Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
6.17M
0.521% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
41.6
1.22% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
14.6%
4.72% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$60,141
6.77% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$315,400
5.56% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
3.08M
1.39% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL had a population of 6.17M people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $60,141. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL declined from 6.2M to 6.17M, a −0.521% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,328 to $60,141, a 6.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL are White (Hispanic) (40.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20%), Other (Hispanic) (3%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%). 55.1% of the households in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

83.1% of the residents in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL are Miami Dade College (16,698 degrees awarded in 2019), Florida International University (16,414 degrees), and Broward College (13,281 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL was $315,400, and the homeownership rate was 59.2%. Most people in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL was 2 cars per household.

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL borders Clewiston, FL, Key West, FL, Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL, Okeechobee, FL, and Port St. Lucie, FL.

Diversity

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL is home to a population of 6.17M people, from which 83.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 138% of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL residents were born outside of the country (8.52M people).

In 2019, there were 1.38 times more White (Hispanic) residents (2.5M people) in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.82M White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.23M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL are Spanish (2,492,247 speakers), Haitian (341,641 speakers), and Portuguese (68,116 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
  1. White (Hispanic)
    2.5M ± 19.3k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.82M ± 3.88k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.23M ± 8.07k
46.1%
Hispanic Population
2.84M people

In 2019, there were 1.38 times more White (Hispanic) residents (2.5M people) in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.82M White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.23M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

46.1% of the people in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL are hispanic (2.84M people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    2,492,247 speakers (42.8%)
  2. Haitian
    341,641 speakers (5.87%)
  3. Portuguese
    68,116 speakers (1.17%)

55.1% of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL was Spanish. 42.8% of the overall population of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL are native Spanish speakers. 5.87% speak Haitian and 1.17% speak Portuguese, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

138%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
8.52M people
39.5%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.45M people

As of 2019, 138% of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL residents (8.52M people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL was 39.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,040,032 ± 24,424 people
  2. Haiti
    356,045 ± 14,528 people
  3. Colombia
    294,743 ± 13,237 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,040,032 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 356,045 and Colombia with 294,743.

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Citizenship

83.1%
2019 Citizenship
82.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 83.1% of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL was 82.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    60,896 ± 3,320
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    35,318 ± 3,328
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    22,921 ± 2,448

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Florida.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Florida (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Florida.
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Florida.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL is $60,141. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $90,356, followed by Clay County, FL and Collier County, FL, with respective values of $76,687 and $76,025.

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,953. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL employs 3.08M people. The largest industries in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (414,402 people), Retail Trade (376,797 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (262,670 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,359), Public Administration ($57,376), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,880).

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,141
2019 value
± $680
6.77%
1 Year Growth
± 1.61%

Households in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL have a median annual income of $60,141, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,328 in 2018, which represents a 6.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,131
Average Male Salary in Florida
± $864
$46,953
Average Female Salary in Florida
± $580

In 2019, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Florida by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Florida.
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Florida
  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $73,034 ± $38,489
  2. Asian
    $62,006 ± $3,904
  3. White
    $51,912 ± $575

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Florida.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL is from Florida.
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida
0.474
2018 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2019, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.332% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $90,356, followed by Clay County, FL and Collier County, FL, with respective values of $76,687 and $76,025.

The following map shows all of the counties in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL (880k out of 6.02M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    541,280 ± 5,932
  2. Hispanic
    440,035 ± 5,421
  3. Black
    263,808 ± 4,510

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.08M
2019 Value
± 36,080
1.39%
1 Year growth
± 1.57%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 3.04M employees to 3.08M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, are Sales & Related Occupations (380,570 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (346,083 people), and Management Occupations (338,192 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (380,570 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (346,083 people), and Management Occupations (338,192 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.51 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.49 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($80,409), Legal Occupations ($71,203), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,152).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.08M
2019 Value
± 36,080
1.39%
1 Year growth
± 1.57%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 3.04M employees to 3.08M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (414,402 people), Retail Trade (376,797 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (262,670 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, though some of these residents may live in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (414,402 people), Retail Trade (376,797 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (262,670 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.6 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.44 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,359), Public Administration ($57,376), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,880).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $60.7B
  2. $55.2B
  3. $51.1B

In 2018, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $60.7B, followed by Electronics ($55.2B) and Gasoline ($51.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Florida.
$583B
2018 Value in Florida
$1.45T
Projected 2045 Value in Florida
149% growth

In 2018, total outbound Florida trade was $583B. This is expected to increase 149% to $1.45T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $22.2B
  2. $19.3B
  3. $15B

In 2018, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $22.2B, followed by Texas with $19.3B and California and $15B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 49% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (47.8%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.2%). The most partisan county was Holmes County, FL with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Florida.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Florida
49% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Florida
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Florida was Holmes County, FL with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Florida colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Florida

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Florida.
Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL awarded 104,062 degrees. The student population of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL is skewed towards women, with 134,645 male students and 197,265 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL are Hispanic or Latino (47,654 and 48.9%), followed by White (21,445 and 22%), Black or African American (20,276 and 20.8%), and Unknown (2,864 and 2.94%).

The largest universities in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL by number of degrees awarded are Miami Dade College (16,698 and 16%), Florida International University (16,414 and 15.8%), and Broward College (13,281 and 12.8%).

The most popular majors in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (19,032 and 18.3%), General Business Administration & Management (10,602 and 10.2%), and Registered Nursing (5,078 and 4.88%).

The median tuition costs in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL are $17,000 for private four year colleges, and $2,424 and $8,712 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 2,333 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 2,304 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1,678 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL was General Psychology with 2,333 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 16,698 degrees awarded
  2. 16,414 degrees awarded
  3. 13,281 degrees awarded
$2,424
Median In-State Public
$17,000
Median Private

In 2019, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Miami Dade College with 16,698 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

40,115
Degrees Awarded to Men
63,947
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 40,115 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, which is 0.627 times less than the 63,947 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    47,654 degrees awarded
  2. White
    21,445 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    20,276 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL was Hispanic or Latino students. These 47,654 degrees mean that there were 2.22 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 21,445 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL was $315,400 in 2019, which is 1.31 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $298,800 to $315,400, a 5.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$315,400
2019 Median
± $3,009
$298,800
2018 Median
± $3,086

In 2019, the median property value in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL grew to to $315,400 from the previous year's value of $298,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$60,141
Median Household Income
± $680
2.19M
Number of Households
± 26,952

In 2019, the median household income of the 2.19M households in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL grew to $60,141 from the previous year's value of $56,328.

The following chart displays the households in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.2%
2019 Homeownership
59.9%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 59.2% of the housing units in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 2.82% of the workforce in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.94%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.33%)

In 2019, 77.2% of workers in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.94%) and those who worked at home (6.33%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

84.6% of the population of Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 0.792% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1385 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1645 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 592 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Glades County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21%). Additionally, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,385 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,385 patients per year. This represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1,379 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Florida in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Florida
$4,606
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,175
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,229
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.4%
Uninsured
38.3%
Employer Coverage
16.8%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
0.792%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL grew by 1.39% from 15.2% to 15.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 21% prevalence
  2. 20.5% prevalence
  3. 17.8% prevalence

Glades County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 21%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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