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Miami-Dade County by Tier

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North-Central
South-Central
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Source: Miami-Dade County

(Updated 10-12-2023)

Miami-Dade County Municipalities

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MunicipalityPopulationMedian HH Income EmploymentEmployment Growth
Miami, FL
440,807
$47,860
228,000
-1.7%
Hialeah, FL
224,362
$43,181
111,361
-2.3%
Miami Gardens, FL
111,706
$51,067
48,500
0.6%
Miami Beach, FL
83,469
$59,162
47,030
-8%
Homestead, FL
78,885
$52,334
35,400
16.7%
Doral, FL
73,126
$77,774
37,534
20.2%
North Miami, FL
60,449
$44,283
29,300
-2.1%
Coral Gables, FL
49,269
$113,623
23,064
-1.35%
Cutler Bay, FL
44,865
$73,075
22,794
1.9%
North Miami Beach, FL
43,357
$52,223
21,700
3.4%
Aventura, FL
39,374
$70,257
18,200
8.7%
Miami Lakes, FL
30,582
$85,540
16,800
-0.6%
Palmetto Bay, FL
24,327
$131,605
12,220
1.3%
Hialeah Gardens, FL
22,917
$55,276
12,800
-4.2%
Sunny Isles Beach, FL
22,234
$51,760
10,100
-1.2%
Sweetwater, FL
19,426
$46,224
9,580
-5.8%
Pinecrest, FL
18,405
$166,801
8,400
-4.7%
Opa-locka, FL
16,310
$27,734
6,250
8.6%
Key Biscayne, FL
14,530
$167,990
6,070
13%
Miami Springs, FL
13,880
$73,991
7,360
-2.4%
Florida City, FL
12,844
$43,599
4,390
6.5%
South Miami, FL
11,997
$67,110
6,230
3.7%
North Bay Village, FL
8,057
$65,857
5,200
-6.8%
West Miami, FL
7,090
$59,234
3,820
-12.2%
Bay Harbor Islands, FL
5,880
$79,824
3,010
3.4%
Surfside, FL
5,665
$67,544
2,300
0.1%
Biscayne Park, FL
3,117
$65,000
1,330
-1.2%
Bal Harbour, FL
3,037
$81,424
1,100
3.3%
Virginia Gardens, FL
2,229
$64,286
1,310
-0.4%
El Portal, FL
1,756
$94,821
1,050
-9.2%
Medley, FL
957
$31,875
444
-8.6%
Golden Beach, FL
531
$246,250
249
-5.7%
Indian Creek, FL
54
$101,250
24
10%

Source: Census ACS | *Employment is total population that is currently employed

(Updated 03-26-2024)

Labor Market

While Miami-Dade County benefits from robust foreign direct investment and international businesses, it is also a thriving hub for local entrepreneurs. Remarkably, 68 percent of businesses in the County are microbusinesses (i.e., they employ fewer than ten workers), and overall, 99 percent employ fewer than 100 workers. Miami-Dade County is home to many industries that contribute to its economic growth. Tourism remains a vital part of the economy, and the combination of arts, education, recreation, accommodation, and food services represent one of the largest sectors in the County. Additionally, wholesale and retail trade are burgeoning sectors, anchored by the bustling activity at PortMiami and Miami International Airport. Other key sectors include health care, transportation and warehousing, professional and technical services, finance, insurance, real estate, and educational services.

