South Miami, FL
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South Miami is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 12,242 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 90.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Miami is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Miami who work in management occupations (14.39%), office and administrative support (11.46%), and teaching (10.93%).

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.

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.

The citizens of South Miami are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.77% of adults in South Miami have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in South Miami in 2010 was $33,468, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,872 for a family of four. However, South Miami contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South Miami is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Miami home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Miami residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. South Miami also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 46.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South Miami include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of South Miami's cultural character, accounting for 34.45% of the city’s population.

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