Downtown Miami Population Up 32 Percent Since 2010

The population of downtown Miami continues to surge, according to a new Miami Downtown Development Authority report.

There are now 88,540 residents with the DDA area, up 150 percent since 2000 and 32 percent since 2010 (the DDA area ends at 24th Street and excludes Wynwood and Midtown.)

Average household income is above $110,000, double the national average. More than half of downtown residents also have some form of college degree.

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Looking forward to the City acknowledging this and finally providing services to Downtown.

Yet Another Anonymous
4 years ago

Since when are they excluding midtown etc going up to 36 St / 195? Their reports used to include all East of 95 between Rickenbacker and Julia Tuttle.

Yet Another Anonymous
4 years ago

Oh nm I see. That is a bit confusing though.

Jesus
4 years ago

Most likely, they are trying to develop the areas separately. Midtown will be Midtown while Downtown will include Brickell and CBD. What should happen with all this population growth is better transportation(public). More roads will make things worse and there should be a ban on parking in the area or no more parking in future buildings.

Anonymous
4 years ago

ban parking downtown?? hahaha

Anonymous
4 years ago

One year ago I would’ve laughed too… but there’s a revolution happening right now with Uber/Lyft and autonomous vehicles. Car ownership is going to be obsolete in 10-12 years, and even some of the public transportation we worship today won’t make much financial sense. I hope the parking garage I own in my building will be recycled into something useful like a big storage unit…

global reach
4 years ago

I also see parking garages in the future to be turning inside places where you could grow food.

Anonymous
4 years ago

You can grow food, and I’ll keep my horses in my garage spots, when cars become obsolete.

Ilovearchytecture
4 years ago

Medium income above 100,000.$
That explain Whole Food Market and not Walmart!

Wang
4 years ago

Yet nothing “iconic” is built. No real mass transit plan exists. I agree with a comment that said “Miami is the capital of cheap”. I tend to agree after pondering a bit. I always here this kind of news out of Greater Miami (Broward too):
1. XYZ Project to go ahead minus 1000 foot tower for now, “waiting on market conditions” (which then of course never gets built. This is why Miami surely is the city holding the record for most announced supertalls never built)
2. Plans for heavy rail expansion scrapped, looking for light rail alternatives…. (and you end up getting jitney that was painted like a trolley)
3. Iconic museum to be downsized from world class to “south central Cuban regional” style, build more parking and convention space)
4. Iconic parking lot to be scrapped for cheaper alternatives

The last one is of course the most trivial but it does embody the theme above with some satire. In Miami, nothing grand ever gets done, ever. Anyone can name one structure or site or institution that people all over the world must say “if I don’t go to Miami, I will never see it”… nope.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I wouldn’t be so pessimistic.. Miami has come a long way in a short amount of time.. Locals know that.

There are many challenges, but the future is bright.

Ilovearchytecture
4 years ago

Wang, are you from China? Otherwise explain what’s “south central Cuban regional” style building

I know that the iconic Museum was a ripoff and lack of significan amount of modern Art including latinamerican Art and even sometimes if they have it its sometimes kind of offensive to the cubanamerican community

The rest of your comments make sense to me except for the South Central Cuban Regional

Wang
4 years ago

I just used the turn of phrase to juxtapose it to “world style or class”. In no way I mean ‘south central Cuban’ anything is not worthy or inferior, but the point I was making is that is not global in spoken. A museum that had Cuban, and a bunch of other countries from around the world, then that would be iconic. But just “Cuban”, or “American” or “Colombian”, is not global. All are wonderful, but on their own not global or iconic. Get why my point was..

Anonymous
4 years ago

Is this census data or occupancy/units data

Anonymous
4 years ago

This is compiled by DDA, which is chaired by…. developers. So be wary.

Edg(y)water
4 years ago

it’s only going to get more populous and more educated in the next 10 years. these trends will make downtown miami one of the desired locations for the affluent, educated and weather seeking individuals from the entire world.

Samuel Augustus Jennings
4 years ago

Miami lacks decent transit system to connect unaffordable downtown housing