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Miami Gardens, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Miami Gardens had a population of 112,756 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 112,756
Daytime Population: Workers 34,485
Daytime Population: Residents 66,199
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 100,684
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 111,351
Population in Familes 96,998
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,405
Population Density2 6,185
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $43,468
Average Household Income $55,596
Per Capita Income $17,111


Total Housing Units 35,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,276 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,354 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,782 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $171,471
Average Home Value $197,347


Total Households 33,629
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 26,315
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 0.7% 0.91%
Households 0.59% 0.85%
Families 0.56% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 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 # 18 98th
Population Density # 77 92nd
Diversity Index # 227 76th
Median Household Income # 560 39th
Per Capita Income # 801 13th

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