The county's median household income was $35,966 and the median family income was $40,260 Males had a median income of $30,120 versus $24,686 for females the county's per capita income was $18,497 About 14.5% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line including 22.9% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over. 3.3 Ranking 4 Railroad access ?T? ??? ?F? ?T? Following the 1959 Cuban revolution that unseated Fulgencio Batista and brought Fidel Castro to power most Cubans who were living in Miami returned to Cuba Soon after however many middle class and upper class Cubans moved to Florida en masse with few possessions Some Miamians were upset about this especially the African Americans who believed that the Cuban workers were taking their jobs. in addition the school systems struggled to educate the thousands of Spanish-speaking Cuban children Many Miamians fearing that the Cold War would become World War III left the city while others started building bomb shelters and stocking up on food and bottled water Many of Miami's Cuban refugees realized for the first time that it would be a long time before they would get back to Cuba in 1965 alone 100,000 Cubans packed into the twice daily "freedom flights" from Havana to Miami Most of the exiles settled into the Riverside neighborhood which began to take on the new name of "Little Havana" This area emerged as a predominantly Spanish-speaking community and Spanish speakers elsewhere in the city could conduct most of their daily business in their native tongue By the end of the 1960s more than four hundred thousand Cuban refugees were living in Dade County. Metrorail: The Student Advisor is elected by the Miami-Dade County District Student Government Association and sits as an advisor to the Board during Board meetings as a representative of the organization and speaks and responds to questions from the Board on student-related issues. Gold Coast Railroad Museum Miami Three Lakes US 1. (27.8) 78.4 Initial attempts at developing agriculture near Lake Okeechobee were successful but the nutrients in the peat were rapidly removed In a process called soil subsidence oxidation of peat causes loss of volume Bacteria decompose dead sawgrass slowly underwater without oxygen When the water was drained in the 1920s and bacteria interacted with oxygen an aerobic reaction occurred Microorganisms degraded the peat into carbon dioxide and water Some of the peat was burned by settlers to clear the land Some homes built in the areas of early farms had to have their foundations moved to stilts as the peat deteriorated; other areas lost approximately 8 feet (2.4 m) of soil depth.
Frederick Douglass Elementary School for CBD children, Demographic profile 2010 2000 1990 1980 1970 1960 1950 1940 1930 1920 1910 Miami River in Downtown Miami. Main article: Demographics of Florida Ten Thousand Islands. 10 Communities Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Miami Over time there have been numerous proposals for partitioning the state of Florida to form a separate state of South Florida Such proposals have usually been made as political statement rather than serious attempts at secession Reasons often stated are cultural ethnic economic and financial frustrations with the state government in Tallahassee which is in North Florida. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts the second-largest performing arts center in the United States Fort Dallas Park CBD I-195.svg Interstate 195 / Toll Florida 112.svg State Road 112 (Airport Expressway). Silver Knights receive $2,000 a Silver Knight statue and a medallion presented by American Airlines the three Honorable Mentions are presented $500 and an engraved plaque the cash awards are made possible in part by the support of the Blank Family Foundation! After the watershed events of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 the state of Florida began investing in economic development through the Office of Trade Tourism and Economic Development Governor Jeb Bush realized that watershed events such as Andrew negatively impacted Florida's backbone industry of tourism severely the office was directed to target Medical/Bio-Sciences among others Three years later the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) announced it had chosen Florida for its newest expansion in 2003 TSRI announced plans to establish a major science center in Palm Beach a 364,000 square feet (33,800 m2) facility on 100 acres (40 ha) which TSRI planned to occupy in 2006. .