Homestead, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Homestead, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Homestead had a population of 69,559 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Homestead, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 69,559
Daytime Population: Workers 18,096
Daytime Population: Residents 40,074
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 58,170
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 69,125
Population in Familes 56,934
Population in Group Qrtrs 434
Population Density2 4,595
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $42,558
Average Household Income $57,136
Per Capita Income $17,591


Total Housing Units 25,148 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,071 (32.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,066 (52.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,012 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $172,022
Average Home Value $191,404


Total Households 21,136
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 15,735
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.94% 1.51%
Households 1.48% 1.36%
Families 1.56% 1.37%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 2017 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 Density # 136 85th
Diversity Index # 126 86th
Median Household Income # 579 37th
Per Capita Income # 785 15th

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