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The City of Hialeah is the 6th largest city in Florida with a population of 236,605 as of July 1, 2021. 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 25.8576 and longitude -80.2781 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hialeah 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 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.

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Hialeah, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 236,605 (100%)
Population in Households 234,916 (99.3%)
Population in Families 198,284 (83.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,689 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 10,963
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $37,198
Average Household Income $51,362
% of Income for Mortgage4 30%
Per Capita Income $16,029
Wealth Index5 39


Total HU (Housing Units) 77,567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,649 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 41,140 (53.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,779 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $266,072
Average Home Value $286,966
Housing Affordability Index3 81


Total Households 73,788
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 57,977
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.46% 0.29%
Households 0.32% 0.17%
Families 0.38% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
Owner Occupied HU   0.65%

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, 2021 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 Density # 16 98th
Median Household Income # 827 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 76 8th
Per Capita Income # 859 7th
Diversity Index # 814 11th

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