Miami, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Miami, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Miami is the 2nd largest city in Florida with a population of 426,312 as of July 1, 2015. Miami ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Miami is located at latitude 25.7752 and longitude -80.2086 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Miami (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.89 sq. miles and a water area of 20.17 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Miami (GNIS ID: 2404247) 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 Miami is located within Miami CCD of Miami-Dade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Miami population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Miami, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 426,312
Population in Households 418,287
Population in Familes 299,266
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,025
Population Density1 11,885
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 171,066
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 95,110
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 199,575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,864 (24.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 123,203 (61.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 28,509 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $239,596
Average Home Value $320,813


Median Household Income $29,855
Average Household Income $49,639
Per Capita Income $20,099
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.25% 1.43%
Households 1.49% 1.63%
Families 1.05% 1.34%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   2.91%
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.


Miami, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Miami to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 9 99th
Diversity Index2 # 176 81st
Median Household Income # 843 8th
Per Capita Income # 610 34th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.