Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 226,419. The 2010 census recorded a population of 224,669, a decrease of just 0.8%, and still making it the sixth largest city in the state, a major municipality of Greater Miami and South Florida, and the tenth largest city in the United States among cities with a population density of more than 10,000/sq mile. 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. Hialeah has the second highest percentage of Cuban and Cuban American residents of any city in the US. Hialeah is also the densest American city in terms of population not to feature a skyscraper.
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