Tamiami, Florida

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Tamiami is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 54,788 at the 2000 census. Tamiami is a portmanteau of the words "Tampa" and "Miami". The Tamiami Trail, a roadway that connects the two cities, was the reason for this unique combination. Even though it is a portmanteau of both city names, it is pronounced "Tammee-Ammy," not "Tam-My-Ammy."


Tamiami is located at 25°45′18″N 80°24′13″W / 25.755°N 80.40361°W / 25.755; -80.40361 (25.754945, -80.403611)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.6 km²), of which, 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (3.04%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 54,788 people, 16,285 households, and 14,233 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,461.3 people per square mile (2,882.0/km²). There were 16,707 housing units at an average density of 2,275.3/sq mi (878.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.57% White (11.8% were Non-Hispanic White,)[5] 0.89% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.85% from other races, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 86.98% of the population.

There were 16,285 households out of which 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.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

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