Why South Florida Research Report
South Florida is one of the most culturally diverse areas in the country with nearly half of the population speaking a language other than English.
Population The area is known for its tropical climate, strong international ties, most notably with Latin America, and friendly business environment due to less regulation and lower taxes. The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area (South Florida MSA) is the seventh largest metro area in the United States with over 6.1 million residents.
The area contains a younger population with 25-34 year olds making up the largest percentage of the population by age. South Florida has recently seen an increase in new capital, companies, and people moving to the area due to its superior quality of life.
*Wall Street of the South - South Florida Business Journal
POPULATION 2,701,767 Miami-Dade County 1,944,375 Broward County 1,492,191 Palm Beach County 6,138,333 Total MSA
FOREIGN-BORN POPULATION 1,448,147 Miami-Dade County 692,198 Broward County 407,368 Palm Beach County 2,547,713 Total 57% 27% 16%
SOUTH FLORIDA Foreign-Born % by County
SOUTH FLORIDA Population % by County
FINANCIAL SERVICES 213,500 Miami-Dade County 177,600 Broward County 83,200 Palm Beach County 474,300 Total 45% 37% 18%
MULTINATIONALS 1,000 Miami-Dade County 230 Broward County 70 Palm Beach County 1,300 Total 77% 18% 5%
SOUTH FLORIDA Financial Services % by County
SOUTH FLORIDA Multinationals % by County
“Wall Street of the South”- South Florida Business Journal
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