24 Facts About Miami-Dade County


Miami-Dade County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U S state of Florida.

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Miami-Dade County is heavily Hispanic, and was the most populous majority-Hispanic county in the nation as of 2020.

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Southern Miami-Dade County includes the Redland and Homestead areas, which make up the agricultural economy of the county.

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Agricultural Redland makes up roughly one third of Miami-Dade County's inhabited land area, and is sparsely populated, a stark contrast to the densely populated, urban portions of the county northern sections.

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Miami-Dade County charted the "Village of Miami" on the south bank of the Miami River and sold several plots of land.

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Voters were acting pursuant to home rule powers granted to Dade Miami-Dade County, including the ability to change the name of the county without the consent of the Florida Legislature.

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Miami-Dade County is among the last areas of Florida to be created and populated with fauna and flora, mostly in the Pleistocene.

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Miami-Dade County includes 34 incorporated areas, 38 census-designated places, and 16 unincorporated regions.

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Miami-Dade County has small communities of Brazilians, Portuguese, Spaniards, Ukrainians and Poles along with Canadians, French, Germans, other Europeans, British expatriates and Israelis.

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In 2014, Miami-Dade County had 731 religious organizations, the 14th most out of all US counties.

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Miami-Dade County has operated under a metropolitan system of government, a "two-tier federation", since 1957.

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The Miami-Dade County is the "upper tier", and it provides services of a metropolitan nature, such as emergency management, airport and seaport operations, public housing and health care services, transportation, environmental services, solid waste disposal etc.

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Board of Miami-Dade County Commissioners is the legislative body, consisting of 13 members elected from single-member districts.

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However, the Constitution allows voters in home-rule counties to abolish the offices and reorganize them as subordinate County departments; Miami-Dade voters chose this option for Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections, and Tax Collector.

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Miami-Dade County has voted for the Democratic Party candidate in most of the presidential elections in the past four decades, and has gone Democratic in every election since 1992.

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Miami-Dade County is represented in the United States House of Representatives by Republicans Maria Elvira Salazar, Carlos Gimenez and Mario Diaz-Balart of the 27th, 26th and 25th districts, and Democrats Frederica Wilson and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of the 24th and 23rd districts.

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Miami-Dade County is in the jurisdiction of the South Dade Soil and Water Conservation District.

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In December 1965 the City of Miami and Metropolitan Dade Miami-Dade County agreed that the City of Miami would provide public library service to unincorporated Dade Miami-Dade County and to those municipalities that did not provide their library service with four bookmobiles provided library service to the unincorporated area.

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Miami-Dade County is home to many private and public primary and secondary schools.

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Miami-Dade County holds the majority of sports arenas, stadiums and complexes in South Florida.

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Public transit in Miami-Dade County is operated by Miami-Dade Transit, and is the largest public transit in Florida.

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Miami-Dade County Transit operates a heavy rail metro system Metrorail, an elevated people mover in Downtown Miami, Metromover and the bus system, Metrobus.

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Miami-Dade County has 10 major expressways and one minor expressway in Downtown Miami:.

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Miami-Dade County has fewer county roads than any other county in Florida, despite its large population.

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