As Miami's real estate market has boomed to glittering new heights of luxury since 2010, the area's median household income remains the second lowest of any major metro area while poverty has continued to increase. It's embarrassing, if not depressing. See also: Miamians Can't Afford to Buy Condos ... More >>
The economic downturn had forced several leaders on both the state and local levels to rebrand Florida as some sort of tech- and business-friendly state perfect for young, entrepreneurial professionals. That might give you the impression that Florida is turning into some hip, youth-friendly state. I ... More >>
According to estimates, Florida is slated to become the third most populated state in the nation sometime in the next few years. Though, one of our senators seems to think it's already happened. "My state of Florida is now the third-largest state," Sen. Bill Nelson said last week during Senate Arm ... More >>
More people from Miami-Dade County to Broward than from any county to any other county in Florida. In fact, that county-to-county migration is the sixth highest in the entire country. According to Census Bureau data from 2011, about 25,000 packed up their U=Haul and moved from the 305 to BroCo. Wh ... More >>
More any other big city in the nation -- with the exception being New York -- Miami is a town of two realities. Ours is a city that's simultaneously inhabited by revelers who preside over clubs with table service and can afford $50,000 to see Tiesto on New Year's Eve -- and those who can't afford a ... More >>
There are few places in America where the contrast between the rich and the poor are as stark as they are in Miami-Dade County. While the rich are popping bubbly on their yachts and going in on $400 bottle service, the poor black out their windows because they can't afford air conditioning. In fact, ... More >>
The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, hoping to get rich.
Last night, as many of our loyal readers watched NBC's The Voice, ABC's Dancing with the Stars, and Travel Channel's No Reservations, a bit of virtual battle was taking place on Twitter. Perhaps a few (likely from the culinary industry) tuned into the live webcast of the James Beard Foundation award ... More >>
Like churners-out of web content everywhere, the writers of Politifact, the Pulitzer Prize winning "keepin' em honest"-style political project of the Tampa Bay Times, sometimes get a little restless. Apparently this now means that the site is in the business of checking claims made on G ... More >>
Between 2008 and 2009, Florida had its first decline in total population since World War II, but the state's growth is getting back on track. According to new numbers released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, the population has topped 19 million for the first time, and we're now on track to ... More >>
Sure, during Art Basel Miami Beach our fair city is the art capital of the world for one week, but the rest of the year we can't even make it onto The Atlantic's list of "The Most Artistic Cities." We're apparently less artistic then cultural hot spots like Danbury, Connecticut, Watsonville Calif ... More >>
Rep. Alan HaysFlorida will add two new congressional districts in 2012, and the Senate Reapportionment Committee is meeting to determine where to place those districts. One of the leading plans includes carving out a new district in Orange, Osceola and Polk counties that would create a strongly H ... More >>
Oh sure we've got decent weather and calming seas, but it's not exactly a surprise that for us living year round in Miami life can be stressful. Let's not even get started on our ridiculous traffic, horrible parking, and tanked economy. So it shouldn't be shocki ... More >>
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want to make sure that everyone in Miami is counted. The two are demanding that the U.S. Census Bureau recount the number of City of Miami residents they tallied in 2010. The feds say only 399,457 residents live in the city, which is ab ... More >>
A group of researchers from Harvard and Northwestern Universities have compiled three years worth of data from Twitter to take a snapshot of the mood of the nation over the course of the day. The results are visualized state-by-state, and what seems striking is that compared to the rest of the na ... More >>
By this point you've either seen the commercials on TV, heard about it on the radio, had someone knock on your door, or received a giant envelope in the mail -- the U.S. Census is everywhere. But how can you be sure that your vote is getting counted and the Magic City is getting all the funding i ... More >>
Image via Little Miss Sunshine.'s flickr/CCMaybe Riptide has been living off of spaghetti and buying beer with couch change for too long. Maybe seeing the parade of Hummers and yachts in South Beach rubs salt in the wound. Maybe. Because it's not very nice. It's kind of mean, actually, that a recen ... More >>
Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.
The day Anna Nicole Smith's corpse was wheeled from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, tribe members were setting up for their annual powwow.
One year after Miami announced it would attempt to cure its own poverty, the patient remains in intensive care
Miami maintains its winning ways: America's Poorest City
The government's method of determining who's poor is so outdated that census experts say the poverty picture is much worse than we think
Nut Case #5: And thanks for reminding me why I left Miami
From the issue of December 28, 2000
José Garcia says his boss at Census 2000 asked him to falsify documents. Then he got the pink slip.
He's got looks, charm, and the church on his side. But even this priest may not save Telemundo's ratings.