Miami Shores, FL
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Miami Shores is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 10,831 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Miami Shores is the 199th largest community in Florida.

Miami Shores home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Miami Shores real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Miami Shores is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Miami Shores is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Miami Shores who work in management occupations (15.88%), office and administrative support (10.36%), and sales jobs (9.83%).

In addition, Miami Shores is a college town. There are a lot of students in Miami Shores attending college, and as a result Miami Shores provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

One of the nice things about Miami Shores is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Miami Shores is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.57% of adults in Miami Shores 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 Shores in 2010 was $37,588, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,352 for a family of four. However, Miami Shores contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Miami Shores is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Miami Shores home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Miami Shores residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Miami Shores also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.65% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Miami Shores include Haitian, English, German, and Irish.

In addition, Miami Shores has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.68%).

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