: 51.2%
  • White: 77.2%
  • Black/African American: 19.5%
  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 62.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 17.6%
Population Change (2000-2009): 246,839
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 50.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 67.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 16.5%
High School Graduates (2000): 67.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 21.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.84
Housing Units (2000): 852,278
Homeownership Rate (2000): 57.8%
Migration Flow to Miami-Dade County, FL from (2007-2008):

Miami-Dade County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $68,006,431
  • Construction: $4,186,352
  • Retail Trade: $4,698,711
  • Professional and Technical Services: $6,799,163
  • Healthcare: $6,447,228
  • Banking: $5,206,883
  • Retail Trade: $4,698,711
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $2,679,585
  • Manufacturing: $3,033,534
  • Farms: $193,120
  • Government: $10,734,527
Employed (2000): 921,208
Unemployed (2000): 88,248
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $36,081
Local Government Employment (2007): 117,616
Local Government Revenue (2007): $9,594,847 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $11,299,610 (thou. dol.)

Miami-Dade County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 34,300
  • Per 1,000 population: 14
Deaths (2007): 17,982
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.3
Infant Deaths (2007): 211
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.2

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Miami-Dade County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 22,005
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 228
  • Forcible rape: 685
  • Robbery: 8,047
  • Aggravated Assault: 13,045
Property Crimes (2008): 131,060
  • Burglary: 26,030
  • Larceny-Theft: 88,930
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 16,100

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