Miami Metro Area - Rankings and Statistics - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • 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
2.33 Miami 407,526
1.66 Hialeah 228,943
3.00 Fort Lauderdale 168,603
3.66 Pembroke Pines 157,324
3.00 Hollywood 143,273
3.66 Miramar 124,900
3.66 Coral Springs 123,476
2.00 Miami Gardens 109,150
2.66 Pompano Beach 101,749
3.33 West Palm Beach 100,778
3.33 Davie 93,842
3.66 Miami Beach 89,412
3.66 Plantation 86,999
3.33 Sunrise 86,834
3.33 Boca Raton 86,671
3.33 Kendall 77,018
2.66 Deerfield Beach 76,330
2.66 Boynton Beach 69,257
2.33 Lauderhill 68,216
4.33 Weston 66,435
2.66 Delray Beach 61,875
2.33 Homestead 61,714
3.00 Tamarac 61,586
2.33 North Miami 59,952
2.33 Kendale Lakes 58,573

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Miami-Dade County 2,549,075
3.66 Broward County 1,784,889
3.33 Palm Beach County 1,339,221

Nearby Metro Areas

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

Comparable Metro Areas

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

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.00 Martin County School District 39
3.33 Collier County Public Schools 68
3.33 Palm Beach County School District 259
3.33 Miami-Dade County Public Schools 563
3.33 Monroe County School District 24
3.33 Broward County Public Schools 365
2.33 Glades County Schools 11
1.66 Hendry County Schools 16
1.66 Okeechobee County School District 16

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 School for Advanced Studies - South Public 11-12 High
4.33 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 Center Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Mast Academy Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 School for Advanced Studies - North Public 11-12 High
4.00 Florida State University Chater 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
4.00 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 Naples High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Clark Advanced Learning Center Public, Charter 10-12 High
4.00 Archimedean Upper Conservatory (AUC) Public, Charter 9-12 High
3.66 Archimedean Middle Conservatory (AMC) Public, Charter 6-8 Middle
3.66 City of Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School Public, Charter 6-8 Middle
Gulfstream Goodwill Transition to Life Academy Public, Charter 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 High
Aukela Christian Military Academy Private, Religious PK, K-11 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Nationwide Academy High School Private, Alternative 9-12 High
Cooper City Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Academic High School Private 7-12 High
West Hollywood Private School Private 4-12 High
First Assembly Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Stone Coast Academy Private, Alternative 12 High
Aef Preparatory Schools Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
Smith Christian University Private, Religious 10-12 High
Point of Grace Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Palmer Trinity School Private, Religious 6-12 High
Score at the Top Learning Center - Wellington Private, Alternative 3-12 Elementary, High
4.00 American Heritage School - Plantation Campus Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Betesda Christian School Private, Religious K-11 Elementary, Middle
4.00 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
4.00 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Private, Religious, Montessori, All-Girls PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
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
Goliath Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 University of Miami
3.66 Nova Southeastern University
3.33 Florida International University
3.00 St. Thomas University - Florida
3.00 Palm Beach Atlantic University
2.66 Florida Atlantic University
2.66 Northwood University - West Palm Beach
2.66 Carlos Albizu University - Miami
2.33 Lynn University
2.33 Florida Memorial University
2.33 Barry University
2.33 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% 22.89% 10.37% 44.61% 22.94% 26.09% 16.64%
White 34.32% 63.25% 57.23% 50.34% 31.28% 49.04% 52.17% 66.78%
African American 19.97% 12.23% 15.33% 32.08% 6.56% 15.89% 15.18% 11.35%
Asian 2.26% 4.83% 2.45% 4.97% 14.77% 9.93% 3.98% 2.96%
Multiracial 1.09% 2.05% 1.58% 1.76% 2.12% 1.46% 1.81% 1.80%
Other 0.32% 0.19% 0.26% 0.25% 0.23% 0.57% 0.50% 0.21%
Native American 0.12% 0.66% 0.21% 0.19% 0.18% 0.14% 0.19% 0.19%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.16% 0.05% 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% 13% 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% 9% 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% 32.9% 34.4% 50.3% 47.5% 36.7% 33.6%
Own 63.1% 64.9% 67.1% 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 318.0 278.9 356.9 298.1 169.7 242.6 401.1 395.1
Murder 6.6 5.0 6.1 8.0 4.3 3.7 4.1 5.1
Robbery 211.2 159.8 167.7 222.2 139.6 171.3 131.3 155.7

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 816.9 573.5 815.7 839.0 441.9 253.7 955.8 787.1
Larceny 2804.8 2079.6 2798.2 2977.2 1430.0 1266.4 3046.5 2864.4
Motor vehicle theft 259.5 235.5 219.7 420.6 343.5 114.7 226.7 220.7

Income

Weather

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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 265 responses

  • 55% Yes
  • 25% Not sure
  • 20% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 226 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 287 responses

  • 45% Very accepting.
  • 46% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 9% 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 871 responses

  • 29% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 50% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 19% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 3% 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 168 responses

  • 16% I love everything about it.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 27% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 4% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 176 responses

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