Census: City Of Miami Population Grew Last Year By 1.3%

Miami’s population grew last year, according to newly released Census Bureau data.

As of July 1, 2023, the City of Miami’s estimated population stood at 455,924. That is an increase from the estimate of 450,014 residents on the same date in 2022.

According to an Axios analysis, Miami’s 1.31% growth rate in 2023 was one of the top ten for large cities in the U.S. last year.

 

 

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30kmillion954
28 days ago

“welp time to raise rents another $300-$700 bucks!”- landlords

Jesus
1 month ago

We would literally have a million people living in the city if they would incorporate the undesignated areas into Miami. I understand the consequences of that, however leaving that aside, it would be cool to have a million people living in the city

anonymous
1 month ago

If i was living in unincorporated Dade County i would never want to become part of City of Miami. Politicians are a bunch of clowns who only care about themselves and crony’s

Anonymous
1 month ago

Having one large city makes it harder for local politicians to treat their areas like personal little kingdoms. North Bay Village , Sweetwater, Opa Locka, and Medley are examples of small municipalities that are more corrupt than city of Miami and would be less corrupt if they became unincorporated or part of larger municipalities.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We already have one large city geographically that spans far out from the urban core, which is finally blossoming. Not the time to do this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The only area I’d want to add is Coral Gables.

anonymous
1 month ago

I knew Miami was gaining population contrary to what people were saying that people were leaving the city. the city felt denser

Anonymous
1 month ago

The population decrease was in the county

Anonymous
1 month ago

Some people just don’t understand and become quickly manipulated by distractors.

When people move out it’s because more people are moving in and there’s limited supplies.

Anon
1 month ago

Have you seen Hialeah politicians? They make urban Miami politicians seem tame. Glorified slum lords

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah, so bad one of them lost to Cava, a New Yuck carpetbagger.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Neither would the City Commissioners because it dilutes their captive voters.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I disagree, but open to exploring what the benefits and risks would be in time. Currently, there’s no need to sprawl out the city, when Riverside and little Havana are still squat boxes. We should focus on improving the core with better density from Park West southward before adding new areas to Miami!

Anon
1 month ago

lol….”it would be cool”

Bro the implications of that would be massive – and your reasoning is “it would be cool” lmaooo

Nerd
1 month ago

Miami, I think, is in the top 5 of densest cities in the US. I’ll take density over a high overall population any day. Putting unincorporated into the City would make us like Jacksonville. Sure, they have a million people, but they also have waaaay more land.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Yes, a million people in a city with no mass transit system

anonymous
1 month ago

Even with more people coming no actual progress to expand metro mover (metrorail is handled by the county). So much more runway for miami to grow but no one shows up to vote so we get a bunch of politicians that dont do anything to really move the city forward

Anonymous
1 month ago

They don’t understand if the added mass transit and less people relied on cars the could up zone even more areas making areas even more dense

Love beautiful sunny Miami!
1 month ago

So tired of listening to the same song and dance on mass transit. Every major City that I know has congestion issues. Yes, we should continually work to improve, but is what it is. Most traffic is at peak hours and there will always be rush hour. Let’s focus on some good comments for a change that all these people moving in must mean that Miami is a great place to be.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Couldn’t agree more. I want mass transit as much as the next guy but these same comments from people who have been here for 5 minutes get soooo annoying! To those complaining ad nauseum about the lack of metromover stations: commenting on a blog won’t change anything. If you’re that sick of traffic, get out of your car!

anonymous
1 month ago

I’ve lived in Miami for the last 10 years and during that time there has been zero progress towards expanding the metromover at all.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So then you should be used to it by now. Change takes time. Enjoy your surroundings and stop complaining!

anonymous
1 month ago

“change takes time” trying saying that to all the people who voted for the penny tax to expand rail in the county and got NOTHING for it. That was 30 years ago but things do take time smh

Jordan
27 days ago

Yep.
I voted against that.
It seemed obvious that Politicians would squander the money.

Don’t you guys get it?
You NEED govt trains, and you NEED them from the same people that screwed you over 30 years ago.

Jordan
27 days ago

Yet the population continues to grow.
Jobs are added.
MOST people are happy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Or just move to Brickell or downtown and live close to a metro mover so you never have to drive.

anonymous
1 month ago

people like you saying “it is what it is” is the reason why politicians dont do shit for the residents. If the city invested in expanding the metromover it would allow more dense developments to be built which would in turn attract more people and continue to increase the tax base for the city.

