February 21, 2024

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Miami, Florida: A Vibrant City

Located in the southeastern part of the United States, Florida is a state known for its stunning beaches, warm weather, and vibrant cities. Among these cities, Miami stands out as a true gem, offering a unique blend of culture, entertainment, and natural beauty. With its rich history and diverse population, Miami has become a must-visit destination for travelers from around the world.

Miami, often referred to as the “Magic City,” is a melting pot of cultures. It is a place where Latin American, Caribbean, and American influences come together to create a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere. The city’s unique cultural heritage can be seen in its architecture, food, music, and art.

The history of Miami dates back to the 19th century when it was settled by pioneers and traders. Originally a small trading post, Miami gradually grew into a bustling city, attracting people from all walks of life. Over time, it became a popular destination for vacationers seeking sun, sand, and relaxation.

One of the main attractions of Miami is its stunning beaches. With miles of pristine coastline, the city offers an abundance of opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. Whether you prefer the lively atmosphere of South Beach or the tranquil shores of Key Biscayne, Miami has a beach to suit every taste.

Beyond its beautiful beaches, Miami is also renowned for its vibrant nightlife and entertainment scene. The city is home to numerous world-class nightclubs, bars, and restaurants, where visitors can dance the night away or indulge in delicious cuisine. From trendy rooftop lounges to Latin dance clubs, Miami offers a diverse range of options for those seeking a fun night out.

In addition to its lively nightlife, Miami is also a cultural hub. The city is home to a thriving arts scene, with numerous galleries, museums, and theaters showcasing a wide range of artistic expressions. From the iconic Art Deco architecture of South Beach to the contemporary art exhibitions at the Pérez Art Museum, Miami offers a rich cultural experience for art enthusiasts.

Furthermore, Miami’s proximity to the ocean allows for a variety of water-based activities. Whether it’s sailing, fishing, or snorkeling, the city offers endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. The crystalline waters of Biscayne Bay and the nearby Florida Keys provide a playground for water enthusiasts, while the Everglades National Park offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of nature up close.

In conclusion, Miami, Florida, is a city that has it all. From its fascinating history to its vibrant culture, stunning beaches, and endless entertainment options, Miami offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach, immerse yourself in art and culture, or simply have fun, Miami is the perfect destination. So, pack your bags and get ready to experience the magic of Miami, where the sun, sand, and ocean await.



Miami – Dade County, Florida

Population per square mile, 2010 1,315.5
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)


Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)


Population, percent change – April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)


Population, Census, April 1, 2020 2,701,767
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 2,496,435
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent


Persons under 18 years, percent


Persons 65 years and over, percent


Female persons, percent


Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent


Black or African American alone, percent(a)


American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)


Asian alone, percent(a)


Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)


Two or More Races, percent


Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)


White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent


Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 46,642
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 54.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 1,095,553
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 51.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $332,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $2,006
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $663
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,470
Building permits, 2022 11,605
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 936,351
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.83
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 88.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 75.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 94.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 82.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 82.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 31.7%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 5.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent


In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 63.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 57.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 11,060,042
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 21,236,142
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 29,864,739
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 45,110,749
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,651
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 32.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $57,815
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $31,813
Persons in poverty, percent


Total employer establishments, 2021 94,579
Total employment, 2021 958,467
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 57,579,495
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -5.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 614,348
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 74,627
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 43,312
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 15,974
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 38,353
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 29,341
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,826
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 66,735
Population per square mile, 2020 1,422.1
Population per square mile, 2010 1,315.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,899.90
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,897.72
FIPS Code 12086

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    Fact Notes

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