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For the beach in Barbados, see Miami Beach, Barbados. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_1

See also: South Beach, Mid-Beach, and North Beach (Miami Beach) Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_2

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CountryMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_1_0 United StatesMiami Beach, Florida_cell_0_1_1
StateMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_2_0 FloridaMiami Beach, Florida_cell_0_2_1
CountyMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_3_0 Miami-DadeMiami Beach, Florida_cell_0_3_1
IncorporatedMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_4_0 March 26, 1915Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_4_1
GovernmentMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_5_0
TypeMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_6_0 Commission-ManagerMiami Beach, Florida_cell_0_6_1
MayorMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_7_0 Dan GelberMiami Beach, Florida_cell_0_7_1
Vice MayorMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_8_0 Steven MeinerMiami Beach, Florida_cell_0_8_1
CommissionersMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_9_0 John Elizabeth Alemán

Ricky Arriola Michael Góngora Joy Malakoff Mark Samuelian Micky SteinbergMiami Beach, Florida_cell_0_9_1

City ManagerMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_10_0 Jimmy L. MoralesMiami Beach, Florida_cell_0_10_1
City ClerkMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_11_0 Rafael E. GranadoMiami Beach, Florida_cell_0_11_1
AreaMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_12_0
CityMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_13_0 15.22 sq mi (39.42 km)Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_13_1
LandMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_14_0 7.69 sq mi (19.92 km)Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_14_1
WaterMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_15_0 7.53 sq mi (19.49 km)  62.37%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_15_1
ElevationMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_16_0 4 ft (1.2 m)Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_16_1
Population (2010)Miami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_17_0
CityMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_18_0 87,779Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_18_1
Estimate (2019)Miami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_19_0 88,885Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_19_1
DensityMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_20_0 11,554.01/sq mi (4,461.28/km)Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_20_1
MetroMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_21_0 5,564,635Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_21_1
Time zoneMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_22_0 UTC−5 (EST)Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_22_1
Summer (DST)Miami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_23_0 UTC−4 (EDT)Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_23_1
Zip codesMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_24_0 33109, 33139, 33140, 33141.Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_24_1
Area code(s)Miami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_25_0 305, 786Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_25_1
FIPS codeMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_26_0 12-45025Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_26_1
GNIS feature IDMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_27_0 0286750Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_27_1
WebsiteMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_0_28_0 Miami Beach, Florida_cell_0_28_1

Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_3

It was incorporated on March 26, 1915. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_4

The municipality is located on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from the mainland city of Miami. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_5

The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km) of Miami Beach, along with downtown Miami and the Port of Miami, collectively form the commercial center of South Florida. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_6

Miami Beach's estimated population is 88,885 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_7

Miami Beach is the 26th largest city in Florida based on official 2019 estimates from the US Census Bureau. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_8

It has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts since the early 20th century. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_9

In 1979, Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_10

The Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_11

Mediterranean, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco are all represented in the District. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_12

The Historic District is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the East, Lenox Court on the West, 6th Street on the South and Dade Boulevard along the Collins Canal to the North. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_13

The movement to preserve the Art Deco District's architectural heritage was led by former interior designer Barbara Baer Capitman, who now has a street in the District named in her honor. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_14

Government Miami Beach, Florida_section_0

Miami Beach is governed by a ceremonial mayor and six commissioners. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_15

Although the mayor runs commission meetings, the mayor and all commissioners have equal voting power and are elected by popular election. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_16

The mayor serves for terms of two years with a term limit of three terms and commissioners serve for terms of four years and are limited to two terms. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_17

Commissioners are voted for citywide and every two years three commission seats are voted upon. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_18

A city manager is responsible for administering governmental operations. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_19

An appointed city manager is responsible for administration of the city. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_20

The City Clerk and the City Attorney are also appointed officials. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_21

History Miami Beach, Florida_section_1

Culture Miami Beach, Florida_section_2

South Beach (also known as SoBe, or simply the Beach), the area from Biscayne Street (also known as South Pointe Drive) one block south of 1st Street to about 23rd Street, is one of the more popular areas of Miami Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_22

