Miami, Arizona

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Miami, Arizona
Town
Old houses in Miami
Old houses in Miami
Location in Gila County and the state of Arizona
Location in Gila County and the state of Arizona
Coordinates: 33°23.8′N 110°52.3′W / 33.3967°N 110.8717°W / 33.3967; -110.8717Coordinates: 33°23.8′N 110°52.3′W / 33.3967°N 110.8717°W / 33.3967; -110.8717
Country United States
State Arizona
County Gila
Area
 • Total .9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land .9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,402 ft (1,037 m)
Population (2010)[1][2]
 • Total 1,837
 • Density 1,617/sq mi (624.7/km2)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 85539
Area code 928
FIPS code 04-46350
Chrysocolla and quartz specimen from the Live Oak mine above Miami. Live Oak is famous among mineral collectors for this mineral combination.

Miami (Western Apache: Goshtłʼish Tú[3]) is a town in Gila County, Arizona, United States. Miami is a classic Western copper boomtown, though the copper mines are largely dormant now. Miami's old downtown has been partly renovated, and low-cost housing is attracting new residents.[citation needed]

According to the 2010 Census, the population of the town was 1,837.[1]

The population in the 1950 Census was 4,329.

Geography[edit]

Miami is located at 33°23.8'N 110°52.3'W (33.396,-110.872).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of .9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Miami is adjacent to Globe, and near the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. Miami, Globe, and the unincorporated areas nearby (including Inspiration, Claypool and Central Heights-Midland City) are commonly called Globe-Miami. The town is located on the northeastern slope of the Pinal Mountains, and is surrounded (except to the east) by the Tonto National Forest. It is located on U.S. Routes 60 and 70, and is served by the Arizona Eastern Railway.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,936 people, 754 households, and 493 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,008.0 people per square mile (778.6/km²). There were 930 housing units at an average density of 964.6 per square mile (374.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.74% White, 1.03% Black or African American, 1.45% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 20.40% from other races, and 2.27% from two or more races. 54.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 754 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 29.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

Copper mining accounts for the largest number of jobs in Miami. According to the 2002 annual report of the Arizona State Mine Inspector, Phelps Dodge employed nearly 600 at its Miami operations, including 330 at the smelter and 187 at the mine.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,196, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $28,250 versus $18,026 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,674. About 20.5% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.7% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over.

See also: other Miamis

Notable natives and residents[edit]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Miami has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 Demographic Profile Data" (CSV). 2010 Census. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. April 1, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_DP_G001&prodType=table". United States Census Bureau. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  3. ^ William J. de Reuse (2006), A Practical Grammar of the San Carlos Apache Language, Lincom Europa 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Miami, Arizona

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