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West Miami, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of West Miami had a population of 6,454 as of July 1, 2017. West Miami 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 West Miami is located at latitude 25.7578 and longitude -80.2969 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Miami (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of West Miami (GNIS ID: 2405711) 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 West Miami is located within Miami CCD of Miami-Dade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Miami 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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West Miami, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,454
Daytime Population: Workers 1,460
Daytime Population: Residents 3,137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,597
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 6,450
Population in Familes 5,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 9,108
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $39,150
Average Household Income $57,459
Per Capita Income $19,688


Total Housing Units 2,304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,249 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 975 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $277,904
Average Home Value $290,953


Total Households 2,224
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 1,643
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.09% 1.24%
Households 0.91% 1.12%
Families 0.92% 1.13%
Median Household Income   5.36%
Per Capita Income   3.55%

West Miami, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Miami 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 # 408 56th
Population Density # 22 98th
Diversity Index # 765 17th
Median Household Income # 676 27th
Per Capita Income # 708 23rd

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