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Census: Miami Second-Fastest Growing Big City Last Year

Miami was the second-fastest growing big city in America last year, according to newly released Census data.

In just one year from July 1, 2015, to July 1, 2016, Miami’s population increased by 2.9 percent, adding 12,715 people. The city’s population is now 453,579, up from 440,864 in 2015.

On a numeric basis, the most recent year was the biggest increase of this decade for the city.

On a percentage basis, Miami’s growth rate for the year was the second fastest of any of America’s 50 most populated cities, behind only Seattle’ 3.1 percent rate.

Since 2010, Miami’s population has consistently increased every single year. The total increase from the start of the decade is now at 13.5 percent, from a base estimate of 399,457.

Miami is now the fourth most densely populated big city in America, behind New York, San Francisco and Boston.

Census Bureau data released earlier this year also put the overall Miami metro area among the fastest growing nationally, with an estimated 5,400 people per month moving to the area.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Wondering if our politicians are aware of that?
If so, what are their realistic plans to solve the Three biggest issues in the City:
POVERTY
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Anonymous
Anonymous

Educate yourself.. then you can get a job and afford a home and transportation.

Anonymous
Anonymous

and all the people working minimum wage jobs can what?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Unless you live in North Dakota, nobody can afford housing earning minimum wage. It’s not meant to be a living wage, rather work for high school and college students. A bigger issue for Miami is the lack of good jobs and stubborn reliance on the hospitality industry.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If you live on minimum wage, move into an efficiency or get some roommates and rent a house somewhere cheap.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“If you live on minimum wage, move into an efficiency or get some roommates and rent a house somewhere cheap.”

Typical repuppetcon answer to complex questions. You know, like “Illegal immigrants are taking jobs away from white citizens here in the U.S.” Answer – Build a Wall.

Anonymous
Anonymous

My my, somebody is triggered. What’s the Democrap answer? Raise it to fifteen dollars and punish those who already make that much and pass it on to the consumer? Give mass amnesty to people who refuse to assimilate and drive wages down in the first place?

suomynona
suomynona

It’s funny you think illegals drag the economy down when it’s nearly universally accepted (by non-idiots) that illegals and immigrants keep the US economy churning.

Anonymous
Anonymous

In a short-term monetary sense, yes because cheap labor. In the long-term, it will erode our tax base, while the liberals and libertarians who push this crap demand we tax the rich at higher rates throwing us into economic decline, and cut important government services respectively turning us into a third world banana republic.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I figured my comment would bring you out of your hole, or should I say, cave. Like the typical “repuppetcon,” you want to change the subject because you really don’t care if someone is making minimum wage and can’t afford to live in nothing but a box with someone else to help pay for it. The repuppetcon answer, stagnate wages and don’t hamper those who gets richer by their ever increasing price hikes. That is why a lot of people can’t afford or are having trouble paying prices like $1400 a month for these overpriced tiny “shoeboxes” you see places are now charging.

And it’s funny how you repuppetcons had no problem when your “lord an saviour” Ronnie Raygun gave amnesty to millions of the same people you say “refuse to assimilate and drive down wages.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

You started it up in the first place. I simply brought up the paradox liberals preach about open borders while demanding higher wages. Also, it was the Demoncrap-controlled Congress which gave amnesty. Reagan signed the bill on the condition the border would be secured, which never happened. I doubt you were even alive circa 1986, and are simply repeating B.S. from the HuffPaint comment section.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Liberals have been fighting for minimum wage increases even during the time when Ronnie Raygun was telling Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.” The people in this country aren’t blind and ignorant about the many times the repuppetcons shot down any attempt to increase the minimum wage. And check this out: Peter Robinson, a former Reagan speechwriter, said, “It was in Ronald Reagan’s bones — it was part of his understanding of America — that the country was fundamentally open to those who wanted to join us here.” and…. Reagan said as much himself in a televised debate with Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale in 1984. “I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally,” he said. and…. Alan K. Simpson, a fellow Republican who served in the Senate with Mitch McConnell from 1986 to 1997, says calling for tighter borders is a tried-and-true tactic of politicians unwilling to confront the realities of a growing illegal population. “That’s always the palliative that makes people feel good,” he says. “You just say, ‘Well, we’re still dinkin’ around with immigration, so since we can’t seem… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous

