Introduction to Florida City, Florida

Florida City, Florida is 18 miles SW of Kendall, Florida (center to center) and 28 miles SW of Miami, Florida. It's located in Miami Dade County.

Florida City History

Florida City originated as a land promotion which was named Detroit. The first 30 families, who were also the first settlers, arrived in 1910. At that time, there were no buildings in the area. Until their houses could be constructed, these families had to stay in Homestead. The area received official incorporation in 1914. Florida City, along with Homestead, underwent catastrophic damage in 1992 when South Florida was struck by Hurricane Andrew. Together, the cities of Homestead and Florida City form the greater Homestead-Florida City area.

Florida City and Nearby Attractions

  • Art Museum at Florida International University.
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
  • Lowe Art Museum.
  • Everglades National Park.
  • Gold Coast Railroad Museum.
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

Things To Do In Florida City

Visitors to Florida City will find museums such as the Miami Art Museum of Dade County, the Miami Science Museum, the Historical Museum of Southern Florida and the Art Museum at Florida International University. These museums provide absorbing insights into local history. Convenient parks include Washington Park, Roberts Park and Fasulo Park. Area churches include First Pentecostal Church, New Hope Assembly of God and First Presbyterian Church of Homestead. There are many animal parks such as the Monkey Jungle and the Miami Metrozoo. Some other notable locations include the Biscayne National Park Beach, the Everglades National Park and the Tropical Fun Center.

Florida City Transportation

The closest major international airport is Miami International Airport.

Florida City Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Florida International University, Barry University and the University of Miami.


Total Population 12,024
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 7.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,112
Age of the Population 26


% of people married 25.4%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.7%
Median Earnings25+ $16,585
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,757
Median Earnings With High School Degree $15,844


Median Family Income $25,539
% Above Poverty Level 51.3%
% Below Poverty Level 48.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 16.9%


People Living Alone 12.4%
Median Gross Rent $991
Median House Value $98,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74.1%
US/American 0%
English 1%
Irish 0.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Florida City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SW of Kendall, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles SW of Miami, Florida
County Miami-Dade
Standard Zip Codes 33034
Phone Area Codes 305
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 25.447
Longitude -80.479

Florida City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 56 to 77 F
Apr Temp 63 to 84 F
Jul Temp 73 to 90 F
Oct Temp 69 to 86 F
Annual Precip 58.1 inches
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 56 to 78 F
Apr Temp 62 to 85 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 70 to 87 F
Annual Precip 55.5 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 76 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Florida City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Flamingo Ldge (33034)

Flamingo Lodge (33034)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coral Gables 50,059 $131,520
Homestead 64,676 $41,816
Kendall 76,267 $77,237
Pinecrest 19,174 $155,603
South Miami 12,156 $81,009
Sweetwater 20,739 $34,420

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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