North Miami, FL
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North Miami 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 62,435 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, North Miami is the 45th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Miami is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Miami is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Miami who work in sales jobs (13.50%), office and administrative support (12.24%), and food service (9.18%).

North Miami is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in North Miami enrolled in college, North Miami has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

One of the nice things about North Miami 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.

One downside of living in North Miami, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.37 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 North Miami 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 North Miami citizens for affordable transportation.

In terms of college education, North Miami is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.09% of adults 25 and older in North Miami have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in North Miami in 2010 was $18,549, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,196 for a family of four. However, North Miami contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Miami is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Miami home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Miami residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. North Miami also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Miami include German, Jamaican, Italian, and English.

In addition, North Miami has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (49.86%).

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