Income/capita 21%
Household income 43%
Unemployment 25%
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Income per capita$23,498$27,598$29,829
Median household income$31,642$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,895$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,528$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$25,968$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$20,728$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate5.8%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level27.6%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Miami is 21% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Miami is 43% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Miami is 25% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Miami is 83% higher than the national average

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      Miami employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.7%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector5.0%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services3.8%4.4%
      Wholesale & retail services14.5%15.7%
      Public administration2.5%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.6%3.1%
      Education, health & social services8.8%25.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Golden Beach, FL635$150,938172.8%
      Pinecrest, FL19,272$130,900136.6%
      Key Biscayne, FL12,935$124,504125.1%
      Palmetto Bay, FL24,522$105,31690.4%
      Miami Shores, FL10,772$101,04782.7%
      Miami, FL432,622$31,64242.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Raleigh, NC441,326$58,6416.0%
      Omaha, NE443,072$50,8278.1%
      London, ON421,456n/a 
      Laval, QC445,050n/a 
      Colorado Springs, CO448,759$56,2271.6%
      Miami, FL432,622$31,64242.8%
      Source: The Miami, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).