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Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Florida. It is the southeasternmost county on the U.S. mainland. According to a 2017 census report,[1] the county had a population of 2,751,796,[2] making it the most populous county in Florida
Florida
and the seventh-most populous county in the United States.[3] It is also Florida's third-largest county in terms of land area, with 1,946 square miles (5,040 km2). The county seat is Miami, the principal city in South Florida.[4] Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
is one of the three counties in South Florida
Florida
that make up the Miami
Miami
metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census. The county is home to 34 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas. The northern, central and eastern portions of the county are heavily urbanized with many high rises up the coastline, as well as the location of South Florida's central business district, Downtown Miami. Southern Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
includes the Redland and Homestead areas, which make up the agricultural economy of Miami. Agricultural Redland makes up roughly one third of Miami-Dade County's inhabited land area, and is sparsely populated, a stark contrast to the densely populated, urban northern Miami-Dade County. The western portion of the county extends into the Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park
and is populated only by a Miccosukee
Miccosukee
tribal village. East of the mainland in Biscayne Bay is also Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park
and the Biscayne Bay
Biscayne Bay
Aquatic Preserves.[5]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Native people 1.2 European explorers and settlers 1.3 Birth of Dade County 1.4 Hurricanes 1.5 Name change

2 Geography

2.1 Physical geography 2.2 Adjacent counties 2.3 National protected areas

3 Demographics

3.1 2010 U.S. Census 3.2 2000 U.S. Census 3.3 Languages

4 Economy

4.1 Top private employers 4.2 Top Government employers

5 Communities 6 Law and government

6.1 Division between county and municipality politics 6.2 Structure of county government

7 Public services

7.1 Fire Rescue 7.2 Police Department 7.3 Water and Sewer Department 7.4 Corrections department 7.5 Aviation department 7.6 County representation

8 Education

8.1 Colleges and universities

9 Transportation

9.1 Airports 9.2 Public transit 9.3 Major expressways 9.4 County roads 9.5 Street grid

10 Sites of interest

10.1 Museums 10.2 Culture and wildlife 10.3 Other areas and attractions 10.4 Parks 10.5 Sports venues 10.6 Neighborhoods

11 Notable people 12 Sister cities 13 See also 14 References 15 External links

History[edit] Further information: History of Miami Native people[edit] The earliest evidence of Native American settlement in the Miami region came from about 12,000 years ago.[6] The first inhabitants settled on the banks of the Miami
Miami
River, with the main villages on the northern banks. The inhabitants at the time of first European contact were the Tequesta
Tequesta
people, who controlled much of southeastern Florida, including what is now Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and the southern part of Palm Beach County. The Tequesta
Tequesta
Indians fished, hunted, and gathered the fruit and roots of plants for food, but did not practice any form of agriculture. They buried the small bones of the deceased with the rest of the body, and put the larger bones in a box for the village people to see. The Tequesta
Tequesta
are credited with making the Miami
Miami
Circle.[7] European explorers and settlers[edit] Juan Ponce de León
Juan Ponce de León
was the first European to visit the area in 1513 by sailing into Biscayne Bay. His journal records that he reached Chequescha, a variant of Tequesta, which was Miami's first recorded name.[8] It is unknown whether he came ashore or made contact with the natives. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés
Pedro Menéndez de Avilés
and his men made the first recorded landing when they visited the Tequesta
Tequesta
settlement in 1566 while looking for Avilés' missing son, shipwrecked a year earlier.[9] Spanish soldiers led by Father Francisco Villarreal built a Jesuit mission at the mouth of the Miami
Miami
River a year later but it was short-lived. After the Spaniards left, the Tequesta
Tequesta
Indians were left to fend themselves from European-introduced diseases like smallpox. By 1711, the Tequesta
Tequesta
sent a couple of local chiefs to Havana, Cuba, to ask if they could migrate there. The Cubans
Cubans
sent two ships to help them, but Spanish illnesses struck and most of the Indians died.[10] The first permanent European settlers arrived in the early 19th century. People came from the Bahamas
Bahamas
to South Florida
Florida
and the Keys to hunt for treasure from the ships that ran aground on the treacherous Great Florida
Florida
Reef. Some accepted Spanish land offers along the Miami River. At about the same time, the Seminole
Seminole
Indians arrived, along with a group of runaway slaves. The area was affected by the Second Seminole
Seminole
War, during which Major William S. Harney
William S. Harney
led several raids against the Indians. Most non-Indian residents were soldiers stationed at Fort Dallas. It was the most devastating Indian war in American history, causing almost a total loss of population in Miami. After the Second Seminole
Seminole
War ended in 1842, William English, re-established a plantation started by his uncle on the Miami
Miami
River. He charted the "Village of Miami" on the south bank of the Miami
Miami
River and sold several plots of land. In 1844, Miami
Miami
became the county seat, and six years later a census reported that there were ninety-six residents living in the area.[11] The Third Seminole
Seminole
War was not as destructive as the second one. Even so, it slowed down the settlement of southeast Florida. At the end of the war, a few of the soldiers stayed. Birth of Dade County[edit]

