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Miami city - Miami-Dade County (part), Florida

Miami-Dade County (part), Florida
Nickname(s): "Magic City", "The Gateway to the Americas", "Capital of Latin America"
Incorporated:July 28, 1896
- Total:399.457 (2010)
- Density:11.096,0/sq mi (4.295,2/sq km)
Area code(s):305, 786
Time zone:EST (UTC-5)
Summer Time zone:EDT (UTC-4)
- Total:57 sq mi (146 sq km)
- Land:36 sq mi (93 sq km)
- Water:21 sq mi (53 sq km)
- % water:36,30 %

Miami city - Miami-Dade County (part) is located in the state of Florida. It occupies the area of 57 square miles. 21 square miles are water areas and 36 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Miami-Dade County (part) lies at +25.7862874, -080.2228213 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 399.457 living in the Miami-Dade County (part). The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (72.58%), Black or African American (19.25%) and Some Other Race (4.18%). Median age is 38 for the males and 40 for the females.

Statistical data for the Miami-Dade County (part) based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

White alone
289,92072.58 %
Black or African American alone
76,88019.25 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,1950.30 %
Asian alone
3,9530.99 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
850.02 %
Some Other Race alone
16,6844.18 %
Two or More races
10,7402.69 %

History of Miami

Before it was claimed for Spain in 1566, the area of present-day Miami was inhabited for thousands of years by the Tequestas. The attempts to colonize the area along the Miami River were hampered by the hostility of the local tribes. However, by the 1700 most native inhabitants of the area have disappeared. In 1821, Florida was ceded to the United States and in the following decades many new settlers arrived to the Biscayne Bay. They were in almost constant conflict with the Seminoles so the U.S. Army took over Fort Dallas and in 1824 managed to drive the Seminoles to the Everglades.

However, by the 1860 the Miami area was almost completely abandoned as the inhabitants found farming to be virtually impossible. Most of the land was bought again in 1870, after the Civil War which barely touched the area. Julia Tuttle from Cleveland was among those who bought the land and saw the potential for creating a resort community. Thanks to her, the East Coast Railroad arrived to Miami in 1896 and the same year the town was officially incorporated.

After World War I, Miami experienced a period of great growth. The growth slowed down after a hurricane that killed 234 people in 1926 but by that time Miami already had a population of over 200,000 and a steady economy based on tourism. The second boom came with World War II, when soldiers replaced tourists and many members of the army chose to remain in the city after the war.

In the 1980s more than 178,000 people immigrated to Miami from Cuba, which transformed it to an international city. Miami is today a bilingual city but that does not mean it is free of racial tensions. In addition, despite its rather glamorous image, Miami was at one point the fourth-poorest city in America.

In 2001 Miami was almost bankrupt but after the election of mayor Diaz it managed to pull through. Today the city’s bonds have an A+ rating and the overall quality of life is significantly higher.

Geography and Climate

Miami is located on a plain between Florida Everglades and Biscayne Bay. The bay has hundreds of natural and artificial barrier islands. Miami Beach and South Beach are located on such islands. Western fringes of Miami extend to the Everglades marshland and the communities close to the swamp have occasional problems with alligators venturing in.

Miami has a tropical monsoon climate. Summers are long, hot and humid and winters are brief, warm and drier. Hurricane season in Miami lasts from early June to late November, although hurricanes have been known to strike even outside of that period.

Miami Cityscape

The city can roughly be divided into South, North, West and Downtown Miami. Downtown Miami is the heart of the city and its central business district, with the largest concentration of international banks in the USA. Midtown area in North Miami is home to many ethnically diverse communities, as well as to artists and bohemians. Traditionally immigrant neighborhoods are also located in Western Miami and the south side of the city features many of Miami’s oldest homes and also restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shops, located in the Coconut Grove neighborhood.


In 2010, Miami had a population of 399,457, of which 70% were Hispanics or Latinos of any race, 19.2% were Black or African American, 11.9% were non-Hispanic Whites, 1% were Asian, 0.3$ were Native American, 2.7% were of two or more races and 4.2% were of some other race.

Miami is a bilingual city and the majority of its residents speak Spanish.

Economy of Miami

Tourism has long been the major economic sector in Miami. While tourism still continues to be a major source of revenue, the economy is today much more diversified, especially in sectors relative to trade and international banking.

