Is Miami Home to the Most Foreign-Born Residents?

Technically, no. That unique distinction is reserved for Sweetwater, FL. Although in Miami-Dade County, City-Data (the source of the list) factors it in as an independent municipality. This is the same for all municipalities within Miami-Dade. In Fact, in the City-Data U.S. Top 100 list of Cities with the Highest Percentage of Foreign Born Residents, the City of Miami ranks fifteenth. Let’s take a look at the top twenty:

  • Sweetwater, Florida (74.9%)
  • Fountainbleau, Florida (73.0%)
  • Hialeah, Florida (72.1%)
  • Hialeah Gardens, Florida (69.9%)
  • Westchester, Florida (69.0%)
  • West Miami, Florida (68.9%)
  • University Park, Florida (66.5%)
  • Chamblee, Georgia (66.1%)
  • Coral Terrace, Florida (66.1%)
  • Tamiami, Florida (65.4%)
  • West New York, New Jersey (65.2%)
  • Langley Park, Maryland (64.5%)
  • Doral, Florida (62.8%)
  • Seven Corners, Virginia (61.2%)
  • Miami, Florida (59.5%)
  • Mecca, California (59.4%)
  • Kendall West, Florida (59.3%)
  • Olympia Heights, Florida (58.9%)
  • Kendale Lakes, Florida (58.8%)
  • Union City, New Jersey (58.7%)
  • Fourteen of the United States’ top twenty cities (pop. 5,000+) with the most foreign-born residents are part of Miami’s metropolitan area. Not only does Miami, as a metropolitan area, top the U.S. list, but dominates it. Actually, Miami tops the world’s list–ahead of Toronto and L.A. Although this isn’t exactly breaking news, seeing how City-Data further breaks down the foreign-born list really highlights Miami-Dade County’s unique demographics.


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    18 responses to “Is Miami Home to the Most Foreign-Born Residents?

    1. M

      BoB? Where are you?

    2. I was thinking the same thing. I hope everything’s ok!

    3. Alan

      Boooob. Where are you???

      • | You seem kind of on edge about writing sohimteng a little more personal, so I just wanted to say that it is nice. I don’t read your blog all that often, but when I do it is good to see sohimteng a little more personal sometimes.Congrats on making it back to Seattle and being with your wife. Also congrats on the nephew.Keep up the good work.

    4. Ricky

      Bobby? yooooohoooooooooooooooo… i need my daily dose of bobby.

    5. John

      Where are you Bob?

    6. Jose

      Another vacation break?

    7. Did bob fall in love and forget about his blog? LOL

    8. OH NO!! I hope he’s just taking a nice vacation!

    9. Waldo

      Hey its not fair, im the only one who needs to be found. not fair!

    10. Carla@FIU

      Where are you BOB? Don’t leave us please!

    11. Gustavo Chireno

      COME BACK!!!!! 😦

    12. panther

      Please come back, don’t disappear, we love your posts!

    13. John

      I don’t even come to this website as often as I did because I don’t even expect an update on this site. I don’t know when this website will be updated, I hope it’s soon.

    14. WHERE ARE YOU?

      Please return, we need more updates! What happened?

    15. Alan

      I guess he went back to Canada….

    16. I knew that Hialeah had to be @ the top of that list. Ugh!

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