Miami Gardens, FL
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Miami Gardens is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 113,187 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Miami Gardens is the 17th largest community in Florida.

Miami Gardens is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Miami Gardens is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Miami Gardens who work in office and administrative support (17.14%), sales jobs (12.35%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.69%).

One downside of living in Miami Gardens, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.53 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.

Many people in Miami Gardens take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Miami Gardens citizens for affordable transportation.

The percentage of adults in Miami Gardens with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.58% of adults in Miami Gardens have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Miami Gardens in 2010 was $16,731, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,924 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 24.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Miami Gardens include Haitian, Bahamian, African, and Nigerian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Miami Gardens's cultural character, accounting for 29.78% of the city’s population.

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