Hialeah, Florida Population 2024

218,916

Hialeah is a city located in Miami-Dade County Florida. Hialeah has a 2024 population of 218,916. Hialeah is currently declining at a rate of -0.31% annually and its population has decreased by -1.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 222,390 in 2020.

The average household income in Hialeah is $67,710 with a poverty rate of 17.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hialeah is 45.5 years, 43.7 years for males, and 47.2 years for females.

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

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 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’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 Demographics

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

  • White: 47.8%
  • Two or more races: 42.66%
  • Other race: 7.33%
  • Black or African American: 1.52%
  • Asian: 0.66%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
21.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
10,143.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.56% (-3,474)
The current population of Hialeah, Florida is 218,916 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 222,390.

Hialeah, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White106,59447.8%
Two or more races95,13042.66%
Other race16,3467.33%
Black or African American3,3901.52%
Asian1,4670.66%
Native American620.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander7
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hialeah Population by Race

Hialeah Population Pyramid 2024

Hialeah Median Age

45.5

Total

43.7

Male

47.2

Female

Hialeah Adults

There are 185,389 adults, (44,870 of whom are seniors) in Hialeah.

Hialeah Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Hialeah Sex Ratio

Female114,46451.33%
Male108,53248.67%

Hialeah Population by Age

Hialeah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All76,2552.947.452.6
Married32,4073.4558.141.9
Non Family19,7941.3138.661.4
Female16,6663.540.559.5
Male7,3883.3238.961.1
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3.25

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

47.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hialeah Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hialeah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hialeah Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Hialeah Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,851

Average Earnings

$37,209

Average Male

$27,976

Average Female

Hialeah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hialeah Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hialeah Language

7.41% of Hialeah residents speak only English, while 92.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 91.71% of the population.

Hialeah Language

Hialeah Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic211,94137,69017.78%
Multiple94,89215,32816.15%
Other16,3122,26413.88%
Black3,2081,10934.57%
White6,45098015.19%
Asian1,454654.47%
Native623454.84%
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17.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.64%

Male Poverty Rate

20.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hialeah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hialeah is Native, with 54.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hialeah is Asian, with 4.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.36%.

Hialeah Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.03%
High School17.6%
Some College12.45%
Bachelors or Greater10.57%
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Hialeah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed40.07%
Male Unemployed17.27%
Female Employed9.26%
Male Employed5.63%
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Hialeah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hialeah Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hialeah Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hialeah Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hialeah Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hialeah Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hialeah Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,447

Number of Veterans

1,389

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

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Hialeah Veterans by War

count

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Hialeah Veterans by Age

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Hialeah Veterans by Race

Hialeah Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hialeah Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Hialeah Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hialeah Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hialeah Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

21.71%

Born in Hialeah

25.88%

Native Born

74.12%

Foreign Born

30.09%

Non Citizen

44.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

25.88% of Hialeah residents were born in the United States, with 21.71% having been born in Florida. 30.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hialeah Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029215,476-688-0.32%
2028216,164-688-0.32%
2027216,852-688-0.32%
2026217,540-688-0.32%
2025218,228-688-0.31%
2024218,916-688-0.31%
2023219,604-688-0.31%
2022220,292-688-0.31%
2021220,980-1,410-0.63%
2020222,390-10,463-4.49%
2019232,853-1,627-0.69%
2018234,480-1,459-0.62%
2017235,9391,8690.8%
2016234,0702320.1%
2015233,8381,0170.44%
2014232,8215270.23%
2013232,2941,8660.81%
2012230,4282,3111.01%
2011228,1172,6541.18%
2010225,463-956-0.42%
2000226,41938,41520.43%
1990188,00442,75029.43%
1980145,25442,80241.78%
1970102,45235,48052.98%
196066,97247,296240.37%
195019,67615,718397.12%
19403,9581,35852.23%
19302,600
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Hialeah Population by Year