Occupation Concentration

Occupation2023 Jobs2023 Median Salary2023 Average Hourly Wage2023 LQ (Occupation Concentration)2018-2023 % Change in Jobs
Sales and Related
293,017
$42,973
$35.15
1.13
12.45%
Office and Administrative Support
257,935
$39,875
$22.45
1.11
18.8%
Transportation and Material Moving
212,765
$36,040
$23.58
1.18
12.71%
Management
207,458
$73,552
$50.93
1.03
51.17%
Business and Financial Operations
186,569
$77,360
$54.61
1.07
57.08%
Food Preparation and Serving Related
121,828
$33,299
$18.68
0.85
3.59%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
106,404
$80,542
$48.49
0.98
19.39%
Personal Care and Service
102,206
$29,280
$19.28
1.37
6.48%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
99,328
$29,655
$17.23
1.3
2.52%
Construction and Extraction
90,121
$40,703
$23.76
0.93
6.84%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
78,501
$44,123
$24.63
1
14.9%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
75,963
$45,161
$33.31
1.11
19.94%
Healthcare Support
75,748
$34,149
$18.77
0.86
18.33%
Educational Instruction and Library
69,530
$50,902
$29.29
0.66
-0.31%
Production
51,416
$35,310
$20.47
0.51
4.08%
Protective Service
46,438
$43,275
$31.08
1.21
4.16%
Computer and Mathematical
38,596
$90,730
$49.87
0.64
31.8%
Legal
27,102
$93,607
$62.66
1.53
22.69%
Community and Social Service
23,741
$51,906
$29.67
0.71
15.52%
Architecture and Engineering
15,839
$78,203
$44.09
0.52
4.94%
Life, Physical, and Social Science
15,484
$74,474
$47.65
0.76
19.18%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
12,118
$27,485
$16.56
0.84
21.17%
Military-only
3,579
$52,116
$30.37
0.36
2.72%

Source: Lightcast | *LQ is the Location Quotient of the occupation, a benchmark to the national average of 1.

(Updated 06-14-2024)

Unemployment and Labor Force Participation Rates

Unemployment Rate
Labor Force Participation Rate
0%20%40%60%
2018
3.6%
62.2%
2019
3.1%
62.7%
2020
8.6%
60.3%
2021
5.1%
61.7%
2022
2.8%
63.4%
November 2023
2.4%
65.5%
December 2023
2.4%
65.1%
January 2024
2.4%
64.9%
February 2024
2.5%
65%

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 06-14-2024)

Industry Characteristics

Industry2023 Jobs2022 Average Earnings Per Worker2023 LQ (Industry Concentration)2018-2023 % Change in Jobs2023 GRP
Health Care and Social Assistance
235,237
$66,253
0.95
17.47%18214M
Transportation and Warehousing
233,045
$44,874
1.91
45%17926.67M
Retail Trade
184,111
$48,093
0.93
3.07%17422.05M
Other Services (except Public Administration)
177,847
$29,021
1.45
11.5%5839.13M
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
177,658
$51,294
1.4
43.76%13184.77M
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
167,609
$94,052
1.01
25.74%22107.1M
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
162,862
$36,150
1.23
8.45%7765.94M
Finance and Insurance
149,772
$109,045
1.09
44.1%26329.09M
Government
146,851
$97,269
0.59
-1.87%17605.11M
Accommodation and Food Services
145,205
$42,433
0.94
3.37%10278.25M
Construction
122,028
$54,547
0.99
14.38%8532.63M
Food Services and Drinking Places
114,822
$39,080
0.86
6.95%
Wholesale Trade
87,716
$90,511
1.25
11.27%20434.18M
Educational Services
56,731
$58,256
1.11
11.11%3949.45M
Manufacturing
54,530
$68,553
0.39
8.8%9031.16M
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
37,735
$53,501
0.8
8.68%3168.06M
Information
34,181
$109,204
0.85
23.99%10860.6M
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
18,453
$37,519
0.5
18.56%1161.73M
Management of Companies and Enterprises
17,934
$167,652
0.58
32.25%3500.55M
Utilities
3,631
$157,144
0.57
26.98%2695.01M
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
1,220
$82,798
0.11
1.06%280.73M

Source: Lightcast | *LQ is the Location Quotient of the industry, a benchmark to the national average of 1.