The key word is “put down roots,” which means people who made something of themselves. A lot changed since then, and you Demoncraps aren’t fooling anybody by virtue signaling people leaching off the system as the next Nikolai Teslas. The only roots we see here and in Europe put down these days are weeds claiming they want a better life or fleeing oppression, while demanding to be accommodated and turning our societies into copies seen in their cultures, courtesy of Demoncraps and socialists in return for votes, courtesy of mass amnesty.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Tell me mr repuppetcon, did the europeans come to this continent to assimilate, or annihilate?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Which part of North America? I assume you mean the United States and Canada. The Europeans settled and traded with nomadic tribes which we call Indians, who had been killing one another since arriving during the last ice age. The “annihilation” didn’t start until tribes allied with the French and Spanish in wars. Conversely, the Spanish who came to Mexico intended to annihilate the indigenous people of legitimate civilizations. The same with Central and South America. Do you see the countries there today told to accept unfiltered immigration and become multicultural? It’s only ever First World countries of European extract. Never mind the fact Latin America had more relaxed immigration laws in the past compared to the U.S. I love it when Demoncraps are cornered like rats in debate, and resort to ad hominem attacks and cliches claiming only America slaughtered indigenous people and should atone for its sins by cultural suicide via open borders while they preach the nation of immigrants fallacy.

Anonymous
Anonymous
“The “annihilation” didn’t start until tribes allied with the French and Spanish” (Europeans) “in wars.” “Conversely, the Spanish”(Europeans)”who came to Mexico intended to annihilate the indigenous people of legitimate civilizations.” “The same with Central and South America” (Europeans arrived there and in less than a hundred years, the indigenous were wiped out). “Do you see the countries there today told to accept unfiltered immigration and become multicultural?” (They also don’t have Reservations). “It’s only ever First World countries of European extract.) (Um, yeah, that’s what history says we should do after the United States accepted the Statue of Liberty and planted it on the shoreline of NYC). “I love it when Demoncraps are cornered like rats in debate, and resort to ad hominem attacks and cliches claiming only America slaughtered indigenous people and should atone for its sins by cultural suicide via open borders while they preach the nation of immigrants fallacy.” Hey mr repuppetcon, so you were actually trying to debate…or were you feebly try to defend the indefensible? So you’re saying because the French and Spanish were warring on this continent, that would suddenly be the reason some 15 million so-called Indians would disappear?…ha ha ha, aaahhh hahahaha…..… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous

Correct. I’m saying what the Spanish did to the indigenous was worse than us killing Indians, because they were our enemies by allying with European powers we were at war with. Yet we’re the bad guys told to reap what we sow, and building a wall along our rightful southern border is racist against sweet, innocent Mexico?

Also, the Statue of Liberty has nothing to do with immigration. It was to celebrate the country’s centennial and namesake. While the statue was a gift from France, the required pedestal was funded by Joseph Pulitzer, coincidentally the father of fake news. He was friends with Emma Lazarus, who I assume you understand wrote the “tired and poor” poem, and was a radical socialist. It’s absolute asinine to run immigration based on a privately-funded monument romanticizing what wasn’t the reality, except when you’re a socialist Demoncrap who wants it to be with open borders for an eternally “tired and poor” voting block while living up in ivory towers.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Dude, what are you talking about?…the Spanish are EUROPEANS!!! And what’s funny to Democrats is the hilarious gimmick this repuppetcon president said he’ll use to pay for a border wall and how you repuppetscons believe it! And socialism is a system that’s even partly ingrained in this so-called “American” society…that is, if you’re intelligent enough to recognize it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes, but my point was our country’s Anglo ancestors didn’t “annihilate” the indigenous people at first sight like the Spanish. Claiming Europeans were all mass murders is factually incorrect and doesn’t have any moral equivalence to expecting immigrants to assimilate. Paying for the wall with tariffs based on the one-way trade deficit we have Mexico is completely reasonable. Demoncraps refuse to believe it and simply don’t want a wall because it’s so evil and unjust to look after our own interests. We call that Cultural Marxism, which is the dominant facet of socialism today beyond the textbook definition of government control of capital. Key hierarchical government functions like running the government, managing certain public goods, and protecting the country aren’t inherently socialist. Collectivism for survival, yes. I suppose if it was radical collectivism, it would be called National Socialism…

