Miami is one of the seaports of the US located in the southeast of Florida between Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. It is also known as "the city of Miami" or the "magic city" due to its diversity in ethnic groups, races, and cultures. It integrates all these groups together to form a highly metropolitan area with a total population of 5.5 million people. It’s the seventh largest state in the US and the largest state in the southeastern United States. Miami is also the seat of Miami-Dade County. In 2012, Miami was the seventh leading city in the country in commerce, finance, education, culture, fashion, and entertainment. Forbes magazine named Miami in 2008 as the cleanest city in the US.
Population History Of Miami
Miami's original occupants are the Tequesta Indians who were wiped off during the war when the Spanish tried to take control of the city. In 1896 the population of Miami was barely 300 people. By 1940 when it began to grow it attracted immigrants from the north and together with the Cubans it reached a population of 172,000. The Cubans later left the city in 1959 after Fidel Castro came into power. In 2010 the population had grown to 5.5 million people. According to the US Census Bureau, Miami is currently the eighth most populated area in the US.
Languages Of The People Of Miami
Spanish is the widely spoken language in Miami due to the largest ethnic groups is the white Hispanics and the white Caucasians. Currently, the city has adopted Spanish as a mother language replacing English. Most of the city’s everyday life activities are carried out in Spanish, from home to the banks, and all other commercial businesses are in Spanish. Information is also written and presented in Spanish. Although English remains official language of Miami, English speakers make up only 30% of the population while those who speak some other mother language like German, Swedish, French and Asians make up 2% of the whole population. Thus most people are forced to learn Spanish whether they are Latinos, Hispanic or not.
Ethnicity Of The Population Of Miami
Miami's major population comprises of the Latinos and Hispanic. This ethnicity, however, doesn’t mean that other ethnic groups do not exist. The ethnic groups in Miami according to the US Census Bureau as of 2010, is profiled as follows. The white Caucasians including white Hispanic dominate with 72.6%, Hispanic or Latino 70%, the blacks or the African Americans 19.2%, non-Hispanic white or Caucasian 11.9% other races take 4.2%, multiracial 2.7% Asians 1.0% and the Native Americans take only 0.3%
Religions Of The People Of Miami
In 2014, Christianity was the most dominant religion in Miami with a percentage of 69% of the population. 40% of these Christians profess Protestantism, and 29% were Catholics. other Christian faith make up 6%, Baptist 5%, Pentecostal 2%, and the other religions including LDS 0.7%, Lutheran 0.5%, Methodist 0.8%, Presbyterian 0.5%, Jews 1%, Eastern 0.2%, and Muslims 1%. Those people professing to be atheists or self-organized religious groups together with Pagans make up 31% of the whole population.