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Hialeah, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Hialeah is the 6th largest city in Florida with a population of 227,656 as of July 1, 2016. Hialeah ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hialeah is located at latitude 25.8699 and longitude -80.3029 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hialeah (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.43 sq. miles and a water area of 1.39 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Hialeah (GNIS ID: 2404689) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Hialeah is located within Hialeah CCD of Miami-Dade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hialeah population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Hialeah, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 227,656
Population in Households 226,082
Population in Familes 189,711
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,574
Population Density1 10,622
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 71,834
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 55,952
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 75,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,703 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,131 (52.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,466 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $189,609
Average Home Value $211,512


Median Household Income $31,217
Average Household Income $43,217
Per Capita Income $13,897
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.64%
Households 0.14% 0.6%
Families 0.11% 0.57%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hialeah, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hialeah to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 12 99th
Diversity Index2 # 773 16th
Median Household Income # 822 11th
Per Capita Income # 867 6th

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