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Miami

Miami, Florida
Metropolitan City
City of Miami
A collage of images of Miami.
Flag of Miami, Florida
Flag
Official seal of Miami, Florida
Seal
Nickname(s): "Magic City", "The Gateway to the Americas", "Capital of Latin America"
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
Miami is located in Florida
Miami
Miami
Miami is located in the US
Miami
Miami
Location in Florida and the United States
Coordinates: 25°46′31″N 80°12′32″W / 25.77528°N 80.20889°W / 25.77528; -80.20889Coordinates: 25°46′31″N 80°12′32″W / 25.77528°N 80.20889°W / 25.77528; -80.20889
Country United States
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
Settled 1825
Incorporated July 28, 1896
Named for Mayaimi
Government
 • Type Mayor–commission
 • Mayor Tomás Regalado (R)
 • City Manager Daniel J. Alfonso
Area
 • Metropolitan City 55.27 sq mi (143.1 km2)
 • Land 35.68 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Water 19.59 sq mi (50.7 km2)
 • Urban 1,116.1 sq mi (2,891 km2)
 • Metro 6,137 sq mi (15,890 km2)
Elevation 6 ft (2 m)
Highest elevation 42 ft (13 m)
Population (2010)
 • Metropolitan City 399,457
 • Estimate (2015) 441,003
 • Rank 44th, U.S.
 • Density 12,360/sq mi (4,770/km2)
 • Urban 5,502,379 (4th, U.S.)
 • Metro 5,564,635 (8th, U.S.)
Demonym(s) Miamian
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code(s) 33010–33299
Area code(s) 305, 786
Website miamigov.com

Miami (/mˈæmi/; Spanish pronunciation: [miˈami]) is a seaport city at the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Florida and its Atlantic coast. As the seat of Miami-Dade County, the municipality is the principal, central, and most populous of its metropolitan area and part of the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami's metro area is the eighth-most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the U.S., with a population of around 5.5 million.

Miami is a major center, and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2012, Miami was classified as an Alpha−World City in the World Cities Study Group's inventory. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked 33rd among global cities. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami "America's Cleanest City", for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets, and citywide recycling programs. According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world's fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power. Miami is nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America" and is the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality.


Miami Demographics
2010 Census Miami Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 399,457 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +10.2% +10.8% +17.6%
Population density 11,135.9/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 72.6% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 11.9% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 19.2% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 70.0% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 1.0% 1.5% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 2.7% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 4.2% 3.2% 3.6%
Historic Ethnic Makeup of Miami
Year White
(includes
White Hispanics)
Non-Hispanic
White
Black Asian Other Hispanic
(of any race)
1910 58.7% 41.3% 0.1%
1920 68.5% 31.3% 0.1%
1930 77.3% 22.7% 0.1%
1940 78.5% 21.4% 0.1%
1950 83.7% 16.2% 0.1%
1960 77.4% 22.4% 0.1% 17.6%
1970 76.6% 41.7% 22.7% 0.3% 0.4% 44.6%
1980 66.6% 19.4% 25.1% 0.5% 7.8% 55.9%
1990 65.6% 12.2% 27.4% 0.6% 6.4% 62.5%
2000 66.6% 11.8% 22.3% 0.7% 5.6% 65.8%
2010 72.6% 11.9% 19.2% 1.0% 4.2% 70.0%
Largest employers in Miami
Employer Employees
Miami-Dade County Public Schools 48,571
Miami-Dade County 29,000
United States Government 19,500
Florida Government 17,100
University of Miami 16,100
Baptist Health South Florida 13,376
Jackson Health 12,576
Publix 10,800
American Airlines 9,000
Florida International University 8,000
Miami Dade College 6,200
Precision Response Corporation 5,000
City of Miami 4,309
Florida Power and Light Company 3,840
Carnival Cruise Lines 3,500
Major professional and D-I college teams (attendance > 10,000)
Club Sport League Venue (Capacity) Attendance League Championships
Miami Dolphins Football National Football League Hard Rock Stadium (80,120) 70,035 Super Bowl (2) — 1972, 1973
Miami Hurricanes Football NCAA D-I (ACC) Hard Rock Stadium (80,120) 53,837 National titles (5) — 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001
Miami Marlins Baseball Major League Baseball Marlins Park (36,742) 21,386 World Series (2) — 1997, 2003
Miami Heat Basketball National Basketball Association American Airlines Arena (19,600) 19,710 NBA Finals (3) — 2006, 2012, 2013
FIU Panthers Football NCAA D-I (Conference USA) FIU Stadium (23,500) 15,453 None
Florida Panthers Hockey National Hockey League BB&T Center (19,250) 10,250 None
Miami MLS team Soccer Major League Soccer Miami MLS Stadium None None
Miami Causeways
Name Termini Year built
Rickenbacker Causeway Brickell and Key Biscayne 1947
Venetian Causeway Downtown and South Beach 1912–1925
MacArthur Causeway Downtown and South Beach 1920
Julia Tuttle Causeway Wynwood/Edgewater and Miami Beach 1959
79th Street Causeway Upper East Side and North Beach 1929
Broad Causeway North Miami and Bal Harbour 1951

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