Julia Tuttle
Julia Tuttle
(1849–1898), the founder of Miami

Crowds on Flagler Street
Flagler Street
in Downtown Miami
Miami
on August 15, 1945, 20 minutes after the announcement of Japan's surrender at the end of World War II

Dade County was created on January 18, 1836, under the Territorial Act of the United States. The county was named after Major Francis L. Dade, a soldier killed in 1835 in the Second Seminole
Seminole
War, at what has since been named the Dade Battlefield.[12] At the time of its creation, Dade County included the land that now contains Palm Beach and Broward counties, together with the Florida
Florida
Keys from Bahia Honda Key north and the land of present-day Miami-Dade County. The county seat was originally at Indian Key in the Florida
Florida
Keys; then in 1844, the County seat
County seat
was moved to Miami. The Florida
Florida
Keys from Key Largo
Key Largo
to Bahia Honda were returned to Monroe County in 1866. In 1888 the county seat was moved to Juno, near present-day Juno Beach, Florida, returning to Miami
Miami
in 1899. In 1909, Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County
was formed from the northern portion of what was then Dade County, and then in 1915, Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County
and Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create what is now Broward County. There have been no significant boundary changes to the county since 1915.[13][14][15] Hurricanes[edit] The third-costliest natural disaster to occur in the United States
United States
was Hurricane Andrew, which hit Miami
Miami
in the early morning of Monday, August 24, 1992. It struck the southern part of the county from due east, south of Miami
Miami
and very near Homestead, Kendall, and Cutler Ridge (now the Town of Cutler Bay). Damages numbered over US$25 billion in the county alone, and recovery has taken years in these areas where the destruction was greatest. This was the costliest natural disaster in US history until Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina
struck the Gulf region in 2005. On August 30, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit Miami-Dade County.

Name change[edit] On November 13, 1997, voters changed the name of the county from Dade to Miami-Dade to acknowledge the international name recognition of Miami.[16] Voters were acting pursuant to home rule powers granted to Dade County, including the ability to change the name of the county without the consent of the Florida
Florida
Legislature.[17] The change in name also addressed a source of public dissatisfaction with the name "Dade" which was chosen to honor Francis L. Dade, who had been killed in the Dade Massacre
Dade Massacre
in the 1830s. The massacre did not occur in South Florida, but in the west central part of the state, in present-day Sumter County, near Bushnell. There is also a Dade City, which is closer to the site of the massacre.

The Miami
Miami
skyline

Geography[edit]

Miami
Miami
River in Downtown Miami

Physical geography[edit] According to the U.S. Census
Census
Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,431 square miles (6,300 km2), of which 1,898 square miles (4,920 km2) is land and 533 square miles (1,380 km2) (21.9%) is water.[18] It is the third-largest county in Florida
Florida
by land area and second-largest by total area. Most of the water is in the Biscayne Bay, with another significant portion in the adjacent waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
is only about 6 feet (1.8 m) above sea level. It is rather new geologically and located at the eastern edge of the Florida
Florida
Platform, a carbonate plateau created millions of years ago. Eastern Dade is composed of Oolite
Oolite
limestone while western Dade is composed mostly of Bryozoa.[19] Miami-Dade is among the last areas of Florida
Florida
to be created and populated with fauna and flora, mostly in the Pleistocene. The bay is divided from the Atlantic Ocean by the many barrier isles along the coast, one of which is where well-known Miami
Miami
Beach is located, home to South Beach
South Beach
and the Art Deco
Art Deco
district. The Florida Keys, which are also barrier islands are only accessible through Miami-Dade County, but which are otherwise part of neighboring Monroe County. Miami
Miami
is situated seventy miles from West Palm Beach, and thirty miles from Fort Lauderdale. Adjacent counties[edit]

Broward County
Broward County
– north Monroe County – southwest Collier County – northwest

National protected areas[edit]

Big Cypress National Preserve Biscayne National Park Everglades
Everglades
National Park

Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1840 446

1850 159

−64.3%

1860 83

−47.8%

1870 85

2.4%

1880 257

202.4%

1890 861

235.0%

1900 4,955

475.5%

1910 11,933

140.8%

1920 42,753

258.3%

1930 142,955

234.4%

1940 267,739

87.3%

1950 495,084

84.9%

1960 935,047

88.9%

1970 1,267,792

35.6%

1980 1,625,781

28.2%

1990 1,937,094

19.1%

2000 2,253,362

16.3%

2010 2,496,435

10.8%

Est. 2017 2,751,796 [20] 10.2%

U.S. Decennial Census[21] 1790–1960[22] 1900–1990[23] 1990–2000[24] 2010–2015[2]

2010 U.S. Census[edit]

Since late 2001, Downtown Miami
Miami
has seen a large construction boom in skyscrapers, retail and has experienced gentrification[citation needed].

