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Homestead, Florida - Basic Facts

Homestead is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Homestead.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Miami-Dade County at latitude 25.4687 and longitude -80.4776. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Homestead (see map) encompass a land area of 15.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.48 sq. miles.

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Homestead, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 64,773
Population in Households 64,335
Population in Familes 52,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 438
Population Density1 4,278
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 19,966
Average Household Size 3.22
Family Households 14,788
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 24,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,642 (31.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,324 (50.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,239 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $151,032
Average Home Value $168,731


Median Household Income $36,145
Average Household Income $49,294
Per Capita Income $15,233
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.61% 1.41%
Households 1.18% 1.37%
Families 1.19% 1.33%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Homestead, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Homestead to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 43 95th
Population Density1 # 141 85th
Diversity Index2 # 86 91st
Median Household Income # 688 25th
Per Capita Income # 799 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.