Hispanic Segregation Patterns in Metropolitan Miami
To a casual observer it might appear that metropolitan Miami is a typical Sun Belt urban complex. Historically, its mild winter climate has generated a tourist-dominated economy. As a post-automobile-era metropolis, Miami's central business district is somewhat small and its suburbs have undergone massive expansion. In addition, Miami's ethnic mix is similar to that of many southwestern cities, its population being comprised of large percentages of non-Latin whites, Jews, blacks, and Hispanics.