Miami's Brickell
Brickell
neighborhood, is amongst the fastest-growing areas of Miami-Dade County[citation needed]

U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
2010 Ethnic/Race Demographics:[25][26]

Hispanic or Latino of any race: 65.0% [26][27] White (non-Hispanic): 15.4% (White total 73.8% when including White Hispanics)[25] Black (non-Hispanic): 17.1% (6.9% (Black total 18.9% when including Black Hispanics)[28] Asian: 1.5% [25][26] Two or more races: 2.4% American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.03%[25][26] Other Races: 3.2% (0.6% Arab)[25]

In 2010, the largest ancestry groups were:[25]

34.3% Cuban 4.6% Colombian 4.5% Haitian 4.2% Nicaraguan 3.7% Puerto Rican 3.4% American 2.3% Dominican 2.3% German 2.2% Italian 2.2% Honduran 2.1% Mexican 1.9% Venezuelan 1.8% Irish 1.6% Peruvian 1.5% English 1.4% Jamaican 1.1% Argentine 1.0% Russian

In 2010, Cubans
Cubans
made up the largest population of immigrants (with more than half of the population) with Colombians
Colombians
coming in second, Haitians
Haitians
in third, followed by Nicaraguans
Nicaraguans
in fourth place, then Dominicans, Venezuelans, Peruvians, Jamaicans, Mexicans, and Argentinians
Argentinians
among the highest group of expatriates.[29] There were 867,352 households out of which 30.61% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 18.79% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.49% were non-families. 23.55% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.38% (2.52% male and 5.86% female) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.33.[26][30] The age distribution is 21.9% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.2 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.[30] The median income for a household in the county was $43,605, and the median income for a family was $50,065. Males had a median income of $35,096 versus $29,980 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,957. About 13.8% of families and 17.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those aged 65 or over.[31] In 2010, 51.1% of the county's population was foreign born, with 48.7% being naturalized American citizens. Of foreign-born residents, 93.0% were born in Latin America, 3.2% were born in Europe, 2.7% born in Asia, 0.5% born in Africa, 0.5% in North America, and 0.1% were born in Oceania.[25]

Population Miami-Dade

2040 Projection 3,179,655

2035 Projection 3,071,471

2030 Projection 2,959,308

2025 Projection 2,840,497

2020 Projection 2,717,585

2015 Estimate 2,693,117

2010 Census 2,496,435

2000 Census 2,253,362

1990 Census 1,937,094

[32][33] 2000 U.S. Census[edit] As of the census of 2000, there were 2,253,362 people, 776,774 households, and 548,402 families residing in the county, with an average population density of 1,158 inhabitants per square mile (447/km2). There were 852,278 housing units with an average density of 438 per square mile (169/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 69.7% White (49% White Hispanic, 20.7% Non-Hispanic White),[34] 20.3% African American and Black (with a large part being of Caribbean descent), 0.20% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.60% from other races, and 3.80% from two or more races. 57.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. In relation to ancestry (excluding the various Hispanic and Latino ancestries), 5% were Haitian, 5% American, 2% Italian, 2% Jamaican, 2% German, 2% Irish, and 2% English ancestry.[35] 1,147,765 Miami-Dade residents—50.9% of the total population—were foreign-born, a percentage greater than that of any other county in the United States. 47% of the foreign-born population were naturalized U.S. citizens.[35][36] Among the foreign-born population, the most common countries of origin were Cuba
Cuba
(46%), Nicaragua
Nicaragua
(8%), Colombia (7%), Haiti
Haiti
(6%), the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
(3%), Honduras
Honduras
(3%), Jamaica (3%) and El Salvador
El Salvador
(2%).[35] There were 776,774 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.35. The age distribution is 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males. The median income for a household in the county was $35,966, and the median income for a family was $40,260. Males had a median income of $30,120 versus $24,686 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,497. About 14.5% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over. Languages[edit] As of 2010, 63.77% of the population spoke Spanish, 28.07% English, 4.22% French Creole (mainly Haitian Creole), 0.64% French, and 0.55% Portuguese as their mother language.[37] 52% of the county residents were born outside the United States, while 71.93% of the population spoke a language other than English as their primary language.[37] In the 1950s about 80% of the county population were English-speaking non-Hispanic whites. As of 2010 58.5% of the population natively spoke Spanish, with about half of them having low English fluency. 27.2% of the population spoke only English.[38] Economy[edit]

