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Overview

Introduction to 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 Area Attractions

North Miami's subtropical climate and miles of nearby sandy beaches provide a haven for outdoor recreational activities of all types. The city also houses 11 public parks, 2 swimming pools, and 3 tennis court facilities. Residents and visitors can spend an afternoon at the Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park (a 22-acre natural oak hammock). The Oleta River State Recreation Area, the largest urban park in the Florida State park system, contains one of the largest concentrations of Australian Pine trees found in Florida.

One of the premier cultural sites in the city is the The Joan Lehman Museum of contemporary Art (MoCA), a 22,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility providing spacious exhibition space, an art pavilion, and two outdoor courtyards. With an established reputation for high quality exhibitions, events, films, lectures, and art excursions, MoCA has become a major force in the community and has stimulated the growth of sophisticated art galleries and avant-garde studios which display works by many emerging local artists. Another city staple is the North Miami Public Library, which contains over 100,000 books as well as thousands of foreign language tapes, magazines, and newspapers.

Visitors and residents of North Miami can enjoy a wealth of South Florida attractions and can also participate in some of the Greater Miami area's numerous annual events, just a few of which are listed here:

  • Kwanza (January's African Thanksgiving Celebration)
  • Orange Bowl Classic (January)
  • Miami Film Festival (February)
  • Italian Renaissance Festival at Vizcaya (March)
  • River Cities Festival (April)
  • Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival (June)
  • 4th of July at Bayfront Park
  • South Florida International Auto Show (September)
  • Hispanic Heritage Festival (October)
  • Miami Air Show (November)
  • Miami Christmas Family Pageant (December)

Sports fans can enjoy the following major league pro teams, all located in the Greater Miami Area:

  • Baseball: Florida Marlins (MLB)
  • Football: Miami Dolphins (NFL)
  • Basketball: Miami Heat (NBA), Miami Tropics (American Basketball Association)
  • Hockey: Florida Panthers (NHL)
  • Soccer: Miami FC (United Soccer Leagues)

People

Total Population 60,756
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 26,842
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 33.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.5%
Median Earnings25+ $25,019
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,137
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,033

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,598
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 11%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $971
Median House Value $146,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.7%
US/American 0%
English 1.3%
Irish 1.2%

North Miami Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Miami-Dade
Standard Zip Codes 33161, 33162, 33167, 33168, 33169, 33181
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33261
Phone Area Codes 305
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 25.889
Longitude -80.186

North Miami Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station HIALEAH
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches
Station FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 26.2 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, North Miami, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Barry University (33161)

Keystone Islands (33261)

Mia Shores (33162)

Uleta (33162)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bal Harbour 2,605 $83,750
Bay Harbor Islands 5,847 $58,032
Biscayne Park 3,172 $86,815
El Portal 2,404 $42,750
Miami Shores 10,736 $95,022
North Miami Beach 43,028 $44,447

North Miami Public Libraries

Library
North Miami Public Library
835 NE 132 STREET
North Miami, Florida
(305) 891-5535

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North Miami High Schools

NORTH MIAMI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
800 NE 137TH STREET
305-891-6590
Serves 3,243 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

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