ALICE in Miami-Dade County
2016 Point-in-Time Data
The Miami-Dade ALICE population has grown by 3 percent since the last report, which used 2015 data, while poverty dropped 2 percent, and 1 percent of households that earned just above the ALICE Threshold fell below the threshold. The Report shows that 40 percent of Miami-Dade Households are ALICE and an additional 19 percent are in poverty. Overall, nearly six out of 10 households continue to struggle in Miami-Dade.
Population: 2,712,945 | Number of Households: 880,766
Median Household Income: $45,935 (state average: $50,860)
Poverty Households: 169,904(19%); (state average 14%)
ALICE Households: 354,294 (40%); (state average 32%)
Households Above ALICE Threshold: 356,568 (41%)
Unemployment Rate: 5.9% (state average: 6.0%)
The bare-minimum family budget
The Household Survival Budget calculates the cost of housing, child care, food, transportation, health care and necessary technology at a bare-minimum “survival” level. It does not include any savings, leaving a household vulnerable to unexpected expenses. Yet, even this minimal budget was much higher than the adjusted Federal Poverty Level of $11,880 for a single adult and $24,300 for a family of four in 2016.
Miami-Dade ALICE households over time
The data shows
ALICE and poverty by community