Headquarters of Burger King

Headquarters of Norwegian Cruise Line

Brightstar Corporation,[39] Burger King,[40] Intradeco Holdings,[41] Latin Flavors,[42] Norwegian Cruise Line,[43] and Ryder
Ryder
have their headquarters in unincorporated areas in the county.[44] Centurion Air Cargo, Florida
Florida
West International Airways, IBC Airways, and World Atlantic Airlines have their headquarters on the grounds of Miami International Airport in an unincorporated area in the county.[45][46][47][48][49] Hewlett Packard's main Latin America offices are located on the ninth floor of the Waterford Building in unincorporated Miami-Dade County.[50] Other companies with offices in an unincorporated area not in any CDP:

AstraZeneca's Latin American headquarters[51] Gate Group's Latin American headquarters[52] Unicomer Group's United States
United States
offices[53] TAME's United States
United States
offices[54] Goya Foods's Miami
Miami
office[55]

Several defunct airlines, including Airlift International, Arrow Air, National Airlines, and Rich International Airways, were headquartered on or near the airport property.[56][57][58][59] After Frank Borman became president of Eastern Airlines
Eastern Airlines
in 1975, he moved Eastern's headquarters from Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center
in Midtown Manhattan, New York City to an unincorporated area in Miami-Dade County[60][61] Around 1991 the Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
lost a few corporations, including Eastern Airlines, which folded in 1991.[62] At one time the cruise line ResidenSea
ResidenSea
had its headquarters in an unincorporated area in the county.[63] Top private employers[edit] According to Miami's Beacon Council, the top private employers in 2014 in Miami-Dade were:[64]

# Employer # of employees

1 University of Miami 12,818

2 Baptist Health South Florida 11,353

3 American Airlines 11,031

4 Carnival Cruise Lines 3,500

5 Miami
Miami
Children's Hospital 3,500

6 Mount Sinai Medical Center 3,321

7 Florida
Florida
Power and Light Co. 3,011

8 Royal Caribbean International 2,989

9 Wells Fargo 2,050

10 Bank of America 2,000

Top Government employers[edit] According to Miami's Beacon Council, the top Government employers in 2014 in Miami-Dade were:[64]

# Employer # of employees

1 Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
Public Schools 33,477

2 Miami-Dade County 25,502

3 Federal Government 19,200

4 Florida
Florida
State Government 17,100

5 Jackson Health System 9,800

Communities[edit]

Map of the municipalities (colored areas) and unincorporated communities (grey areas) of Miami-Dade County

Main article: List of communities in Miami-Dade County, Florida Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
includes 34 incorporated areas, 38 census-designated places, and 16 unincorporated regions. Law and government[edit]

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Main article: Government of Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
has operated under a unique metropolitan system of government, a "two-tier federation", since 1957. This was made possible when Florida
Florida
voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1956 that allowed the people of Dade County (as it was known then) to enact a home rule charter. Prior to this year, home rule did not exist in Florida, and all counties were limited to the same set of powers by the Florida
Florida
Constitution and state law. Mattie Belle Davis, the first woman from Florida
Florida
elected to the American Bar Foundation and the second woman to be elected in the US, was the first woman judge of Metropolitan Court of Dade County, Florida. Division between county and municipality politics[edit]

Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
vote by party in presidential elections[65]

Year Republican Democratic Third parties

2016 33.83% 333,999 63.22% 624,146 2.94% 29,046

2012 37.87% 332,981 61.58% 541,440 0.54% 4,758

2008 41.70% 360,551 57.81% 499,831 0.49% 4,254

2004 46.61% 361,095 52.89% 409,732 0.50% 3,899

2000 46.29% 289,574 52.57% 328,867 1.14% 7,111

1996 37.87% 209,740 57.34% 317,555 4.79% 26,487

1992 43.19% 235,313 46.73% 254,609 10.08% 54,921

1988 55.26% 270,937 44.26% 216,970 0.48% 2,358

1984 59.17% 324,414 40.83% 223,863 0.01% 35

1980 50.65% 265,888 40.17% 210,868 9.17% 48,149

1976 40.45% 211,148 58.06% 303,047 1.48% 7,747

1972 58.87% 256,529 40.78% 177,693 0.35% 1,541

1968 37.02% 135,222 48.37% 176,689 14.62% 53,391

1964 35.99% 117,480 64.01% 208,941

1960 42.35% 134,506 57.65% 183,114

1956 55.37% 130,938 44.63% 105,559

1952 56.77% 122,174 43.23% 93,022

1948 37.04% 41,301 53.52% 59,681 9.44% 10,530

1944 33.56% 30,357 66.44% 60,100

1940 32.70% 25,224 67.30% 51,921

1936 26.88% 10,295 73.12% 28,007

1932 34.16% 9,244 65.84% 17,820

1928 60.15% 15,860 38.44% 10,136 1.41% 372

1924 26.01% 2,753 32.83% 3,474 41.16% 4,356[66]

