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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Miami Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (16.39%), office and administrative support (10.64%), and maintenance occupations (9.63%).
One of the nice things about North Miami Beach 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 Beach, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.62 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 Beach 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 Beach citizens for affordable transportation.
The percentage of adults in North Miami Beach who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.03% 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 $18,581, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,324 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. 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 33.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Miami Beach include Jamaican, Italian, Russian, and German.
Foreign born people are also an important part of North Miami Beach's cultural character, accounting for 50.43% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in North Miami Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.