City Of Miami Population Up 15.6% Since 2010, Sixth Most In Nation

Thousands of new residents moved into the City of Miami again last year, according to newly released Census data.

Since 2010, the city’s population has increased at the sixth fastest rate of any big city in America, at 15.6%.

As of July 1 2017, the city’s population was estimated at 463,347. That is an increase of 1.47% over the year before, when it was 456,632 (from 2015 to 2016 the increase was 2.9 percent, second fastest in the country).

Overall increase from 2010 to 2017 was 62,483.

The region as a whole is also growing fast, with the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL MSA up 10.7% since 2010, fifth fastest of any Metro in the US.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Meanwhile, there have been 254,000 new private cars added to the County

Anonymous
3 years ago

Uh, so what’s your point?

Anonymous
3 years ago

1-That our local authorities are unable to solve the mass transportation crisis in the region. Plus the Old Fart Baby Boomers from the well-off South Florida neighborhoods, keep imposing their archaic automobile depending lifestyle by blackmailing the ones (commissioners) who want to dos something about it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Give it a rest.

Anonymous
3 years ago

But, isn’t this article about the “rise in population in the city of Miami” since 2010? Pointing out some ambiguous number in the amount of vehicles added to the county since then and the lack of mass transit is a dead beaten horse on this site. So doing it again is pointless.

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

I’m indifferent to that point. Yes, it is redundant. A lot of professionals look at this site, across different facets of the city. It’s a dark reminder that the city needs to be planning for 2030 infrastructure even though it is well behind 2018 infrastructure. We don’t want to jump LA in having more severe traffic.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Old Fart Baby Boomers” aren’t blackmailing Gimenez. It’s the construction “mafia” (*cough* MCM *cough*) building roads who’s been in bed with him since day one.

Anonymous
3 years ago

When will you realize this is a dead end.
It’s impossible to build mass transit in a city the size of a country. It’s too late in the game.
The city was built for cars and the infrastructure as well. Expressways and parking lots and lots of gated communities in the boondocks. How do you propose the city can move en mass????

Anonymous
3 years ago

Ever heard of New Urbanism and smart growth? Your argument is invalid because things can change and be retrofitted. NYC, London, and Tokyo were built for horses and buggies, but they’re doing just fine with transit.

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

See Case Study: The Underline

Things innovate with existing infrastructure.

Anonymous
3 years ago

The Underline doesn’t provide any transit and is hardly innovative, just a silly attempt to piggyback on the High Line name, the basic pathway MPath has been there for years. Most over sold and over hyped project in history of Miami.

aceraroja
3 years ago

Kindly visit Los Angeles, or Mexico City, or any number of gigantic spread out cities with mass transit systems YOUNGER than Metrorail. Thanks.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You sound like a welfare person, to lazy to get a job……

marc
3 years ago

Wtf?

Jesus
3 years ago

Great news. Miami could easily pass the 500k, 600k, even the 700k if it incorporated a significant portion of the land in Miami-Dade that is currently not incorporated.

Anonymous
3 years ago

What the fuck are you talking about!

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3 years ago

All he’s saying is that there is a considerable amount of incorporated land that the city of Miami could grab up if wanted. Bigger tax base equals more money for the city. Why is that so hard to understand?

monodcondo
3 years ago

Bigger tax base = more tax dollar to city, but whether it is a net gain to the city depends on services going into those areas. Ideally you want big homes with few people to make it a net gain. Cheers.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Apart from Fisher Island (flanked by city islands) and up to Miami International Airport (also squaring off the border at Flagami), who would rather stay unincorporated for tax purposes, there aren’t many places contiguous with the City of Miami’s borders it would want to annex or realistically could without debate and/or a lengthy process. Anything the city “could,” it doesn’t want, like Brownsville, Gladeview, West Little River, and Pinewood, which were all part of the city until the Great Depression. The only exception is the former “Biscayne” neighborhood, which is now the independent Village of Miami Shores, and good luck with that.

suomynona
3 years ago

Right. Miami doesn’t want to incorporate low SES neighborhoods with low tax bases and high crime.

Chris
3 years ago

agreed, no one in their right mind would want that, responsible government is here at last!

suomynona
3 years ago

Who cares how many people live in Miami? Jobs, schools, quality of life, safety, transportation, the arts, public works, etc are all important aspects to a community. Its population is not.

The only thing a growing population does is highlight the area’s failure to improve transit.

Chris
3 years ago

nobody cares because nobody truly lives here, life is something that happens in cities with public transportation systems

Anonymous
3 years ago

Everyone wants to experience Miami.

mondocondo
3 years ago

Too bad a lot of the increase is due to the misery in Venezuela. Hope the new arrivals make a go of it here. Cheers.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Venezuela has been miserable for years, and the travel ban is in effect. The best way to solve that misery is for citizens to take charge, and send Maduro’s head in a CLAP box to Cuba.

Anonymous
3 years ago

really only the 5th? how many small town “metros” are ahead? Houston? San diego?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Um, Houston and San diego are not small towns.

Anonymous
3 years ago

No, they are large conglomerates of suburban sprawls, like most boring American cities

Anonymous
3 years ago

Oh, so you like noise and action huh? Well, there are a lot of boroughs in Mexico that you can move to. So have at it!

Chris
3 years ago

Viva Mexico!

mondocondo
3 years ago

San Diego is a pretty cool place. Cheers

Anonymous
3 years ago

I love San Diego, X10 better than LA.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Feel free to leave the US, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

+ Houston bangs out more GDP than San Francisco & Silicon Valley
http://www.visualcapitalist.com/map-economic-might-u-s-metro-area/

Anonymous
3 years ago

Houston is the 4th largest city in the country, and the metro area is over 6 million.

Chris
3 years ago

there’s a lot of pussy in Houston, I mean tons.