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Miami, FL

Miami leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
451,214
Miami Population7
$
32,028
Median Income6
7.1
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Miami is one of the fastest growing big cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for the population that is 85 years old and older which grew by 48%

Age

40.2
Median Age7
15.3
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Miami residents are mostly Hispanic/Cuban and the city is becoming less diverse as the Hispanic community has grown by 18.8% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 18.0%

Race

54.4
%
Florida Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Miami has high humidity, almost no cold days, and very heavy rainfall during the summer months. The city sees an average humidity of 72% and 62 inches of annual rainfall with the bulk of that coming June to September

Weather

36
%
Chance of Rain11
70
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature38

 

Housing

The average home value in Miami increased by 64% since 2010 which is 21% higher than the national average and 4% higher than the state average

Rent

$
2,450
Monthly Average12
70
%
Renters39

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Miami is a very low tax location with no state or local income tax, sales tax near the national average, and property tax 17% lower than the national average.

Other

0.93
%
Property Tax21
7.0
%
Sales Tax19
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)40

 

Employment

Miami has an average employment rate of 93% which is 1% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Royal Caribbean Cruises and Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Income

34.2
%
<$25,0006
10.3
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Miami leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results42

Representatives

Mayor28 Francis Suarez
Republican
House of Representative28 Donna Shalala
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Mariners Hospital, is 38.4 miles from the center of Miami, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Miami VA Healthcare System - Miami VA Medical Center, is 31.1 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Miami Cancer Institute at South Miami Hospital, is 14.5 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 No
 

Safety

In Florida, 28.8% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 32.0% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#14 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report31
#27 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche32
#5 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub33
#65 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades34
 

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