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Tamiami, Florida
Tamiami suburb
Tamiami suburb
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing CDP boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing CDP boundaries
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
Area
 • Total 7.43 sq mi (19.24 km2)
 • Land 7.05 sq mi (18.25 km2)
 • Water 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
Elevation
3 ft (1 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 54,212
 • Density 7,692.92/sq mi (2,970.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 12-70700
GNIS feature ID 1867216

Tamiami is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 55,271 at the 2010 census.

Name Origin

Tamiami is a contraction of the phrase "Tampa to Miami". The Tamiami Trail, a roadway that goes through the Everglades, connecting the two cities, was the reason for this unique combination. While the name is a combination of both cities' names, the accepted pronunciation is "Tammee-Ammy," not "Tam-My-Ammy."

Geography

Tamiami is located at 25°45′18″N 80°24′13″W / 25.75500°N 80.40361°W / 25.75500; -80.40361 (25.754945, -80.403611).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.6 square miles (20 km2), of which, 7.3 square miles (19 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (3.04%) is water.

Demographics

2020 census

Tamiami racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 3,210 5.92%
Black or African American (NH) 191 0.35%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 8 0.01%
Asian (NH) 325 0.6%
Pacific Islander (NH) 6 0.01%
Some Other Race (NH) 146 0.27%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 247 0.46%
Hispanic or Latino 50,079 92.38%
Total 54,212

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 54,212 people, 16,057 households, and 13,185 families residing in the CDP.

2010 census

Tamiami Demographics
2010 Census Tamiami Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 55,271 2,496,435 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +0.9% +10.8% +17.6%
Population density 7,819.7/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 94.5% 73.8% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 6.2% 15.4% 57.9%
Black or African-American 1.3% 18.9% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 92.7% 65.0% 22.5%
Asian 0.7% 1.5% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 1.3% 2.4% 2.5%
Some Other Race 2.1% 3.2% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 17,256 households, with 3.0% being vacant. As of 2000, 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.6% were non-families. 9.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.33 and the average family size was 3.50.

Education

Miami-Dade County Public Schools operates public schools.

Elementary schools:

Middle schools:

  • Paul W. Bell Middle School
  • W. R. Thomas Middle School

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami operates Catholic schools. St. Kevin School is in Tamiami.It opened in August 1980. Belen Jesuit Preparatory School is also in Tamiami.

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