Hialeah, Florida

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Hialeah, Florida

Introduction to Hialeah, Florida

Founded in 1925, Hialeah is a city located in Miami-Dade County in southeast Florida. Hialeah is twenty minutes northwest of Miami, twenty five minutes northwest of Miami Beach, and twenty five minutes north of Coral Gables. Hialeah is the fifth largest city in Florida and occupies 20 square miles. It is part of both the Miami metropolitan area as well as the Greater South Florida metropolitan area, which has a population of 5.4 million people according to the US Census Bureau. Hialeah is an Indian name that means "High Prairie".

Hialeah provides access to the following major thoroughfares: I-95, I-75, the Palmetto and Sawgrass Expressways, and the Florida Turnpike. Hialeah residents also have access to both Opa-Locka and Miami International Airports, and the Port of Miami. There are Amtrak, Tri-Rail and Metro-Rail stations located within the city as well.

Miami-Hialeah was ranked 22nd on Inc. Magazine's 2004 list of the "Top 25 Cities for Doing Business in America" in the "large cities" category. The Hialeah Fire Department is nationally ranked as Class I. There are fewer than twenty five such fire departments in the United States.

Hialeah Arts and Culture

Hialeah provides easy access to all of the arts and entertainment offerings of nearby Miami as well as the South Florida metropolitan area. Parks and cultural resources in Hialeah include:

  • Amelia Earhart Park
  • Bucky Dent Park Gym
  • Don Shula's Hotel & Golf Club
  • GableStage (in Coral Gables)
  • Goodlet Park
  • Goodlet Tennis Center
  • Hialeah Park (an Audobon Bird Sanctuary and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places)
  • Hialeah Racetrack
  • Milander Auditorium
  • Milander Park
  • Ted Hendrick's Stadium
  • The Gymnasium & Youth Center at Bucky Dent
  • Triangle Park
  • South Florida is rich in professional sports offerings. Residents of Hialeah have access to the following major sports teams:

    • Baseball

      • Major League Baseball (MLB) - The Florida Marlins.
      • Minor League Baseball (MiLB) - The Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals play an hour and a half north in Jupiter, Florida. The Hammerheads are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Florida Marlins, and the Cardinals are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

    • Basketball - The National Basketball League (NBA) Miami Heat.
    • Football - The National Football League (NFL) Miami Dolphins.
    • Hockey - The National Hockey League (NHL) Florida Panthers play in nearby Sunrise.
    • Soccer - The United Soccer League (USL) USL First Division Miami FC.

    Fans of college football will enjoy the fact that nearby Miami is the home to the Orange Bowl.

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High Points

Hialeah strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 13% Hialeah Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% Hialeah Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Hialeah, Florida

Comparing Hialeah to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 5
Age of the Population 10 5
Female Share of the Population 8 5
Racial Diversity 7 9
Male Share of the Population 3 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 6
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 3
Median Family Income 1 2
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 5 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Short Commute Times 3 3
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 5
Low Violent Crime 7 5

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Hialeah Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles NW of Miami, Florida
County Miami-Dade
Standard Zip Codes 33010, 33012, 33013, 33014, 33015, 33016, 33018, 33054
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33002, 33011, 33017
Phone Area Codes 305
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 25.857
Longitude -80.278

Hialeah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 63 to 73 F
Apr Temp 70 to 79 F
Jul Temp 78 to 87 F
Oct Temp 75 to 83 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 76 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.5 inches
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Hialeah Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 226,419 100%
Male 108,893 48.1%
Female 117,526 51.9%
Under 18 52,017 23%
18+ 174,402 77%
65+ 37,679 16.6%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 3.39
White 199,276 88%
African-American 5,453 2.4%
Asian 906 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 304 0.1%
Other 12,380 5.5%
Mixed Race 8,047 3.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 204,543 90.3%

Estimated Hialeah Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 220,485
Growth -5,934
Growth % -2.6%

Hialeah Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 93.6%
US/American 2.9%
Italian 0.5%
German 0.4%
English 0.3%
Irish 0.3%
Haitian 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hialeah, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hialeah Lakes (33014, 33015)
Opa Locka (33014)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hialeah 226,419 $31,621
El Portal 2,505 $41,029
Hialeah Gardens 19,297 $39,804
Medley 1,098 $25,909
Miami Shores 10,380 $64,963
Miami Springs 13,712 $56,892
Virginia Gardens 2,348 $44,800

Hialeah Public Libraries

Hialeah Public Libraries
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(305) 821-2700

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Hialeah Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1475 W 49TH ST
(305) 558-2500
Emergency Service: Yes

651 E 25TH ST
(305) 693-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

2001 W 68TH ST
(305) 823-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Hialeah

(As of 2006)
5851 N.W. 177Th St.
(305) 558-6069
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Hialeah High Schools (2004)

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Serves 4,202 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.3

7977 W 12TH AVENUE
Serves 3,352 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.8

18350 NW 67TH AVENUE
Serves 2,949 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

5780 NW 158TH STREET
Serves 1,468 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.6

A Title I School.
Serves 1,267 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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