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.

Hialeah is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.

The percentage of adults in Hialeah with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.39% of adults in Hialeah have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

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 .

Hialeah also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 72.75%.

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