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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 11,779 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.

For a small city, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in South Miami. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to South Miami.

One downside of living in South Miami, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.39 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.

Despite being a small city, South Miami has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other 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.

In addition, South Miami has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (42.36%).

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


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