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Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Miami-Dade County (/mˈæmi ˈdd/) is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. The county had a population of 2,701,767 as of the 2020 census,[4] making it the most populous county in Florida and the seventh-most populous county in the United States.[7] It is Florida's third largest county in terms of land area with 1,946 square miles (5,040 km2). The county seat is Miami, the core of the nation's ninth-largest and world's 34th-largest metropolitan area with a 2020 population of 6.138 million people, exceeding the population of 31 of the nation's 50 states as of 2022.[8]

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Miami-Dade County
Left to right from top down: Downtown Miami; a lifeguard station on South Beach; Miami Design District's Palm Court; Wynwood Walls in Wynwood Art District; Ocean Drive in Miami Beach; Venetian Pool; Anhinga Trail boardwalk in Everglades National Park; Kaseya Center; and Biscayne National Park
Flag of Miami-Dade County
Official seal of Miami-Dade County
Official logo of Miami-Dade County
"Dade County", "Dade", "Metro-Dade", "Greater Miami"
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Miami-Dade County is located in the United States
Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 25°36′38″N 80°29′50″W[1]
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_Florida.svg Florida
RegionSouth Florida
Metro areaMiami
FoundedJanuary 18, 1836
Named forFrancis L. Dade and Miami, derived from the Miami River, and ultimately derived from Mayaimi
County seat
and largest city
Flag_of_Miami%2C_Florida.svg Miami
Incorporated municipalities34
  TypeTwo-tier federation
  BodyMiami-Dade Board of County Commissioners
  Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners[2]
  • Oliver Gilbert (Chair)
  • Marleine Bastien
  • Keon Hardemon
  • Micky Steinberg
  • Eileen Higgins
  • Kevin M. Cabrera
  • Raquel Regalado
  • Danielle Cohen Higgins
  • Kionne McGhee
  • Anthony Rodriguez (Vice Chair)
  • Roberto Gonzalez (appointed)
  • Juan Carlos Bermudez
  • René García
  Mayor of Miami-Dade CountyDaniella Levine Cava (D)[lower-alpha 1]
  Total2,431.178 sq mi (6,296.72 km2)
  Land1,898.753 sq mi (4,917.75 km2)
  Water532.425 sq mi (1,378.97 km2)  21.9%
Highest elevation20−25 ft (6–8 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
  Rank7th in the United States
1st in Florida
  Density1,408.21/sq mi (543.71/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern Time Zone)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
ZIP Codes
33002, 33010–33018, 33030–33035, 33039, 33054, 33056, 33090, 33092, 33101–33102, 33106, 33109, 33111–33112, 33114, 33116, 33119, 33122, 33124–33147, 33149–33158, 33160–33170, 33172–33199, 33206, 33222, 33231, 33233–33234, 33238–33239, 33242–33243, 33245, 33247, 33255–33257, 33261, 33265–33266, 33269, 33280, 33283, 33296, 33299
Area codes305, 786
FIPS code12086
GNIS feature ID295755
GDP$155 billion[6]
Primary AirportMiami International Airport (MIA)
Secondary Airport
InterstatesI-75.svg I-95.svg I-195.svg I-395.svg
U.S. RoutesUS_1.svg US_27.svg US_41.svg US_441.svg
State RoutesFlorida%27s_Turnpike_shield.svg Florida_A1A.svg Florida_9.svg Florida_90.svg Florida_94.svg Toll_Florida_112.svg Florida_817.svg Florida_823.svg Florida_825.svg Florida_826.svg Toll_Florida_836.svg Florida_852.svg Florida_856.svg Florida_860.svg Toll_Florida_874.svg Toll_Florida_878.svg Florida_909.svg Florida_913.svg Florida_915.svg Florida_916.svg Florida_924.svg Florida_932.svg Florida_934.svg Florida_944.svg Florida_948.svg Florida_953.svg Florida_959.svg Florida_968.svg Florida_973.svg Florida_986.svg Florida_992.svg Florida_994.svg Florida_997.svg Florida_998.svg Florida_9336.svg
Rapid TransitMetrorail
Commuter RailAmtrak, Brightline, Tri-Rail

As of 2021, Miami-Dade County has a gross domestic product of $154.9 billion, making it the 14th-largest of the nation's 3,033 counties. The county is home to the Port of Miami on Biscayne Bay, the world's largest passenger port with a world record 5.5 million passengers in 2018, and Miami International Airport, the third largest U.S. airport for international passengers and largest U.S. airport for international cargo. The county's land area of nearly 2,000 square miles exceeds that of two U.S. states, Delaware and Rhode Island.[9] The county is home to several universities and colleges, including the University of Miami in Coral Gables, a private research university that is routinely ranked as one of the nation's top universities and is the county's second-largest employer with nearly 17,000 employees as of 2021.[10][11]

Miami-Dade County is heavily Hispanic and was the most populous majority-Hispanic county in the nation as of 2020. It is home to 34 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas.[12] The northern, central and eastern portions of the county are heavily urbanized with many high-rise buildings along the coastline, including Miami's Central Business District in Downtown Miami. Southern Miami-Dade County includes the Redland and Homestead areas, which make up the agricultural economy of the county. 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 portions of the county northern sections.

The county includes portions of two national parks. To the west, the county extends into the Everglades National Park and is populated only by a Miccosukee tribal village. Biscayne National Park and the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves are located east of the mainland in Biscayne Bay.[13][14]