Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Originally incorporated as the city of Ocean Beach in 1915, the city changed its name to Miami Beach in 1917. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 87,933. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 89,104

Geography

Miami Beach is located at 25°48′47″N, 80°8′3″W.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 48.5 km² (18.7 mi²). 18.2 km² (7.0 mi²) of it is land and 30.2 km² (11.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 62.37% water.

Description

In 1979 Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and is comprised of hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943. Mediterranean, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco are all represented in the District. The Historic District is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the East, Lenox Court on the West, 6th Street on the South and Dade Boulevard along the Collins Canal to the North.

South Beach is one of the most popular areas of Miami Beach. Topless sunbathing is tolerated on the beaches in this area.

Lincoln Road is nationally known spot for great outdoor dining, bike riding, and, shopping.

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 87,933 people, 46,194 households, and 18,339 families residing in the city. The population density is 4,829.5/km² (12,502.1/mi²). There are 59,723 housing units at an average density of 3,280.1/km² (8,491.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.74% White, 4.03% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.05% from other races, and 3.53% from two or more races. 53.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Neighborhoods

* Alton Road

* Biscyane Point

* Little Buenos Aires

* Little Tel Aviv/Midtown

* MiMo District

* Normandy Isle

* LaGorce, & The Sunset Isles

* South Beach

Points of interest

* Collins Bridge

* Miami Beach Botanical Garden

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