10 Interesting Facts about Miami

Updated on Thursday 04th August 2016

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The global media loves covering facts on Miami, placing it one of the top cities in the world for romance, awesome beaches, shopping and fitness. Here are 10 of the most interesting facts about Miami.

1.    Top tourist destination

One of the most interesting facts about Miami is that is is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world because of its great weather, ocean location and numerous resort facilities.

2.    Number of visitors

Yearly, over 10 million visitors are coming to Miami, generating more than 60% of the economic activity in the city.

3.    The Miami-Dade county

The Miami-Dade county, of which the city of Miami is part of, is laid on 2,408 square miles (6,237 square kilometers), out of which 354 square miles (917 square kilometers) are covered by water. The half of the county on the West side is part of the Everglades National Park, one of the largest wilderness reserves in the U.S.

4.    Population

An interesting fact on Miami is that 70% of the population are Latino of any nationality, who may be or not naturalized, and 11.9% are non-Hispanic whites. According to the latest statistics, 34.1% of the population of the city are originating from Cuba, 19.2% - are African-American and 5.7% - Nicaraguan. Our Miami immigration attorneys can offer more details on the demographics of the city.

5.    Workforce

To serve the tourists, almost 10% of the workforce in Miami is hired in the hotel, motel, restaurant and recreational industries.

6.    Age

A great portion of the Miami population, more precisely 16% of all its inhabitants, are aged 65 years and above, many of them being retired to Florida from the Northern areas of the country. In Miami Beach, a coastal resort in Miami-Dade county, around 16% of the inhabitants belong to this age classification.

7.    Air Transports

Miami is one of the biggest transportation hubs in the country. It has several airports, the main one being the Miami International Airport, on the western side, with flights to Latin America and Europe, as well as to different cities inside the U.S.

8.    Sea transportation

Located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the city is also an important seaport for cargo and cruise ship companies.

9.    Multinationals

The list of interesting facts about Miami continues with it being the headquarters of Latin America for numerous multinational companies.

10.    Fitness

Another interesting fact about Miami is that it offers a wide variety of sports, Florida being famous for its fit inhabitants, both on a professional and amateur level. These activities include water skiing, swimming and boating, as well as golfing, with more than 40 golf courses, bowling, tennis and a lot more other sport activities.

Our immigration lawyers in Miami are highly experienced in providing legal advice for foreign individuals who wish to immigrate in the city. If you wish to obtain a Miami residence or visa, please contact us for the appropriate guidance.