Miami-Dade County, Florida

Miami-Dade County, Florida
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Images, from top down, left to right: Downtown Miami skyline; Lifeguard station on South Beach; Miami Design District's Palm Court; Wynwood Walls in Wynwood Art District; Ocean Drive in Miami Beach; Venetian Pool; Biscayne National Park; American Airlines Arena; Anhinga Trail boardwalk in Everglades National Park
Flag of Miami-Dade County, Florida
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Official seal of Miami-Dade County, Florida
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Official logo of Miami-Dade County, Florida
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Nickname(s): 
"Dade County", "Dade", "Metro-Dade", "Greater Miami"
Motto(s): 
Delivering Excellence Every Day
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Miami-Dade County, Florida is located in the United States
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 25°36′38″N 80°29′50″W / 25.61058°N 80.497099°W / 25.61058; -80.497099Coordinates: 25°36′38″N 80°29′50″W / 25.61058°N 80.497099°W / 25.61058; -80.497099[1]
Country United States
State Florida
RegionSouth Florida
Metro areaMiami
FoundedJanuary 18, 1836
Named forFrancis L. Dade
County seat Miami
Largest cityMiami
Incorporated municipalities34
Government
 • TypeTwo-tier federation
 • BodyMiami-Dade Board of County Commissioners
 • Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners[2]
Commissioners
 • Mayor of Miami-Dade CountyDaniella Levine Cava (D)
Area
 • Total2,431.178 sq mi (6,296.72 km2)
 • Land1,898.753 sq mi (4,917.75 km2)
 • Water532.425 sq mi (1,378.97 km2)  21.9%
Highest elevation
[3] (Unnamed hill near Oleta River State Park)
34−40 ft (22 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total2,498,018
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
2,716,940
 • Density1,000/sq mi (400/km2)
Demonym(s)Miami-Dadian
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Zip code
33002, 33010-33018, 33030-33035, 33039, 33054, 33056, 33090, 33092, 33101-33102, 33106, 33109, 33111-33112, 33114, 33116, 33119, 33122, 33124-33147, 33149-33158, 33160-33170, 33172-33199, 33206, 33222, 33231, 33233-33234, 33238-33239, 33242-33243, 33245, 33247, 33255-33257, 33261, 33265-33266, 33269, 33280, 33283, 33296, 33299
Area codes305/786,
FIPS code12086
GNIS feature ID295755
GDP$146 billion[5]
Primary AirportMiami International Airport (MIA)
Secondary Airport
InterstatesI-75.svg I-95.svg I-195.svg I-395.svg
U.S. RoutesUS 1.svg US 27.svg US 41.svg US 441.svg
State RoutesFlorida's Turnpike shield.svg Florida A1A.svg Florida 9.svg Florida 90.svg Florida 94.svg Toll Florida 112.svg Florida 817.svg Florida 823.svg Florida 825.svg Florida 826.svg Toll Florida 836.svg Florida 852.svg Florida 856.svg Florida 860.svg Toll Florida 874.svg Toll Florida 878.svg Florida 909.svg Florida 913.svg Florida 915.svg Florida 916.svg Florida 924.svg Florida 932.svg Florida 934.svg Florida 944.svg Florida 948.svg Florida 953.svg Florida 959.svg Florida 968.svg Florida 973.svg Florida 986.svg Florida 992.svg Florida 994.svg Florida 997.svg Florida 998.svg Florida 9336.svg
Rapid TransitMetrorail
Commuter RailAmtrak, Brightline, Tri-Rail
Websitewww.miamidade.gov

Miami-Dade County is located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. According to a 2019 census report,[6] the county had a population of 2,716,940,[7] making it the most populous county in Florida and the seventh-most populous county in the United States.[8] It is also Florida's third largest county in terms of land area, with 1,946 square miles (5,040 km2). The county seat is Miami, the principal city in South Florida.[9]

Miami-Dade County is one of the three counties in South Florida that make up the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,198,782 people in 2018.[10] Miami-Dade is one of the largest majority-minority counties in the United States with over 69.4% of the population being of Hispanic and Latino descent.[11]

The county is home to 34 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas.[12] The northern, central and eastern portions of the county are heavily urbanized with many high-rise buildings along the coastline, including South Florida's central business district, Downtown Miami. Southern Miami-Dade County includes the Redland and Homestead areas, which make up the agricultural economy of the region. Agricultural Redland makes up roughly one third of Miami-Dade County's inhabited land area, and is sparsely populated, a stark contrast to the densely populated, urban northern portion of the county.

The county also includes portions of two national parks. To the west it extends into the Everglades National Park and is populated only by a Miccosukee tribal village. East of the mainland, in Biscayne Bay, is Biscayne National Park and the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves.[13][14]

The University of Miami, Florida International University and Miami Dade College are some of the most notable institutions of higher-learning in the county.

  1. ^ https://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/2018_Gazetteer/2018_gaz_counties_12.txt
  2. ^ "Agencies and Officials".
  3. ^ "Miami-Dade County High Point - Peakbagger.com". www.peakbagger.com.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Miami-Dade County, Florida".
  5. ^ "GDP by County | U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)".
  6. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Miami-Dade County, Florida; UNITED STATES". www.census.gov.
  7. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 19, 2001. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  8. ^ "MiamiHerald.com".
  9. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Miami-Dade County, Florida; Broward County, Florida; Palm Beach County, Florida".
  11. ^ https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/miamidadecountyflorida/PST045219
  12. ^ "Miami-Dade County Municipalities". www8.miamidade.gov. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  13. ^ "Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves | Florida Department of Environmental Protection". floridadep.gov.
  14. ^ "Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve". Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. July 8, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2015.