Hialeah is a relatively large city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 236,387 people and 51 constituent neighborhoods, Hialeah is the sixth largest community in Florida.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Hialeah is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.08% of the Hialeah workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hialeah is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hialeah who work in office and administrative support (15.75%), sales jobs (10.45%), and maintenance occupations (7.33%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.62% 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.
Many people in Hialeah take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Hialeah citizens for affordable transportation.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hialeah rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.32% 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 $14,599, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,396 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 96.26% 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 .
Hialeah also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 74.04%.
The most common language spoken in Hialeah is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Chinese.