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 combination 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."
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.
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.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,503, and the median income for a family was $49,763. Males had a median income of $30,716 versus $26,426 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,601. About 7.6% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.
As of 2000, Tamiami had the seventh highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 56.63% of the populace. Nicaraguans made up the fifth highest percentage, at 4.66% of Tamiami residents. It had the thirty-second highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 3.94% of the population, and the 105th highest percentage of Dominican residents in the US, at 1.53% of its population (tied with Ives Estates, FL, Adelphi, Maryland and Dover, NJ.) It also had the eighteenth most Venezuelans in the US, at 1.06% of the population (tied with Miami Lakes.)