North Miami Beach, FL

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Living in North Miami Beach

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 45,887 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 (11.47%), maintenance occupations (11.15%), and office and administrative support (10.92%).

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.

In North Miami Beach, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.38 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 education level of North Miami Beach citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.48% of adults in North Miami Beach have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Miami Beach in 2010 was $20,680, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,720 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 37.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in North Miami Beach include Haitian, Jamaican, Italian, Brazilian, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of North Miami Beach's cultural character, accounting for 51.88% of the city’s population.

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