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About Miami-Dade County: History

  • Cruise ship capital of the world; 4.1 million passengers in 2010
  • Miami International Airport is the second largest U.S. airport for international passengers (16.9 million in 2010) and first for international freight (1.7 million tons)
  • The airport accommodates about 100,000 passengers each day and more than 35 million annually
  • Fourth largest public school district in the United States
  • Population: 2,563,885
  • Percentage of population foreign-born: 49.7 percent
  • Average annual wage: $45,230
  • Registered vehicles: 1,012,724
  • Electric Customers: 518,406 (including 43,882 Commercial)
  • Miami-Dade County Water Customers: 420,367
  • Miami-Dade County Wastewater Customers: 338,368
  • Water Usage: 313 million gallons per day
  • Climate:
    • Average Annual Temperature: 76.7 degrees
    • Average Annual Low Temperature: 69.1
    • Average Annual High Temperature: 84.2
    • Average Annual Precipitation: 58.53 inches
    • Average Annual Chance of Sunshine: 70 percent
    • Average Annual Relative Humidity: 83 percent (morning); 61 percent (afternoon)
    • Average Annual Wind Speed: 9.2 mph
  • Elevation: 12 feet
  • Two national parks:
    • Everglades National Park (521,591 acres)
    • Biscayne National Park (181,000 acres)
  • Registered Voters: 1.2 million
  • Total Housing Units: 979,111
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