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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Miami is a city in Florida with a population of 443,007. Miami is in Miami-Dade County. Living in Miami offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Miami there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Miami and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Miami are above average.
About Miami...
Population
443,007

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,056
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Miami Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    475.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    211.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    527
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,090.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    396.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Miami

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,999
National
$55,322
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Miami is a beautiful city filled with people from several different cultures. At first glance, Miami may seem only Hispanic. Most people disregard the other cultures Miami has to offer such as the Haitian culture, which is a big part of south Florida. Other than that Miami has a beautiful nightlife; the city never sleeps! Driving around the city at night and looking up at all the different, tall, and colorful buildings made up most of my childhood. All the different restaurants, museums, beaches, and musical events are filled with fun. With so many things to do, everyday is an adventure in Miami!
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Miami has lovely weather, it feels like it's always summer over here! The food and nightlife is excellent and the beaches are extremely warm and gorgeous. My one complaint and issue regarding Miami is the traffic and the lack of progress regarding traffic laws (texting while driving is a HUGE issue here, as well as street races). Another difficulty that might come with living here is preparing for hurricanes, depending on which places will be effected the strongest. Lastly, as a high school student, the state of Florida ranks at 40 in terms of education. But when it comes to higher education, the state remains in the top 10. Something that is also unique to this city is the strong Latino culture which can be witnessed EVERYWHERE!
To conclude, Miami is my hometown, and we have a saying that rings true about this place: "Miami: I live where you vacation."
My experience of growing up in Miami was amazing. The beach is 10 minutes away. Miami has a ton of options for various lifestyles. There is also always something to do so you are never bored. In my opinion, Miami has the feel of a small town with amenities of a big city. The traffic is absolutely horrible though due to large population. It is also one of the most expensive cities you can live in. But the view and the diversity here is worth it; Miami is what you would call a salad bowl of diversity and I love it! One thing I would definitely add to Miami is a better public transportation system because I feel that is what's lacking.