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The City of Miami is the 2nd largest city in Florida with a population of 461,755 as of July 1, 2021. 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 25.7743 and longitude -80.1937 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Miami 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 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.

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


Total Population 461,755 (100%)
Population in Households 453,735 (98.3%)
Population in Families 320,079 (69.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8,020 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 12,828
Diversity Index2 65


Median Household Income $44,490
Average Household Income $72,991
% of Income for Mortgage4 36%
Per Capita Income $29,787
Wealth Index5 58


Total HU (Housing Units) 213,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56,865 (26.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 130,032 (60.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26,936 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $385,528
Average Home Value $513,477
Housing Affordability Index3 65


Total Households 186,898
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 102,051
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 1.3% 1.68%
Households 1.49% 1.87%
Families 1.12% 1.65%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   3.1%
Owner Occupied HU   1.5%

Miami, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Miami 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 # 2 100th
Population Density # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 677 26th
Housing Affordability Index # 49 5th
Per Capita Income # 445 52nd
Diversity Index # 234 75th

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