Downtown Miami Population Up 38% Since 2010

Downtown Miami’s population is getting younger, wealthier, more female, and growing fast, according to a new study.

According to the newly released report by Miami’s Downtown Development Authority, the population of downtown Miami is up 38% since 2010.

3,700 new residents have moved in since the last study in 2016, or an increase of 4%. That number will likely increase with thousands of new apartments set to come to market in the next few years.

Women make up a greater percentage of downtown’s population than in 2010. The population is now 50.6% male and 49.4% female, compared to a 3% gap in 2010.

Also on the rise is median household income, up 55 percent since 2010 for area residents. Downtown Miami also boasts better educated residents than the rest of the region, with 54 percent of residents having a bachelors degree or higher.

Children are one of the district’s fastest-growing groups.There are now 11,484 residents ages 0-14 — a 53 percent increase since 2010.

43 Comments
most voted
newest oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Anonymous
3 years ago

metromover needs to be expanded.

Gene
3 years ago

Absolutely -,in multiple directions.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Where, Midtown? What do you think Coastal Link is for? Putting the cart before the horse, I see. Or in the case, expensive tiny electric buses you ride for free over existing infrastructure, which has been criminally underutilized until Brightline.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Brightline is not the answer to anyone’s needs save for the developers

Anonymous
3 years ago

…who build because of it and make dead zones walkable.

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

In most cities, the distance from different points of downtown to stops is not unreasonable. However, in Miami the heat and humidity (as well as uphill climb) make it seem further and taxing — even worse, a risky proposition if you have a professional appointment.

Anonymous
3 years ago

the metro mover stations suck the escalators are completely uninviting(the whole stations are) they are less than 1 person wide and there’s usually only 1 in one direction. Miami needs to change the way it supports it’s own corruption because the tax payers are fcked

Anonymous
3 years ago

Heck, what do you expect, the Metromover is free to ride.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Lose some weight and you will fit in the metro mover escalators

Anonymous
3 years ago

How about some new schools for Brickell.

Anonymous
3 years ago

2 new schools coming to Brickell according to yesterday’s report.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Link?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Do your own homework

Anonymous
3 years ago

Can you please share and stop being an

Anonymous
3 years ago

I am working with people to open another school downtown. What are YOU doing?
(A. Complaining. Whining. Asking someone else to do your homework. Asking others to serve YOUR “needs”.)

Anonymous
3 years ago

Downtown Population up 38% in 8 years and the incompetence of those in office in Miami up by 75%…

Gene
3 years ago

Yep – you got it and boy do we residents get it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

TBT

Anonymous
3 years ago

The downtown area need more females.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Downtown like most downtowns now are mostly female and high earning females as well.

Anonymous
3 years ago

South Florida as a whole is riddled with vultures aka single males on the prowl. Go out to most places and you will see more guys than girls.

Anonymous
3 years ago

A somewhat more female and LGBT population would tone down Miami’s machismo culture for the better.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Do we have enough parking spaces for the population growth?

Anonymous
3 years ago

No, but all the people on this site will tell us we have to take “transit” and not drive anywhere. Why are people so against cars? I would much prefer a car than a Miami trolley with hard wooden seats that gets stuck in traffic and stops at every corner.

Anonymous
3 years ago

How about a light rail line? Or bus lanes with signal priority?

Anonymous
3 years ago

How about the thousands of us with young kids and car seats for 5+ years that work in the downtown/Brickell area? Public transit doesn’t solve me getting my kid to pre-school and work in a timely, safe or realistic manner.

Anonymous
3 years ago

no, but a safe way to ride your bike … could
comment image

Anonymous
3 years ago

Don’t be lazy, Get up earlier and use the metrorail.
Otherwise stay in Kendall, the new Walmart has plenty of parking

Gene
3 years ago

How much time do you spend in traffic to buy those shoes and bespoke cocktails?

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

The idea is that transit becomes a better option. You save time, money, and can read or do work during your commute.

Anonymous
3 years ago

If there isn’t somebody crying about developers building parking features, there’s somebody whining about not having enough parking… smh….

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3 years ago

Nice, but there definition of ‘downtown’ is pretty broad. Midtown and Wynwood are two very distinct neighborhoods that are well north of the actual downtown. Still god news nonetheless…

Anonymous
3 years ago

It is strange reporting….the DDA Report calls 3 neighborhoods the Urban Core of Downtown. Then lumps in the other neighborhoods to the north as “Greater Downtown”.
Mid is not Down or Up. So how would Midtown (or Uptown if we had one) be within DOWNtown?

Anonymous
3 years ago

To people in most of the country, Downtown is where the tall buildings are. Miami has outgrown its original downtown boundaries with high rises over a 5 mile stretch. The labels haven’t kept up with development.

Dirk Digler
3 years ago

New York City has a downtown. They have tall buildings in Midtown and in the Upper West side and the Upper East side.
But the downtown is still the downtown.
To people who know what they are talking about, downtown is Brickell, the CBD, and Park West in Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You don’t know what you are talking about.

Anonymous
3 years ago

we need something connecting these neighborhoods….possibly metro mover

Anonymous
3 years ago

How about Biscayne Blvd, Miami Ave, or I95. Or any and all of the avenues that already connect?
Quit whining.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I must be terrible with money. I make a decent amount more than the listed HH median income and feel well priced out of the area.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Well, which one is it, you feel “well priced out of the area” or you actually are?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m not, but it still feels expensive. It was more a comment on how affordable the half of households making less than the median find the area.

Giminez is a Caca Face
3 years ago

Our current politicians are blaming our Transit/ Traffic problems on decades of neglect, from previous politicians.

Basically, they are pointing there fingers at previous poliiticans, but yet, they aint doing nothing at all to fix the problem themselves.

The Hypocrisy!