Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,096
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens7.3%
Employed Population 16+4,093
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married30.3%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher4.3%
Median Earnings25+$20,713
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,289
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,971

Wealth

Median Family Income$31,947
% Above Poverty Level61.7%
% Below Poverty Level38.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation6.6%

Housing

People Living Alone12.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,143
Median House Value$143,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)78.5%
West Indian14.6%
Haitian10%
Jamaican3%
Bahamian1.9%
English0.8%
Irish0.5%
African0.4%
French Except Basque0.2%
Turkish0.2%
German0.2%
Scottish0.1%
Polish0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Florida City Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMiami-Dade County
Standard Zip Codes33034
Phone Area Codes7,86,305
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude25.27
Approximate Longitude-80.63

Florida City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHOMESTEAD EXP STN
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp56 to 77 F
Apr Temp63 to 84 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp69 to 86 F
Annual Precip58.1 inches
StationROYAL PALM RANGER STN
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp56 to 78 F
Apr Temp62 to 85 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp70 to 87 F
Annual Precip55.5 inches
StationPERRINE 4 W
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp55 to 76 F
Apr Temp63 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coral Gables50,931$141,652
Homestead68,424$44,688
Kendall74,631$83,478
Pinecrest19,446$167,143
South Miami12,202$87,083
Sweetwater21,027$41,075

Florida City Hospitals

South Florida Evaluation And Treatment Center
(Proprietary)
18680 Sw 376 St
(786) 349-6000

Florida City Public Schools

Dade Juvenile Residential Facility
18500 Sw 424th St
ZIP: 33034
(305) 636-6147
Other
Total Enrollment 50
Florida City Elementary School
364 Nw 6th Ave
ZIP: 33034
(305) 247-4676
Primary
Total Enrollment 785
Lawrence Academy
530 Sw 1st St
ZIP: 33034
(305) 247-4800
Middle
Lawrence Academy Senior High Charter School
530 Sw 1st St
ZIP: 33034
(305) 247-4800
High
Lincoln-marti Schools International Campus
103 E Lucy St
ZIP: 33034
(305) 242-3330
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Miami Community Charter High School
18720 Sw 352nd St
ZIP: 33034
(305) 245-2552
High
Total Enrollment 254
Miami Community Charter Middle School
18720 Sw 352nd St
ZIP: 33034
(305) 245-2552
Middle
Total Enrollment 292
Miami Community Charter School
101 S Redland Rd
ZIP: 33034
(305) 245-2552
Primary
Total Enrollment 523

Florida City Private Schools

Barrington Christian Academy
1013 N Redland Rd
ZIP: 33034
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 294
Bethel Sda Elementary School
32920 Sw 187th Ave
ZIP: 33034
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
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