1920 38.09% 3,077 53.08% 4,288 8.83% 713

1916 21.94% 629 57.69% 1,654 20.37% 584

1912 5.56% 99 65.71% 1,171 28.73% 512

1908 17.34% 275 60.59% 961 22.07% 350

1904 24.08% 307 69.57% 887 6.35% 81

Unlike a consolidated city-county, where the city and county governments merge into a single entity, these two entities remain separate. Instead there are two "tiers", or levels, of government: city and county. There are 34 municipalities in the county, the City of Miami
Miami
being the largest.

District Commissioner

1st Barbara J. Jordan

2nd Jean Monestime, Chairman

3rd Audrey Edmonson

4th Sally A. Heyman

5th Bruno A. Barreiro

6th Rebeca Sosa

7th Xavier Suárez

8th Danielle Levine Cava

9th Dennis C. Moss

10th Javier D. Souto

11th Juan C. Zapata

12th José "Pepe" Diaz

13th Esteban Bovo
Esteban Bovo
Jr., Vice Chair

Cities are the "lower tier" of local government, providing police and fire protection, zoning and code enforcement, and other typical city services within their jurisdiction. These services are paid for by city taxes. The County is the "upper tier", and it provides services of a metropolitan nature, such as emergency management, airport and seaport operations, public housing and health care services, transportation, environmental services, solid waste disposal etc. These are funded by county taxes, which are assessed on all incorporated and unincorporated areas. Of the county's 2.6 million total residents (as of 2013), approximately 52% live in unincorporated areas, the majority of which are heavily suburbanized. These residents are part of the Unincorporated Municipal Services Area (UMSA). For these residents, the County fills the role of both lower- and upper-tier government, the County Commission acting as their lower-tier municipal representative body. Residents within UMSA pay a UMSA tax, equivalent to a city tax, which is used to provide County residents with equivalent city services (police, fire, zoning, water and sewer, etc.). Residents of incorporated areas do not pay UMSA tax. Structure of county government[edit]

Dade County Courthouse, completed in 1926

See also: List of mayors of Miami-Dade County, Florida The Mayor of Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
is elected countywide to serve a four-year term and is considered a "strong mayor." The mayor is not a member of the County Commission, appoints all 25 directors who oversee the operations of the County Departments and has veto power over the Commission. A mayoral appointment and veto can only be overridden by a two-thirds majority of the County Commission. The post is occupied by Carlos A. Giménez. The Board of County Commissioners is the legislative body, consisting of 13 members elected from single-member districts. Members are elected to serve four-year terms, and elections of members are staggered. The Board chooses a Chairperson, who presides over the Commission, as well as appoints the members of its legislative committees. The Board has a wide array of powers to enact legislation, create departments, and regulate businesses operating within the County. It also has the power to override the Mayor's veto with a two-thirds vote. Florida's Constitution provides for six elected officials to oversee executive and administrative functions for each county (called "Constitutional Officers"): Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. However, the current Constitution allows voters in home-rule counties (including Miami-Dade) to abolish the offices and reorganize them as subordinate County departments; Miami-Dade voters chose this option for Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections, Controller and Tax Collector. The office of Clerk of the Circuit Court, and the judicial offices of State Attorney, and Public Defender, are still branches of State government and are, therefore, independently elected and not part of County government.[citation needed] The most visible distinction between Miami-Dade and other Florida counties is the title of its law enforcement agency. It is the only county in Florida
Florida
that does not have an elected sheriff, or an agency titled "Sheriff's Office."[citation needed] Instead, the equivalent agency is known as the Miami-Dade Police Department, and its leader is known as the Metropolitan Sheriff and Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department. However, the badges of Miami-Dade police officers still have "Deputy Sheriff, Dade County, Fla." inscribed. Public services[edit] Fire Rescue[edit] Further information: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department The Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
Fire Rescue Department is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for Miami-Dade County, Florida. The department serves 29 municipalities and all unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
from 60 fire stations.[67] The Department also provides fire protection services for Miami International Airport, Miami
Miami
Executive Airport and Opa-locka Airport.[68] The communities served are Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Biscayne Park, Cutler Bay, Doral, El Portal, Florida
Florida
City, Golden Beach, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Indian Creek, Medley, Miami Gardens, Miami
Miami
Lakes, Miami
Miami
Shores, Miami
Miami
Springs, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami
Miami
Beach, Opa-locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, Surfside, Sweetwater, Sunny Isles Beach, Virginia Gardens, and West Miami.[69] Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is also the home to Urban Search and Rescue Florida
Florida
Task Force 1 as well as EMS operations consisting of 57 Advanced Life Support units staffed by 760 state-certified paramedics and 640 state-certified emergency medical technicians. Police Department[edit] Further information: Miami-Dade Police Department

