Miami-Dade is the most populated county in Florida and the 7th most populated county in the United States, right behind Orange County, California. Its population is estimated at 2.75 million and its county seat is Miami, which is the largest city in the county at 470,914 as of 2018.
Miami-Dade borders the counties of Collier, Monroe, and Broward.
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The average population size for a county in America is 10,000 people, putting Miami-Dade County’s population of 2.75 million well above average. The next most populated county in the state of Florida is Broward, which has an estimated population of 1.94 million and is the 17th most populated county in the United States.
If you’re looking for someone and only have a name and their general whereabouts, you can narrow your search by considering the demographic of the people in Miami-Dade County.
In 2017, the median age of residents of Miami-Dade County was 40.1, which is only slightly up from 2016, when it was 40 years of age. Those who were born in the United States who live in Miami-Dade County are significantly younger than those living there who were foreign-born. The median age of those who are native-born is 25 and the age of foreign-born residents is 50. As of 2017, 52% of the county population (1.43 million people) was born outside of the United States. This is much higher than the national average of 13.7%. The rate is increasing; in 2016, 51.3% of the country was foreign-born.
The largest ethnic group in Miami-Dade is Hispanic/Latino (1.89 million people), which is 4.36 times more than any other race or ethnicity. The second and third most common ethnicities are Black/African American Alone (434,000 people) and White Alone (360,000). As of 2017, 75.5% of residents speak a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. Not surprisingly, the most common non-English language spoken is Spanish (66.4%, or over 1.7 million speakers). The second most common is Haitian (4.77%, or 123,600) and the third is Portuguese (0.749% or 19,415).
Most households in Miami-Dade County average 3 people. Less than half of the population are married (45%) and there are more females than males (51% for the former, 49% for the latter.) Given the number of persons per household and the amount of people living in the county, the median property value was $288,100 in 2017, which is 1.32 times larger than the national average of $217,600. This is an 8.63% increase from 2016. Luckily, the median household income has also been increasing. In 2017, it grew to $49,930 from the previous year’s $45,935.
The largest job industries in the county are Health Care and Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Accommodations and Food Services, but the highest-paying industry is Management of Companies and Enterprises. To search for someone by their industry or occupation, utilize our yellow pages.
Miami-Dade County is the southeasternmost county on the U.S. mainland, and, at 1,897.72 square miles, is Florida’s 3rd largest county in terms of land area. According to census data from 2010, that equates to 1,315.5 people per square mile.
The northern, central, and eastern parts of the county are highly urbanized along the coastline, but the western area extends to the Everglades National Park.
East of the mainland is Biscayne National Park and the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves.
Miami-Dade County is susceptible to hurricanes and other tropical storms. The 3rd costliest natural disaster to occur in the area was Hurricane Andrew, which hit Miami in 1992. Damages numbered over $25 billion.
Unfortunately, Miami-Dade County is significantly higher than the national average for property crimes. On a scale from 1 (low) to 100 (high), it rates 56.5 (the average of the United States falls at 35.4). Property crime includes theft, burglary, arson, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. It’s worth noting however that property crime means there is no physical violence against the victim, i.e. these crimes are based on the owner being absent or asleep. In regards to violent crimes, Miami-Dade County also comes in higher than the national average (it’s rated at 29 and the United States is a steady 22.7). If you have specific concerns about someone, run a background check to find out if they have a criminal record.
Official Name: Miami-Dade County
Name Meaning: Miami-Dade County was named after Major Francis L. Dade, a soldier killed in 1835 in the Second Seminole War at what has since been named the Dade Battlefield.
Year Formed: Miami-Dade County was created on January 18th, 1836. At the time, the area included what is now Palm Beach and Broward counties. The county seat was originally set at Indian Key in the Florida Keys but moved to Miami in 1844.
Total Sq Miles: 1,892.72
Population: 2.75 million