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Overview

Introduction to South Miami, Florida

South Miami, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 2 miles NE of Kendall, Florida (center to center) and 7 miles SW of Miami, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Miami metropolitan area. 

South Miami History

W.A. Larkins was one of the early landowners of this area. When the community grew and a post office was built, Larkins was made the first postmaster. The community itself was named Larkins, in his honor. In 1926, when the residents of this area wanted to incorporate it, they adopted the name South Miami. In 1933, the city which was originally six square miles in size was cut down to 3 miles with the intention of reducing municipal responsibilities. It was further reduced in 1937.

South Miami and Nearby Attractions

  • Fox's Sherron Inn, a bar/club.
  • Monkey Jungle.
  • O-Zone, Dance club/disco.
  • Sunset Place.

Things To Do In South Miami

South Miami is a pleasant city, known for its leafy residential neighborhoods. It has a number of parks and a lively downtown area that has historic buildings, unique shops and restaurants. The City of South Miami Parks & Recreational Department regularly arranges a variety of cultural, educational and recreational activities.

South Miami Transportation

The city is convieniently located closely to the Miami International Airport.

South Miami Higher Education

South Miami is served by the City College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,207
Male Share of the Population54.6%
Female Share of the Population45.4%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+5,706
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married41.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,356
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,721
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,185

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,227
% Above Poverty Level86.4%
% Below Poverty Level13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,148
Median House Value$398,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63.5%
English4.9%
Irish4.3%
German3.9%
French Except Basque3.5%
Russian1.7%
Italian1.7%
Scottish1.2%
West Indian1.2%
Arab1.2%
Brazilian1.1%
Lebanese0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Polish0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Bahamian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Belizean0.2%
US/American0.2%
Greek0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
African0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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South Miami Almanac

CategoryValue
County Miami-Dade County
Standard Zip Codes33143, 33146
P.O. Box Zip Codes33243
Phone Area Codes786, 305
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude25.77
Approximate Longitude-80.2

South Miami Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMIAMI INTL AP
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp60 to 77 F
Apr Temp68 to 84 F
Jul Temp77 to 91 F
Oct Temp72 to 85 F
Annual Precip58.5 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches
StationPERRINE 4 W
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp55 to 76 F
Apr Temp63 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coral Gables50,533$130,367
Kendall74,559$79,235
Pinecrest19,272$157,185
Sweetwater20,718$35,967
Virginia Gardens2,735$54,453
West Miami6,652$50,417

South Miami Hospitals

South Miami Hospital
(Non-profit)
6200 Sw 73rd St
(786) 662-4000
Larkin Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
7031 Sw 62nd Ave
(305) 284-7500

South Miami Public Schools

Ludlam Elementary School
6639 Sw 74th St
ZIP: 33143
(305) 667-5551
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Somerset Academy Charter Middle School South Miami Campus
5876 Sw 68th St
ZIP: 33143
(305) 740-0509
Middle
Total Enrollment 151
Somerset Academy Elementary School South Miami Campus
5876 Sw 68th St
ZIP: 33143
(305) 740-0509
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
South Miami K-8 Center
6800 Sw 60th St
ZIP: 33143
(305) 667-8847
Primary
Total Enrollment 847
South Miami Middle School
6750 Sw 60th St
ZIP: 33143
(305) 661-3481
Middle
Total Enrollment 943
Sunset Elementary School
5120 Sw 72nd St
ZIP: 33143
(305) 661-8527
Primary
Total Enrollment 1177

South Miami Private Schools

Princeton Preschool And Child Care Center
5928 Sw 68th St
ZIP: 33143
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St Thomas The Apostle Catholic School
7303 Sw 64th St
ZIP: 33143
Elementary
Total Enrollment 466
The French American School Of Miami
6565 Sw 57th Ave
ZIP: 33143
Elementary
Total Enrollment 121
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