Miami Metro Area - Rankings and Statistics - Niche

  • Population
    5,673,185
  • Population Density
    924 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    6,137 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    Miami, FL
The Miami metro area is centered in Florida and has 5,673,185 residents. It has average home values, high rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Cities

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Miami 416,432
3.00 Hialeah 232,311
4.00 Fort Lauderdale 171,137
3.66 Pembroke Pines 159,920
4.00 Hollywood 145,128
3.66 Miramar 128,414
4.00 Coral Springs 125,150
3.33 Miami Gardens 110,867
3.66 Pompano Beach 103,234
4.00 West Palm Beach 102,283
4.00 Davie 95,721
4.33 Miami Beach 90,669
4.00 Plantation 88,486
4.00 Sunrise 88,391
4.00 Boca Raton 88,187
4.00 Kendall 78,580
4.00 Deerfield Beach 77,341
4.00 Boynton Beach 70,355
3.33 Lauderhill 69,082
4.00 Weston 67,567
4.00 Delray Beach 62,828
3.33 Homestead 63,459
4.00 Tamarac 62,478
3.66 North Miami 60,756
3.66 Kendale Lakes 58,767

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 Miami-Dade County 2,600,861
3.33 Broward County 1,815,269
3.33 Palm Beach County 1,359,074

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
Orlando Metro Area 2,183,363
Tampa Metro Area 2,819,241
Jacksonville Metro Area 1,363,610
Columbia Metro Area 776,794
Atlanta Metro Area 5,379,176

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
Los Angeles Metro Area 12,945,252
Tampa Metro Area 2,819,241
Orlando Metro Area 2,183,363
Atlanta Metro Area 5,379,176
New York City Metro Area 19,716,880

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.00 Palm Beach County School District 276
3.33 Miami-Dade County Public Schools 542
3.00 Broward County Public Schools 367

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 School for Advanced Studies - South Public 11-12 High
4.00 A.D. Henderson University School & FAU High School Public K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Coral Reef Senior High School Public, Magnet 8-12 Middle, High
4.33 College Academy at Broward College Public 9-12 High
4.33 New World School of the Arts Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Suncoast Community High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Cypress Bay High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Design & Architecture Senior High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 School for Advanced Studies - Wolfson Public 11-12 High
4.33 William T. McFatter Technical High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Mast Academy Public, Magnet 8-12 Middle, High
4.33 School for Advanced Studies - North Public 11-12 High
3.66 Florida State University Charter Elementary School - Pembroke Pines Public, Charter K-5 Elementary
4.00 ATC Technical High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Pompano Beach High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 School for Advanced Studies - Homestead Public 11-12 High
4.00 Boca Raton Community High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 Aventura City of Excellence School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Archimedean Upper Conservatory (AUC) Public, Charter 9-12 High
3.66 Archimedean Middle Conservatory (AMC) Public, Charter 6-8 Middle
3.33 City of Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School Public, Charter 6-8 Middle
Gulfstream Goodwill Transition to Life Academy Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.00 City of Pembroke Pines Charter High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.00 Miami Lakes Educational Center - High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
The Shepherd's School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Fort Lauderdale Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
Cutler Ridge Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
4.33 Ransom Everglades School Private 6-12 Middle, High
Aukela Christian Military Academy Private, Religious PK, K-11 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.00 Nationwide Academy High School Private, Alternative 9-12 High
Academic High School Private 7-12 Middle, High
West Hollywood Private School Private 4-12 Middle, High
4.00 Aef Preparatory Schools Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Point of Grace Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Palmer Trinity School Private, Religious, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
Score at the Top Learning Center - Wellington Private, Alternative 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 American Heritage School - Plantation Campus Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Betesda Christian School Private, Religious K-11 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Pine Crest School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Westlake Preparatory School & Academy Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Miami Country Day School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Redland Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Broward Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Goliath Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
University of Miami
Nova Southeastern University
Florida International University
St. Thomas University - Florida
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University
Northwood University - West Palm Beach
Carlos Albizu University - Miami
Lynn University
Florida Memorial University
Barry University
Everglades University
Miami Dade College
Broward College
Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
Palm Beach State College
Florida Career College - Miami
Miami International University of Art & Design
Johnson & Wales University - North Miami
Florida National University
University of Phoenix - South Florida
DeVry University - Florida
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Miami
Everest University - Pompano Beach
Sheridan Technical Center - Adult Education

