Hialeah, Florida Population 2022

222,797
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Hialeah is a city located in Miami-Dade County Florida. With a 2020 population of 222,797, it is the 6th largest city in Florida and the 107th largest city in the United States. Hialeah is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually and its population has decreased by -4.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 233,876 in 2020. Spanning over 23 miles, Hialeah has a population density of 10,324 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hialeah is $48,921 with a poverty rate of 19.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hialeah is 44.5 years, 42.7 years for males, and 46.1 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 Hialeahwas:

  • White: 78.27%
  • Two or more races: 13.98%
  • Other race: 5.27%
  • Black or African American: 1.84%
  • Asian: 0.60%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Hialeah, Florida is 222,797 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 233,876.

Hialeah, Florida Population 2022

Population by Race

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Hialeah Population by Race

Hialeah Population Pyramid 2022

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Hialeah Median Age

45.3


Total

43.4


Male

47.3


Female

Hialeah Adults

There are 195,107 adults, (48,362 of whom are seniors) in Hialeah.

Hialeah Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Hialeah Sex Ratio

Female

121,359

51.89%

Male

112,517

48.11%

Hialeah Population by Age

Hialeah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hialeah Household Types

47.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hialeah Households and Families

3.49

Average Family Size

3.03

Average Household Size

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Hialeah Households by Type

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Hialeah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hialeah Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.34%.

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

Hialeah Educational Attainment by Race

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$26,873

Average Earnings

$31,140

Average Male

$22,683

Average Female

Hialeah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hialeah Language by Age

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Hialeah Language

6.49% of Hialeah residents speak only English, while 93.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 92.90% of the population.

Hialeah Language

Hialeah Poverty by Race

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19.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.75%

Male Poverty Rate

22.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hialeah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hialeah is Black, with 32.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hialeah is Multiple, with 12.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.90%.

Hialeah Poverty

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Hialeah Poverty Rate by Education

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Hialeah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hialeah Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Hialeah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

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

Hialeah Marital Status by Race

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Hialeah Marital Status

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1,661

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Hialeah Veterans by War

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Hialeah Veterans by Age

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Hialeah Veterans by Race

Hialeah Veterans by Education

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10.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hialeah Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Hialeah Employment by Age

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Hialeah Employment by Race

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Hialeah Employment by Education

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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20.65%

Born in Hialeah

24.77%

Native Born

75.23%

Foreign Born

32.23%

Non Citizen

43.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

24.77% of Hialeah residents were born in the United States, with 20.65% having been born in Florida. 32.23% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Hialeah Population by Year