Miami is the capital of Florida. With a population of approximately 450,000, the city is the second-largest in Florida.
This makes up 2.1% state population. Just a little over half of Jacksonville’s population lives in Miami. Miami is known as “Magic City“. The eighth-most populous US metro area in Miami.
Our research shows that Miami’s population will be 493,652 as of the 1st July 2022. Because the US Census Bureau normally publishes estimates for the same period every year, we use the first day of July.
This calculation is based upon the average annual growth rate of 1.67% in the last 10 years.
The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 1.67% over the last 10 years (see the table in the next section). We believe that using the most recent years’ data will improve the accuracy.
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Population Growth of Miami
The growth rate of Miami’s population over the last ten years is steady and strong. It ranges from 1.12% to 2.8%. This adds approximately 4,673 to 12,715 new people to the total population each year
The population growth was aided by the migration of many workers to Miami to find work opportunities. Miami’s growth rate is higher than the average for Florida cities. It is the largest major city with the fastest growth rate in America.
Demographics in Miami
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 50.1 percent of Miami’s population are males and 49.9 percent are female.
The average age of residents is 38.8, which is comparable to other major cities in Florida. The city’s population was evenly distributed in terms of their age.
There were 18.8% residents under the age 18, 9.4% between 18-24, 33.1% between 25-44, 25.0% between 45-64, and 13.6% among those 65 years or older.
The top race groups for people living in Miami are: White(72.6%),Black(19.2%),Asian(1.0%),Native(0.3%),Hispanic(70%).
Other than English, the top languages spoken in Miami include Spanish (22.7%) and Indo-European languages (6.3%), Asian and Pacific Islander languages (0.4%), and Others (0.3%). Due to the Latin American immigrant population, Spanish is the most spoken non-English language.
Pew Research Center’s 2014 research shows that Christianity is Miami’s most popular religion (68%). 39% of those who attend churches could be classified as Protestant and 27% follow Roman Catholic beliefs. Next came Judaism (8%); Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism have smaller followings. 24% of those surveyed practiced atheism.
Population density of Miami
Miami is home to 4,866 people per square mile, making it one of the most populous cities in Florida.
Facts about Miami
- Miami, covering over 840 sq. miles, is the largest city in America.
- Miami’s name is derived from the Mayaimi, a native tribe that lived in the area in the 1600s and 1700s.
- Miami Beach houses the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world.
- Miami has been a popular vacation spot for celebrities and the infamous for many years.
- Greater Miami is comprised of 27 municipalities, and large unincorporated areas. Some of these areas are densely populated.
- Greater Miami grew in population from 1,267.792 in 1970 to 1,625,781 by 1980 to 2,253,362 and 2,496,435 respectively in 2000 and 2010.
- The largest concentration of foreign banks in the country is found downtown of the city.
- A large portion of the population, or approximately 16% of total, is 65-year-olds and older. Many of these people have retired to Florida from the north.
The following links provide data for this topic:
- U.S. Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov
- Florida Government: http://www.myflorida.com/
- Miami City Government: http://www.miamigov.com/