Census: City Of Miami Population Growth In Past Year Among Highest Nationwide

Miami’s population continued growing fast in the past year, according to Census data released today.

Between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018 Miami’s population grew by 8,884. By numeric growth, it was among the 15 fastest growing cities nationwide during the year.

The city’s population now stands at 470,914, a new record.

Miami’s growth rate ranks even higher compared to the rest of the nation when measured since the start of the decade.

In 2010, the city’s population stood at just 400,864, meaning the population has grown by over 70,000, or 17.5% in eight years.

 

 

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Anonymous

Ok this is like the fifth article saying the same thing, Miami is growing like crazy, we get it already!!

marc

Filler article

Anonymous

at least they chose a different image than Saint Patrick’s Day party at MBV… Lol

Anonymous

Hahaha

Anonymous

To be fair they’re talking about Miami from a city, county and metropolitan area by each article.

Anonymous

ok you write the blog then

Anonymous

My question is….where are the jobs? The only people that can afford living in those high rise buildings are the rich and wealthy….there is no middle class in Miami….everybody else rents and have to live like peasants….No my type of living. I lived in Miami for 12 yrs ( Aventura, Coral Gables and South Beach) never again.

Anonymous

Creo te gustaria Caracas o la Habana, prueba alli

Anonymous

Still waiting for the City of Miami to pass 500,000 and what ever happened to the proposal the try to incorporate some surrounding unincorporated areas into Miami.

Anonymous

I wish the entire county will incorporate into the city of Miami. We would instantly become one of the largest cities in the country and hopefully it will end most of the parochialism that is hindering progress.

Anonymous

It would only mean more handouts from the politicians. No, take Miami out of the county and give it independence.

Anonymous

“470,914” population in a city that’s only 36sq miles big means the place is growing pretty prolifically.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I wish Miami could annex El Portal and that area surrounding MIA. any news on that?

Anonymous

I know this is frequent on this site, but with this growth in population we need growth in mass transit. You will never get everyone out of cars but making it easier to get between places with reliable mass transit is one part of a multi-part solution.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/05/23/seattle-car-free-transportation-what-works-226935

Anonymous

No $hit. You must be new here. 99% of the posters here love public transportation.

Anonymous

I read every day I love this blog!! All I was saying was that a lot of people do gripe about the lack of public transit and public transit planning and rightfully so. Public transit isn’t the only option but it should be considered as part of a broader solution.

The article I posted is about Seattle which had a similar car culture but they heavily invested in public transit and saw traffic fall and public transit ridership increase as underserved areas gained access to it.

Anonymous

In lieu of our politicians failings at building more metrorail, “personal mobility” (ebikes, escooters, eskateboards, etc…) works out well at getting someone 20 blocks away or less.

Anonymous

Amen!

Anonymous

Miami Dade needs to let incorporation happen so not 2/3 of the county takes a Miami address. Lets validate all these communities that want to be places and become a stronger county!

Anonymous

Incorporation or annexation? Communities won’t incorporate because they’re either wealthy like Kendall or Fisher Island and don’t want to pay extra taxes, or poor like Brownsville and Gladeview and don’t have enough tax revenue for support. Miami certainly doesn’t want those communities… yet.

Anonymous

no hell no we dont want the population to end up like los angeles or chicago or the traffic would be the worst in this country!

Anonymous

I live in those towers!

Anonymous

All of them?.. gee, you’re really rich!

Anonymous

Same here!

Anonymous

Now that the trump administration is making citizenship an official question on the next census, we’ll see how much our population declines. Miami and Miami-Dade County at large already suffer from lower than average census completion rates. Adding an unnecessary citizenship question to a county where 60% of residents are foreign born will not help.

Anonymous

Yeah.. boy, you blacks have really had it easy in this country.

Anonymous

“unnecessary citizenship question” It is needed just like the rest of the demographic data and just because someone is foreign born doesn’t mean they’re illegal. You liberals always act like all immigrants have jumped in line and are all illegals.

Anonymous

“You liberals always act like all immigrants have jumped in line and are all illegals.”

Trump’s wife definitely doesn’t have to worry about that.

Anonymous

Except Melania speaks multiple languages, including English, and isn’t some mongrel who looks like they were hit with a shovel crossing the border.

A. Nonymous

It hasn’t been on the census since 1950, so it’s difficult to justify as needed. Plus, Wilbur Ross & Co decided they wanted it, then shopped around for a justification.

Anonymous

I think you have that wrong. Repugs are the ones who think all immigrants are illegals. You know,can’t expect much from a repug. Knowledge to them is a sin.

Anonymous

Zero dollars invested in mass transportation

Anonymous

Hey, stop complaining, you’re getting Mass Transit from the proposed two new hotels planned at the MIA to the port of Miami.

– Commissioner Rebeca Sosa

Anonymous

The County’s plan is to flood our streets with scooters.