With a population of 224,669, Hialeah is the sixth-largest city in the state of Florida. It also has the highest percentage of Cuban and Cuban American residents of any city in the nation. At 74% of the population, they bring a distinctive flair to the city's culture. It is also one of the largest Spanish-speaking communities in the country, with 92% of residents reporting that they speak Spanish at home. Hialeah Park Race Track holds two distinctions. The first is the Audubon Bird Sanctuary with its famous pink flamingos, and the second is being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1937, Amelia Earhart said goodbye to the continental U.S. in Hialeah before embarking on her mysterious flight.