Miami, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Miami, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Miami is the 2nd largest city in Florida with a population of 453,952 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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.

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Miami, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 453,952
Population in Households 445,786
Population in Familes 313,670
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,166
Population Density2 12,648
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $36,422
Average Household Income $61,571
Per Capita Income $25,301


Total Housing Units 210,236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57,074 (27.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 125,687 (59.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 27,475 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $278,168
Average Home Value $385,678


Total Households 182,761
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 100,689
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.56% 1.52%
Households 1.76% 1.63%
Families 1.37% 1.38%
Median Household Income   3.77%
Per Capita Income   3.9%

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, 2018 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
Diversity Index # 207 78th
Median Household Income # 762 17th
Per Capita Income # 521 43rd

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