Hialeah, Florida Population 2020

243,208
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Hialeah is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 243,208, it is the 6th largest city in Florida and the 94th largest city in the United States. Hialeah is currently growing at a rate of 0.88% annually and its population has increased by 8.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 224,669 in 2010. Spanning over 23 miles, Hialeah has a population density of 11,269 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hialeah is $45,604 with a poverty rate of 23.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,117 per month, and the median house value is $203,700. The median age in Hialeah is 44.3 years, 43 years for males, and 45.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males.

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: 92.65%
  • Other race: 3.66%
  • Black or African American: 2.52%
  • Two or more races: 0.64%
  • Asian: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Hialeah, Florida is 243,208, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 238,942.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 224,669.

Hialeah, Florida Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White219,84192.65%
Some Other Race8,6953.66%
Black or African American5,9682.52%
Two or More Races1,5290.64%
Asian1,1630.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native540.02%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander350.01%
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Hialeah Population Pyramid 2020

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Hialeah Median Age

44.3


Total

43


Male

45.7


Female

Hialeah Adults

There are 196,603 adults, (46,834 of whom are seniors) in Hialeah.

Hialeah Age Dependency

58.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Hialeah Sex Ratio

Female

124,227

52.35%

Male

113,058

47.65%

Hialeah Households and Families

Hialeah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hialeah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married53.7%46.3%
Male46.4%53.6%
All45.8%54.2%
Non Family38.3%61.7%
Female38.2%61.8%

45.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All72,7033.2345.8
Married32,2013.8453.7
Non Family19,5181.2738.3
Female14,7544.0638.2
Male6,2304.3146.4

3.79

Average Family Size

3.23

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Hialeah Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade31,67917.83%
9th to 12th Grade20,42111.49%
High School Graduate62,53135.19%
Some College23,38013.16%
Associates Degree13,7477.74%
Bachelors Degree19,30510.86%
Graduate Degree6,6403.74%
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Hialeah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic171,725120,87624,718
Other Race6,0614,240742
Black4,3912,927512
White3,8263,238755
Asian919669328
Multiple Races908591114
Native American5444
Islander35

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.69%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,192$27,432$20,766
Less Than High School$20,927$25,721$16,751
High School Grad$21,630$26,209$18,185
Some College$28,044$31,358$25,932
Bachelors Degree$26,509$30,258$24,263
Graduate Degree$35,880$35,827$35,933

$24,192

Average Earnings

$27,432

Average Male

$20,766

Average Female

Hialeah Language

Hialeah Language by Age

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Hialeah Language

6.40% of Hialeah residents speak only English, while 93.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 93.01% of the population.

Hialeah Poverty

Hialeah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic227,25553,87123.71%
Black5,7701,78230.88%
Other8,6761,05012.10%
White6,1931,04816.92%
Asian1,16324120.72%
Multiple1,52915510.14%
Native543157.41%

23.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.98%

Male Poverty Rate

26.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hialeah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hialeah is Native, with 57.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hialeah is Multiple, with 10.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.93%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.22%
High School22.46%
Some College16.09%
Bachelors or Greater15.41%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.92%
Male Unemployed28.14%
Female Employed12.12%
Male Employed9.71%

Hialeah Income

Hialeah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,161$45,604
Families$38,614$51,104
Married Families$46,317$58,676
Non Families$15,104$24,160
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Hialeah Marital Status

Hialeah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Hialeah Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Hialeah Veterans

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1,967

Number of Veterans

1,722

Male Veterans

245

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam554
Second Gulf War537
First Gulf War361
Korea124
World War II37
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54496
55 to 64478
65 to 74405
18 to 34323
75+265
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7310.95%
Hispanic1,5770.83%
Black1182.40%
Other540.77%
2 or More434.22%
Asian212.13%

Hialeah Veterans by Education

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13.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hialeah Employment Status

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58.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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20.23%

Born in Florida

25.71%

Native Born

74.29%

Foreign Born

34.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

25.71% of Hialeah residents were born in the United States, with 20.23% having been born in Florida. 34.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020243,2082,1330.88%
2019241,0752,1330.89%
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%