The city of Homestead was incorporated in 1913 and encompasses the following counties: Miami-Dade. Homestead's government type is Council-Manager. It is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Steven A. Bateman, Vice Mayor, who is currently Jon Burgess.
Homestead encompasses land area: 14.3 sq mi (37.0 km2), water area: 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2) 0.63%. The elevation is 3 ft (1 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 2,231.4/sq mi (862.4/km2). The local time zone is Eastern (EST) (UTC-5).
Zip codes in Homestead include 33000-33099. Local area codes are 305. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 12-32275, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.cityofhomestead.com.