Corrections department Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.62 (32.4) 87.1 FC Miami City Soccer USL League Two Tropical Park Stadium None. Moss School of Construction Infrastructure and Sustainability, Miami Ad School (private), Florida's nickname is the "Sunshine State" but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state Central Florida is known as the lightning capital of the United States as it experiences more lightning strikes than anywhere else in the country Florida has one of the highest average precipitation levels of any state in large part because afternoon thunderstorms are common in much of the state from late spring until early autumn a narrow eastern part of the state including Orlando and Jacksonville receives between 2,400 and 2,800 hours of sunshine annually the rest of the state including Miami receives between 2,800 and 3,200 hours annually. (18.6) 59.5 S? Miami-Fort Lauderdale is the 12th largest radio market and the 16th-largest television market in the U.S television stations serving the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area include WAMI-TV (UniMas) WBFS-TV (MyNetworkTV) WSFL-TV (The CW) WFOR-TV (CBS) WHFT-TV (TBN) WLTV (Univision) WPLG (ABC) WPXM (ION) WSCV (Telemundo) WSVN (FOX) WTVJ (NBC) WLRN-TV (PBS) and WPBT (also PBS) the latter television station being the only channel to serve the entire metropolitan area! Tri-Rail is Miami's commuter rail that runs north-south from Miami's suburbs in West Palm Beach to Miami International Airport, Miami is also a major fashion center home to models and some of the top modeling agencies in the world the city is host to many fashion shows and events including the annual Miami Fashion Week and the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami held in the Wynwood Art District, Water mass Temperature Salinity As of the census of 2000 there were 2,253,362 people 776,774 households and 548,402 families in the county with an average population density of 1,158 inhabitants per square mile (447/km2) There were 852,278 housing units with an average density of 438 per square mile (169/km2) the county's racial makeup was 69.7% White (49% White Hispanic 20.7% Non-Hispanic White) 20.3% African American and Black (with a large part of Caribbean descent) 0.20% Native American 1.4% Asian 0.01% Pacific Islander 4.60% from other races and 3.80% from two or more races 57.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race in relation to ancestry (excluding the various Hispanic and Latino ancestries) 5% were Haitian 5% American 2% Italian 2% Jamaican 2% German 2% Irish and 2% English ancestry. On November 9 2007 Concourse a was closed as part of the North Terminal Development Project it had been closed in order to speed up completion of the North Terminal project as well as facilitate the addition of the Automated People Mover (APM) system that now spans the length of the North Terminal the infrastructure of Concourse a reopened on July 20 2010 as an extension of Concourse D, The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) is one of the Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Facilities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) NOAA/AOML is a part of the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and is located in Miami Florida AOML's mission is to conduct basic and applied research in oceanography tropical meteorology atmospheric and oceanic chemistry and acoustics the research seeks to understand the physical characteristics and processes of the ocean and the atmosphere both separately and as a coupled system. .
. . All of the 67 counties in Florida, In 2009 there were 89,706 federal workers employed within the state Tens of thousands more employees work for contractors who have federal contracts including those with the military, 12 Boca Raton Palm Beach 74,764 84,392 99,244 +17.60% Central West Florida (19.2) 68.6 In addition many military schools supply stations and communications facilities were established in the area Rather than building large army bases to train the men needed to fight the war the Army and Navy came to South Florida and converted hotels to barracks movie theaters to classrooms and local beaches and golf courses to training grounds Overall over five hundred thousand enlisted men and fifty thousand officers were trained in South Florida After the end of the war many servicemen and women returned to Miami causing the population to rise to nearly half a million by 1950. 4.1.1 Notes The Miami metropolitan area consists of three distinct metropolitan divisions subdividing the region into three divisions according to the region's three counties: Miami-Dade County Broward County and Palm Beach County. Old U.S Post Office and Courthouse (Miami Florida).jpg A contemporaneous depiction of the New River Massacre in 1836 Main article: Environment of Florida Besides Flagler Street Downtown has two other major shopping areas Bayside Marketplace and Mary Brickell Village in Brickell Bayside Marketplace was built in 1987 and is one of Miami's most visited tourist attractions averaging over 15 million visitors a year it is an outdoor shopping mall overlooking Biscayne Bay at Bayfront Park Bayside Marketplace has many national retail chains as well as local Miami stores Mary Brickell Village is on Miami Avenue and SE 10th Street in Brickell Mary Brickell Village is a major nightlife area and has many of Miami's upscale bars and restaurants that stretch along Miami Avenue from around SE 6th Street to Broadway (SE 15th Road). .