Citylab: Miami Ranks At Top Of Fastest Growing Cities List In ‘Biggest Surprise’

A team of researchers at Citylab just completed an analysis of Census data, and concluded that Miami ranks at the top of a list of fastest growing cities in the U.S.

Miami is “perhaps the biggest surprise” on the list, author Richard Florida wrote.

Analysts looked at the top 50 U.S. cities during the years 2012 to 2017. The study analyzed big cities, rather than metro areas.

No other city came close to Miami for job growth during that period. The number of employed in Miami during that time grew 24.1%, far ahead of any others.

For population growth, Miami grew 12% during the same period. That ranks fourth in the nation, after Seattle, Austin and Fort Worth.

By comparison, Miami is growing ten times faster than the lowest ranking cities for job growth.

Overall, warm weather cities appear to be growing much faster than colder weather cities, the report concludes.

 

 

 

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POLO

Now build more office towers!

Anonymous

I don’t understand how they keep building more and more condos when there’s a 7 year supply of condos on the market in the downtown area. What downtown needs, and I mean all of downtown, including Brickell, is more office towers and businesses so that the 7 years of supply could be filled in 2-3 years. Downtown cannot thrive with just condos and restaurants. It needs true business diversity to attract talent and higher incomes and wages. This needs to happen to stabilize the out of control real estate prices that are nonsense. We also need more domestic buyers, not foreigners who come 2-3x a year and the condo sits empty.

Anonymous

You also need a large growth in entertainment downtown. There need to be things to draw in people from the suburbs who don’t live or work there

Anonymous

Suburb people should just stay in the suburbs.

Anonymous

Whomever says (or thinks) there is a 7 yr supply of condos is just wrong.

Anonymous

Meanwhile zero transit expansion.

Anonymous

LOL yes, a world class city. a joke

Anonymous

exactly my thought, whenever I read “miami being a world class city” it just irritates me, the infrastructure here is not good, we have no tech or innovation industry, no talent, no SERVICE, I feel like nobody in miami knows what they are doing, even in the simplest of jobs, no public transportation, hiv and poverty indices comparable to 3rd world…etc, etc, etc

Anonymous

Miami has just crowned another tech unicorn.
eMerge is a big deal.
Kaufman Foundation ranks Miami as one of the most important tech and entrepreneurial cities in the US.

True, there are still some ignorant and unaware people who do not know any of this. Sadly, they can post too.

Anonymous

Miami is a resort city with no world class museums and pitiful transportation grid. I mean could you imagine there is no connectivity with Metrorail to the beach?

Anonymous

Well if the increasing population is making areas denser, it’ll be demanded.

/optimism

Anonymous

You’re getting a signature bridge for like $1B. Stop complaining.

Anonymous

We just built a new train station in the urban core that is continuing to expand its services. Not enough but more than most cities.

Anonymous

we are back with MBV St Patrick’s Day picture …

Anonymous

LOL

Anonymous

In the last month or so, new crane in Overtown just east of 95, new cranes at ZOM in Downtown, Piles at 400 Biscayne, Piles going in at Grand Station downtown, Cranes at Wynwood Square, Foundation Pour at Yotel Pad, Cranes up at Aston Martin, some other cranes up west of 95 that I don’t know the name of (TNM?). Miami is on the move!

Miami #1

Go Miami go!
Keep building beautiful towers and taller and taller!
Airport adding more international direct flights, and the more cruise ships.
Go Miami go!

Anonymous

Where are the construction cranes in Brickell?? When should we expect ground breaking on the next project?

Anonymous

Growth will be in Edgewater and the CBD

Anonymous

Going up CitezenM the Finvarb/Cho mixed use project, and the 80 Story OKO.
That’s a lot for a neighborhood that is about 10 blocks long and 6 blocks wide.

Anonymous

The OKO tower is only 53 stories tall. Which OKO tower are you talking about?

Anonymous

Miami is booming

Anonymous

His name is Richard Florida and he is surprised??

Anonymous

Pete Zalewski, Jack McCabe, and Peter Zalewski get ink for their dire predictions.
Zalewski started a $4M “Vulture Fund” to buy distressed condos 3 years ago. It failed because the condo market didnt.

Anonymous

(Zalewski is mentioned twice because hes that bad.)
Add Richard Florida.

Anonymous

Richard Florida is surprised.
This says more about the “expert” Richard Florida than it does about Miami’s desireability.

Anonymous

LOL…always qty over quality to make the folks here smile. Losers.

Anonymous

Quantity over quality as always…

Anonymous

The fastest “third world like city’ in development. Major job increases in nail technicians, women’s shoe salespeople and real estate associates. A real healthy economy.

Anonymous

Thank God there are openings in most car washes so you can also find your dream job

Anonymous

L M A O — you are right.

Anonymous

Yeah troll, and you’re a POS!

Anonymous

Point of Sale?

Anonymous

You forgot the strippers , bartenders & “cocktail” servers (they don’t want to be called B***S) . Miami’s crowd it is every year worst ..