Miramar is a city located in Broward County Florida. Miramar has a 2023 population of 136,496. Miramar is currently growing at a rate of 0.52% annually and its population has increased by 1.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 134,373 in 2020.
The average household income in Miramar is $97,586 with a poverty rate of 8.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Miramar is 38.2 years, 37 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.
Miramar is located in Broward County, Florida about 22 miles northwest of Miami and 13 miles west of Hollywood. Miramar is part of the Miami metropolitan area which has a population of 6.15 million which makes it the 2nd largest metro area in the southeastern U.S. Miramar is the 6th largest city in Greater Miami after Miami, Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood.
More than 40% of Miramar's population was born outside of the U.S. Miramar is home to the United States' highest share of Jamaican residents at 15.4% in 2000. The city also has one of the country's largest populations of Cubans (8.77%), Colombians (2.51%), Dominicans (1.98%), Haitians (6%), and Trinidadians (1.2%). About 60% of the population speaks English as a first language followed by Spanish (30%), French Creole (4%), French (2%), and Tagalog (0.5%).
Despite its short history, Miramar has grown rapidly to become one of the largest cities in Greater Miami. Over the last 20 years, the population of Miramar has nearly tripled (https://www.floridatrend.com/article/26715/miramar-the-crossroads-for-florida-the-americas-and-the-world) thanks to the city's convenient location to downtowns throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami counties, Port Everglades, Port Miami, the Port of Palm Beach and international airports in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Miramar has plenty of room to grow and it's already exceeded population estimates for 2030 that were made in 2000. By 2030, Broward County's population is projected to reach 2.05 million (http://www.broward.org/Planning/Demographics/Documents/2017PFAMReportA.pdf), up from 1.82 million in 2019.
Miramar was founded specifically as a bedroom community of Miami in 1953 when A.L. Mailman bought the property from H.D. Perry, Sr. Initially, 56 low-cost homes were built and sold quickly thanks to the low cost of land and homes in the area. Miramar was incorporated in 1955 and named for the area of Havana where Mailman owned a summer home. Miramar is Spanish for "look at the sea."
In the early days, the only major roads in the area were US 441, a two-lane road, and Hallandale Beach Boulevard. The city created a land use plan in the early 1970s to plan for Miramar's future growth. Today, Miramar is one of Florida's largest cities by land with two-thirds still undeveloped.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Miramar was:
Black or African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Average Family Size
Average Household Size
Rate of Home Ownership
Less Than 9th Grade
9th to 12th Grade
High School Graduate
High School Graduation Rate
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%.
Other Indo-European Languages
Asian and Pacific Island Languages
53.5% of Miramar residents speak only English, while 46.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.66% of the population.
Overall Poverty Rate
Male Poverty Rate
Female Poverty Rate
The race most likely to be in poverty in Miramar is Native, with 27.33% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Miramar is Asian, with 3.38% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.3%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.7%.
Overall Marriage Rate
Male Marriage Rate
Female Marriage Rate
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 45-54.
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
World War II
Less Than 9th Grade
High School Graduate
Bachelors or Greater
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Labor Force Participation
Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Miramar
62.86% of Miramar residents were born in the United States, with 46.55% having been born in Florida. 10.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.