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Miami-Dade County, FL
The county was named for the city and for Maj. Francis L. Dade, killed in the Seminole Wars. The name was changed from Dade County in 1997

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Miami-Dade County is one of 67 counties in Florida.

The county is in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 2,363,600. This was an increase of  4.89% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$35,966
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Miami-Dade County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Miami-Dade County was $26,780. This was an increase of 22.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 87% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Miami
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 1 in production of snap beans
(1997 Census of Agriculture)
Census 2000 highlights: Eighth largest county in the nation (by population); second largest Hispanic population; largest county in the state (by population)

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3% of Miami-Dade County residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Miami-Dade County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Miami-Dade County include Charlotte Jane Memorial Park, Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetery, City Cemetery, Dade Memorial Park, Dade South Memorial Park, Evergreen Memorial Park, Flagler Memorial Park, Graceland Memorial Park, Lakeside Memorial Park, Lakeside Memorial Park ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Miami-Dade County include Allapattah, Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Biscayne Gardens, Biscayne Park, Bunche Park, Carol City, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables ... View communities

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Colleges in Miami-Dade County include Barry University, Carlos Albizu University - Miami Campus, City College, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Florida National College, Johnson & Wales University - Florida Campus, Miami - Dade Community College, Saint John Vianney College Seminary, Saint Thomas University ... View colleges

School districts in Miami-Dade County include Dade County Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Miami-Dade County include Allapattah Branch Library, Brockway Memorial Library, Coconut Grove Branch, Coral Gables Branch, Coral Reef Branch Library, Culmer/Overtown Branch, Dade County Talking Book Library, Doral Early Childhood Library, Edison Center Branch Library, Fairlawn Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Miami-Dade County include Coral Gables Gazette, Miami El Nuevo Herald, Miami Herald, Miami New Times ... View newspapers

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Miami-Dade County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Miami-Dade County political report.

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Airports in Miami-Dade County include Miami International

Hotels in Miami-Dade County include Abbey Hotel, Airport Regency Hotel, Airways Airport Inn & Suites, Albion Hotel, Alexander All Suite Oceanfront Resort, All Suites on the Ocean, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Amerisuites, Aqua Hotel & Lounge ... More hotels

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