Although topless sunbathing by women has not been officially legalized, female toplessness is tolerated on South Beach and in a few hotel pools on Miami Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_23

Before the TV show Miami Vice helped make the area popular, SoBe was under urban blight, with vacant buildings and a high crime rate. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_24

Today, it is considered one of the richest commercial areas on the beach, yet poverty and crime still remain in some places near the area. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_25

Miami Beach, particularly Ocean Drive of what is now the Art Deco District, was also featured prominently in the 1983 feature film Scarface and the 1996 comedy The Birdcage. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_26

Lincoln Road, running east–west parallel between 16th and 17th Streets, is a nationally known spot for outdoor dining and shopping and features galleries of well known designers, artists and photographers such as Romero Britto, Peter Lik, and Jonathan Adler.. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_27

In 2015, the Miami Beach residents passed a law forbidding bicycling, rollerblading, skateboarding and other motorized vehicles on Lincoln Road during busy pedestrian hours between 9:00 am and 2:00 am. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_28

News Miami Beach, Florida_section_3

Miami Beach has several local community news publications. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_29

The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce publishes the , there is the independent magazine, and the recently rebooted which focuses on local beach culture and sea level rise issues. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_30

Historic preservation Miami Beach, Florida_section_4

By the 1970s, jet travel had enabled vacationers from the northern parts of the US to travel to the Caribbean and other warm-weather climates in the winter. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_31

Miami Beach's economy suffered. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_32

Elderly retirees, many with little money, dominated the population of South Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_33

To help revive the area, city planners and developers sought to bulldoze many of the aging art deco buildings that were built in the 1930s. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_34

By one count, the city had over 800 art deco buildings within its borders. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_35

In 1976, Barbara Baer Capitman and a group of fellow activists formed the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) to try to halt the destruction of the historic buildings in South Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_36

After battling local developers and Washington DC bureaucrats, MDPL prevailed in its quest to have the Miami Beach Art Deco District named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_37

While the recognition did not offer protection for the buildings from demolition, it succeeded in drawing attention to the plight of the buildings. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_38

Due in part to the newfound awareness of the art deco buildings, vacationers, tourists and TV, and movie crews were drawn to South Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_39

Investors began to rehabilitate hotels, restaurants and apartment buildings in the area. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_40

Despite the enthusiasm for the historic buildings by many, there were no real protections for historic buildings. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_41

As wrecking crews threatened buildings, MDPL members protested by holding marches and candlelight vigils. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_42

In one case, protestors stood in front of a hotel blocking bulldozers as they approached a hotel. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_43

After many years of effort, the Miami Beach city commission created the first two historic preservation districts in 1986. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_44

The districts covered Espanola Way and most of Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue in South Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_45

The designation of the districts helped protect buildings from demolition and created standards for renovation. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_46

While some developers continued to focus on demolition, several investors like Tony Goldman and Ian Schrager bought art deco hotels and transformed them into world famous hot spots in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_47

Among the celebrities that frequented Miami Beach were Madonna, Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Oprah Winfrey and Gianni Versace. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_48

Additional historic districts were created in 1992. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_49

The new districts covered Lincoln Road, Collins Avenue between 16th and 22nd Streets and the area around the Bass Museum. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_50

In 2005, the city began the process of protecting the mid-century buildings on Collins Avenue between 43rd to 53rd Streets including the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc Hotels. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_51

Several North Beach neighborhoods were designated as historic in 2018. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_52

A large collection of MiMo (Miami Modern) buildings can be found in the area. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_53

The Arts Miami Beach, Florida_section_5

Jackie Gleason hosted his Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine (September 29, 1962 – June 4, 1966) television show, after moving it from New York to Miami Beach in 1964, reportedly because he liked year-round access to the golf course at the nearby Inverrary Country Club in Lauderhill (where he built his final home). Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_54

His closing line became, almost invariably, "As always, the Miami Beach audience is the greatest audience in the world!" Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_55

In the Fall 1966 television season, he abandoned the American Scene Magazine format and converted the show into a standard variety hour with guest performers. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_56

