Cities Near Miami Beach, FL
Local city information for Miami Beach, FL
is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The city was incorporated on 26 March, 1915. It is located on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean; the Bay separates Miami Beach from the city of Miami, Florida. Despite being a distinct municipality, the city of Miami Beach is often referred to colloquially as Miami. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 87,933. 55.5% of the population was foreign born. A 2005 population estimate for the city was 87,925.
Miami Beach has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts for almost a century. It is known for its Art Deco hotels, lush foliage, teeming nightlife and its popularity with celebrities.
As of the census of 2000, there were 87,933 people, 46,194 households, and 18,339 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,829.5/km2
). There were 59,723 housing units at an average density of 3,280.1/km2
). The racial makeup of the city was 86.74% White (40.9% were Non-Hispanic Whites,) 4.03% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.05% from other races, and 3.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 53.45% of the population.
There were 46,194 households out of which 14.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 60.3% were non-families. 48.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was sixty-five years of age or older. The average household size was 1.87 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the city the population was spread out with 13.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 38.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were sixty-five years of age or older. The median age was thirty-nine years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age eighteen and over, there were 105.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,322, and the median income for a family was $33,440. Males had a median income of $33,964 versus $27,094 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,853. About 17.0% of families and 21.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and 24.5% of those age sixty-five or over.
As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 54.89% of residents, while English made up 32.75%, Portuguese was at 3.38%, French was at 1.66%, German at 1.12%, Italian 0.99%, and Russian was 0.85% of the population. Due to the large Jewish community, Yiddish made up 0.81% of speakers, and Hebrew was the mother tongue of 0.74% of the population.
As of 2000, Miami Beach had the twenty-second highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 20.51% of the populace. It had the twenty-eighth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 4.4% of the city's population, and the fourteenth highest percentage of Brazilian residents in the US, at 2.2% of the its population (tied with Hillside, New Jersey and Hudson, Massachusetts.) It also had the twenty-seventh most Peruvians in the US, at 1.85%, while it had the twenty-seventh highest percentage of Venezuelans, at 1.79% of all residents. Miami Beach's Honduran community had the thirty-third highest percentage of residents, which comprised 1.03% of the population. Its also home to the forty-first highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents, which made up 1.03% of the population.
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