Miami’s population has been booming this decade. New census data shows that the area’s foreign born population (particularly Cuban) is also at a new record level, according to the Herald.
In the seven years from 2010 to 2017, the biggest growth in Miami-Dade’s foreign born population came from:
Venezuela – up 21,000, or 57 percent. Total population now at 61,000
Spain – up 29 percent. Total now at more than 10,000
Brazil – up 24 percent. Total at 15,000
Cuba – up 120,000, or 21 percent. Total now at 700,000
Dominican Republic – up 20 percent. Total now at more than 41,000
Southeast Asian countries – up 20 percent. Total now over 11,000.
Cubans now comprise 25.7 percent of the Miami-Dade’s population, compared to 23.5 percent in 2010. The Cuban-born population is also growing much faster now than last decade.
Central American countries have shrunk as a percentage of Miami-Dade’s population from 16 percent to 13.8 percent this decade due to lack of growth. The percentage of Haitians in the county remained the same at 5.8 percent.
Overall, Miami-Dade’s foreign born population reached a new record of 53% in 2017, compared to 51% in 2010.