Miami's population is composed of a diverse mix of people. In 2010, the city's non-Hispanic white population was 11.9%, including 1.7% Germans, Italians, Irish, and Spanish speakers. The remaining 25.0% of residents were 25 to 44 years old, while 13.6% were 65 years old or older. While most residents are Hispanic, the city does have a significant number of Latino and African American residents.
The early development of Miami was heavily reliant on the work of black labor. At the beginning of the 20th century, African-Americans and migrants from the Bahamas comprised forty percent of Miami's population. This rapid growth left the African-American community living in cramped quarters, and white police officers were quick to make eviction threats. While the city's African-American population was now relatively small, the impact of Jim Crow is still evident today.
In 2010 Miami's Hispanic population comprised approximately 70% of the city's population. Non-Hispanic whites were only 12.9% of the city's population. Moreover, Latinos of any race or ethnicity make up 70 percent of Miami's population. In 2010, the census revealed that the city's population was mainly comprised of white Americans (72%) and Hispanic/Latino Americans (13.6%). In addition, there were 0.1% Cuban, 3% Filipino, and 0.1 percent Japanese.
The historical district in Miami's downtown area contains buildings from 1896 to 1939. The downtown area of Miami is home to the city's oldest buildings, including the historic district. While many of these buildings are considered landmarks, alligators and other animals have ventured into nearby neighborhoods and major highways. Although these animals are typically shy, Miami's city has become a major hub for global business.