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 12,219 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 93.68% 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 (18.76%), office and administrative support (10.27%), and teaching (9.88%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.90% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in South Miami. 54.09% 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 2010 was $41,605, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,420 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 53.39% 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, French, and Haitian.

South Miami also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.08%.

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