Information About Miami-Dade County

The total estimated population is 2,253,362. Density is low at 1,158 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 2,167,940; Black: 1,570,558; American Indian: 457,214; Two or More Races: 103,251; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 31,753; Asian: 4,365; Other Race: 799; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 2,253,362 (100%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 0 (0%)

There are 1,147,765 foreign born residents, of which 46.6% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Cuba: 525,841; Nicaragua: 86,108; Colombia: 81,377; Haiti: 71,054; Dominican Republic: 36,870; Honduras: 34,689; Jamaica: 34,450; U.S. Born: This State: 666,190; Northeast: 187,225; South: 102,148; Midwest: 56,638; West: 24,262;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Miami-Dade County Most Common US Birthplaces in Miami-Dade County

The sex distribution is 48% male and 52% female. The median age is 36 years.

Age Distribution

There are 177,595 married couples with children and 136,249 single-parent households (2,578 men, 133,671 women).

The median household income is $35,966 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Florida: $38,819; Miami-Dade County: $35,966;

18% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Florida: 13%; Miami-Dade County: 18%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 700,406; Government: 117,126; Self-employed: 53,105; Unpaid family work: 3,561; Occupation: Sales and office: 285,279; Management, professional, and related: 277,979; Office and administrative support: 160,731; Service: 155,842; Professional and related: 155,228; Management, business, and financial operations: 122,751;

Work Types in Miami-Dade County Common Occupations in Miami-Dade County

The average commute time is 32 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 663,902; Car or truck (carpooled): 131,302; Public transportation: 47,087; Worked at home: 24,149; Walked: 19,367; Bicycle: 4,079; Motorcycle: 890;

Transportation to work methods in Miami-Dade County

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Miami-Dade County.

There are 852,278 housing units, of which 448,569 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 449,325; Renter: 327,449; Vacant: 75,504; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 345,210; Not Mortgaged: 104,115;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Miami-Dade County

The median single family home value is $124,000.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Florida: $1,004; Miami-Dade County: $335,815;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Florida: $551; Miami-Dade County: $326,833;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 4.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 35,431; 1940 to 1949: 56,783; 1950 to 1959: 140,635; 1960 to 1969: 142,827; 1970 to 1979: 191,906; 1980 to 1989: 155,186; 1990 to 1994: 64,968; 1995 to 1998: 50,523; 1999 to March 2000: 14,019;

1.1% of homes lack plumbing and 2.3% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Electricity: 688,621; No Fuel: 39,311; Utility Gas: 33,686; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 12,094;