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Miami, Florida (FL) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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22.7% of Miami, FL residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 38.1% greater than the poverty level of 14.0% across the entire state of Florida. Taking into account residents not living in families, 29.0% of high school graduates and 57.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 28.6% among disabled males and 36.0% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 84.4%. For comparison, it was 56.9% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Miami, FL

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Miami:

22.7%
Whole state:

14.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Miami:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.2%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Miami:

28.6%
Florida:

13.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 27.4% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Miami:

33.2%
Florida:

29.1%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Miami:

36.0%
Florida:

18.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 27.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Miami:

35.0%
Florida:

29.4%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

84.4%
Residents above poverty level:

56.9%

Poverty by age in Miami, FL

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Miami
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Miami,FL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 34.6%Under 5 years
  • 41.1%5 years
  • 35.3%6 to 11 years
  • 23.8%12 to 14 years
  • 62.0%15 years
  • 24.5%16 and 17 years
  • 25.5%18 to 24 years
  • 10.5%25 to 34 years
  • 14.1%35 to 44 years
  • 13.8%45 to 54 years
  • 23.7%55 to 64 years
  • 24.5%65 to 74 years
  • 29.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Miami
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Miami,FL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 29.2%Under 5 years
  • 62.8%5 years
  • 36.0%6 to 11 years
  • 28.6%12 to 14 years
  • 8.8%15 years
  • 30.2%16 and 17 years
  • 18.2%18 to 24 years
  • 20.3%25 to 34 years
  • 19.9%35 to 44 years
  • 19.7%45 to 54 years
  • 24.0%55 to 64 years
  • 29.5%65 to 74 years
  • 34.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Miami, FL
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Miami,FL (% below half of poverty level)
  • 20.0%Under 5 years
  • 18.6%5 years
  • 19.7%6 to 11 years
  • 15.4%12 to 14 years
  • 19.1%15 years
  • 19.7%16 and 17 years
  • 16.5%18 to 24 years
  • 13.2%25 to 34 years
  • 12.4%35 to 44 years
  • 11.0%45 to 54 years
  • 9.8%55 to 64 years
  • 5.4%65 to 74 years
  • 5.6%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Miami, FL

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Miami, FL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Miami, FL (%)
  • 8.7%White
  • 34.2%Black
  • 20.8%American Indian
  • 21.0%Asian
  • 27.7%Native Hawaiian
  • 22.7%Other race
  • 13.2%2+ races
  • 22.1%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Miami, FL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Miami, FL (absolute numbers)
  • 4,345White
  • 27,273Black
  • 187American Indian
  • 931Asian
  • 40Native Hawaiian
  • 3,929Other race
  • 8892+ races
  • 72,664Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 23.6%Below poverty level
  • 76.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 22.1%Below poverty level
  • 77.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Miami, FL

Children below poverty level:
Miami, Florida:

32.7%
State:

20.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Miami:

29.0%
Florida:

17.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Miami:

57.9%
Florida:

39.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 45.3%Married-couple family
  • 12.0%Male, no wife present
  • 42.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Miami not in families by work experience
  • 2.9%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 20.1%Worked part-time
  • 77.0%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.0%Both worked full-time
  • 4.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 15.7%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.6%Both worked part-time
  • 25.8%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 43.9%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 2.9%1995 to 1998
  • 2.5%1990 to 1994
  • 7.7%1980 to 1989
  • 15.2%1970 to 1979
  • 12.3%1960 to 1969
  • 23.3%1950 to 1959
  • 19.7%1940 to 1949
  • 16.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.8%1999 to 2000
  • 2.3%1995 to 1998
  • 2.3%1990 to 1994
  • 9.3%1980 to 1989
  • 15.2%1970 to 1979
  • 10.7%1960 to 1969
  • 24.3%1950 to 1959
  • 20.0%1940 to 1949
  • 15.1%1939 or earlier
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