Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida. According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States of America.
Miami is one of the world’s most popular vacation spots. The city’s climate, beaches, and swank nightlife make it a getaway destination for millions. A region soaked in culture, Miami is the second-largest metropolitan area in the United States with a Spanish-speaking majority.
Miami is a major center and leader in the arts, finance, commerce, and international trade. In 2012, the city was classified as an Alpha- World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami “America’s Cleanest City”, applauding the area for its excellent air quality, vast green spaces, hygienic drinking water, clean streets, and city-wide recycling programs.
Miami has the third tallest skyline in the U.S. with over 300 high-rises. Downtown Miami has one of the largest concentrations of international banks in the United States, and is home to many large national and international companies. Miami is nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America" and is the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality.
- Estimated Population :463,347
- Foreign born :57.60%
- Language other than English spoken at home :76.80%
- High school graduates :74.20%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher :25.00%
- Median Household income :$ 31,642
- Per Capita income :$ 23,498
- Population per sq. mile :11,136
- White :75.60%,Black or African :18.80%,American Indian :0.20%,Asian :0.90%,Others :4.50%,
- Art Deco Weekend
- Miami Beach Marathon and Half Marathon
- Miami International Boat Show
- Gay8 Festival
- Carnival Miami
- Miami Open
- Miami Beach Polo World Cup
- Outshine Film Festival
- Urban Beach Week
- Miami Broward Carnival
- Miami International Auto Show
- The city has five Fortune 500 companies based in its region: Office Depot, FPL, World Fuel Services, AutoNation, and Ryder System. Other companies of note with regional headquarters in the metropolitan area are Nokia Corp, Kraft Foods, American Airlines, Hilton International, Tech Data, Gap International Sourcing, Marriott International, and UPS.
- Miami is a major television production center, and the most important city in the U.S. for Spanish language media.
- Miami is a major center of commerce, finance, and boasts a strong international business community. According to the ranking of world cities undertaken by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network (GaWC) in 2010 and based on the level of presence of global corporate service organizations, Miami is considered a "Alpha minus world city". Miami has a Gross Metropolitan Product of $257 billion and is ranked 20th worldwide in GMP, and 11th in the United States.