Miami: more international than ever with residents born overseas at a new record
Miami’s population is growing this decade. Foreign-born population, especially Cuban, is also at a new record level, according to a new census data published by the Herald.
From 2010 to 2017, the most significant growth in Miami-Dade’s foreign-born population came from:
- Cuba – up 120,000, or 21 percent. Total now at 700,000
- Dominican Republic – up 20 percent. Total now at more than 41,000
- Venezuela – up 21,000, or 57 percent. The total population now is at 61,000
- Brazil – up 24 percent. Total at 15,000
- Southeast Asian countries – up 20 percent. Total now over 11,000.
- Spain – up 29 percent. Total now at more than 10,000
Cubans now constitute 25.7 percent of the Miami-Dade’s population, compared to 23.5 percent in 2010. The Cuban-born population is also growing much quicker now than in the last decade.
Central American countries have narrowed as a percentage of Miami-Dade’s population from 16 percent to 13.8 percent this decade due to growth deficiency.
The percentage of Haitians in the county remained the same at 5.8 percent. Overall, Miami-Dade’s foreign-born population reached a new record of 53% in 2017, compared to 51% in 2010.