Miami Gardens, FL

Miami Gardens profile

Living in Miami Gardens

Miami Gardens is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 110,001 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Miami Gardens is the 17th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Miami Gardens isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Miami Gardens are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Miami Gardens is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Miami Gardens who work in office and administrative support (15.79%), sales jobs (11.70%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.04%).

One downside of living in Miami Gardens, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.02 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.

Miami Gardens has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Miami Gardens has quite a high level of public transit users. Miami Gardens’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The percentage of adults in Miami Gardens with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.10% of adults in Miami Gardens have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Miami Gardens in 2018 was $17,682, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,728 for a family of four. However, Miami Gardens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Miami Gardens is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Miami Gardens home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Miami Gardens residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Miami Gardens also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Miami Gardens include Haitian, Jamaican, Bahamian, African, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.

In addition, Miami Gardens has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.29%).

The most common language spoken in Miami Gardens is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.