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Miami, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Miami is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Miami-Dade County at latitude 25.7752 and longitude -80.2086. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Miami, but most people and references simply refer to it as Miami, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Miami indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Miami, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 423,747
Population in Households 415,724
Population in Familes 297,313
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,023
Population Density1 11,813
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 169,378
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 94,490
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 196,485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,842 (24.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 121,536 (61.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 27,107 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $221,723
Average Home Value $295,478


Median Household Income $27,645
Average Household Income $47,974
Per Capita Income $19,359
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.4% 1.41%
Households 1.6% 1.57%
Families 1.14% 1.32%
Median Household Income   3.95%
Per Capita Income   3.03%
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, 2014 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 # 8 99th
Diversity Index2 # 159 83rd
Median Household Income # 873 5th
Per Capita Income # 634 31st

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