Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Some Facts about Hialeah

Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Ten years ago, the city population was 226,419. However, as of 2006, the population estimate by the U. S. Census Bureau had our city's population reduced to 209,971, making it the sixth largest city in the state. Hialeah is part of the Miami metropolitan area and the Greater South Florida metropolitan area.

The city's name is most commonly attributed to Muskogee origin, "Haiyakpo" (prairie) and "hili" (pretty) combining in "Hialeah" to mean "pretty prairie". Alternatively, the word is of Seminole origin meaning "Upland Prairie". The city is located upon a large prairie between Biscayne Bay and the Everglades.

It has the second highest percentage of Cuban and Cuban American residents of any city in the US. Hialeah is also the densest American city not to feature a skyscraper.

Tags: , , , (Photo Credit: Fishbaugh, W. A., Group of tour buses sponsored by real estate developers in Hialeah in 1921.)

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