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Overview

Introduction to Miami, Oklahoma

Miami, Oklahoma, in Ottawa county, is 69 miles NW of Fayetteville, Arkansas and 79 miles NE of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Miami History

Miami is the first chartered town in Indian Territory. It is the county seat of Ottawa County. Miami began as a cattle ranch owned by Wayland C. Lykins, and was originally known as Jimtown. Development of the town began in 1890, when Jim Palmer established a post office here. The town was renamed Miami in honor of his wife, a Miami Indian.

Miami and nearby Attractions

  • Dobson Museum and Memorial Center
  • Picher Mining Field Museum
  • Peoria Ridge Golf Course
  • Twin Bridges State Park
  • Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum

Things To Do In Miami

Twin Bridges State Park, Bernice State Park, the Sycamore Valley Recreation Area and Spring River Canoe Trails State Park all offer various facilities for recreation.. Local celebrations include the Ottawa Tribal Powwow and the Peoria Powwow. The Dobson Museum and Memorial Center and the Picher Mining Field Museum provide insight into the town’s history. Peoria Ridge Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers.

Miami Transportation

Kansas City International is the nearest major airport.

Miami Higher Education

The Northeastern Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Missouri Southern State College, Pittsburgh State University and Northwest Arkansas Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,428
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+5,478
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married41.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15%
Median Earnings25+$26,047
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,322
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,212

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,831
% Above Poverty Level75.3%
% Below Poverty Level24.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone31.9%
Median Gross Rent$702
Median House Value$78,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.2%
Irish10.4%
English5.5%
French Except Basque1.9%
Italian1.8%
Scottish1.2%
Polish0.5%
Swedish0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
African0.3%
Icelander0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
German0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Russian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Miami Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ottawa County
Standard Zip Codes74354
P.O. Box Zip Codes74355
Phone Area Codes918
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.88
Approximate Longitude-94.87

Miami Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMIAMI
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 45 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationVINITA 2 N
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 45 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationMOUND VALLEY 3 WSW
Distance38.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Commerce2,314$35,119
Fairland1,117$44,125
North Miami366$36,250
Quapaw755$40,795

Miami Public Libraries

Miami Public Library
200 NORTH MAIN STREET
Miami, Oklahoma
(918) 541-2292

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Miami Hospitals

Integris Baptist Regional Health Center
(Non-profit)
200 Second Street Sw
(918) 542-6611
Willow Crest Hospital
(Proprietary)
130 'a' Street Sw
(918) 542-1836

Miami Public Schools

Miami Hs
2000 East Central Avenue
ZIP: 74354
(918) 542-4421
High
Total Enrollment 675
Nichols Es
504 14th Avenue Northwest
ZIP: 74354
(918) 542-3309
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Rockdale Es
2116 Rockdale Boulevard
ZIP: 74354
(918) 542-6697
Primary
Total Enrollment 196
Roosevelt Es
129 G Street Northeast
ZIP: 74354
(918) 542-5576
Primary
Total Enrollment 213
Washington Es
1930 B Street Northeast
ZIP: 74354
(918) 542-3394
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Will Rogers Ms
504 Goodrich Boulevard
ZIP: 74354
(918) 542-5588
Middle
Total Enrollment 505
Wilson Es
308 G Street Northwest
ZIP: 74354
(918) 542-8419
Primary
Total Enrollment 225

Miami Private Schools

Mt Olive Lutheran School
2337 N Main St
ZIP: 74354
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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