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 (12.32%), office and administrative support (12.20%), and food service (9.42%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in North Miami, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, North Miami provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
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 32.47 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.
A lot of people in North Miami take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in North Miami, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The percentage of adults in North Miami who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.51% of the adults in North Miami have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in North Miami in 2010 was $18,154, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,616 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 26.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Miami include Jamaican, German, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of North Miami's cultural character, accounting for 49.15% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in North Miami is French Creole. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.