miami_dade-logo-500Estimated Population in 2010: 2,496,435
2,431 Square Miles
Median Income per Household: $35,966
County Seat: Miami, FL
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History


Dade County was created on January 18, 1836, under the Territorial Act of the United States. The county was named after Major Francis L. Dade, a soldier killed in 1835 in the Second Seminole War, at what has since been named the Dade Battlefield.[10] At the time of its creation, Dade County included the land that now contains Palm Beach and Broward counties, together with the Florida Keys from Bahia Honda Key north and the land of present day Miami-Dade County. The county seat was originally at Indian Key in the Florida Keys; then in 1844, the County seat was moved to Miami. The Florida Keys from Key Largo to Bahia Honda were returned to Monroe County in 1866. In 1888 the county seat was moved to Juno, near present-day Juno Beach, Florida, returning to Miami in 1899. In 1909, Palm Beach County was formed from the northern portion of what was then Dade County, and then in 1915, Palm Beach County and Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create what is now Broward County. There have been no significant boundary changes to the county since 1915.

Communities


Incorporated

City of Aventura
Village of Bal Harbour
Town of Bay Harbor Islands
Village of Biscayne Park
City of Coral Gables
Town of Cutler Bay
City of Doral
Village of El Portal
City of Florida City
Town of Golden Beach
City of Hialeah
City of Hialeah Gardens

City of Homestead
Village of Indian Creek
Village of Key Biscayne
Town of Medley
City of Miami
City of Miami Beach
City of Miami Gardens
Town of Miami Lakes
Village of Miami Shores
City of Miami Springs
City of North Bay Village
City of North Miami

City of North Miami Beach
City of Opa-locka
Village of Palmetto Bay
Village of Pinecrest
City of South Miami
City of Sunny Isles Beach
Town of Surfside
City of Sweetwater
Village of Virginia Gardens
City of West Miami

Unincorporated

Andover
Biscayne Gardens
Bunche Park
Carol City
Coral Way Village
Cutler
Dadeland

East Perrine
Green-Mar Acres
Hawley Heights
Howard
Lake Lucerne
Lakes by the Bay
Norwood (Norland)

Opa-locka North
Saga Bay
Scott Lake
South Beach
West Kendall

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