South Miami, FL

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Living in South Miami

South Miami is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 12,026 people and four constituent neighborhoods, South Miami is the 198th largest community in Florida.

South Miami home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but South Miami real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

South Miami is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Miami is a city of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Miami who work in management occupations (19.11%), sales jobs (9.71%), and business and financial occupations (8.97%).

Also of interest is that South Miami has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in South Miami telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.97% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

South Miami, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

In South Miami, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.39 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.

Even though South Miami is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to South Miami, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. South Miami is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.04% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in South Miami in 2018 was $49,673, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,692 for a family of four. However, South Miami contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South Miami is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Miami home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in South Miami, accounting for 57.70% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of South Miami residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Miami include Irish, Brazilian, German, Italian, and Haitian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of South Miami's cultural character, accounting for 42.36% of the city’s population.

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

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