Miami is a large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 467,963 people and 258 constituent neighborhoods, Miami is the second largest community in Florida.
Miami is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Miami is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Miami who work in sales jobs (11.77%), management occupations (10.81%), and office and administrative support (9.80%).
Miami is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Miami. This makes Miami a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Miami presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
Miami is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Miami, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.24 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Miami is having a public transportation system, but in Miami the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Miami benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
In terms of college education, Miami is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.65% of adults in Miami have a college degree.
The per capita income in Miami in 2018 was $28,804, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,216 for a family of four. However, Miami contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Miami is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Miami 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 Miami, accounting for 72.72% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Miami residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Miami include Haitian, Italian, German, Irish, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Miami's cultural character, accounting for 58.30% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Miami is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French.