A Miami-Dade police car

The Miami-Dade Police Department
Miami-Dade Police Department
is a full service metropolitan police department serving Miami-Dade County's unincorporated areas, although they have lenient mutual aid agreements with other municipalities, most often the City of Miami
Miami
Police Department. The Miami-Dade Police Department is the largest police department in the state of Florida with over 4,700 employees. The Department is still often referred by its former name, the Metro-Dade Police or simply Metro. The Miami-Dade Police Department
Miami-Dade Police Department
operate out of nine districts throughout Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
and have two special bureaus. The current director of the department is Juan Perez, who succeeded J. D. Patterson, Jr.[70] The Department's headquarters are located in Doral, Florida. Water and Sewer Department[edit] Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (MDWASD) is one of the largest public utilities in the United States, employing approximately 2,700 employees as of 2007. It provides service to over 2.4 million customers, operating with an annual budget of almost $400 million. Approximately 330 million gallons of water are drawn everyday from the Biscayne Aquifer for consumer use. MDWASD has over 7,100 miles (11,400 km) of water lines, a service area of 396 square miles (1,026 km2) and 14 pump stations. MDWASD has over 3,600 miles (5,800 km) of sewage pipes, a service area of 341 square miles (883 km2) and 954 pump stations.[71] Corrections department[edit] Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
Corrections and Rehabilitation Department is the correction agency. Aviation department[edit] The Miami-Dade Aviation Department operates Miami
Miami
International Airport, Miami
Miami
Executive Airport, Opa-locka Executive Airport, Homestead General Aviation Airport, and Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport.[72] County representation[edit] The Florida
Florida
Department of Juvenile Justice operates the Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center in an unincorporated area in the county.[73] Education[edit]

Florida
Florida
International University

University of Miami

In Florida, each county is also a school district. Miami-Dade County Public Schools, is operated by an independently elected School Board. A professional Superintendent of Schools manages the day-to-day operations of the district, who is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the School Board. The Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
Public School District is currently the fourth-largest public school district in the nation with almost 400,000 students in 2007/2008. The Miami-Dade Public Library
Miami-Dade Public Library
is one of the largest public library systems in the country, comprising 42 branch locations, and 8 branch locations currently being built/not officially opened. Colleges and universities[edit] Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
is home to many private and public universities and colleges.

University of Miami
Miami
(private) Florida
Florida
International University (public) Miami
Miami
Dade College (public) Barry University
Barry University
(private/Catholic) Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern University
(private) Florida
Florida
Memorial University (private/historically black) St. Thomas University (private/Catholic) Johnson and Wales University
Johnson and Wales University
(private) Carlos Albizu University
Carlos Albizu University
(private) Miami
Miami
International University of Art & Design (private) Talmudic University (private/Jewish) Miami
Miami
Ad School (private)

Transportation[edit] Main article: Transportation in South Florida Airports[edit]

Miami
Miami
International Airport

Miami
Miami
International Airport, located in an unincorporated area in the county, serves as the primary international airport of the Miami
Miami
Area. One of the busiest international airports in the world, Miami International Airport caters to over 35 million passengers a year. Identifiable locally, as well as several worldwide authorities, as MIA or KMIA, the airport is a major hub and the single largest international gateway for American Airlines, the world's largest passenger air carrier. Miami
Miami
International is the United States’ third largest international port of entry for foreign air passengers (behind New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport
and Los Angeles International Airport), and is the seventh largest such gateway in the world. The airport's extensive international route network includes non-stop flights to over seventy international cities in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Homestead General Aviation Airport Miami
Miami
Executive Airport Opa-Locka Executive Homestead Air Reserve Base, east of Homestead in an unincorporated area, serves military traffic. Miami
Miami
Seaplane Base Dade-Collier

Public transit[edit]

Government Center, one of the main metro stations in Miami

Public transit in Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
is served by Miami-Dade Transportation and Public Works, and is the largest public transit in Florida. Miami-Dade Transportation and Public Works operates a heavy rail metro system Metrorail, an elevated people mover in Downtown Miami, Metromover
Metromover
and the bus system, Metrobus.[74] Tri-Rail
Tri-Rail
also services the county. Major expressways[edit]

Julia Tuttle
Julia Tuttle
Causeway connects Miami
Miami
and Miami
Miami
Beach

Flagler Street
Flagler Street
in Downtown Miami

Downtown Distributor

In Florida
Florida
a Tolled State Road
State Road
is often (but not always) denoted by having the word "TOLL" printed on the top of the State Road
State Road
shield. When a driver passes through a toll plaza without paying the proper toll a digital image of the car's license tag is recorded. Under Florida
Florida
Law, this image can be used by the Authority to issue a toll violation.[75] Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
has 10 major expressways and 1 minor expressway in Downtown Miami.