(Updated 06-14-2024)

Defense Industry Subsectors

Industry2023 Jobs2022 Average Earnings Per Worker2023 LQ (Industry Concentration)2018-2023 % Change in Jobs2023 GRP
Telecommunications
10,646
$84,618
1.12
16.82%3710.3M
Federal Government, Military
6,852
$48,912
0.36
-5.19%905.84M
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
2,526
$93,445
0.47
84.41%466.18M
Ship and Boat Building
1,929
$67,679
1.19
27.95%165.57M
Military Armored Vehicle, Tank, and Tank Component Manufacturing
25
$63,249
0.27
220.5%5.93M
Guided Missile and Space Vehicle Manufacturing
8
$151,196
0.01
1.38M
Ammunition (except Small Arms) Manufacturing
4
$34,948
0.02
12.09%0.19M
Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing
2
$54,803
0.02
4.61%0.19M
(Updated 06-14-2024)

Business by Number of Employees

Busize SizePercentageBusiness Count
1 to 4 employees36%
50,437
5 to 9 employees32.6%
45,576
10 to 19 employees19.6%
27,390
20 to 49 employees9.3%
12,986
50 to 99 employees1.6%
2,306
100 to 249 employees0.6%
837
250 to 499 employees0.2%
264
500+ employees0.1%
138

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 06-14-2024)
Workforce
From 2018 to 2023, jobs increased by 6.7% in Miami-Dade County, FL from 1,350,900 to 1,441,322. This change outpaced the national growth rate of 3.6% by 3.1%. As the number of jobs increased, the labor force participation rate increased from 61.7% to 63.8% between 2018 and 2023. The largest private employers in the region include Baptist Health South Florida, the University of Miami, and American Airlines. Top public employers include Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade County, and the U.S. Government. Miami-Dade County’s businesses benefit from a workforce that is both diverse and robust.
 

Top 20 Skills

SkillLatest 30 Days Unique PostingsLatest 30 Days Unique Postings % Change
Marketing3,332
-2.6%
Bilingual (Spanish/English)3,144
-4.9%
Project Management2,719
2.4%
Accounting2,421
0.2%
Auditing2,293
-2.5%
Selling Techniques2,138
2.9%
Finance1,986
0.3%
Merchandising1,944
2%
Nursing1,901
1.6%
Restaurant Operation1,764
-17%
Invoicing1,645
-0.4%
Customer Relationship Management1,444
4.1%
Billing1,396
0.2%
Data Entry1,380
-6.5%
Data Analysis1,273
1.9%
Sales Prospecting1,267
-1%
Product Knowledge1,240
1.1%
Warehousing1,215
0%
Inventory Management1,203
-4.3%
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)1,194
-3.9%

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 06-14-2024)

Job Postings 30-Day Trend

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 06-14-2024)

Job Postings by Industry

Industry Sector (2-Digit)Latest 30 Days Unique PostingsLatest 30 Days Unique Postings % Change
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services4,270
-0.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance4,201
-1.2%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services4,075
1.5%
Educational Services3,461
-0.5%
Retail Trade2,698
1.7%
Accommodation and Food Services2,109
-8.1%
Finance and Insurance1,692
1.6%
Manufacturing1,452
-3.5%
Wholesale Trade1,068
-2.3%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing939
1.1%
Transportation and Warehousing934
-3.7%
Construction870
0.3%
Other Services (except Public Administration)867
-14.5%
Information657
4.9%
Public Administration467
-5.1%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation281
-18.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises126
3.2%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting95
-35.8%
Utilities54
-35.2%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction27
14.8%

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 06-14-2024)

Top 20 Companies

CompanyLatest 30 Days Unique PostingsLatest 30 Days Unique Postings % Change
University of Miami1,530
-2.5%
Baptist Health880
0.3%
Florida International University724
3%
Jackson Health448
18.8%
HCA Healthcare305
-11.1%
Nicklaus Children's Health System303
19.1%
Marriott International270
-5.6%
Royal Caribbean Cruises245
-2.9%
Miami-Dade County243
-3.3%
Miami Dade College232
0.4%
Accenture205
7.3%
Allied Universal193
8.3%
Deloitte182
0%
Elevance Health144
-24.3%
Macy's120
-0.8%
State of Florida106
-20.8%
Maximus105
11.4%
Lennar95
13.7%
Baptist Hospital Of Miami75
-22.7%
Carnival Cruise Lines72
-44.4%

