Wednesday, March 2, 2011

City of North Miami, Florida General Info

North Miami, Florida
The Florida city of North Miami is located in northeast Miami-Dade County, about 14 miles north of the city of Miami. The city is home to the Biscayne Bay campus of Florida International University and the Florida campus of Johnson & Wales University. Originally settled in the late 19th century, the area first known as Arch Creek soon developed into a thriving farming community. The Florida land boom of the 1920s impacted Arch Creek and shifted its emphasis from farming to land development. In 1926, residents voted to incorporate as the Town of Miami Shores, a name which only lasted a few years due to the actions of the Florida Legislature which abolished the town's name based on lobbying by the wealthy Shoreland Company, who wanted the name for their huge development ("The Village of Miami Shores"). In 1931 the local population chose a new name for its municipality: The Town of North Miami. In 1952, voters adopted a new charter and the town became the City of North Miami.


North Miami is located at 25°53′42″N 80°11′09″W / 25.895022°N 80.185747°W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.9 km2 (10.0 mi2). 21.9 km2 (8.5 mi2) of it is land and 4.0 km2 (1.5 mi2) of it (15.32%) is water.   / 25.895022; -80.185747


A sizable market North Miami and surrounding areas constitute a considerable market area. It includes North Miami proper and portions of the surrounding communities of Miami Shores, as well as Biscayne Park, Surfside, Bay Harbor Islands, Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles Beach, Aventura, and North Miami Beach, an estimated 150,000 households with average incomes ranging from $25,000 to over $60,000. The City of North Miami itself counts an estimated 60,000 residents, including over 20,000 households with an average income of $32,000 per year. The North Miami market area includes an estimated population of over 150,000 people, with an average household income ranging from $25,000 to $60,000, and an average family size ranging from 1.8 to 3.4 persons. Retail and industry North Miami concentrates over 2,500 businesses in almost every retail and service category. Retail store concentration occurs primarily along the downtown, Biscayne Boulevard, West Dixie Highway, and N.W. 7th Avenue.


As of the census of 2000, there are 59,880 people, 20,541 households, and 13,577 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,732.8/km2 (7,080.0/mi2). There are 22,281 housing units at an average density of 1,016.9/km22). The racial makeup of the city is 34.81% White (18.1% were Non-Hispanic White,) 54.89% African American or Black (with a large majority being of Caribbean ancestry,) 0.32% Native American, 1.92% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.16% from other races, and 4.85% from two or more races. 23.16% of the populations are Hispanic or Latino (2,634.4/mi of any race. In the city the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

North Miami has a tropical monsoon climate, tropical monsoon climates have monthly mean temperatures above 18°C in every month of the year and features wet and dry seasons, as Tropical savanna climates do. Unlike tropical savanna climates however, a tropical monsoon climate's driest month sees less than 60 mm of precipitation but more than (100 − [total annual precipitation {mm}/25]). Also a tropical monsoon climate tends to see less variance in temperatures during the course of the year than a tropical savanna climate. This climate has a driest month which nearly always occurs at or soon after the "winter" solstice for that side of the equator.

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