U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Miami
 [Register]
Miami Miami-Dade County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-16-2007, 11:16 PM
 
14 posts, read 89,872 times
Reputation: 19

Advertisements

Poorest American cities
(Population over 250,000)
Rank City Median household income, 2006

1 Miami, FL $24,031

2 Newark, NJ $26,309

3 Cleveland, OH $27,871

4 Detroit, MI $27,871

5 Buffalo, NY $28,544

6 St. Louis, MO $30,389

7 Philadelphia, PA $30,631

8 Milwaukee, WI $31,231

9 New Orleans, LA $31,369

10 El Paso, TX $31,764

Source: U.S. Census, CNNMoney
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-16-2007, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
9,324 posts, read 25,101,396 times
Reputation: 4983
And yet it's so expensive....how can this be?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2007, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Miami
1,277 posts, read 3,150,822 times
Reputation: 1485
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dreammachine View Post
Poorest American cities
(Population over 250,000)
Rank City Median household income, 2006

1 Miami, FL $24,031

2 Newark, NJ $26,309

3 Cleveland, OH $27,871

4 Detroit, MI $27,871

5 Buffalo, NY $28,544

6 St. Louis, MO $30,389

7 Philadelphia, PA $30,631

8 Milwaukee, WI $31,231

9 New Orleans, LA $31,369

10 El Paso, TX $31,764

Source: U.S. Census, CNNMoney
Now I'll feel bad while I'm swimming in my pool and grilling loster tails and fillet mignon.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2007, 07:06 AM
 
2,975 posts, read 9,436,013 times
Reputation: 2763
Anyone surprised by this? Sounds like justification for our gripe about "low paying" jobs here and a large underground economy of illegal activity, hence the crime that permeates all areas and aspects of life here, unless you are wealthy and can cocoon yourself from it.

I suppose there will still be some people who feel that the low income earners are in EVERY city and people know that Miami is poor, and this will justify all of its problems. Here, the low income earners would be middle class in other areas, and our middle class live amongst the same people earning at or below the average. This means all of the problems that are associated with poverty (crime, gangs, drugs) are found in "middle class" areas.

Hopefully this fact will not be glossed over, ignored or airbrushed by other posters. I hope that it makes some people reflect and accept a reality that is different from their own, but representative of most of the community, proportionatly.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2007, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Miami. Florida
942 posts, read 2,459,848 times
Reputation: 902
Exclamation No Surprise

These stats do not surprise me at all. The sad part is that the crooked politicians continue to get rich skimming off contracts and low income housing developments. I really think the federal goverment should come in and do an internal audit of county and city financing and personal top level banking accounts. Im sure many skeletons will come out of the closet than and heads will roll.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2007, 02:40 PM
 
2,975 posts, read 9,436,013 times
Reputation: 2763
I believe the skeletons would come out as well, but not too sure about the heads rolling. Corruption in public office is a time honored tradition here! You can only do so much when the VOTERS elect and re-elect criminals.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
10,674 posts, read 22,124,956 times
Reputation: 15119
Quote:
Originally Posted by tallrick View Post
And yet it's so expensive....how can this be?
I've been wondering the same thing too. Do poor people rent crummy apartments, have lots of housemates, or what? Are there entire areas that are affordable in theory but uninhabitable in reality? Just how does it work?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2007, 05:57 PM
 
2,930 posts, read 6,583,456 times
Reputation: 1380
Default This is just the city, not the metropolitan area

Jesus, how many times??? Let's talk about manipulating statistics
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2007, 08:02 PM
 
2,975 posts, read 9,436,013 times
Reputation: 2763
ellie,

The "affordable areas" are outrageously priced. A home in Allapatah or Liberty City (bad neighborhoods by anyone's standards) have run down, scary, uninhabitable homes starting near 300,000. The most modest, liveable areas with less crime would start at 400,000. What happened is that prices went through the roof in a matter of a few years. Many of the owners from before the prices shot up sold and moved out of the area or still live in the same properties. Many people cannot afford homes here at all. Others use creative financing and falsify earnings to be eligable for the mortgages. Most people rent out rooms or have under the table businesses and extended family living with them to survive. That is how Miami housing tends to work if you are not rich.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-17-2007, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
929 posts, read 989,527 times
Reputation: 66
"I really think the federal goverment should come in and do an internal audit of county and city financing and personal top level banking accounts."

last time they tried that the state sent an auditor down to homestead city hall and the mayor threw him out!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Miami
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top