Arcadia's Round Barn, a Route 66 icon
|Motto: "Unity - Pride - Commitment"|
Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma.
|• Total||1.54 sq mi (4.0 km2)|
|• Land||1.54 sq mi (4.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||972 ft (295 m)|
|• Density||160/sq mi (62/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1089688|
Arcadia is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The population was 247 at the 2010 census, a decrease of 11.5 percent from 279 at the 285 at the 2000 census.
Arcadia was established soon after the Land Rush of 1889 and drew both white and African American cotton farmers, who named the land after the Greek town of Arcadia. A post office was established in 1890. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad constructed a line in 1902-3 from Bartlesville to Oklahoma City, passing immediately south of Arcadia.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 247 people residing in the town. The population density was 185 people per square mile (69.9/km2). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 81.9 per square mile (31.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 25.5% African American, 7.9% White, 7.9% Native American, 7.9% from other races, and 7.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.
There were 108 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 111.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $24,359, and the median income for a family was $27,083. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,722. About 10.9% of families and 29.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.5% of those sixty five or over.
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- CensusViewer:Arcadia, Oklahoma Population. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
- "Arcadia." Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture.  Retrieved 2009-09-17.
- Information, photos and videos on TravelOK.com Official travel and tourism website for the State of Oklahoma
- Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Arcadia