Miami has a minority-majority population as non-Hispanic whites comprise less than half of the population 11.9% down from 41.7% in 1970 Hispanic or Latino (of any race) make up 70% of Miami's population as of the 2010 census the racial makeup of the population of Miami was 72.6% White American (including White Hispanic) 19.2% Black or African American 1% Asian American and the remainder belonged to other groups or was of mixed ancestry. The Restudy came with a plan to stop the declining environmental quality and this proposal was to be the most expensive and comprehensive ecological repair project in history the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) proposed more than 60 construction projects over 30 years to store water that was being flushed into the ocean in reservoirs underground aquifers and abandoned quarries; add more Stormwater Treatment Areas to filter water that flowed into the lower Everglades; regulate water released from pumping stations into local waterways and improve water released to Everglades National Park and Water Conservation Areas; remove barriers to sheetflow by raising the Tamiami Trail and destroying the Miami Canal and reuse wastewater for urban areas the cost estimate for the entire plan was $7.8 billion and in a bipartisan show of cooperation CERP was voted through Congress with an overwhelming margin it was signed by President Bill Clinton on December 11 2000. In 1891 a Cleveland woman named Julia Tuttle decided to move to South Florida to make a new start in her life after the death of her husband Frederick Tuttle She purchased 640 acres on the north bank of the Miami River in present-day downtown Miami.
. . . Languages See also: List of tallest buildings in Miami Asian American 3.4% 3% 5% Black or African American: 21.2% [1,288,585].