Miami, United States Population

Population in Urban Area, now

6,139,424
  • World: 63rd
  • North America: 8th
  • United States: 6th

Population in City Area, mid 2020

487,536
  • World: 660th
  • North America: 68th
  • United States: 36th

Miami Population Graphs

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Miami Population Review

Miami is located in Florida in the United States. It is the sixth most densely populated city in the United States, with a city population of around 487 thousand people, an urban area population of 6.1 million people, and a population density of 13,512 people per square mile. The city spans over 56 square miles, making it a relatively small city land wise. The city and its suburbs were built on a broad plain of land located between the Everglades and Biscayne Bay. It is split into roughly four neighborhoods (north, south, west, and Downtown), with the heart of the city being Downtown Miami.

Miami is a powerful city when it comes to finance, commerce, culture, arts, and international trade. The city had a GDP of $344.9 billion in 2017 and the city’s downtown core is Florida’s largest and most influential business district. The Greater Downtown Miami has one of the biggest concentrations of international banks in the United States.

PortMiami

Miami is home to one of the largest ports in the United States and the largest cruise ship port in the world. The city is often called the Cruise Capital of the World and it serves millions of passengers a year. In 2017 alone, the port saw over 5.3 million cruise passengers and imported 9.1 million tons of cargo. It has seven passenger terminals and is a large part of the city's tourism economy, which employs more than 144,800 in the Miami-Dade County. More than 15.9 million visitors have come to Miami in 2017, which has added $26 billion to the city's economy. Miami attracts the second-highest number of foreign tourists for any city in the USA, after New York City.

Some of the most popular tourist attractions in the city include Downtown Miami, South Beach, and Brickell City Centre and the city is known for its glamorous nightclubs, beaches, shopping and dining.

Money in Miami

Florida ranks as one of the top five states in the country for young millionaires. The city is so popular with millionaires that research has shown that the metro area has the eight-most millionaire residents in the country. The millionaires of Miami are also making the most money compared to anywhere else in the country, earning an average of $2.3 million annually in 2016—this is 20 times more than the average Miami homeowner.

Miami can be an expensive place to live. While statistics are taking into account exorbitant rents on places that only multi-millionaires could afford, it’s still been calculated that the average person would need to earn $42,000 a year to comfortably afford a one-bedroom apartment and utilities in the city.

Demographics of Miami

Miami has a diverse and multi-cultural ethnic makeup with a large population of Hispanic and Latino residents. The city is a minority-majority population, with non-Hispanic whites comprising only 11.9% of the population (down from 41% in 1970). As of 2010, the census showed that the ethnic makeup of Miami was as follows: 72.6% White American (this includes White Hispanics), 19.2% Black or African American, and 1% Asian.

Almost 70% of the city’s population is of Hispanic descent. Several different backgrounds make up this number, with the largest population being or Cuban origin, with 34%. There are 15% of the population with a Central American background (such as Nicaragua, Honduras, Salvador, and Guatemala) and 8.7% were of South American descent (such as Colombian, Venezuelan, Peruvian, Argentinian, and Ecuadorian). There was 3.2% of the population that were descended from Puerto Ricans, and 2.4% that were Dominican. This Hispanic influence is obvious in the city as much of Miami is bilingual with English and Spanish and there are many restaurants, schools, and Spanish-specific businesses to cater to this populace.

Review Updated: September 7, 2020

Miami Urban Area Population History

1950 622,000
1951 673,000
1952 729,000
1953 788,000
1954 853,000
1955 924,000
1956 1,000,000
1957 1,082,000
1958 1,171,000
1959 1,268,000
1960 1,361,000
1961 1,424,000
1962 1,490,000
1963 1,560,000
1964 1,633,000
1965 1,709,000
1966 1,788,000
1967 1,871,000
1968 1,959,000
1969 2,050,000
1970 2,141,000
1971 2,224,000
1972 2,311,000
1973 2,400,000
1974 2,493,000
1975 2,590,000
1976 2,691,000
1977 2,795,000
1978 2,903,000
1979 3,016,000
1980 3,122,000
1981 3,198,000
1982 3,276,000
1983 3,356,000
1984 3,438,000
1985 3,521,000
1986 3,607,000
1987 3,695,000
1988 3,785,000
1989 3,877,000
1990 3,969,000
1991 4,058,000
1992 4,148,000
1993 4,240,000
1994 4,334,000
1995 4,431,000
1996 4,529,000
1997 4,630,000
1998 4,733,000
1999 4,838,000
2000 4,933,000
2001 4,988,000
2002 5,045,000
2003 5,101,000
2004 5,159,000
2005 5,217,000
2006 5,276,000
2007 5,335,000
2008 5,396,000
2009 5,456,000
2010 5,518,000
2011 5,580,000
2012 5,643,000
2013 5,706,000
2014 5,771,000
2015 5,836,000
2016 5,902,000
2017 5,968,000
2018 6,036,000
2019 6,079,000
2020 6,122,000

Miami Urban Area Population Projections

2021 6,167,000
2022 6,215,000
2023 6,265,000
2024 6,317,000
2025 6,372,000
2026 6,429,000
2027 6,487,000
2028 6,545,000
2029 6,605,000
2030 6,664,000
2031 6,723,000
2032 6,781,000
2033 6,839,000
2034 6,896,000
2035 6,952,000

City Area Population Estimate & Projections

2010 400,841
2011 410,673
2012 415,270
2013 419,829
2014 429,365
2015 439,404
2016 454,293
2017 462,030
2018 470,914
2019 479,225
2020 487,536

Map of Miami, United States

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