The Brookings Institute’s data reflects these trends. According to the study’s appendix, Miami’s 95th percentile are not actually that rich relative to other U.S. cities, with incomes at $169,855. But the city’s poor are extremely poor, with the 20th percentile averaging $11,497, third-lowest among the 50 cities.
Is Miami a poor city?
Like most of the worst cities to live in, more than one in every four people in Miami live in poverty. … A disproportionately large portion of Miami residents likely experience some of these outcomes as the city’s violent crime rate, at 1,060 incidents per 100,000 people, is several times higher than the national rate.
Poverty in Miami-Dade Miami Dade County’s poverty rate is 19.8 percent – way higher than the national average. Sixty-one percent of renters spend more than a third of their income on housing. Apr 13, 2021