City of Miami

The City of Miami known as the �Magic City� is located in Southeast Florida, in Miami-Dade County on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Since its incorporation in 1896, the City has grown tremendously, transforming it into one of the world�s renowned centers where people can work, live and play while enjoying a high quality of life.

The City of Miami, known for its diverse culture and ethnicities is the largest municipalityin Miami-Dade County. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 362,470. By the year 2010 the population in the City is projected to rise to 390,191. Miami which is known as the Gateway to Latin America attracts a tremendous amount of foreign born people, resulting in a large Latin American population that includes Cubans, Nicaraguans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Argentineans, Ecuadorians, Brazilians, Dominicans, Haitians and Mexicans. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the City has a 60 percent Hispanic population , a 22.3 percent African-American population and a 11.9 percent White/other population.

Whether you are a resident, visitor or business owner, the City of Miami welcomes you to the shiny City under the Sun. Centrally located in a bustling urban area that is bursting with new developments, residential homes and eye catching attractions, Miami is truly a world class destination. Rich with history ,Miami has 13 different neighborhoods that contain several historical locations and landmarks. Each neighborhood is fully equipped with full service parks,fire and police stations and a Neighborhood Enhancement Team center where residents and business owners can go to obtain answers to their questions and help with City services. The NET team works together with the various departments through the City to coordinate resources and resolve problems.