South Miami, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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South Miami, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of South Miami had a population of 12,847 as of July 1, 2018. South 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 South Miami is located at latitude 25.7076 and longitude -80.2934 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Miami (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of South Miami (GNIS ID: 2405491) 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 South Miami is located within Miami CCD of Miami-Dade County.

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


Total Population 12,847
Population in Households 12,747
Population in Familes 8,889
Population in Group Qrtrs 100
Population Density2 5,669
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $66,123
Average Household Income $102,916
Per Capita Income $41,628


Total Housing Units 5,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,319 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,811 (50.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 455 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $400,137
Average Home Value $464,703


Total Households 5,130
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,795
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 1.19% 1.11%
Households 1.07% 1.03%
Families 0.73% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

South Miami, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South 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 # 279 70th
Population Density # 86 91st
Diversity Index # 144 85th
Median Household Income # 188 80th
Per Capita Income # 158 83rd

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