• fourth-largest urban area in the US
  • eighth-most populous area in the US
  • population of around 5.5 million
  • leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade.
  • Forbes magazine ranked Miami “America’s Cleanest City”, for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets, and citywide recycling programs. 
  • UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world’s fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power.
  • Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked 33rd among global cities.
  • Miami was classified as an Alpha−World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory
  • Miami has the third tallest SKYLINE in the U.S. with over 300 high-rises. Downtown Miami is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and many large national and international companies. 


  • “Cruise Capital of the World”
  • #1 cruise passenger port in the world. It accommodates some of the world’s largest cruise ships and operations, and is the busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.
  • 1 in 7 of all the world’s cruise passengers start from Miami
  • 7 passenger terminals on 518 acres (2 km2)
  • 4.33 million passengers travelthrough PortMiami each year
  • PortMiami accounts for 176,000 jobs and has an annual economic impact in Miami of $18 billion.
  • Miami has the world’s largest amount of CRUISE LINE HEADQUARTERS,
  • 2015, the Port of Miami TUNNEL was completed and will serve the PortMiami.
  • “Cargo Gateway of the Americas”
  • 11th-largest cargo container port in the United States
  • One of the nation’s busiest cargo ports, importing 7.8 million tons of cargo. It ranks second only to the Port of South Louisiana in New Orleans in terms of cargo tonnage imported/exported from Latin America.
  • China is the port’s number one import country, and Honduras is the number one export country. 


Miami has over 200,000 students enrolled in local colleges and universities, placing it seventh in the nation in per capita university enrollment. The city’s four largest colleges and universities are: