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South Miami Heights, Florida - Basic Facts

South Miami Heights is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the South Miami Heights Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Miami-Dade County at latitude 25.5976 and longitude -80.3806. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal boundaries for the South Miami Heights Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 36,535
Population in Households 35,536
Population in Familes 30,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 999
Population Density1 7,479
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 10,978
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 8,505
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 11,787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,055 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,923 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 809 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $148,835
Average Home Value $168,770


Median Household Income $37,327
Average Household Income $50,576
Per Capita Income $15,215
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.55% 0.94%
Households 0.59% 1.09%
Families 0.41% 1.0%
Median Household Income   3.65%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.


South Miami Heights, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Miami Heights 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 # 95 90th
Population Density1 # 36 96th
Diversity Index2 # 114 88th
Median Household Income # 646 30th
Per Capita Income # 800 13th

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