The show was renamed The Jackie Gleason Show, lasting from September 17, 1966 – September 12, 1970. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_57

He started the 1966–1967 season with new, color episodes of The Honeymooners, with Sheila MacRae and Jane Kean as Alice Kramden and Trixie Norton, respectively. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_58

The regular cast included Art Carney as Ed Norton; Milton Berle was a frequent guest star. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_59

The show was shot in color on videotape at the Miami Beach Auditorium (later renamed the Jackie Gleason Theatre of the Performing Arts), now known as Fillmore Miami Beach, and Gleason never tired of promoting the "sun and fun capital of the world" on camera. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_60

CBS canceled the series in 1970. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_61

Each December, the City of Miami Beach hosts Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the largest art shows in the United States. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_62

Art Basel Miami Beach, the sister event to the Art Basel event held each June in Basel, Switzerland, combines an international selection of top galleries with a program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture, and design. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_63

Exhibition sites are located in the city's Art Deco District, and ancillary events are scattered throughout the greater Miami metropolitan area. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_64

The first Art Basel Miami Beach was held in 2002. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_65

In 2016, about 77,000 people attended the fair. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_66

The 2017 show featured about 250 galleries at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_67

Miami Beach is home to the New World Symphony, established in 1987 under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_68

In January 2011, the New World Symphony made a highly publicized move into the New World Center building designed by Canadian American Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_69

Gehry is famous for his design of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_70

The new Gehry building offers Live Wallcasts™, which allow visitors to experience select events throughout the season at the half-acre, outdoor Miami Beach SoundScape through the use of visual and audio technology on a 7,000-square-foot (650 m) projection wall. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_71

Miami beach is also home to Miami New Drama, the resident theater company at the historic Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_72

The regional theater company was founded in 2016 by Venezuelan playwright and director, Michel Hausmann, and playwright, director, and Medal of the Arts winner, Moises Kaufman. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_73

In October 2016, Miami New Drama took over operations of the Colony Theatre, and since then, the 417-seat Art Deco venue hosts Miami New Drama's theatrical season as well as other live events. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_74

The Miami City Ballet, a ballet company founded in 1985, is housed in a 63,000-square-foot (5,900 m) building near Miami Beach's Bass Museum of Art. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_75

The Miami Beach Festival of the Arts is an annual outdoor art festival that was begun in 1974. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_76

Jewish community Miami Beach, Florida_section_6

Miami Beach is home to several Orthodox Jewish communities with a network of well-established synagogues and yeshivas, the first of which being the Landow Yeshiva, a Chabad institution in operation for over 30 years. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_77

There is also a liberal Jewish community containing such famous synagogues as Temple Emanu-El, Temple Beth Shalom and Cuban Hebrew Congregation. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_78

Miami Beach is also a magnet for Jewish families, retirees, and particularly snowbirds when the cold winter sets into the north. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_79

These visitors range from the Modern Orthodox to the Haredi and Hasidic – including many rebbes who vacation there during the North American winter. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_80

Till his death in 1991, the Nobel laureate writer Isaac Bashevis Singer lived in the northern end of Miami Beach and breakfasted often at Sheldon's drugstore on Harding Avenue. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_81

There are many kosher restaurants and even kollels for post-graduate Talmudic scholars, such as the Miami Beach Community Kollel. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_82

Miami Beach had roughly 60,000 people in Jewish households, 62 percent of the total population in 1982, but only 16,500, or 19 percent of the population in 2004, said Ira Sheskin, a demographer at the University of Miami who conducts surveys once a decade. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_83

The Miami Beach Jewish community had decreased in size by 1994 due to migration to wealthier areas and aging of the population. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_84

Miami Beach is home to the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_85

LGBT community Miami Beach, Florida_section_7

Main article: LGBT culture in Miami Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_86

Miami Beach has been regarded as a gay mecca for decades as well as being one of the most LGBT friendly cities in the United States. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_87

Miami Beach is home to numerous gay bars and gay-specific events, and five service and resource organizations. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_88

