Miami Beach is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 91,718 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Miami Beach is the 25th largest community in Florida.
Miami Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Miami Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Miami Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Miami Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Miami Beach who work in sales jobs (14.74%), management occupations (13.32%), and food service (11.88%).
Of important note, Miami Beach is also a city of artists. Miami Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Miami Beach’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.71% 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.
Another interesting thing about Miami Beach, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Miami Beach 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Miami Beach is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Miami Beach, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Miami Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.49% of adults in Miami Beach have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Miami Beach in 2010 was $49,185, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $196,740 for a family of four. However, Miami Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Miami Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Miami Beach 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 Beach, accounting for 54.94% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Miami Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Miami Beach include Italian, German, Irish, Polish, and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Miami Beach's cultural character, accounting for 53.05% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Miami Beach is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French.