Hialeah, Florida Population 2021

230,135
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Hialeah is a city located in Miami-Dade County Florida. With a 2020 population of 230,135, it is the 6th largest city in Florida and the 97th largest city in the United States . Hialeah is currently declining at a rate of -0.69% annually but its population has increased by 2.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 224,669 in 2010. Hialeah reached it's highest population of 236,314 in 2017. Spanning over 23 miles, Hialeah has a population density of 10,664 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hialeah is $48,921 with a poverty rate of 22.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,170 per month, and the median house value is $228,600. 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 Hialeah was:

  • White: 92.13%
  • Other race: 4.20%
  • Black or African American: 2.31%
  • Two or more races: 0.73%
  • Asian: 0.60%
  • Native American: 0.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Hialeah, Florida is 230,135 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 234,941.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 224,669.

Hialeah, Florida Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White216,08892.13%
Some Other Race9,8534.20%
Black or African American5,4102.31%
Two or More Races1,7180.73%
Asian1,4140.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native290.01%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.01%
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Hialeah Population by Race

Hialeah Population Pyramid $2021

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Hialeah Median Age

44.5


Total

42.7


Male

46.1


Female

Hialeah Adults

There are 193,754 adults, (47,763 of whom are seniors) in Hialeah.

Hialeah Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Hialeah Sex Ratio

Female

122,888

52.40%

Male

111,651

47.60%

Hialeah Population by Age

Hialeah Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hialeah Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married54.3%45.7%
Male46.7%53.3%
All45.7%54.3%
Female37.7%62.3%
Non Family37.5%62.5%

45.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hialeah Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All74,5593.1245.7
Married32,7083.7554.3
Non Family20,4791.2537.5
Female15,1413.8837.7
Male6,2314.0746.7

3.66

Average Family Size

3.12

Average Household Size

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Hialeah Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade31,23817.89%
9th to 12th Grade21,59512.37%
High School Graduate58,92333.74%
Some College21,43712.28%
Associates Degree14,0868.07%
Bachelors Degree20,12511.52%
Graduate Degree7,2234.14%
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Hialeah Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hialeah Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic168,698117,02625,931
Other Race6,9004,827776
Black3,9452,606423
White3,6273,108809
2+ Races1,117779179
Asian1,106830476
Native American2920
Islander27

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.04%.

Hialeah Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,792$30,442$21,542
Less Than 9th Grade$21,822$27,476$17,130
High School Graduate$23,419$28,726$19,465
Some College$29,699$32,267$26,228
Bachelors Degree$29,427$31,770$26,103
Graduate Degree$37,201$41,108$32,659

$25,792

Average Earnings

$30,442

Average Male

$21,542

Average Female

Hialeah Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hialeah Language by Age

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Hialeah Language

6.24% of Hialeah residents speak only English, while 93.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 93.03% of the population.

Hialeah Language

Hialeah Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic224,22650,29822.43%
Black5,2291,73533.18%
Other9,8341,18012.00%
White6,15490114.64%
Multiple1,71824814.44%
Asian1,40824117.12%
Native29310.34%

22.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.60%

Male Poverty Rate

25.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hialeah

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hialeah is Black, with 33.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hialeah is Native, with 10.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.25%.

Hialeah Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.21%
High School20.75%
Some College15.60%
Bachelors or Greater13.86%

Hialeah Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.09%
Male Unemployed31.48%
Female Employed11.80%
Male Employed8.02%

Hialeah Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hialeah Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,068$48,921
Families$41,417$54,669
Married Families$50,261$63,156
Non Families$15,448$26,375
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Income by Household Type

Hialeah Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

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 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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1,857

Number of Veterans

1,594

Male Veterans

263

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War574
Vietnam543
First Gulf War339
Korea77
World War II37

Hialeah Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54436
65 to 74421
55 to 64398
18 to 34339
75+263

Hialeah Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6000.90%
Hispanic1,4200.76%
Black1172.61%
2+ Races826.49%
Other Race370.47%
Asian211.71%

Hialeah Veterans by Race

Hialeah Veterans by Education

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13.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hialeah Veterans by Education

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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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20.76%

Born in Hialeah

25.59%

Native Born

74.41%

Foreign Born

33.15%

Non Citizen

41.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

25.59% of Hialeah residents were born in the United States, with 20.76% having been born in Florida. 33.15% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021230,135-1,602-0.69%
2020231,737-1,602-0.69%
2019233,339-1,602-0.68%
2018234,941-1,373-0.58%
2017236,3142,0310.87%
2016234,2834110.18%
2015233,8721,0220.44%
2014232,8505340.23%
2013232,3161,8710.81%
2012230,4452,3181.02%
2011228,1272,6571.18%
2010225,470-949-0.04%
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%

Hialeah Population by Year