Hialeah is a relatively large city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 238,942 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. 36.50% 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 (14.22%), sales jobs (11.11%), and maintenance occupations (6.98%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.17% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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. 14.60% 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 $16,678, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,712 for a family of four. However, Hialeah contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 96.05% 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 Italian, German, Irish, French, and Haitian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hialeah's cultural character, accounting for 74.29% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hialeah is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.