Miami, Oklahoma

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Miami is a city in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States. As of 2009, the population estimate was 12,910. It is the county seat of Ottawa County[3]. The city is named after the Miami tribe. The spelling for the city comes from the Latin phonetic spelling for the Myaamia (also spelled Maumee) tribe, and is correctly pronounced "Me-ah-me," although it is commonly rendered "My-am-me," except in Oklahoma, where the vernacular pronunciation of "my-am-uh" is used. The tribe, located in Miami, Oklahoma, prefer the vernacular pronunciation.[4][5][6] Miami is the capital of the Miami Nation, Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma, Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, Peoria Tribe of Indians, Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, and Shawnee Tribe.[7]



Miami is located at 36°53′1″N 94°52′34″W / 36.88361°N 94.87611°W / 36.88361; -94.87611 (36.883539, -94.876018)[8].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.4 km²), of which, 9.7 square miles (25.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.82%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,704 people, 5,580 households, and 3,565 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,410.8 people per square mile (544.9/km²). There were 6,111 housing units at an average density of 629.1/sq mi (243.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.37% White, 1.20% African American, 15.32% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 6.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.35% of the population.

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