Surfside, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Surfside, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Surfside had a population of 5,967 as of July 1, 2017. Surfside ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Surfside is located at latitude 25.8788 and longitude -80.125 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Surfside (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Town of Surfside (GNIS ID: 2406695) 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 Town of Surfside is located within Miami Beach CCD of Miami-Dade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Surfside 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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Surfside, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,967
Daytime Population: Workers 1,889
Daytime Population: Residents 3,197
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,086
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 5,967
Population in Familes 4,522
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 10,446
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $75,119
Average Household Income $118,381
Per Capita Income $53,248


Total Housing Units 3,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,750 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 934 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,259 (31.9%)
Median Home Value $508,858
Average Home Value $570,371


Total Households 2,684
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,571
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.53% 0.88%
Households 0.39% 0.78%
Families 0.45% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Surfside, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Surfside 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 # 425 54th
Population Density # 14 99th
Diversity Index # 347 63rd
Median Household Income # 96 90th
Per Capita Income # 71 92nd

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