Miami Gardens, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Miami Gardens, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Miami Gardens had a population of 110,585 as of July 1, 2016. Miami Gardens 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 Miami Gardens is located at latitude 25.9489 and longitude -80.2436 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Miami Gardens (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.79 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Miami Gardens (GNIS ID: 2404249) 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 Miami Gardens is located within Miami Gardens CCD of Miami-Dade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Miami Gardens 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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Miami Gardens, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 110,585
Population in Households 109,207
Population in Familes 95,130
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,378
Population Density1 6,066
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 33,121
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 25,865
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 35,208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,002 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,118 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,087 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $160,540
Average Home Value $192,694


Median Household Income $40,782
Average Household Income $52,875
Per Capita Income $16,362
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.85%
Households 0.44% 0.83%
Families 0.37% 0.78%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.

Miami Gardens, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Miami Gardens 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 # 18 98th
Population Density1 # 78 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 225 76th
Median Household Income # 580 37th
Per Capita Income # 804 13th

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