This might not be a surprise to design buffs, but one recent study ranks Miami as a particularly great city for interior designers. Joybird, an online furniture store dedicated to custom designs, crunched the numbers to identify the top 50 cities for interior designers, and Miami ranked third in the country.
That’s just behind Washington D.C. (#1) and Jacksonville (#2). Florida represented well overall, with Orlando in the #8 slot.
EMSI, a labor market data services company, looked at metro areas with a population above 1 million for the study. These cities are ranked on factors like the number of interior designers per capita, the percentage of self-employed interior designers, the median hourly earnings, and the number of furnishings and decor stores per capita. the study also looked at the percentage growth in interior design graduates from 2013 to 2016. The reason Jacksonville scored in the number two slot has to do with its 317 percent growth rate of the city’s interior designers, which was higher than any other city.