North Miami Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 43,971 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, North Miami Beach is the 69th largest community in Florida.
North Miami Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Miami Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Miami Beach who work in sales jobs (16.67%), office and administrative support (10.52%), and maintenance occupations (10.14%).
North Miami Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in North Miami Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Miami Beach, the average commute to work is 33.32 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
North Miami Beach has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, North Miami Beach has quite a high level of public transit users. North Miami Beach’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
The percentage of adults in North Miami Beach who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.61% of the adults in North Miami Beach have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in North Miami Beach in 2010 was $19,845, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,380 for a family of four. However, North Miami Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
North Miami Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Miami Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Miami Beach residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. North Miami Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Miami Beach include Jamaican, Italian, Polish, and Russian.
North Miami Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 49.35%.
The most common language spoken in North Miami Beach is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French Creole.