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 89.97% 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 (16.82%), office and administrative support (12.06%), and teaching (10.87%).

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.

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.

South Miami is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.91% of adults in South Miami have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in South Miami in 2010 was $35,280, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,120 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 48.02% 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, Irish, French , and Jamaican.

South Miami also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.48%.

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