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Miami, Arizona

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Welcome to Miami ...

The town of Miami is located in Gila County<1>.

When the people of Miami refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Miamian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Miami has a population of 1,797 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Miami.

Miami is 3,500 feet [1,067 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Miami is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Miami lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Miami is within the boundaries of the (928) area code.

The ZIP code for Miami: 85539<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Miami had an population of 1,797 people. This is a decrease of 2.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Miami had a population of 1,837 people. This makes Miami the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Miami represents 0.03% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,837 people, the population of Miami decreased 5.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,936 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Miami.

Communities Also Named Miami ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Miami - they are located in Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Texas (2), Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Miami.

Communities near Miami ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Miami.

  • Globe (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
    • Globe lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Miami and is located in Gila County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,382 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Globe<7>
  • Superior (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
    • Superior lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Miami and is located in Pinal County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,232 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<7>
  • Copper Hill (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Hill
    • Copper Hill was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Miami and is located in Gila County
  • Pinal (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinal
    • Pinal lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Miami and is located in Gila County
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  • Top-of-the-World (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Top-of-the-World
    • Top-of-the-World lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Miami and is located in Gila County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Top-of-the-World
  • Cutter (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
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    • Cutter lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Miami and is located in Gila County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutter
  • Silver King (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver King
    • Silver King was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Miami and is located in Pinal County
  • McMillenville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMillenville
    • McMillenville was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Miami and is located in Gila County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMillenville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McMillenville has also been known as:
    • McMillanville
    • McMillianville
  • Pinal (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinal
    • Pinal was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Miami and is located in Pinal County
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Pinal. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
  • Kearny (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearny
    • Kearny lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the south of Miami and is located in Pinal County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,206 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearny
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearny<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Miami. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Miami.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Miami. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Miami.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Miami. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Miami.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Miami ...

Looking for more information about Miami? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Miami, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Miami.

Adding Miami to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Miami in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Miami was on a map titled Road Map for Arizona (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Miami on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Miami

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Miami. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Gila, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Miami refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Miami may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Miami.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Miami - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Miami). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Miami or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Miami) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Miami. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MiamiOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Miami. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3983, Longitude: -110.8698    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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