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The City of West Miami had a population of 8,115 as of July 1, 2022. West Miami ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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 25.7634 and longitude -80.2962 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Miami 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 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.

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West Miami, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 8,115 (100%)
Population in Households 8,031 (99.0%)
Population in Families 6,570 (81.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 84 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 11,446
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $74,645
Average Household Income $101,312
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $39,711
Wealth Index5 80


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,551 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,644 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 391 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $358,896
Average Home Value $372,357
Housing Affordability Index3 98


Total Households 3,195
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 2,352
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 5.25% -0.12%
Households 5.26% -0.11%
Families   -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   3.11%
Owner Occupied HU   0.40%

West Miami, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Miami to the other 954 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 375 61st
Population Density # 11 99th
Median Household Income # 317 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 240 25th
Per Capita Income # 351 63rd
Diversity Index # 390 59th

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