Some of the largest companies based in Miami include Bacardi, Telemundo, RCTV International, Burger King, Alienware, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Univision, U.S. Century Bank, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, CompUSA, Perry Ellis International, Sony Music Latin, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, and many more.

Culture and Arts in Miami

The city has a number of performing arts venues, most notably the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, as well as the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Coconut Grove Playhouse, New World Center, and Fair Expo Center. Major museums in the city include the Frost Art Museum, Miami Art Museum, Miami Science Museum and History Miami.

Music is a very large part in the life of Miami residents. The city has a vibrant Latino music scene and it is also a hotspot for dance music, hip-hop, electroclash and Miami bass. Miami hosts the Winter Music Conference, the largest dance event in the world.


In sports, Miami is home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, the NBA’s Miami Heat, the NHL’s Florida Panthers and MLB’s Miami Marlins.


Top institutions of higher education in Miami include Florida International University, Carlos Albizu University, Miami Campus, Miami Dade College, University of Miami, Barry University, Keiser University, Miami International University of Art & Design, St. Thomas University and Johnson and Wales University.


The Port of Miami is the busiest cruise port in the world. With this port and the Miami International Airport, Miami is the principal and the largest gateway between USA and Latin America. The city is the southern terminus of Amtrak’s Atlantic Coast services (the Silver Star and Silver Meteor lines). Public transportation in the city is provided by Miami-Dade Transit and SFRTA and includes commuter rail, heavy-rail rapid transit, an elevated people mover and buses.

Statistical data for the Miami city - Miami-Dade County (part), Florida

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

White alone
289,92072.58 %
Black or African American alone
76,88019.25 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,1950.30 %
Asian alone
3,9530.99 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
850.02 %
Some Other Race alone
16,6844.18 %
Two or More races
10,7402.69 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Not Hispanic or Latino
120,00130.04 %
Hispanic or Latino
279,45669.96 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Not Hispanic or Latino
120,00130.04 %
White alone
47,62239.68 %
Black or African American alone
64,99354.16 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3610.30 %
Asian alone
3,6493.04 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
580.05 %
Some Other Race alone
6760.56 %
Two or More races
2,6422.20 %
Hispanic or Latino
279,45669.96 %
White alone
242,29886.70 %
Black or African American alone
11,8874.25 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
8340.30 %
Asian alone
3040.11 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
270.01 %
Some Other Race alone
16,0085.73 %
Two or More races
8,0982.90 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes

Household Type

Family households
90,03256.87 %
Husband-wife family
49,61055.10 %
Other family
40,42244.90 %
Male householder, no wife present
11,78929.16 %
Female householder, no husband present
28,63370.84 %
Nonfamily households
68,28543.13 %
Householder living alone
52,64477.09 %
Householder not living alone
15,64122.91 %

