Hialeah, Florida Population 2019

238,942

Hialeah is a city located in Miami-Dade County in Florida. Hialeah is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area and the sixth-largest city in the state of Florida.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Hialeah has an estimated population of 238,942 people. Hialeah spans over 22 square miles with a population density of 10,972 people per square mile. This makes Hialeah the tenth-largest city in the United States among cities with a population density of more than 10,000 people per square mile. The population density is 3637% higher than the Florida average and 12,010% higher than the national average.

Hialeah Diversity and Language

Hialeah is considered to be one of the least diverse cities in the United States. Hialeah has the highest percentage of Cuban and Cuban-American residents of any city in the United States, at 73.37% of the population. Hispanics make up 94.7% of the city’s population, making Hialeah the second-highest percentage of the Hispanic population of U.S. cities with over 100,000 citizens.

Hialeah has one of the largest Spanish-speaking populations as well, with 96.3% of residents reporting speaking Spanish at home in 2016. Only 7.37% of Hialeah residents only spoke English.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Hialeah was 92.6% white (only 4.2% Non-Hispanic white), 2.7% black, 94.7% Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 1.6% multiracial, and 2.6% other races.

Hialeah History

Hialeah’s name is attributed to the Muskogee origin, meaning “pretty prairie,” by combining “Haiyakpo” (prairie) and “hili” (pretty).

In 1921, pioneer aviator Glenn Curtiss and cattleman James H. Bright found Hialeah and began developing the town together. The town was incorporated on September 10, 1925, and the same year, the Hialeah Park Race Track was opened, receiving more attention from the Miami media than any other sporting event in Miami history up to that point. The park attracted millions of people, including some well-known names such as the Kennedy’s, Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and J.P. Morgan. At the time, it was considered to be the Jewel of Hialeah.

In 1926, a hurricane destroyed much of the progress the city had been making since it started being developed in 1921.

In 1937, Amelia Earhart said her good-byes from Hialeah before departing on her ill-fated flight around the world.

Fidel Castro’s revolution in 1959 generated many Cuban exiles and World War II veterans made Hialeah a working-class community although it was intended to be a city for wealthy and elite. Hialeah’s high Cuban population stems from waves of exiles resulting from the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the Freedom Flights from 1965 to 1973, the Mariel boatlift in 1980, and the Balseros of the late 1990s.

To this day, Hialeah is the only American industrial city that continues to grow and is known as the “City of Progress” to many.

Hialeah Population Growth

In 1925, Hialeah had a population of 1,500 and currently has a population of 239,942 people. The city grew 397.1% from 1940 to 1950 where the population grew from 3,958 to 19,676. In the following decade, the population grew 240.4% to 66,972 and then surpassed the 100,000 mark at 102,452 in 1970.

From 2000 to 2010, the U.S. Census shows a 0.8% decrease in the population. This is the only decrease in population Hialeah has seen since the beginning of its time. It is estimated that the population has grown 6.4% between 2010 and 2018, a less than 1.0% increase per year.

Hialeah, Florida's estimated population is 238,942 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Hialeah, Florida is the 6th largest city in Florida based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 11125.93 people/mi² (4295.73 people/km²).

The overall median age is 44.2 years, 42.7 years for males, and 45.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.6 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 74,681 households in the city, with an average size of 3.28 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.8%, with a median rent of $1066/month. The median house has 4.4 rooms, and has a value of $174,300.

The median income for households in Hialeah, Florida is $31,012, while the mean household income is $42,188.

Hialeah Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hialeah was:

  • White: 93.39%
  • Other race: 3.10%
  • Black or African American: 2.42%
  • Two or more races: 0.68%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%

How Many People Live in Hialeah, Florida?

238,942
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018238,942-77-0.03%
2017239,0192,1330.90%
2016236,8865470.23%
2015236,3391,1940.51%
2014235,1455290.23%
2013234,6161,8860.81%
2012232,7302,3341.01%
2011230,3964,9362.19%
2010225,460-959-0.04%
2000226,41938,4151.88%
1990188,00442,7502.61%
1980145,25442,8023.55%
1970102,45235,4804.34%
196066,97247,29613.03%
195019,67615,71817.39%
19403,9581,3584.29%
19302,6000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White221,82293.39%
Some Other Race7,3753.10%
Black or African American5,7592.42%
Two or More Races1,6160.68%
Asian8260.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native690.03%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander560.02%

Hialeah Population Pyramid 2019

Hialeah Median Age

44.2


Total

42.7


Male

45.5


Female

Hialeah Adults

There are 196,484 adults, (47,583 of whom are seniors) in Hialeah.

Hialeah Age Dependency

59.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Hialeah Sex Ratio

Female

124,608

52.46%

Male

112,915

47.54%

Hialeah Households and Families

Hialeah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hialeah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married53.6%46.4%
Male46.8%53.2%
All45.5%54.5%
Female37.7%62.3%
Non Family37.4%62.6%

45.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All71,7193.2845.5
Married32,0063.8853.6
Non Family19,2841.2737.4
Female14,4674.1537.7
Male5,9624.4746.8

3.85

Average Family Size

3.28

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hialeah Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade32,14118.13%
9th to 12th Grade19,89711.22%
High School Graduate65,05536.69%
Some College23,50513.26%
Associates Degree13,2477.47%
Bachelors Degree17,86710.08%
Graduate Degree5,5803.15%

Hialeah Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic171,860120,94722,354
Other Race5,0993,664569
Black4,3112,899429
White3,7503,123722
Multiple Races947560130
Asian658494246
Native American6969
Islander56

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.39%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,405$25,564$19,997
Less Than High School$19,038$22,218$15,240
High School Grad$21,018$24,368$17,654
Some College$26,500$30,115$24,080
Bachelors Degree$25,729$28,926$23,671
Graduate Degree$37,650$34,151$39,413

$22,405

Average Earnings

$25,564

Average Male

$19,997

Average Female

Hialeah Language

Hialeah Language by Age

Hialeah Language

5.59% of Hialeah residents speak only English, while 94.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 93.96% of the population.

Hialeah Poverty

Hialeah Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic228,42059,32625.97%
Black5,5731,66229.82%
White5,9361,24420.96%
Other7,35990012.23%
Multiple1,61640525.06%
Asian82621626.15%
Native693144.93%

25.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.42%

Male Poverty Rate

28.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hialeah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hialeah is Native, with 44.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hialeah is Other, with 12.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.02%
High School23.79%
Bachelors or Greater18.75%
Some College18.56%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.27%
Male Unemployed30.65%
Female Employed13.37%
Male Employed11.32%

Hialeah Income

Hialeah Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,012$42,188
Families$36,449$47,209
Married Families$42,466$53,461
Non Families$13,921$22,774

Hialeah Marital Status

Hialeah Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hialeah Married by Age and Sex

Hialeah Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hialeah Marital Status by Race

Hialeah Veterans

2,000

Number of Veterans

1,718

Male Veterans

282

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War597
Vietnam451
First Gulf War296
Korea141
World War II37

Hialeah Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8130.99%
Hispanic1,5300.81%
Other861.47%
Black491.02%
2 or More434.11%
Asian91.26%

Hialeah Veterans by Education

14.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hialeah Employment Status

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Hialeah Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

19.80%

Born in Florida

25.58%

Native Born

74.42%

Foreign Born

34.87%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

25.58% of Hialeah residents were born in the United States, with 19.80% having been born in Florida. 34.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.