Population: as of the 2010 U.S Census there were 5,564,635 people 2.8 million (52%) were females and 2.6 million (48%) were males the median age was 38.6 years 24% of the population were under 18 years and 15% were 65 years and older There were 2,097,626 households and 1,378,108 families residing in the Miami metropolitan area, Miami Main Library Since then Gate E3 was closed in the 1990s to accommodate a connector between Concourses D and E in the mid-2000s the Low E and High E security checkpoints were expanded and merged into one linking both portions of the concourse without requiring passengers to reclear security At the same time Gates E32 E34 and E35 were closed to make way for a second parallel taxiway between the Concourse D extension and Concourse E Concourse E also contains the Central Terminal's immigration and customs halls the airport authority plans to maintain the "high E" area until 2034 and the "low E" area until 2035. 32.2% State of Florida 1 Etymology Bayfront Park See also: List of tallest buildings in Miami. 2.1 San Juan Campus (113) 8.70 University of Miami (private), There were 2.7 million Medicaid patients in Florida in 2009 the governor has proposed adding $2.6 billion to care for the expected 300,000 additional patients in 2011 the cost of caring for 2.3 million clients in 2010 was $18.8 billion This is nearly 30% of Florida's budget Medicaid paid for 60% of all births in Florida in 2009 the state has a program for those not covered by Medicaid. Middle schools: Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, Academic Health Center Buildings home of the Wertheim College of Medicine and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work. .
; . During the 1904 gubernatorial race the strongest candidate Napoleon Bonaparte Broward promoted draining the Everglades He called the future of South Florida the "Empire of the Everglades" Soon after his successful election he began work to "drain that abominable pestilence-ridden swamp" and pushed the Florida legislature to form a group of commissioners to oversee reclamation of flooded lands in 1907 they established the Everglades Drainage District and began to study how to build the most effective canals and how to fund them Governor Broward ran for the U.S Senate in 1908 but lost Broward was paid by land developer Richard J Bolles to tour the state to promote drainage Elected to the Senate in 1910 Broward died before he could take office Land in the Everglades was being sold for $15 an acre a month after Broward died Meanwhile Henry Flagler continued to build railway stations at towns as soon as the populations warranted them, Map of the Everglades in 1856: Military action during the Seminole Wars improved understanding of the features of the Everglades. Map of Miami in 1955 According to Miami's Beacon Council the top private employers in 2014 in Miami-Dade were:. 5 Later years About 22.2% of families and 27.3% of the population were below the poverty line at the census including 37.1% of those under age 18 and 32.8% of those aged 65 or over. 2 Campuses American settlers began to establish cotton plantations in north Florida which required numerous laborers which they supplied by buying slaves in the domestic market by 1860 Florida had only 140,424 people of whom 44% were enslaved There were fewer than 1,000 free African Americans before the American Civil War. .