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Immigrant Population: 1,994,677
Percent of Population: 36.92%
Famous for its large Cuban population, Miami has such a large Spanish-speaking population (nearly 60 percent) that people say it’s hard to conduct business there unless you’re fluent in the language.
Source: The Daily Beast
Miami is a seaport city at the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Florida and its Atlantic coast. As the seat of Miami-Dade County, the municipality is the principal, central, and most populous of its metropolitan area and part of the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami’s metro area is the eighth-most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the U.S., with a population of around 5.5 million
As of 2010, 70.2% of Miami’s population age five and over spoke only Spanish at home while 22.7% of the population spoke English at home. About 6.3% spoke other Indo-European languages at home. About 0.4% spoke Asian languages or Pacific Islander languages/Oceanic languages at home. The remaining 0.3% of the population spoke other languages at home. In total, 77.3% spoke another language other than English.
According to a 2009 Census, the percentage of foreign-born persons in Miami, Florida was 56.4%, ranking it 2nd in the United States for foreign-born populations.
Fort Lauderdale is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area. A popular tourist destination, the city has an average year-round temperature of 75.5 °F (24.2 °C), and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Greater Fort Lauderdale which takes in all of Broward County hosted 12 million visitors in 2012, including 2.8 million international visitors.
Like South Florida in general, Fort Lauderdale has many residents who can speak languages other than English, although its proportion is lower than the county average. As of 2000, 75.63% of the population spoke only English at home, while 24.37% spoke other first languages. Speakers of Spanish were 9.43%, French Creole (mostly Haitian Creole) 7.52%, French 2.04%, Portuguese 1.02%, Italian0.82%, and German at 0.80%.
Pompano Beach is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.
The city has also been listed as one of the top real estate markets, particularly as one of the country’s top vacation home markets.
In the Pompano Beach Highlands areas, English has been noted at 69.54% of those who spoke it as a first language, while Spanish at 20.26%, French Creole (Haitian Creole) at 4.74%, Portuguese 3.89%, and Vietnamese at 1.12% of the population.