Introduction to Hialeah, Florida

Founded in 1925, Hialeah is a city located in Miami-Dade County in southeast Florida. Hialeah is 20 minutes northwest of Miami, 25 minutes northwest of Miami Beach, and 25 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. 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.

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:

  • 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.


Total Population 234,714
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 19.4%
Employed Population 16+ 99,557
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 41.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.4%
Median Earnings25+ $21,916
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,738
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,340


Median Family Income $33,723
% Above Poverty Level 72.9%
% Below Poverty Level 27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%


People Living Alone 21.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,012
Median House Value $156,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 92.3%
US/American 0%
English 0.2%
Irish 0.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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 Population Median Family Income
El Portal 2,492 $46,458
Hialeah Gardens 23,092 $47,865
Medley 998 $27,266
Miami Shores 10,784 $107,292
Miami Springs 14,397 $59,503
Virginia Gardens 2,957 $53,942

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hialeah Public Libraries

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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

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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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