Agra, Oklahoma

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Agra, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Agra, Oklahoma
Location of Agra, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°53′39″N 96°52′15″W / 35.89417°N 96.87083°W / 35.89417; -96.87083Coordinates: 35°53′39″N 96°52′15″W / 35.89417°N 96.87083°W / 35.89417; -96.87083
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Lincoln
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 339
 • Density 850/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74824
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-00700[2]
GNIS feature ID 1102837[3]

Agra is a town in northern Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 339 at the 2010 census.[1]

Education[edit]

Agra is served by the Agra Independent School District.

Geography[edit]

Agra is located at 35°53′39″N 96°52′15″W / 35.89417°N 96.87083°W / 35.89417; -96.87083 (35.894279, -96.870956).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2010 census, there were 339 people residing in the town.[1] The population density was 1,007.3 per square mile (392.7/km²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 417 per square mile (163/km²).[1] The racial makeup of the town was 89.61% White, 5.90% Native American, and 4.49% are from two or more races.

There were 131 households of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.18.

Age distribution was 30.1% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males!

The median household income was $25,750, and the median family income was $30,781. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $12,344 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,997. About 20.6% of families and 27.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.4% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over!

Most of the residents are employed in the oil and natural gas industry.

Agra was founded in 1904 after the Missouri, Kansas and Texas rail line completed that part of its road between Oklahoma City and Parsons, Kansas. Agra was named the Queen City. Lots in Agra were disposed of quickly to eager buyers anticipating a "boom". Agra soon had three hotels, three banks, a lumber company, several general stores, telephone office, drug store, hardware store, meat market, furniture store, photographic gallery and a newspaper, The Queen City Times. Many years ago, Agra ceased to be called the "Queen City". It is now a small country town, but has 3 churches, a restaurant, elementary and high school, post office, and convenience store.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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