Brickell is the urban neighborhood of Greater Downtown Miami, Florida. It is Miami’s major financial district, known for its international banking and business institutions. Today, Brickell has grown to overtake the city’s historic central business district to the north, as one of the largest financial districts in the United States. With a fast-growing residential population, Brickell is of Miami’s fastest-growing as well as its most dense neighborhood, with a 2010 population of about 31,000.
Brickell is dense, high-rise residential with many upscale, luxury condominium and apartments towers. It’s known for many popular Miami restaurants, shops, and places of entertainment. Brickell is served by the Miami Metrorail at the Brickell station adn by 5 stations of the Metromover’s Brickell Loop.
As South Florida’s financial district, Brickell is the core of Miami’s banking, investment, and financial sectors. Additionally, along with Downtown Miami, Brickell has most of the state’s foreign consulates, including the consulates of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom amongst others.
As of 2010, the population of Brickell had 27,776 people, with a population density of 37,622 per square mile, making it one of the densest neighborhoods in the United States. In the 2010 US Census, the racial makeup of Brickell was 62.0% Hispanic of any race, 33.2% White (non-Hispanic), 1.6% Asian, and 1.4% Black. The zip codes for Brickell include 33129, 33130, and 33131. The area covers 1.084 square miles (2.81 km2).