Miami-Dade County Families: Structure and Composition
In Miami-Dade County and throughout the country, families are a major focus of the American Community Survey (ACS), conducted each year by the U.S. Census Bureau. A family in Miami-Dade County, as defined by the Census, includes a householder and all the other people in the housing unit related to him or her, by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Not all households in Miami-Dade County are family households. Nonfamily households include those composed of unrelated roommates, or single-person households. In addition, family households may include non-family members who live in the same housing unit. Note that the data in this report presents estimated counts of households in Miami-Dade County, not of people.
Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. For locations with populations under 60,000, the ACS is only available in 5-year estimates, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity but a less granular time period.
How many households are family or nonfamily in Miami-Dade County, Florida?
How many family households have children in Miami-Dade County, Florida?
How many family households with children are headed by married couples in Miami-Dade County, Florida?
Who heads non-married family households with children in Miami-Dade County, Florida?
About the Data
Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year estimates. The following tables are used:
• Total Households & by Type: Table B11001
• Households with Children: Table B11005
This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.