After decades of economic and social decline, an influx of gays and lesbians moving to South Beach in the late-1980s to mid-1990s contributed to Miami Beach's revitalization. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_89

The newcomers purchased and restored dilapidated Art Deco hotels and clubs, started numerous businesses and built political power in city and county government. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_90

The passage of progressive civil rights laws, election of outspokenly pro-gay Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower, and the introduction of Miami Beach's Gay Pride Celebration, have reinvigorated the local LGBT community in recent years, which some argued had experienced a decline in the late 2000s. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_91

In January 2010, Miami Beach passed a revised Human Rights Ordinance that strengthens enforcement of already existing human rights laws and adds protections for transgender people, making Miami Beach's human rights laws some of the most progressive in the state. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_92

Miami Beach Pride has gained prominence since it first started in 2009, there has been an increase in attendance every year. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_93

In 2013 there were more than 80,000 people who participated to now more than 130,000 people that participate in the festivities every year. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_94

It has also attracted many celebrities such as Chaz Bono, Adam Lambert, Gloria Estefan, Mario Lopez, and Elvis Duran who were Grand Marshals for Pride Weekend from 2012 through 2016 respectively. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_95

There are over 125 businesses who are LGBT supportive that sponsor Miami Beach Pride. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_96

Geography Miami Beach, Florida_section_8

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.7 sq mi (48.5 km), of which 7.0 sq mi (18.2 km) is land and 11.7 sq mi (30.2 km) (62.37%) is water. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_97

Elevation and tidal flooding Miami Beach, Florida_section_9

Miami Beach encounters tidal flooding of certain roads during the annual king tides, though some tidal flooding has been the case for decades, as the parts of the western side of South Beach are at virtually 0 feet (0 m) above normal high tide, with the entire city averaging only 4.4 feet (1.3 m) above mean sea level (AMSL). Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_98

However, a recent study by the University of Miami showed that tidal flooding became much more common from the mid 2000s. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_99

The fall 2015 king tides exceeded expectations in longevity and height. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_100

Traditional sea level rise and storm mitigation measures including sea walls and dykes, such as those in the Netherlands and New Orleans, may not work in South Florida due to the porous nature of the ground and limestone beneath the surface. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_101

In addition to present difficulty with below-grade development, some areas of southern Florida, especially Miami Beach, are beginning to engineer specifically for sea level rise and other potential effects of climate change. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_102

This includes a five-year, US$500 million project for the installation of 60 to 80 pumps, building of taller sea walls, planting of red mangrove trees along the sea walls, and the physical raising of road tarmac levels, as well as possible zoning and building code changes, which could eventually lead to retrofitting of existing and historic properties. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_103

Some streets and sidewalks were raised about 2.5 feet (0.76 m) over previous levels; the four initial pumps installed in 2014 are capable of pumping 4,000 US gallons per minute. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_104

However, this plan is not without criticism. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_105

Some residents worry that the efforts will not be sufficient to successfully adapt to rising sea levels and wish the city had pursued a more aggressive plan. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_106

On the other hand, some worry that the city is moving too quickly with untested solutions. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_107

Others yet have voiced concerns that the plan protects big-money interests in Miami Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_108

Pump failures such as during construction or power outages, including a Tropical Storm Emily-related rain flood on August 1, 2017, can cause great unexpected flooding. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_109

Combined with the higher roads and sidewalks, this leaves unchanged properties relatively lower and prone to inundation. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_110

Climate Miami Beach, Florida_section_10

According to the Köppen climate classification, Miami Beach has a tropical monsoon climate (Am). Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_111

Like much of Florida, there is a marked wet and dry season in Miami Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_112

The tropical rainy season runs from May through October, when showers and late day thunderstorms are common. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_113

The dry season is from November through April, when few showers, sunshine, and low humidity prevail. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_114

The island location of Miami Beach, however, creates fewer convective thunderstorms, so Miami Beach receives less rainfall in a given year than neighboring areas such as Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_115

Proximity to the moderating influence of the Atlantic gives Miami Beach lower high temperatures and higher lows than inland areas of Florida. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_116