Anonymous
Anonymous
Typical repuppetcon, just twisting yourself into the shape of a pretzel. Now, my question was this; “did the europeans come to this continent to assimilate, or annihilate?” So far, you’re looking like “Chubby Checker” in trying to “twist” your answers into some kind of palatable explanation. Europeans broke every treaty they created and signed with the indigenous people of this land. Europeans disrespected any and everything sacred to the indigenous people of this land. Europeans starved millions of the indigenous people on this continent by callously killing and wiping out whole buffalo herds any and everywhere they found them. There was no attempt by the Europeans to assimilate, congregate, or integrate with the indigenous people of this land…only kill, rape, rob, and pillage. So please, stop talking like some other people are coming over here to do something the Europeans haven’t done. “Demoncraps refuse to believe it and simply don’t want a wall because it’s so evil and unjust to look after our own interests. We call that Cultural Marxism, which is the dominant facet of socialism today beyond the textbook definition of government control of capital.” See, this is the typical hypocritical BS spouted by you repuppetcons. Ronnie Raygun… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous

Um, the Indians were hunter gatherers who went from place to place after killing off the buffalo, not to mention tribes they competed with. For example, the Tequesta and Mayami tribes were killed of by the Seminoles.

So you’re defending communists (real mass murderers) now? Since you keep spouting Reagan’s speech as a silly contention to your argument, understand the Berlin Wall was to keep citizens in, not out like Trumps wall. See, that’s the thing about free versus totalitarian societies.

Right, because if Jesus preached governments confiscating wealth and turning people into dependents of the state, it’s no wonder why he was crucified.

I never said roads and bridges, police and fire departments, schools, etc. are “radical collectivism.” That was a joke. It’s “collectivism for survival” as public goods the private sector cannot provide. They aren’t cooperative organizations focused on workers, rather keeping the country into plunging into anarchy. But I suppose that’s what Marxists want to implement their radical change.

Anonymous
Anonymous

country from plunging into anarchy*

Anonymous
Anonymous

“So you’re defending communists (real mass murderers) now?”

Only an ignorant repuppetcon buffoon would stand on an untold and unimaginative amount of mounds of bones of people laid waste by Capitalist Imperialist would make, without shame, such a pious statement like that.

I’m done conversing with you.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Likewise, if you seriously believe “Capitalist Imperialists” killed more than Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Pol Pot in a shorter time frame. Go live in Cuba and get back to me…-oh wait.

suomynona
suomynona

Owning a car doesn’t mean you aren’t still stuck in a “parking lot” on Dade’s congested roadways.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You little snob!

Edin
Edin

In a hundred of years Miami will be like Tokyo today (by population),and still no mass transportation.I-95 will extend to 65 lines in both directions.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Some people actually gave you thumbs up for that gibberish you wrote? Boy, Miami is really full of idiots.

Wang
Wang

So, does’this mean we get Bay Link now?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I bet the growth is all happening in the Downtown Miami and Miami Beach area.

wait
wait

I’d say primarily the urban core. This report reflects population growth solely within the City of Miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Most of it is in the urban core but if you look at the Miami neighborhoods of liberity city, allapatta and others they’re adding alot more apartments to those areas were there once were single family homes or empty lots.

Anonymous
Anonymous

no new stories for a few days?

mike
mike

I don’t understand why some people want Miami to turn into NYC! Miami is unique!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Um, what?

mike
mike

Everyone talks about Miami becoming this HUGE metropolis and want it to be like NY, Chicago, HK….why?? Miami is unique, we have our own culture! i’m fine with Miami the way it is, we don’t need to be jam packed!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Tell me Mike…how are YOU going to stop people from moving to Miami or the Miami metropolis for that matter, or the population from increasing?

Darwin
Darwin

Yea. Evolution, growth, and progress are overrated.

U.Dont.Know.Shit
U.Dont.Know.Shit

No one can have a discussion without bringing up politics.. I say we divide the country in half..Call it USA East and USA West and Democrats to one side and Republicans to the other and choose where you want to live. Im so sick of the politic bullcrap!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

time to buy if your on the fence

Anonymous
Anonymous

Found the realtor.

Anonymous
Anonymous

all moving here to watch it flood eventually??? anybody hear about that chunk of ice about to break off antartica???

anonymous rex
anonymous rex

we need to annex the entire county then eradicate broward.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, because the city is run so well.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agreed. It should probably be split up into smaller municipalities.

Anonymous
Anonymous

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