Neigborhood Changes

The FIU Metropolitan Center began to publish a new research series that explores changes in different neighborhoods in the South Florida area. The infographics below show neighborhood characteristics and changes as of 2000 up until 2014. The infographics will be supplemented with a more detailed analysis of the data.

Publications:

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Our first Neighborhood Change Research release was on the neighborhood of Little Havana. The 1.4 square mile Little Havana neighborhood has experienced significant changes since 2000. Multi-level residential condos, commercial buildings and living facilities for the aged have been developed mostly along the main business corridors of Flagler Street, Southwest 8th Street, Southwest 8th Avenue and Southwest 12th Avenue. More recently, developers have been attracted to the Miami River as an opportunity to build on available waterfront property.

Since 2000, the residents of Little Havana have seen significant improvements in both educational attainment and home ownership. However, despite increases in household income, residents of Little Havana are still primarily renters; a substantial portion of which are paying over 30% of their income toward rent. Little Havana Infographic

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Our second publication in the Neighborhood Change Research Series is on Wynwood, a historic working class and industrial area which has been transformed into a burgeoning art district and middle class neighborhood.

Wynwood has experienced a profound change over the last 14 years. Owner-occupied units have decreased by 36%, and more than half of the remaining units are worth over $150,000 – compared to only 5% in 2000. Despite the rise of household incomes in Wynwood, 74% of residents pay over 30% of their income towards rent. Residents with a Bachelor's degree or higher among those over 25 years Overtown of age has increased by 137% in the last decade.

The changing landscape of Miami’s downtown corridor has trickled down to the historic neighborhood of Overtown, located in the heart of Miami. Since 2000, its African American community has decreased by 26%, while its Hispanic population has increased by 140%. In the past decade changes in educational attainment, household income and house values are evident and illustrated in our third infographic. - Wynwood Infographic

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Little Haiti became an official designated neighborhood with legal boundaries in the city of Miami in 2016, after years of pressure from community organizers in the area. Its official name and the increase of Haitian immigrants are reflections of how the area has transformed and continued to keep its cultural identity in Miami-Dade County. The following infographic of Little Haiti demonstrates changes over the course of 14 years:

Little Haiti Infographic

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Overtown Infographic

The changing landscape of Miami’s downtown corridor has trickled down to the historic neighborhood of Overtown, located in the heart of Miami. Since 2000, its African American community has decreased by 26%, while its Hispanic population has increased by 140%. In the past decade, changes in educational attainment, household income and house values are evident and illustrated in the following infographic:

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Liberty City Infographic

The Liberty City neighborhood has received significant attention in the last few months, prompted by the redevelopment of Liberty Square, Miami's oldest public housing project. The infographic shows the most recent changes of the neighborhood over the past 14 years.

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Allapattah Infographic

Allapattah, one of the largest neighborhoods in the city of Miami, has seen a 35% increase of its Hispanic population in the past 14 years, contributing to a 78% total Hispanic population.

Cost burden is on the rise in Allapattah with 65% of renters spending over 30% of their income on rent as of 2014, compared to a 47% of renters spending over 30% of their income on rent in 2000.

The infographic reflects these rises along with other changes that have occurred in Allapattah since 2000 - 2014.

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Coconut Grove Infographic

Since the late 1800’s, the historic town has seen immense growth from attracting artists and adventurers to now home to some of the top agencies and firms, but one thing remains startling: its wide disparity gap. Although 62% of the households have an income over 50k, almost half (46%) of West Grove households earn less than 25k.

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Flagler Village

Flagler Village, Progresso Village, City View, and Dorsey Riverbend are included in the first neighborhood change series release of Broward County. Since 2000, Flagler Village, Progresso Village, City View, and Dorsey Riverbend have seen tremendous growth with a 96% increase in total population. That increase attributed to other rises in household income, education and mortgage status.

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City of Wilton Manors

For this Neighborhood Change Series, we explored the City of Wilton Manors in Broward County. The city of Wilton Manors was formed in 1947 and according to the 2010 US Census it is the "Second gayest city" in the country.

Check out the infographic for some interesting statistics.