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 06-14-2024)

Annual Wage Ranges by Occupation (25th-75th Percentile)

25th Percentile
75th percentile
$0$50,000$100,000$150,000
Legal
$60,401
$168,605
Management
$37,694
$135,165
Computer and Mathematical
$60,100
$133,986
Business and Financial Operations
$49,093
$121,553
Life, Physical, and Social Science
$45,926
$118,438
Architecture and Engineering
$53,016
$110,772
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
$56,031
$108,234
Protective Service
$32,903
$83,364
Military-only
$30,516
$79,679
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
$23,478
$77,962
Sales and Related
$29,867
$74,628
Educational Instruction and Library
$38,425
$69,181
Community and Social Service
$39,963
$68,936
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
$32,464
$61,448
Construction and Extraction
$26,756
$56,266
Office and Administrative Support
$31,787
$52,023
Transportation and Material Moving
$26,970
$50,285
Production
$27,626
$47,351
Personal Care and Service
$18,751
$42,596
Healthcare Support
$26,167
$41,983
Food Preparation and Serving Related
$29,134
$41,088
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
$21,213
$38,353
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
$23,327
$36,187

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 06-14-2024)
Demographics
With 2.7 million residents, Miami-Dade County is the most populous County in Florida. As a true international hub and hemispheric leader, the County boasts 104 spoken languages, and 54% of the population is foreign-born. The County's unparalleled quality of life and abundant economic opportunities attract new residents globally, with an average influx of approximately 40,000 international newcomers annually.
 
 

Population By Race

(Updated 06-14-2024)

Population by Educational Attainment

(Updated 06-14-2024)
Educational Pipeline
Miami-Dade County is a hub of higher education, serving not only local needs but also those of the region and beyond. In 2021, the County celebrated a significant milestone with 110,063 students earning college degrees, a substantial increase from the 62,000 in 2008, with healthcare and business being the most common fields of study. Home to nearly 100,000 students, the County boasts 21 colleges and universities, including prominent institutions such as the University of Miami, Florida International University, Miami-Dade College, Barry University, St. Thomas University, Florida Memorial University, and Florida National University.
 
Miami-Dade County is also home to the third-largest school district in the United States. Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) serves more than 330,000 students, operates with an $8.25 billion budget, and employs 34,000 staff members. Reflecting the County's remarkable diversity, MDCPS students hail from more than 160 countries.

Degrees by Program

Description2022 Completions2009-2022 Trend
Total108,350
68.7K
108.4K
Health Professions and Related Programs24,516
16.1K
24.5K
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21,270
11.5K
21.3K
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities17,874
8.8K
17.9K
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services6,520
4.5K
6.5K
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3,951
3.1K
4K
Psychology3,928
1.7K
3.9K
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3,112
0.9K
3.1K
Education3,025
6.3K
3K
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services2,809
2.7K
2.8K

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 06-14-2024)
Housing Market and Commuting Patterns
With miles of beaches and the unique allure of the Everglades, Miami-Dade County remains an attractive destination that offers an unrivaled quality of life and recreation opportunities. The County also offers a variety of housing styles, from single-family homes and multifamily residences to waterfront condos, suburban dwellings, and even rural agricultural settings. It also boasts diverse neighborhoods to suit every lifestyle, whether it is walkable suburban areas, urban high-rises, communities with private airplane runways, horse country, or the rustic charm of the Redlands, there is a perfect spot for anyone looking to call Miami-Dade home.
 
