Eth 316 Ethics and Social Responsibility

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Community Profile: Miami, Florida

ETH 316 Ethics and Social Responsibility

Community Profile: Miami, Florida

The social responsibility of members in a community is subject to the beliefs and moral values of the individual. As children, we grow up and learn the ways of our family and close friends. These life lessons ingrain patterns of acceptable and unacceptable behaviors in our lives. If a community was small, we would see threads of consistency in beliefs and moral values spread throughout the community. When we look at a larger community like Miami, Florida we see a vast array of cultural diversity creating a wide mix of beliefs and values. This writing will explore the type of people living in Miami, Florida; the nature of work performed by members of this community; the lifestyles, activities, and involvement in the community; and the social responsibilities of the individuals in the community.

The People and Workforce

According to the United States Census Bureau (2012), Miami, Florida has experienced a population growth of 10 percent in the last 10 years with an estimated 2.4 million people living in Miami-Dade County. The ratio between Hispanics and Whites is nearly 1:1. Black’s, Asian’s and Pacific Islanders make up the balance of the population (United States Census Bureau, 2012). The workforce in Miami is diverse ranging from high influential bankers to over 63 percent wholesale trade. The trade industry provides raw material and supplies to manufactures for distribution and production. This type of work brings an average annual income of $43,600 a year, barely enough to sustain a family (United States Census Bureau, 2012).


The warm weather provided by the coastal waters of Florida offer Miami average year round temperatures of 80 degrees, making conditions perfect for outdoor activities (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2012) . The city tailors to individuals of every age and cultural...
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