South Miami, FL

South Miami profile

Living in South Miami

South Miami is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 11,911 people and five constituent neighborhoods, South Miami is the 186th 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 93.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Miami is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Miami who work in management occupations (16.33%), teaching (10.94%), and sales jobs (10.20%).

Of important note, South Miami is also a city of artists. South Miami has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape South Miami’s character.

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 9.97% 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.

In addition, South Miami is a college town. There are a lot of students in South Miami attending college, and as a result South Miami provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

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 32.24 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.

In South Miami, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though South Miami is a relatively small city. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in South Miami. 57.58% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in South Miami in 2018 was $44,097, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,388 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 54.75% 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

South Miami also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.19%.

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