According to the National Weather Service, other than Key West, Miami Beach is the only U.S. city (mainland) to never report freezing temperatures, with the record low of 32.3 F in January 1989. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_117

Miami Beach is in hardiness zone 11, like the Keys where temperatures rarely dip below 40, compared to mainland coastal Miami-Dade and the northern barrier islands at zone 10 where some frost is expected. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_118

Miami Beach's location on the Atlantic Ocean, near its confluence with the Gulf of Mexico, make it extraordinarily vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_119

Miami has experienced several direct hits from major hurricanes in recorded weather history – the 1906 Florida Keys hurricane, 1926 Miami hurricane, 1935 Yankee hurricane, 1941 Florida hurricane, 1948 Miami Hurricane, 1950 Hurricane King and 1964 Hurricane Cleo, the area has seen indirect contact from hurricanes: 1945 Homestead Hurricane, Betsy (1965), Inez (1966), Andrew (1992), Irene (1999), Michelle (2001), Katrina (2005), Wilma (2005), and Irma (2017). Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_120

Miami's response to flooding Miami Beach, Florida_section_11

Water temperature Miami Beach, Florida_section_12

Surrounding areas Miami Beach, Florida_section_13

Demographics Miami Beach, Florida_section_14

Miami Beach, Florida_table_general_1

Miami Beach demographicsMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_1_0_0
2010 CensusMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_1_1_0 Miami BeachMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_1_1_1 Miami-Dade CountyMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_1_1_2 FloridaMiami Beach, Florida_header_cell_1_1_3
Total populationMiami Beach, Florida_cell_1_2_0 87,779Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_2_1 2,496,435Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_2_2 18,801,310Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_2_3
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_3_0 -0.2%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_3_1 +10.8%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_3_2 +17.6%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_3_3
Population densityMiami Beach, Florida_cell_1_4_0 11,511.1/sq miMiami Beach, Florida_cell_1_4_1 1,315.5/sq miMiami Beach, Florida_cell_1_4_2 350.6/sq miMiami Beach, Florida_cell_1_4_3
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic)Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_5_0 87.4%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_5_1 73.8%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_5_2 75.0%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_5_3
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian)Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_6_0 40.5%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_6_1 15.4%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_6_2 57.9%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_6_3
Black or African-AmericanMiami Beach, Florida_cell_1_7_0 4.4%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_7_1 18.9%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_7_2 16.0%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_7_3
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_8_0 53.0%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_8_1 65.0%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_8_2 22.5%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_8_3
AsianMiami Beach, Florida_cell_1_9_0 1.9%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_9_1 1.5%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_9_2 2.4%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_9_3
Native American or Native AlaskanMiami Beach, Florida_cell_1_10_0 0.3%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_10_1 0.2%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_10_2 0.4%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_10_3
Pacific Islander or Native HawaiianMiami Beach, Florida_cell_1_11_0 0.1%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_11_1 0.0%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_11_2 0.1%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_11_3
Two or more races (Multiracial)Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_12_0 2.7%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_12_1 2.4%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_12_2 2.5%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_12_3
Some Other RaceMiami Beach, Florida_cell_1_13_0 3.2%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_13_1 3.2%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_13_2 3.6%Miami Beach, Florida_cell_1_13_3

As of 2010, those of Hispanic or Latino ancestry accounted for 53.0% of Miami Beach's population. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_121

Out of the 53.0%, 20.0% were Cuban, 4.9% Colombian, 4.6% Argentine, 3.7% Puerto Rican, 2.4% Peruvian, 2.1% Venezuelan, 1.8% Mexican, 1.7% Honduran, 1.6% Guatemalan, 1.4% Dominican, 1.1% Uruguayan, 1.1% Spaniard, 1.0% Nicaraguan, 0.9% Ecuadorian, and 0.8% were Chilean. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_122

As of 2010, those of African ancestry accounted for 4.4% of Miami Beach's population, which includes African Americans. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_123