Jordan
27 days ago

Or….if people did NOT invest in Government trains, there will be dense developments (see The Next Miami for the latest new construction announcements), the tax base would increase, which will attract more people (see The Next Miami for the latest in population increase news).

anon
1 month ago

MetroMover is also handled by the County.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Metromover cannot be realistically expanded outside Greater Downtown Miami. If the City is serious about transit where the infrastructure does not exist (i.e., existing railroads), a streetcar system would serve the areas west of I-95.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I like the street car along 8th, build a rail in between 7th and 8th, like in Nice. Plenty of cities mix a street car with a subway (which is a more expensive and less sophisticated version of our Metro Mover).

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1 month ago

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Jordan
27 days ago

Metromover and all those busses are also handled by Miami-Dade County.
I show up to vote, and regularly vote against poorly planned government trains.

If history is any guide, the build it in 1986 and a few thousand per day will come 25 years later juice isn’t worth the squeeze.

Juan Carlos
1 month ago

All new comers are from NY, San Francisco and LA. I already hear a lot more English being spoken. I wonder if this will be a major shift for Miami.

Anon
1 month ago

Say what you wanna say but I hate how Miami is becoming more generic. Miami practically became interesting because of its culture that felt more Caribbean and less yankee and now you go into Brickell and you’re blasted by New Yorkers doing interviews and acting weird in public.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami has never been as dynamic as it is now, and steadily improving.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Go to the Caribbean then.

Narnia
1 month ago

You think the Latinos will now have to learn English? Good luck

Anonymous
1 month ago

They all already speak English many better than people born in this country 😂

Anonymous
1 month ago

Your sentiment is cute but anyone who’s ever taken an uber in Miami KNOWS that’s not true. lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Anyone who has taken an Uber in NYC or Boston knows it’s the same for drivers in any city to have language barrier but at least the drivers in Miami pick you up in teslas and luxury cars.

Anonymous
1 month ago

There’s already been a major shift and it started 4 years ago in 2020 and trending in a positive way that makes Miami more inclusive.

Anon
1 month ago

Basically every other city in Miami-Dade County is down in population. Miami (and Doral) are the only bright spots. Miami-Dade County overall is down from 2020 population still. The core is growing and the suburbs are emptying out. Maybe kids moving away from suburbs and new arrivals to the area settling in the core (Miami) rather than the suburbs?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Because people are moving to the core, since we require innovative urban development in today’s age in order to sustain new growth and people are done dealing with traffic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, if existing residents were moving to the core, the county population would be stagnant.

Anonymous
1 month ago

New people are moving to the core from other counties and people outside of the core are leaving the county.

Cover the Podiums
1 month ago

because families want large houses to raise their kids…and miami is landlocked on both sides so no new construction. I know dozens that have moved to orlando and tampa so they can afford a single family home

that’s why you see growth in the core, but not the suburbs

Anonymous
1 month ago

There’s suburbs in Broward and north county where people get have big yards and take the train to work. That’s how it is in any city.

Anonymoose
22 days ago

“train” is an interesting way of spelling “sitting on i95 for an hour and a half every day”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Landlocked? It’s surrounded by waterfront property. I don’t think you’re using the word landlocked correctly. Orlando is landlocked.

Cover the Podiums
1 month ago

you know what I meant lol

Cover the Podiums
1 month ago

unpopular opinion: Miami Beach should be included in Miami’s population.

why? because we have to deal with the people and traffic associated with miami beach. Its just a bridge separating us

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’d be worried that Miami Beach might monopolize resources and enact policies favoring the ultra-wealthy and special interests. They’ve resisted even a metro mover; imagine if they had more control over Miami than they already do? No thanks.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The. City. Of. Miami. Does. Not. Govern. The. MetroMOOBER. If you were smart enough to know that, you would know Metromover is the worst transit option for BayLink.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Metro Mover is the Miami core’s premier transit system, connecting directly to the city’s best spots. If Miami Beach residents oppose local transit, it’s unlikely the Miami Beach Commissioners will approve a larger train network from the county. Their track record suggests they prioritize other interests. It’s better they remain sister cities, as their interests don’t always align.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol, how about everything east of I95 gets all the resources, meanwhile while everything west of I95 never makes it into the movies – I have heard prof. at the University of Miami say that whats west of I95 doesnt exist and that Miami is Miami Beach.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami now has economic industries beyond tourism of Miami Beach, and by keeping Miami separate from Miami Beach it is more likely that industry and resources will expand west of I95.

J.M.
1 month ago

Ew no. Miami Beach does not want the riff raff from the mainland.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The rif raf is in Miami Beach. Miami is where the professionals live all year around

J.M.
26 days ago

Liberty City and Overtown would like a word with you…

Let's go!
25 days ago

I would like to see Miami Beach, Doral, and Coral Gables incorporated into Miami. 😎

MIami Beach
1 month ago

Where is the metro mover to Miami Beach