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Homestead is a city in Miami-Dade County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.

So named because government land here was settled by homesteaders

The latitude of Homestead is 25.468N. The longitude is -80.477W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,182.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,775
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Homestead demographic reports
Homestead is on the border of the Everglades
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 620. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 18.1 per 1,000 people.
Homestead received national attention for devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992
Filming location for:
· 2001 movie, "Driven"
Nearby parks & recreation: Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park
Homestead attractions: Everglades Wonder Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Historic Homestead Townhall Museum
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National index: 100
Local index: 118

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Homestead residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Homestead ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Homestead was $11,357, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Homestead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Homestead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,043.


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Libraries in Homestead include Homestead Branch Library ... View libraries

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Miami-Dade County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Homestead political report.

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The average commute time for Homestead workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 29 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Homestead between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 9.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Homestead, FL

Pros: I have been in Homestead for 2 days and the only thing I have found is a friendly hotel manager

Cons: I had a automobile accident in Homestead on a Friday night @ 9:30 PM with 3 girls in a 2004 chevy malibu...

This is a good place to try to remember why did you come here

General info: I have several pictures of Homestead finest policeman and his police car as he laugh and plays with the girls

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