I-75 I-95 I-195 / SR 112 I-395 / SR 836 US 1 US 27 US 41 US 441 SR A1A SR 91 / Florida's Turnpike Florida's Turnpike
Florida's Turnpike
Extension SR 826 SR 874 SR 878 SR 924

County roads[edit] This is a list of Miami-Dade county roads. Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
has fewer county roads than any other county in Florida, despite its large population. None are signed.

# Road Name(s) Direction and Termini Notes

CR 854 Ives Dairy Road

SR 817

US 1

former SR 854 (east of US 441)[76]

CR 913 Crandon Boulevard, Rickenbacker Causeway

extension of SR 913

CR 948 Lindgren Road

extension of SR 825

CR 959 Southwest 57th Avenue

extension of SR 959

CR 973 Galloway Road

extension of SR 973

CR 992 Coral Reef Drive

extension of SR 992

CR 9823 Northwest 67th Avenue Northwest 68th Avenue N/S SR 826 Palm Springs North Broward County
Broward County
line Palm Springs North

Sources:

FDOT Map of Miami-Dade County, Florida FDOT GIS data, accessed January 2014

Street grid[edit] A street grid stretches from downtown Miami
Miami
throughout the county. This grid was adopted by the City of Miami
Miami
following World War I after the United States
United States
Post Office threatened to cease mail deliveries in the city because the original system of named streets, with names often changing every few blocks and multiple streets in the city sharing the same name, was too confusing for the mail carriers.[77] The new grid was later extended throughout the county as the population grew west, south, and north of city limits. The grid is laid out with Miami
Miami
Avenue as the meridian going north–south and Flagler Street
Flagler Street
the baseline going east-west. The grid is primarily numerical so that, for example, all street addresses north of Flagler and west of Miami
Miami
Avenue have NW in their address (e.g. NW 27th Avenue). Because its point of origin is in downtown Miami
Miami
which is close to the coast, the NW and SW quadrants are much larger than the SE and NE quadrants. Many roads, especially major ones, are also named, although, with a few notable exceptions, the number is in more common usage among locals. Although this grid is easy to understand once one is oriented to it, it is not universal in the entire county. Hialeah uses its own grid system which is entirely different in its orientation. Coral Gables
Coral Gables
and Miami
Miami
Lakes use named streets almost exclusively, and various smaller municipalities such as Florida
Florida
City and Homestead use their own grid system along with the Miami-Dade grid system adding to the confusion. In the beach cities and parks of Miami Beach, Surfside, Bal Harbor, Haulover, Sunny Isles, and Golden Beach, the streets are coordinated with the main grid; however, their avenues are named. Sites of interest[edit] Museums[edit]

Perez Art Museum in Downtown Miami

Frost Art Museum
Frost Art Museum
at Florida
Florida
International University

Bass Museum
Bass Museum
of Art, Miami
Miami
Beach Coral Castle, Homestead Miami Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables Frost Art Museum, ( Florida
Florida
International University, Miami) Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Miami HistoryMiami, Downtown Miami Holocaust Memorial, Miami
Miami
Beach Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami
Miami
Beach Lowe Art Museum, (University of Miami, Coral Gables) Miami
Miami
Children's Museum, Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Miami Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Wings Over Miami
Miami
Museum, Miami Wolfsonian, ( Florida
Florida
International University, Miami
Miami
Beach)

Culture and wildlife[edit]

Villa Vizcaya, a popular tourist attraction

Miami
Miami
Seaquarium

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Miami Ancient Spanish Monastery, North Miami
Miami
Beach Bayfront Park
Bayfront Park
Amphitheatre, Downtown Miami Bayside Marketplace, Downtown Miami Florida
Florida
Grand Opera, Miami Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Miami Jungle Island, Miami Miami
Miami
Seaquarium, Miami Monkey Jungle, Miami Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Wertheim Performing Arts Center, ( Florida
Florida
International University, Miami) Zoo Miami, Miami

Other areas and attractions[edit]