Out of the 4.4%, 1.3% were Black Hispanics, 0.8% were Subsaharan African, and 0.8% were West Indian or Afro-Caribbean American (0.3% Jamaican, 0.3% Haitian, 0.1% Other or Unspecified West Indian, 0.1% Trinidadian and Tobagonian.) Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_124

As of 2010, those of (non-Hispanic white) European ancestry accounted for 40.5% of Miami Beach's population. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_125

Out of the 40.5%, 9.0% Italian, 6.0% German, 3.8% were Irish, 3.8% Russian, 3.7% French, 3.4% Polish, 3.0% English, 1.2% Hungarian, 0.7% Swedish, 0.6% Scottish, 0.5% Portuguese, 0.5% Dutch, 0.5% Scotch-Irish, and 0.5% were Norwegian. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_126

As of 2010, those of Asian ancestry accounted for 1.9% of Miami Beach's population. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_127

Out of the 1.9%, 0.6% were Indian, 0.4% Filipino, 0.3% Other Asian, 0.3% Chinese, 0.1% Japanese, 0.1% Korean, and 0.1% were Vietnamese. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_128

In 2010, 2.8% of the population considered themselves to be of only American ancestry (regardless of race or ethnicity.) Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_129

And 1.5% were of Arab ancestry, as of 2010. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_130

As of 2010, there were 67,499 households, while 30.1% were vacant. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_131

13.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.3% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 61.1% were non-families. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_132

49.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older (4.0% male and 8.0% female.) Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_133

The average household size was 1.84 and the average family size was 2.70. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_134

In 2010, the city population was spread out, with 12.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 38.0% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_135

The median age was 40.3 years. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_136

For every 100 females, there were 109.9 males. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_137

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.0 males. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_138

As of 2010, the median income for a household in the city was $43,538, and the median income for a family was $52,104. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_139

Males had a median income of $42,605 versus $36,269 for females. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_140

The per capita income for the city was $40,515. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_141

About 10.9% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 27.5% of those aged 65 or over. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_142

In 2010, 51.7% of the city's population was foreign-born. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_143

Of foreign-born residents, 76.9% were born in Latin America and 13.6% were born in Europe, with smaller percentages from North America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_144

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish at home accounted for 54.90% of residents, while those who spoke exclusively English made up 32.76%. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_145

Speakers of Portuguese were 3.38%, French 1.66%, German 1.12%, Italian 1.00%, and Russian 0.85% of the population. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_146

Due to the large Jewish community, Yiddish was spoken at the home of 0.81% of the population, and Hebrew was the mother tongue of 0.75%. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_147

As of 2000, Miami Beach had the 22nd highest concentration of Cuban residents in the United States, at 20.51% of the population. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_148

It had the 28th highest percentage of Colombian residents, at 4.40% of the city's population, and was tied with two other locations for the 14th highest percentage of Brazilian residents, at 2.20% of its population. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_149

It also had the 27th largest concentration of Peruvian ancestry, at 1.85%, and the 27th highest percentage of people of Venezuelan heritage, at 1.79%. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_150

Miami Beach also has the 33rd highest concentration of Honduran ancestry at 1.21% and the 41st highest percentage of Nicaraguan residents, which made up 1.03% of the population. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_151

Transportation Miami Beach, Florida_section_15

See also: Transportation in South Florida § Sea level-related engineering Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_152

Public Transportation in Miami Beach is operated by Miami-Dade Transit (MDT). Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_153

Along with neighborhoods such as Downtown and Brickell, public transit is heavily used in Miami Beach and is a vital part of city life. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_154

Although Miami Beach has no direct Metrorail stations, numerous Metrobus lines connect to Downtown Miami and Metrorail (i.e., the 'S' bus line). Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_155

The South Beach Local (SBL) is one of the most heavily used lines in Miami and connects all major points of South Beach to other major bus lines in the city. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_156

Metrobus ridership in Miami Beach is high, with some of the routes such as the L and S being the busiest Metrobus routes. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_157

The Airport-Beach Express (Route 150), operated by MDT, is a direct-service bus line that connects Miami International Airport to major points in South Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_158

The ride costs $2.65, and runs every 30 minutes from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven days a week. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_159

