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The City of Miami Gardens had a population of 110,559 as of July 1, 2021. 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 25.942 and longitude -80.2456 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Miami Gardens 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 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.

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Miami Gardens, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 110,559 (100%)
Population in Households 109,099 (98.7%)
Population in Families 95,083 (86.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,460 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 6,065
Diversity Index2 67


Median Household Income $46,691
Average Household Income $59,443
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $17,751
Wealth Index5 51


Total HU (Housing Units) 34,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,156 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,753 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,745 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $231,082
Average Home Value $265,330
Housing Affordability Index3 111


Total Households 32,909
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 25,737
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.29% 0.38%
Households 0.2% 0.27%
Families 0.17% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
Owner Occupied HU   0.56%

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, 2021 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 # 24 97th
Population Density # 77 92nd
Median Household Income # 646 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 236 26th
Per Capita Income # 812 12th
Diversity Index # 213 77th

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