South Beach

South Beach Ocean Drive Calle Ocho Lincoln Road Downtown Miami

Bal Harbour Shops Dolphin Mall Aventura Mall Biltmore Hotel Freedom Tower

Miami
Miami
Art Deco
Art Deco
District Miami
Miami
Design District Bayside Marketplace Little Havana Star Island

Brickell City of Miami
Miami
Cemetery Española Way Mary Brickell
Brickell
Village Wynwood
Wynwood
Art District

Parks[edit]

Tropical Park Bayfront Park Museum Park Crandon Park

Bill Baggs Cape Florida
Florida
State Park Oleta River State Park Everglades
Everglades
National Park Biscayne National Park

Sports venues[edit]

Marlins Park, home of the Miami
Miami
Marlins

American Airlines
American Airlines
Arena, home of the Miami
Miami
Heat

Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami
Miami
Dolphins of the NFL. It also plays host to the Miami
Miami
Hurricanes football team during their regular season.

Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
holds the majority of sports arenas, stadiums and complexes in South Florida. Some of these sports facilities are:

Hard Rock Stadium
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami
Miami
Dolphins (football) and plays host to the Miami
Miami
Hurricanes football team during their regular season. Marlins Park
Marlins Park
Miami
Miami
Marlins (baseball) American Airlines
American Airlines
Arena – Miami
Miami
Heat (basketball) Tennis Center at Crandon Park
Crandon Park
– Sony Ericcson Open FIU Stadium
FIU Stadium
– FIU Panthers (football) FIU Arena
FIU Arena
– FIU Panthers (basketball) FIU Baseball Stadium
FIU Baseball Stadium
– FIU Panthers (baseball) BankUnited Center
BankUnited Center
Miami
Miami
Hurricanes (basketball) Tropical Park Stadium Homestead- Miami
Miami
Speedway Calder Race Course Hialeah Park Race Track Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field
Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field
Miami
Miami
Hurricanes (baseball)

Former venues include:

Bobby Maduro Miami
Miami
Stadium Miami
Miami
Arena Miami
Miami
Orange Bowl Miami
Miami
Marine Stadium

Planned:

Miami
Miami
MLS stadium

Neighborhoods[edit] Main article: Neighborhoods in Miami Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Miami Sister cities[edit] See also: List of sister cities in Florida Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
has 23 sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:

Veracruz, Mexico Iquique, Chile Kingston, Jamaica Petit-Goâve, Haiti The Bahamas Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Lamentin, Guadeloupe Tenerife, Spain[78] Stockholm County, Sweden New Taipei, Taiwan Pereira, Colombia Turks and Caicos Islands San José, Costa Rica

Saint Kitts and Nevis Province of Asti, Italy Mendoza, Argentina State of Monagas, Venezuela São Paulo, Brazil[79][80] Pucallpa, Peru Prague, Czech Republic[81] Santa Cruz, Bolivia Asunción, Paraguay Maldonado, Uruguay Cayman Islands El Puerto de Santa María, Andalucía, España

See also[edit]

Miami
Miami
portal

List of tallest buildings in Miami List of tallest buildings in Sunny Isles Beach List of tallest buildings in Miami
Miami
Beach National Register of Historic Places listings in Miami-Dade County, Florida List of counties in Florida West End (Florida)

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Metro areas

Cape Coral–Fort Myers Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach Fort Walton Beach–Crestview–Destin Gainesville Jacksonville Lakeland–Winter Haven Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Naples–Marco Island North Port–Bradenton–Sarasota Ocala Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville West Palm Beach-Boca Raton Panama City–Lynn Haven–Panama City Beach Pensacola–Ferry Pass–Brent Port St. Lucie Punta Gorda Sebastian–Vero Beach Tallahassee Tampa-St. Petersburg–Clearwater

Largest cities

Jacksonville Miami Tampa Orlando St. Petersburg Hialeah Tallahassee Port St. Lucie Fort Lauderdale West Palm Beach Cape Coral Pembroke Pines Hollywood

Counties

Alachua Baker Bay Bradford Brevard Broward Calhoun Charlotte Citrus Clay Collier Columbia DeSoto Dixie Duval Escambia Flagler Franklin Gadsden Gilchrist Glades Gulf Hamilton Hardee Hendry Hernando Highlands Hillsborough Holmes Indian River Jackson Jefferson Lafayette Lake Lee Leon Levy Liberty Madison Manatee Marion Martin Miami‑Dade Monroe Nassau Okaloosa Okeechobee Orange Osceola Palm Beach Pasco Pinellas Polk Putnam Santa Rosa Sarasota Seminole St. Johns St. Lucie Sumter Suwannee Taylor Union Volusia Wakulla Walton Washington

Coordinates: 25°46′N 80°12′W / 25.767°N 80.200°W

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