Bicycling Miami Beach, Florida_section_16

Since the late 20th century, cycling has grown in popularity in Miami Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_160

Due to its dense, urban nature, and pedestrian-friendly streets, many Miami Beach residents get around by bicycle. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_161

In March 2011 a public bicycle sharing system named Decobike was launched, one of only a handful of such programs in the United States. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_162

The program is operated by a private corporation, Decobike, LLC, but is partnered with the City of Miami Beach in a revenue-sharing model. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_163

Once fully implemented, the program hopes to have around 1000 bikes accessible from 100 stations throughout Miami Beach, from around 85th Street on the north side of Miami Beach all the way south to South Pointe Park. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_164

Education Miami Beach, Florida_section_17

Miami-Dade County Public Schools serves Miami Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_165

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  • North Beach ElementaryMiami Beach, Florida_item_0_0
  • Treasure Island ElementaryMiami Beach, Florida_item_0_1
  • South Pointe ElementaryMiami Beach, Florida_item_0_2
  • Mater Beach AcademyMiami Beach, Florida_item_0_3
  • Biscayne ElementaryMiami Beach, Florida_item_0_4
  • Fienberg/Fisher K - 8 CenterMiami Beach, Florida_item_0_5
  • Nautilus Middle SchoolMiami Beach, Florida_item_0_6
  • Miami Beach Senior High SchoolMiami Beach, Florida_item_0_7

Private schools include Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy, St. Patrick Catholic School, Landow Yeshiva – Lubavitch Educational Center (Klurman Mesivta High School for Boys and Beis Chana Middle and High School for Girls), and Mechina High School. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_166

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami operates St. Patrick Catholic School in Miami Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_167

The archdiocese formerly operated Saint Joseph School in Miami Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_168

In the early history of Miami Beach, there was one elementary school and the Ida M. Fisher junior-senior high school. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_169

The building of Miami Beach High was constructed in 1926, and classes began in 1928. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_170

Colleges and universities Miami Beach, Florida_section_18

The Florida International University School of Architecture has a sister campus at 420 Lincoln Road in South Beach, with classroom spaces for FIU architecture, art, music and theater graduate students. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_171

Other Colleges include: Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_172

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Neighborhoods Miami Beach, Florida_section_19

South Beach Miami Beach, Florida_section_20

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Mid Beach Miami Beach, Florida_section_21

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  • OceanfrontMiami Beach, Florida_item_3_20
  • BayshoreMiami Beach, Florida_item_3_21
  • NautilusMiami Beach, Florida_item_3_22

North Beach Miami Beach, Florida_section_22

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Points of interest Miami Beach, Florida_section_23

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Notable people Miami Beach, Florida_section_24

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Sister cities Miami Beach, Florida_section_25

See also: List of sister cities in Florida Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_173

Miami Beach has 12 sister cities Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_174

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Tourism Miami Beach, Florida_section_26

The City of Miami Beach accounts for more than half of tourism to Miami Dade County. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_175

Of the 15.86 million people staying in the county in 2017, 58.5% lodged in Miami Beach. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_176

Resort taxes account for over 10% of the city's operating budget, providing $83 million in the fiscal year 2016–2017. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_177

On average, the city's resort tax revenue grows by three to five percent annually. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_178

Miami Beach hosts 13.3 million visitors each year. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_179

In fiscal year 2016/2017, Miami Beach had over 26,600 hotel rooms. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_180

Average occupancy in fiscal year 2015/2016 was 76.4% and 78.5% in fiscal year 2016/2017. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_181

Mayor Harold Rosen is credited with beginning the revitalization of Miami Beach when he notably abolished rent control in 1976, a move that was highly controversial at the time. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_182

The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority Miami Beach, Florida_section_27

The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority is a seven-member board, appointed by the City of Miami Beach Commission. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_183

The authority, established in 1967 by the State of Florida legislature, is the official marketing and public relations organization for the city, to support its tourism industry. Miami Beach, Florida_sentence_184

See also Miami Beach, Florida_section_28

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Beach, Florida.