Miami, Florida Population 2022

450,797
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Miami is a city located in Miami-Dade County Florida. It is also the county seat of Miami-Dade County. With a 2020 population of 450,797, it is the 2nd largest city in Florida and the 43rd largest city in the United States. Miami is currently growing at a rate of 0.96% annually but its population has decreased by -2.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 461,080 in 2020. Spanning over 56 miles, Miami has a population density of 12,523 people per square mile.

The average household income in Miami is $68,105 with a poverty rate of 21.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,242 per month, and the median house value is $344,300. The median age in Miami is 40.1 years, 39.1 years for males, and 41.4 years for females.

Miami is the county seat of Florida's Miami-Dade County and the most populous city in the Miami metropolitan area. Miami is the most populous metro region in the Southern US after Washington, D.C. It is also one of the largest urban areas in the country, and a global city with the largest concentration of international banks in the United States.

Miami is broken into several areas: the North, South, West, and Downtown. Downtown Miami, located on the eastern side, is the heart of the city and includes Brickell and the Port of Miami, which is known as the Cruise Capital of the World. It's also the central business district for all of South Florida. South Beach is located to the east across the Biscayne Bay. Northwest of Downtown is Civic Center.

Southern Miami includes Coconut Grove and Coral Way, which is a historic residential area that was constructed in 1922. Coconut Grove was established in 1822. The west side of the city includes Flagami and Little Havana, and it's home to many traditional immigrant neighborhoods from Central America and Cuba.

Miami Population and Diversity

The city proper of Miami has 1 in 13 residents of South Florida, and 52% of Miami-Dade County does not live in an incorporated city.

In 2000, the most significant ethnic/national origin in Miami was Cuban (34.1% of the population), followed by Nicaraguan (5.6%), Haitian (5.5%), Honduran (3.3%), Dominican (1.7%) and Colombian (1.6%). The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) also ranked Miami first in terms of its percentage of foreign-born residents at 59%, followed fairly far behind by Toronto at 50%.

Miami Population Growth

Miami's tremendous growth has been driven by internal migration from other areas in the country through the 1980s, along with immigration. Immigration to the city has slowed a great deal in the last decade, and now Miami's growth is due to a fast urbanization rate and high-rise construction, which has increased its population densities in inner city regions, most notably Downtown and Brickell. In one area of Downtown Miami, there was a 2,069% increase in ten years.

Nearly 32% of Metro Miami's growth in 2011 was foreign-born, and more than half went on to become US citizens. While South Florida's population has been relatively stagnant for a decade, it's starting an unexpected shift upward, with Miami-Dade's population growing 2.1% in one year. It's now the 6th fastest growing region in the United States when it didn't even make the top 50 from 2000 to 2010.

It's possible that Miami's metro population will top 7.5 million by 2040, although projections do show this population will be disproportionately older.

The Miami region was inhabited for thousands of years by indigenous people of the area, most notably the Tequestas, who occupied this region for 1,000 years before Europeans arrived.

In 1566, an explorer named Pedro Menendez de Aviles claimed the area for Spain, and a mission was built just a year later. Great Britain and Spain then alternated control of Florida for years until Spain ceded it in 1821 to the United States.

The United States constructed Fort Dallas in 1836 to remove local Seminoles, and it became the first major city in the country conceived by a woman, a local citrus grower named Julia Tuttle. For much of its early history, Miami was known as Biscayne Bay Country, and it wasn't until the very end of the 19th century that its potential was seen.

Miami was incorporated in 1896 with just 300 people, but it began to attract many people from the north, and it grew massively during the 1920s. By 1940, Miami had a population of 172,000, and the wealthy Cubans who left after Fidel Castro came into power in 1959 further boosted the city's population. In just 110 years, Miami and its metropolitan region grew from 1,000 to 5.5 million, and it's been known as a popular resort destination for nearly as long.

Miami Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Miamiwas:

  • White: 65.40%
  • Black or African American: 15.98%
  • Two or more races: 12.57%
  • Other race: 4.40%
  • Asian: 1.30%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Miami, Florida is 450,797 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 461,080.

Miami, Florida Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Miami Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Miami Population by Race

Miami Population Pyramid 2022

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Miami Median Age

40.1


Total

39


Male

41.5


Female

Miami Adults

There are 381,551 adults, (76,598 of whom are seniors) in Miami.

Miami Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Miami Sex Ratio

Female

231,151

50.13%

Male

229,929

49.87%

Miami Population by Age

Miami Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Miami Household Types

30.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Miami Households and Families

3.35

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Miami Households by Type

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Miami Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Miami Educational Attainment by Race

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.19%.

Miami Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,563

Average Earnings

$35,131

Average Male

$26,910

Average Female

Miami Earnings by Educational Attainment

Miami Language by Age

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Miami Language

22.40% of Miami residents speak only English, while 77.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 70.18% of the population.

Miami Language

Miami Poverty by Race

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21.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.07%

Male Poverty Rate

23.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Miami

The race most likely to be in poverty in Miami is Islander, with 43.78% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.98%.

Miami Poverty

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Miami Poverty Rate by Education

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Miami Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Miami Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Miami Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Miami Married by Age and Sex

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Miami 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.

Miami Marital Status by Race

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Miami Marital Status

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7,509

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Miami Veterans by War

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Miami Veterans by Age

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Miami Veterans by Race

Miami Veterans by Education

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12.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Miami Veterans by Education

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63.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Miami Employment by Age

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Miami Employment by Race

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Miami 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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29.26%

Born in Miami

41.86%

Native Born

58.14%

Foreign Born

29.05%

Non Citizen

29.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

41.86% of Miami residents were born in the United States, with 29.26% having been born in Florida. 29.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Miami Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Miami Population by Year