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How Coral Gables measures up

We recently got tipped off to Data USA, a pretty amazing data visualization tool from MIT, Deloitte, and DataWheel that basically aggregates public US Government data to tell stories about American cities.  With the launch of our new Coral Gables neighborhood guide, we thought it’d be interesting to see how the city stacks up to the rest of Miami-Dade.

With its 49,319 residents, Coral Gables’s median annual income is $93,590 — about $40,000 higher than the national average and $52,000 higher than the county average. Basically, it’s home to some pretty well-off folks.

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(Dataset: 2014 ACS 5-year Estimate, Source: Census Bureau, Credit: DataUSA.io)
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(Dataset: 2014 ACS 5-year Estimate, Source: Census Bureau, Credit: DataUSA.io)

And at $617,300, its median property values are wayyyyy above the national and county median. The national median, in gray in the graph above, hovers at about $175,700 while the Miami-Dade County median is about $194,100.

The height of the wealth is concentrated around Matheson Hammock Park along South Red Road and SW 88th Street, that red block in the middle of the map below. But remember not everyone is rolling in the dough. Average wages drop significantly as you travel towards northern Gables, on the border of Little Havana. 

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(Dataset: 2014 ACS 5-year Estimate, Source: Census Bureau, Credit: DataUSA.io)

The median age is about 40 years old, which is about 3 years older than the rest of the country, and about 1 year older than the rest of Miami-Dade County. It’s pretty interesting to note that at 26, the age of the median native population is significantly lower than the median foreign age, which falls at about 51. The green bars below represent native born, while the blue bars represent foreign born. That probably has something to do with the presence of University of Miami and its 16,000 students.

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(Dataset: 2014 ACS 5-year Estimate, Source: Census Bureau, Credit: DataUSA.io)

And where are all those folks working? Well, the most common jobs in Coral Gables are executives and supervisors.

(Dataset: 2014 ACS 5-year Estimate, Source: Census Bureau, Credit: DataUSA.io)
(Dataset: 2014 ACS 5-year Estimate, Source: Census Bureau, Credit: DataUSA.io)

Roughly 89 percent of the population of Coral Gables is a US citizen, which is lower than the national average of about 93 percent, but still higher than the Miami-Dade County average, which is hovering at about 76 percent.

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(Dataset: 2014 ACS 5-year Estimate, Source: Census Bureau, Credit: DataUSA.io)

About 52 percent of the population is Hispanic, which is less than the county average of 66 percent. At 39 percent, the proportion of White residents in Coral Gables is far higher than that of the rest of the county, which hovers at about 15 percent. Within the Black population, the trend is flipped — just 4 percent of Gables residents are Black, while they make up about 17 percent of Miami-Dade County.

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(Dataset: 2014 ACS 5-year Estimate, Source: Census Bureau, Credit: DataUSA.io)

We could go on and on, but this data provides a pretty interesting snapshot of how Coral Gables stands in comparison to the rest of the county. Check out Data USA for more. Tell us if the data reveals stories we should explore!