South Miami Heights, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Miami Heights, Florida - Basic Facts

The South Miami Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 36,904 as of July 1, 2017. South Miami Heights 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 South Miami Heights is located at latitude 25.5882 and longitude -80.3858 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the South Miami Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The South Miami Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402874) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The South Miami Heights Census Designated Place is located within Princeton-Goulds CCD of Miami-Dade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Miami Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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South Miami Heights, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,904
Daytime Population: Workers 9,201
Daytime Population: Residents 21,133
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,334
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 35,924
Population in Familes 30,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 980
Population Density2 7,554
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $43,870
Average Household Income $57,824
Per Capita Income $17,811


Total Housing Units 11,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,052 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,933 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 825 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $183,444
Average Home Value $208,274


Total Households 10,985
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 8,565
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.73%
Households 0.36% 0.68%
Families 0.34% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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

The table below compares South Miami Heights to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 103 89th
Population Density # 40 96th
Diversity Index # 163 82nd
Median Household Income # 551 40th
Per Capita Income # 778 15th

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