All figures refer to Miami-Dade County unless otherwise indicated.
Population: 2.4 million (2006)
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City of Miami population: 404,000 (2006)
City of Miami Beach population: 87,000 (2006)
Demographics: 61.3 percent Hispanic; 20.2 percent African-American; 18.3 percent non-Hispanic white; 1.5 percent Asian; balance Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander or other (2006)*
Civilian labor force: 1.2 million (January 2008)
Number of retail workers: 126,900 (January 2008)
Number of fashion industry employees (including fashion retail): 19,329 (2008)
Median household income: $45,328 (2007)
Median home price: $336,800 (January 2008)
Number of condos for sale: 25,000 (February 2008)
Number of condos under construction: 25,000 (to be completed between now and 2009)
Largest public companies, by revenues: Lennar Corp., Carnival Corp., World Fuel Service Corp., Ryder System, Royal Caribbean Cruises (2006)
Fashion companies based here: Perry Ellis International, TKO, Red Carter, We Love Colors, Eberjey, On Gossamer, Cosabella, Edward Beiner, Rose Taft, Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati, Tricia Fix, among others
Fashion companies with headquarters for their Latin-American operations here: Ferragamo, Hugo Boss, Swarovski, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Richman Group
*Demographics may exceed 100 percent since some people check more than one box.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership; McCabe Research & Consulting, a real estate tracking firm in Deerfield Beach, Fla.