Miami – Dade

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Miami – Dade

Miami-Dade County is a southeasternmost county in mainland Florida and on the U.S. mainland. It is the seventh most populous county in the U.S. and part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fl. Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat of Miami-Dade County is the city of Miami. The counties nicknames are Dade County, Dade, Metro-Dade and Greater Miami. National protected areas within the county include Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, and Everglades National Park. The county has approximately 34 incorporated cities and towns as well approximately 38 CDPS and over 15 unincorporated areas, including planned communities and subdivisions and more.

The earliest known inhabitants of the area were native tribes dating back to approximately 12,000 years ago. Later it was inhabited by the Tequesta people who hunted, fished and gathered in the area. The first European to visit the area that would one day be Miami-Dade County was Ponce de Leon in 1513. The first permanent European settlers to the area arrived  in the early 1800s. Dade County was established in January of 1836 and named after a soldier, Major Francis L. Dade. In 1844, the county seat was moved to Miami. Development was slow but did occur, especially in the area of Miami. In November of 1997, voters changed the name of Dade County to Miami-Dade County due to the size and recognizability of its biggest city. Miami-Dade county is a home rule charter county and has a unique system of government known as a “two-tier federation”. Cities in the county make up the lower tier, which is local government, the county is the upper tier taking on decisions of a metropolitan nature.

The county spans 2,432 square miles, 1,898 square miles of land area and 533 square miles of water. Population estimates for 2015, put the population at approximately 2,693,117 and the population density at approximately 1,378.9 people per square mile. In 2010, the median household income for the county was $43,605, the median family income was $50,065 and the per capita income was $22,957.  In the same year, over half the county’s population was foreign born. In 2008, the top five private employers in the county were the University of Miami, Baptist Health South Florida, Publix Super Markets, American Airlines and Precision Response Corporation. The top five government employees  were Miami-Dade County Government, U.S. Federal Government, Florida State Government, City of Miami Government and City of Miami Beach Government.

Public Education in the county is provided by the Miami-Dade County Public School District, which is the fourth-largest school district in the United States with nearly 400,000 students. Public transportation in the county consists of Metrobus buses and Metrorail trains. There are seven airports in the county, but the primary airport is Miami International Airport. The city features parks, trails, beaches and more as well as countless nightspots, restaurants, museums, galleries and unique shopping opportunities. Homes for sale come in all sizes and styles from first-time buyer homes to sprawling luxury homes. Miami-Dade real estate options also include apartments, townhomes, condominiums and more. To begin your home search in Miami-Dade County, call friendly local real estate agent John Merrit at 561-283-3892 and find the home of your dreams today.

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      Number of households 918,420
      Household Avg. Income 74,772
      Avg. year dwelling build 1975
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      Population 2,638,511
      Population Density 5,788
      Median Age 45
      Average value of the dwelling in which household lives $26,099,971
      Avg. years a household has lived in dwelling. 16 years
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