Miami is city of state Florida. The city has the second largest population in Florida with population around 450,000 that accounts for 2.1% of the state population. Miami has just a bit over half the population of Jacksonville. Miami has the nickname of “Magic City”. Miami’s metro area is the eighth-most populous in the US.
Based on our research, Miami population will reach 467,085 by 1st July of 2018. We use first day of July each year due to US census bureau normally publishes the estimated population data for the same period. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 1.83% over last 7 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.
Population Growth of Miami
Looking back last seven years of Miami’s population, the growth rate is strong and consistent ranging from 1.12% to 2.88%, adding around 4,673 to 12,715 people each year to the overall population. Lots of workers were moving to Miami to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. Comparing with other cities in Florida, Miami growth rate is above the state average. It is one of fastest growth major cities in US.
Demographics of Miami
According to U.S. Census Bureau, 49.9 percent of the Miami population is male and 50.1 percent are female. The average resident age is 38.8, which is similar to other major cities in Florida. In terms of age distribution, the city population was spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older.
The top race groups for people living in Miami are: White(72.6%),Black(19.2%),Asian(1.0%),Native(0.3%),Hispanic(70%).
The top languages (other than English) spoken in Miami are: Spanish (22.7%), Indo-European languages (6.3%), Asian and Pacific Islander languages (0.4%), Others(0.3%). As you can see Spanish dominate the non-English speaking Language due to Latin American immigrant population.
According to the research done Pew Research Center in 2014, Christianity is the most prevalently practiced religion in Miami (68%), with 39% professing attendance at a variety of churches that could be considered Protestant, and 27% professing Roman Catholic beliefs. Then followed by Judaism (8%); Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and a variety of other religions have smaller followings; atheism or no self-identifying organized religious affiliation was practised by 24%.
Population Density of Miami
Miami’s population density is 4,866 people per square kilometer, which is one of the most populated cities in Florida.
Facts About Miami
- Miami is the largest city in the continental United States with over 840 square miles.
- The city of Miami gets its name from one of the native tribes that lived in the region in the 1600 and 1700s, the Mayaimi.
- Miami Beach is home to the world’s largest collection of Art Deco architecture.
- Miami has long been a vacation destination for the famous and infamous alike.
- Greater Miami consists of 27 independent municipalities and of large unincorporated areas, some of which are heavily populated.
- Greater Miami rose in population from 1,267,792 in 1970, to 1,625,781 in 1980, to 2,253,362 in 2000, and to 2,496,435 in 2010.
- The city’s downtown has the largest concentration of international banks of anywhere in the country.
- A large segment of the population -about 16% of the total- consists of people 65 years of age or older, many of whom retired to Florida from the northern United States.
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