Claim: 400,000 Russian Speakers Now Live In The Miami Area

There are now about 400,000 Russian-speaking immigrants in the Miami area – among the highest in the U.S., according to the DBR.

Miami attorneys say that the number of inquiries from Russian speakers looking to immigrate has surged recently, thanks to instability in Russia and Ukraine. Some are wealthy, while others are just seeking a better living standard.

Some brokers have said that the collapse in the value of the ruble has caused Russian owners of Miami investment property to sell. The Miami Association of Realtors says that Russian nationals made up 3 percent of Miami’s international sales in 2015, up from 2 percent in 2014.

 

 

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Kevin Storm
2 years ago

Wish to meet Russian/English speakers in or from Russia.

Laz
5 years ago

Population in Dade County from the 2014 consensus was almost 2.7 million people, how did anononymous get to 6 million? You must be thinking of New York City!

It was last estimated that Florida, as a state, is growing by 800 people per day, but they don’t all come to Miami.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Miami metropolitan area is just a branding name. The 6 million figure refers to dade-broward and the palm beaches

Anonymous
4 years ago

It is correct. The 6 million figure refers to the tri-county metro area, not only Miami.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Find that hard to believe. MIA doesn’t even have daily flights to Russia.

marc
5 years ago

Have you not heard the amount of Russian being spoken in Aventura, Sunny Isles and North Miami Beach?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Agreed, Most of my jobs in the past years have been in that area within the social night life and you won’t believe how many Russian speakers both male and female actually go to night clubs and the beach there. Some of my good friends in the past years have been Russian or Russian speaking including a female best friend who is from Osh, kyrgyzstan.

Dave
5 years ago

400,000 is still a too big number. That’s almost 10% of the entire South Florida population. I think we can all agree there are a ton of Colombians living in South Florida. But they only total 300,000 in all of Florida. There are only about 100,000 Venezuelans. MIami-Dade County is only home to 500,000 African-Americans for comparison.

Anonymous
5 years ago

“almost 10% of the entire South Florida population”
Well your maths seems off there. ~6 million live in the greater Miami metro area, and that’s not counting the undocumented and otherwise unaccounted for people..

Also keep in mind that the article says Russian-speakers, rather than exclusively Russians nationals.

Love uSA
4 years ago

They don’t want to talk in English. They thinking they r superior to us. Bcz they say they r from Europe. But this is America. They need to learn English. God Bless America!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

As a Russian-speaking living in Miami area, I had to learn Spanish in order to communicate to the majority of community around here.

Anonymous
1 year ago

so not true. Russians all speak English well at least in Florida