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City Alias ZIP Codes
Coral GablesMiami33114
HialeahMiami33010, 33017, 33018, 33016, 33015, 33014, 33013, 33012, 33011
HialeahMiami Gardens33014, 33015, 33017
HialeahMiami Lakes33018, 33016, 33015, 33014
Key BiscayneMiami33149
MiamiAir Mail Facility33122
MiamiAventura33280, 33180
MiamiBarry University33161
MiamiBiscayne Park33261, 33181, 33161
MiamiC Gables33234, 33158
MiamiCoconut Gr33233
MiamiCoconut Grove33133, 33146, 33134
MiamiCoral Gables33134, 33206, 33133, 33124, 33158, 33234, 33146, 33145, 33144, 33143, 33156
MiamiCoral Gbls33234, 33158
MiamiCountry Lakes33177, 33187, 33170
MiamiCutler Bay33190, 33189, 33157
MiamiCutler Ridge33170, 33190, 33157, 33189
MiamiDoral33166, 33126, 33182, 33222, 33172, 33122, 33178
MiamiDr Martin Luther King Jr33147
MiamiEl Portal33138, 33150
MiamiFather Felix Varela33194
MiamiFlinternational Univ33199
MiamiFlorida International Univ33199
MiamiFlorida Power & Light Co33188
MiamiGables33234, 33158
MiamiGables By The Sea33156
MiamiInternational Service Center33112
MiamiKendall33158, 33256, 33183, 33196, 33283, 33173, 33186, 33176, 33156, 33296, 33193
MiamiKeystone Islands33261
MiamiMedley33166, 33178
MiamiMia Shores33162
MiamiMia Shrs33162
MiamiMiami33269, 33111, 33162, 33161, 33187, 33186, 33158, 33190, 33116, 33159, 33189, 33283, 33188, 33112, 33163, 33164, 33183, 33101, 33172, 33182, 33179, 33173, 33174, 33176, 33181, 33177, 33296, 33170, 33102, 33280, 33165, 33180, 33185, 33166, 33184, 33106, 33167, 33168, 33169, 33175, 33178, 33122, 33257, 33136, 33233, 33134, 33147, 33266, 33133, 33150, 33151, 33152, 33153, 33135, 33132, 33231, 33146, 33137, 33138, 33256, 33255, 33247, 33245, 33243, 33242, 33142, 33143, 33238, 33261, 33144, 33234, 33145, 33131, 33222, 33130, 33196, 33197, 33156, 33127, 33129, 33155, 33199, 33126, 33194, 33206, 33124, 33265, 33193, 33157, 33125, 33299, 33128
MiamiMiami Gardens33169, 33179
MiamiMiami Shores33167, 33168, 33153, 33162, 33138, 33150, 33161
MiamiMiami Springs33166, 33266
MiamiMilam Dairy33166
MiamiMorales Discount Pharmacy33183
MiamiN Miami Beach33162, 33181, 33164, 33179, 33169
MiamiNmb33181, 33180, 33161, 33280
MiamiNorth Miami33162, 33181, 33161, 33167, 33169, 33261, 33168
MiamiNorth Miami Bch33164
MiamiNorth Miami Beach33180, 33164, 33162, 33261, 33161, 33181, 33179, 33169
MiamiOjus33163, 33180
MiamiOlympia Heights33174, 33185, 33265, 33175, 33184, 33165
MiamiOlympia Hgts33185, 33265, 33165, 33175
MiamiPalmetto Bay33157, 33158, 33176
MiamiPerrine33157, 33257, 33177, 33190, 33170, 33189, 33187
MiamiPinecrest33256, 33156
MiamiPinecrest Postal Store33156
MiamiQuail Heights33189, 33197, 33177, 33190, 33187, 33257, 33170
MiamiRichmond Heights33176, 33158, 33156
MiamiSkyshop Logistics Inc33106
MiamiSnapper Creek33176
MiamiSouth Miami33143, 33156, 33173, 33176, 33155, 33146, 33256, 33183, 33243
MiamiSouth Miami Heights33157
MiamiSweetwater33184, 33194, 33144, 33174, 33172, 33182
MiamiTown & Country Postal Store33283, 33183
MiamiUleta33164, 33162
MiamiUniv Of Miami33124, 33146
MiamiUniversity Of Miami33146, 33124
MiamiVillage Of Palmetto Bay33157, 33158
MiamiVillage Of Pinecrest33156, 33256
MiamiVirginia Gardens33166
MiamiVirginia Gdns33166
MiamiWest Dade33196
MiamiWest Miami33155, 33194, 33182, 33172, 33174, 33144
Miami BeachBal Harbour33154
Miami BeachBay Harbor Is33154
Miami BeachBay Harbor Islands33154
Miami BeachCarl Fisher33239
Miami BeachFisher Island33109, 33139
Miami BeachInd Crk Vlg33154
Miami BeachIndian Creek33154
Miami BeachIndian Creek Village33154
Miami BeachMiami33139, 33140, 33141, 33119, 33109, 33154, 33239
Miami BeachMiami Beach33141, 33139, 33154, 33239, 33119, 33140, 33109
Miami BeachNormandy33141
Miami BeachNormandy Isle33141
Miami BeachNorth Bay Village33141
Miami BeachNorth Bay Vlg33141
Miami BeachSunset Island33140
Miami BeachSurfside33154
Miami BeachVenetian Islands33139
Miami GardensCarol City33056
Miami GardensMiami Gardens33056
Miami GardensOpa Locka33056
North Miami BeachAventura33160
North Miami BeachGolden Beach33160
North Miami BeachMiami33160
North Miami BeachN Miami Beach33160
North Miami BeachNorth Miami Beach33160
North Miami BeachSunny Isl Bch33160
North Miami BeachSunny Isles33160
North Miami BeachSunny Isles Beach33160
Opa LockaMiami33055, 33054
Opa LockaMiami Gardens33055, 33054

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