As an attractive place to live and play, it is no surprise that 96% of Miami-Dade County’s workforce also resides within the County. Commuters benefit from a comprehensive network of roads, bridges, causeways, and a top-tier mass transit system known for its safety, reliability, cleanliness, and efficiency.

Home Values Trend

Source: Zillow

(Updated 06-14-2024)

Workforce Jobs, Resident Workers, and Net Commuters

2022 Jobs
2022 Resident Workers
2022 Net Commuters

Source: Lightcast

(Updated 06-14-2024)
Data Notes

The charts featured in this snapshot are a product of EImpact, a software company that communicates economic and labor market data and produces customized internal visualizations. EImpact’s data is largely sourced from Lightcast, formerly known as EMSI Burning Glass. Lightcast integrates data from government sources (for instance, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, etc.), which are estimates based on survey data reported by public agencies. Lightcast’s figures may differ slightly from web queries due to proprietary analytics. For instance, Lightcast may integrate multiple sources for one indicator, or estimate data points that may be otherwise suppressed for privacy purposes. In addition, Lightcast forecasts population counts using a cohort model, which estimates census population counts based on birth rates, death rates, immigration patterns, and other factors. Further information on Lightcast’s methodology can be found in their Developer Knowledge base. Depending on the source, charts in this snapshot are updated and released in different time interval, per Lightcast’s release schedule. Additional data is sourced from Zillow, U.S. Census Reporter, Neighborhood Scout, Porch, and American Community Survey.

Terms and Sources

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) 
As part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Unit of the United States Department of Labor. BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics and serves as a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System.
Gross Regional Product (GRP)
The GDP for any region smaller than the United States. GRP measures the final market value of all goods and services produced in the region of study. GRP equals the sum of total industry earnings, taxes on production and imports, and profits, minus subsidies (GRP = earnings + TPI + profits – subsidies).
Industry wages vs Occupation wages
Industry wages and occupation wages are estimated via separate data sets; often the time periods being reported do not align, and wages are defined slightly differently in the two systems (for example, certain bonuses are included in the industry wages but not the occupation wages). It is therefore common that estimates of the average industry wages and average occupation wages in a region do not match exactly.
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
Monthly BLS survey measuring household employment that determines size of labor force and unemployment rate.
Location quotient (LQ)
Quantifies how concentrated a particular industry is in a region in comparison with the nation. It is the percentage of jobs in one region (Miami-Dade County) divided by the percentage of jobs nationally. For example, if the leather products manufacturing industry accounts for 10% of jobs in an area but 1% of jobs nationally, then the area’s leather-producing industry has an LQ of 10. Thus, leather manufacturing accounts for a larger than average “share” of total jobs— the share is ten times larger than normal.
Manufacturing
The making of articles on a large-scale using machinery; industrial production. The transformation or assembly of raw materials and components into new products.
National Council for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. IPEDS is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by NCES that measures institution-level college completion rates.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 
Used to classify business establishments according to the type of economic activity. The NAICS Code comprises six levels, from the “all industry” level to the 6-digit level. The first two digits define the top-level category, known as the “sector,” which is the level used in this dashboard.
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)
Shows employment and wages by industry and ownership type at the state, regional, county, and municipal level. QCEW measures gross job gains and losses at establishments and tracks changes in employment at the establishment level, including openings, closings, expansions, and contractions.
Standard Occupational Classification System (SOC)
Used to classify workers into occupational categories. All workers are classified into one of over 804 occupations according to their occupational definition. To facilitate classification, occupations are combined to form 22 major groups, 95 minor groups, and 452 occupation groups. Each occupation group includes detailed occupations requiring similar job duties, skills, education, or experience.
U.S. Census Population Estimates Program
The Census Population Estimates Program produces estimates of the population of the United States and sub-areas. Lightcast uses the latest U.S. Decennial Census population figures as a base, and estimates population by modeling estimated births, deaths, and migration. Lightcast uses Population Estimates nearly unchanged in the years for which they are available as the basis for demographics counts for the nation, states, and counties.