Homestead, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Homestead, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Homestead had a population of 67,032 as of July 1, 2016. Homestead ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Homestead is located at latitude 25.4666 and longitude -80.4448 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Homestead (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.48 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Homestead (GNIS ID: 2404723) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Homestead is located within Homestead CCD of Miami-Dade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Homestead population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Homestead, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 67,032
Population in Households 66,606
Population in Familes 54,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 426
Population Density1 4,428
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 20,558
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 15,241
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 24,770 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,720 (31.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,838 (51.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,212 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $162,044
Average Home Value $184,811


Median Household Income $40,731
Average Household Income $54,583
Per Capita Income $16,972
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.65% 1.46%
Households 1.27% 1.34%
Families 1.3% 1.32%
Median Household Income   3.81%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 44 95th
Population Density1 # 138 85th
Diversity Index2 # 120 87th
Median Household Income # 582 37th
Per Capita Income # 779 15th

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