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The population of Bagdad is approximately 1,578 (2000), 1876 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 813 (2000), 682 (2010).

The amount of land area in Bagdad is 19.746 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bagdad is 7.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bagdad to Washington DC is 2130 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 97 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bagdad is positioned 34.57 degrees north of the equator and 113.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Bagdad elevation is 3,316 feet above sea level.
Bagdad median income is $42,096 (2000).

The Bagdad median home price is $58,900 (2000).

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Bagdad location: in eastern Yavapai County between Phoenix and Kingman along Highway 96, about 49 miles west of Prescott. Other nearby communities include Peeples Valley, Congress, Yarnell, Wilhoit, Williamson, Chino Valley and Wickenburg.

Here is a map page for Bagdad and the area.

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History & History Related Items

Bagdad history:

"Bagdad was the last modern day, independent copper mine that started out as a prospect and was developed without the support of a major company or sister companies into a respectably-producing copper mine. It maintained its independence for about 90 years when it merged with Cyprus Mines Corporation in 1973." (excerpt from "Some Talk about a Copper Mine")

Bagdad was named in 1882 for a copper claim by W.J. Pace and J.M. Murphy. In 1910, a post office was established.

Here is an interesting version of how the name of Bagdad came about from a now defunct website
"Please don't associate our town's name with that of Baghdad, Iraq. Please note the "h". Bagdad has always been a mining town. As legend has it, the first miners were a father and son team. The ore was hauled out on mule teams in bags. (see the "Historical Photos" link) The son would be mining, filling the bags with ore. The father would be getting the things the son needed to mine. When the son needed another bag to fill, he would yell, "bag Dad". Consequently the name Bagdad was derived. It had nothing to do with Iraq."

Take a look at these historical photos of Bagdad.

Bagdad is a small mining community with very affordable housing.
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Bagdad attractions:

Information on the Bagdad Mine by the Phelps Dodge Company.

The Burro Creek Recreational Area
north of town on U.S. Highway 97. Supposedly, the area was named after a large population of burros discovered by Army officers in 1869. Burro Creek has hiking, backpacking and camping as well as enjoyment for bird watchers and rock hounds.

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