Around Miami

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Miami Metro Area United States Florida Atlanta Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area Orlando Metro Area Tampa Metro Area
Hispanic 41.88% 16.62% 23.33% 10.37% 44.61% 22.94% 26.09% 16.64%
White 34.32% 63.25% 56.60% 50.34% 31.28% 49.04% 52.17% 66.78%
African American 19.97% 12.23% 15.39% 32.08% 6.56% 15.89% 15.18% 11.35%
Asian 2.26% 4.83% 2.49% 4.97% 14.77% 9.93% 3.98% 2.96%
Multiracial 1.09% 2.05% 1.65% 1.76% 2.12% 1.46% 1.81% 1.80%
Other 0.32% 0.19% 0.27% 0.25% 0.23% 0.57% 0.50% 0.21%
Native American 0.12% 0.66% 0.22% 0.19% 0.18% 0.14% 0.19% 0.19%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.16% 0.06% 0.04% 0.25% 0.03% 0.08% 0.07%

Age

Miami Metro Area United States Florida Atlanta Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area Orlando Metro Area Tampa Metro Area
9 years and under 12% 13% 11% 14% 13% 12% 12% 11%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 10% 12% 11% 10% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 9% 9% 11% 9% 11% 9%
25 to 34 years 13% 13% 12% 14% 15% 14% 14% 12%
35 to 44 years 14% 13% 12% 15% 14% 14% 14% 13%
45 to 54 years 15% 14% 14% 15% 14% 15% 14% 15%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 13% 11% 11% 12% 11% 13%
65 and over 16% 13% 18% 9% 11% 13% 13% 18%

Education Levels

Miami Metro Area United States Florida Atlanta Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area Orlando Metro Area Tampa Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 16% 14% 14% 12% 22% 15% 12% 12%
High school diploma or equivalent 28% 28% 30% 25% 20% 26% 29% 31%
Some college or associate degree 27% 29% 30% 28% 27% 22% 31% 31%
Bachelor's degree 18% 18% 17% 23% 20% 21% 19% 17%
Master's degree or higher 11% 11% 10% 12% 11% 15% 9% 9%

Gender

Miami Metro Area United States Florida Atlanta Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area Orlando Metro Area Tampa Metro Area
Male 48.5% 49.2% 48.9% 48.6% 49.3% 48.3% 49.0% 48.4%
Female 51.5% 50.8% 51.1% 51.4% 50.7% 51.7% 51.0% 51.6%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Miami Metro Area United States Florida Atlanta Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area Orlando Metro Area Tampa Metro Area
Rent 36.9% 35.1% 33.9% 34.4% 50.3% 47.5% 36.7% 33.6%
Own 63.1% 64.9% 66.1% 65.6% 49.7% 52.5% 63.3% 66.4%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Miami Metro Area United States Florida Atlanta Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area Orlando Metro Area Tampa Metro Area
Assault 318.0 264.1 353.8 298.1 169.7 242.6 401.1 395.1
Murder 6.6 5.2 6.1 8.0 4.3 3.7 4.1 5.1
Robbery 211.2 135.0 151.5 222.2 139.6 171.3 131.3 155.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Miami Metro Area United States Florida Atlanta Metro Area Los Angeles Metro Area New York City Metro Area Orlando Metro Area Tampa Metro Area
Burglary 816.9 575.0 705.2 839.0 441.9 253.7 955.8 787.1
Larceny 2804.8 2114.0 2743 2977.2 1430.0 1266.4 3046.5 2864.4
Motor vehicle theft 259.5 257.3 228.3 420.6 343.5 114.7 226.7 220.7

Income

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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 1199 responses

  • 59% Yes
  • 22% Not sure
  • 20% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 2003 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 916 responses

  • 48% Very accepting.
  • 43% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 8% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 1% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 2355 responses

  • 31% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 49% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 17% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 2% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 661 responses

  • 21% I love everything about it.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 23% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 3% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 1009 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments