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Miami Dade County, Florida

Miami Dade County also known as Dade County is located in the southeastern area of the State of Florida. In 2019, The Census Bureau estimated that the County population was approximately 2.72 million. This census made Miami-Dade again the most populated county in Florida and the eighth-most populated county in the United States. It is the second-largest county in Florida, covering almost 2000 square miles. Half of the residents in the South Florida metropolitan area live in Miami-Dade. Although several key cities of South Florida are located in the county, the City of Miami is the county seat.

Dade County was established on January 18, 1836, under the United States Territorial Act. Major Francis L. Dade, a soldier killed in the Second Seminole War in 1835 at what is now known as the Dade Battlefield, inspired the county's name. Dade County contained the territory that is now Palm Beach and Broward counties, as well as the Florida Keys from Bahia Honda Key north and the land that is now Miami-Dade County.

The county seat was initially located on Indian Key in the Florida Keys, but it was relocated to Miami in 1844. In 1866, Monroe County reclaimed the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Bahia Honda. The county seat was relocated to Juno, near present-day Juno Beach, Florida, in 1888, before returning to Miami in 1899. Palm Beach County was created in 1909 from the northern section of what was then Dade County, and in 1915, Palm Beach County and Dade County donated almost equal amounts of territory to form what is now Broward County. Since 1915, there have been no substantial border modifications in the county.

There are 35 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas in the county. Downtown Miami is South Florida's central business district and many high rises line the eater portion of the county and along the entire coastline. The agricultural areas are concentrated in Southern Miami-Dade County, including the Redland and Homestead areas. Redland contains one-third of the county’s inhabited land area and is less densely populated than other inhabited areas. The Everglades National Park occupies the western portion of the county while east of the mainland in Biscayne Bay is also Biscayne National Park.

Principal cities, towns, and villages within Miami-Dade County:

76 percent of Miami-Dade County, FL residents speak a language other than English, which is greater than the national average of 22 percent. Spanish was the most spoken non-English language in Miami-Dade County, FL in 2019. Native Spanish speakers account for 66.9 percent of the entire population of Miami-Dade County, FL. The next two most prevalent languages are Haitian (4.96 percent) and Portuguese (0.73 percent).

If you or someone you care about has been injured in Miami-Dade County, contact the Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson immediately.

Our office handles all accident and personal injury cases including auto accidents, slip, and fall injuries, workers compensation claims, wrongful death claims, and other injury claims in Miami-Dade County.

Remember when injured you get to choose your legal counsel, so have an experienced, aggressive, knowledgeable l team that aims to get you the most compensation for your losses. Choose the Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson.


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