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Dade County Profile

County Seat: Miami
Nearest MSA: Miami MSA
Largest Cities: 1 Miami
2 Hialeah
3 Miami Beach
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ................................... 407
Orlando ................................... 202
Tampa ................................... 205
Jacksonville ................................... 327
Miami ................................... 0
Atlanta ................................... 606
Chicago ................................... 1191
Dallas ................................... 1111
New York ................................... 1092
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 305, 786
Miami-Dade
1980: 1,625,509
1990: 1,937,194
2008: 2,398,245
2015(p): 2,561,300
2030(p): 2,825,900
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,328,340
20,055,900
23,979,000
Average Temperature High Low
January: 75 58
July: 89 76
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation .... 53
Average Annual Rain Days .... 131
(2008)
In-Migration 59,492
Out-Migration 83,351
Net-Migration -23,859
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2008)
Labor Force 1,212,446
Labor Force % of County Population 50.6
Number in County Unemployed 69,781
Unemployment Rate 5.8%

Monthly labor force data are available from
the Florida Agency
for Workforce Innovation.
N/D = No Data Miami-Dade Florida
(2008)
Average Annual Employment 1,006,361 7,945,162
Natural Resources & Mining 0.9% 1.2%
Construction 4.7% 6.5%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 25.3% 20.5%
Manufacturing 4.3% 4.7%
Information 2.0% 2.0%
Other Services 3.7% 3.2%
Public administration 6.6% 5.9%
Unclassified 0.1% 0.1%
Leisure & Hospitality 10.4% 11.9%
Education & Health Services 21.6% 19.4%
Professional & Business Services 13.3% 14.4%
Financial Activities 6.9% 6.6%

Average Annual Wage
(2008)
All Industries $45,163
Construction $44,950
Education & Health Services $44,310
Financial Activities $67,178
Information $68,018
Leisure & Hospitality $25,937
Manufacturing $40,044
Natural Resources & Mining $24,563
Other Services $28,117
Professional & Business Services $54,825
Public administration $63,122
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $39,916
Unclassified $29,687
Miami-Dade Florida
2005 $31,863 $34,709
2006 $34,708 $37,099
2007 $36,081 $38,417
Major Private Sector Employers

University of Miami
Business Line: Education
Number of Employees..... 12,765

Publix Supermarkets
Business Line: Retail
Number of Employees..... 11,760

Baptist Health South Florida
Business Line: Health Care
Number of Employees..... 11,615

American Airlines
Business Line: Air Transportation
Number of Employees...... 9,000

Winn-Dixie Stores
Business Line: Retail
Number of Employees..... 8,000

United Parcel Service
Business Line: Cargo Transportation
Number of Employees..... 5,144

Precision Response Corporation
Business Line: Telecommunications
Number of Employees..... 5,000

The Home Depot
Business Line: Retail
Number of Employees..... 4,500

BellSouth / AT&T
Business Line: Telecommunications
Number of Employees..... 4,100

Florida Power & Light Company
Business Line: Utility
Number of Employees..... 3,952

Federal Interstates I-75, I-95, I-195, I-395, Florida Turnpike
Federal Highways US 1, US 27, US 41, US 441, A1A
State Highways SR-986, 933, 972, 913, 970, 90, 112, 836, 826, 969
Railroads Amtrak, CSX, Florida East Coast Railway, Tri-Rail
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Miami International Airport
# Runways 4
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 13000
General Aviation Airports Homestead General, Homestead Regional, Kendall-Tamiami Executive, Opa-locka Airport

Local Deep Water Port Port of Miami
Miles to Closest Port 2
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 7.4212
Schools 7.7420
Special 0.0000
Total 15.1632

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 1.00
Federal Enterprise Zone Yes
State Enterprise Zone EZ-1301
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • Florida Power & Light Company

  • Natural Gas Companies:
  • NUI City Gas Company of Florida
  • TECO Peoples Gas

  • Telephone Companies:
  • MCI
  • BellSouth
  • AT&T
  • Sprint

  • Water & Sewer Companies:
  • Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Authority


  • Existing Industrial Zoned Land Yes
    Number of Acres 6,800
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 375

    Industrial Parks Yes
    Number of Acres 0
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 375

    Foreign Trade Zones Yes
    Zone Number(s) 32, 166, 180
    Public
    Schools
    Teachers Enrollments
    Elementary: 4 9,707 164,612
    Secondary: 10 7,082 183,504
    Totals: 14 16,789 348,116

    Private Schools Available: Yes
    POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

    Colleges/Universities:
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Memorial College
  • St. Thomas University
  • Barry University
  • University of Miami

  • Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Miami-Dade College

  • Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Robert Morgan
  • Lindsey Hopkins
  • William H. Turner Technical Arts
  • Miami Lakes
  • George T. Baker Aviation

  • Other Schools:
  • English Center
  • D.A. Education Center
  • Feinberg/Fisher

  • Cost of Living
    Price Level Index, (2007)
    Florida State Average = 100
    Sample
    Total 119.68
    Food 99.54
    Housing 139.24
    Medical Care 120.96
    Personal Goods and Services 100.28
    Transportation 106.19
    Medical Services:
  • Baptist Hospital
  • Cedars Medical Center
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami
  • Parkway Regional Medical Center
  • UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center

  • Recreational Opportunities:
  • 16 Public Gold Courses
  • 20 Miles of White Sand Beaches
  • Everglades and Biscayne National Parks
  • Professional Sports (Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey)
  • Sailing & Powerboating Year Round

  • Historical Points Of Interest:
  • African heritage Festival
  • Bass Museum of Art
  • Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture
  • Historical Museum of South Florida
  • Spanish Monastery
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

  • Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • African Heritage Festival
  • Carnival Miami
  • Coconut Grove Art Festival
  • Goombay Festival
  • Hispanic Heritage Festival
  • Orange Bowl/Orange Bowl Parade & Festival

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