Miami-Dade County Florida Located in South East Florida
Miami-Dade County Cities
|Andover Golf Estates
|Andover Lake Estates
|Bay Harbour Island
||South Miami Heights
||North Bay Village
||Indian Creek Village
||North Miami Beach
||Town Park Estates
|Coral Way Village
||Palm Springs Estates
||Palm Springs North
Land area (rank) : 1,955 square miles (3)
Population 1993 (rank) : 1,951,116 (1)
Population density 1993 (rank) : 998 persons per square mile (4)
Growth 1980-1990 (rank): 19.2% (51)
Dade County is in south Florida and is bordered by Monroe,
Broward, and Collier counties and the Atlantic Ocean. The county
has 64 square miles of water. The average January temperature
is 67.9 degrees F, and the average August temperature is 82.1
degrees F. The average annual rainfall is 57.77 inches.
Dade County was established in 1836 from a portion of St. Johns
County and named for Major Francis Longhorne Dade, U.S. Army Commander
during the Second Seminole War.
In 1993 slightly over 50% of the population was in the Metro
Dade area. Of the 28 incorporated places, those with the largest
populations in 1993 were Miami (364, 679), Hialeah (199,923),
Miami Beach (95,160), North Miami (50,243), and Coral Gables (41,055).
The U.S. Bureau of the Census has designated Dade County as the
Miami-Hialeah Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In 1993, 76% of Dade County's population was white and 24%
was nonwhite. In 1990, 49.2% of the population was Hispanic. Of
the population increase between 1980 and 1990, 66.0% was due to
net migration. The 1992 birth rate was 16.5 live births per 1,000
persons, and the 1992 death rate was 9.2 deaths per 1,000 persons.
In 1992 the infant mortality rate was 7.5 per 1,000. The leading
causes of death in 1993 were heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
Of all 1992 high school graduates, 63.6% planned to continue
their education. The 1992 high school dropout rate was 5.8%. In
1990, 65.0% of persons in the county were high school graduates,
and 18.8% had completed four or more years of college. Colleges
and universities. Barry University, Miami Shores; Florida National
College, Hialeah; Johnson and Wales University, North Miami; University
of Miami, Coral Gables; Briarcliffe College, Caribbean Center
for Advanced Studies, Florida International University, Florida
Memorial College, International College of the Cayman Islands,
International Fine Arts College, Martin College, Miami Christian
College, Miami-Dade Community College, St. John Vianney College
Seminary, St. Thomas University, Trinity College-South Fl Campus,
Ward Stone College, Miami; Southeastern Univ. of the Health Sciences,
Union Institute, North Miami Beach.
The per capita income for 1993 was $20,258 (14th highest in
the state). The median household income in 1989 was $26,909. In
1989, 14.2% of families had incomes below the poverty level. In
1990, 14.8% of personal income in Dade County was derived from
transfer payments. Apparel and textile producers, printers and
publishers, and fabricated metal producers accounted for the most
employment in the manufacturing sector. In 1992 there were 1,891
farms in Dade County, totalling 83,681 acres (7% of land in the
county). In 1991, 494,582 pounds of fish and 409,782 pounds of
shellfish were landed.
Median value of a single-family home 1990: $86,500
Median monthly rent 1990: $422
Mobile homes as a % of total housing: 2.4
Housing starts 1992: 6,796
Housing starts 1993: 7,589
In 1992 the price level index for Dade County was 106.66 (2nd
highest in the state).
Dade County is a charter county. In 1993, the ad valorem millage
rate was 8.0550, and the total taxable value of property was $65,195,045,544.
Taxable sales totalled $19270.90 million in 1992 and $21081.70
million in 1993. Lottery sales totalled $362,759 thousand in 1992-93.
In 1990-91 Dade County's revenues totalled $3,917,616 thousand
($1,997.1 per capita) and its expenditures $3,933,587 thousand
($2,005.2 per capita). Of those 18 years of age and older, 45.2%
were registered to vote in 1992. Of these, 53.1% were registered
Democrat and 37.7% were registered Republican. In the 1992 presidential
election 43.2% of the votes were cast for Bush, 46.7% for Clinton,
and 9.9% for Perot.
Events and Places of Interest
Art Deco Weekend, Orange Bowl, Martin Luther King Jr. Parade,
January, Miami; Homestead Frontier Days and Rodeo, January; Carnaval
Miami, Grand Prix Auto Race, Italian Renaissance Festival, March,
Miami; Bahamas Goombay Festival, Coconut Grove, June; Art Deco
District, Miami Beach; Ancient Spanish Monastery, North Miami
Beach; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach; Fairchild Tropical Garden,
Gold Coast Railroad and Museum, Metrozoo, Miami Museum of Science,
Miami Seaquarium, Monkey Jungle, Orchid Jungle, Parrot Jungle,
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami; Florida Pioneer Museum, Florida
City; Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables.