Hialeah, FL
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Hialeah is a relatively large city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 237,069 people and 51 constituent neighborhoods, Hialeah is the sixth largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Hialeah isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hialeah are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hialeah is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hialeah who work in office and administrative support (16.12%), sales jobs (10.55%), and maintenance occupations (7.22%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.39% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Hialeah rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.39% of adults 25 and older in Hialeah have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Hialeah in 2010 was $14,128, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,512 for a family of four.

Hialeah is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hialeah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hialeah, accounting for 95.64% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hialeah residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hialeah include German, Irish, English, and French .

In addition, Hialeah has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (72.75%).

The most common language spoken in Hialeah is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Chinese.