Big Cabin, Oklahoma
|Big Cabin, Oklahoma|
Location of Big Cabin, Oklahoma
|• Total||2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)|
|• Land||2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||722 ft (220 m)|
|• Density||126.2/sq mi (49.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1090098|
Big Cabin is located at .(36.544031, -95.220496)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 293 people, 120 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 140.6 people per square mile (54.4/km²). There were 137 housing units at an average density of 65.8 per square mile (25.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.77% White, 14.68% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 8.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.
There were 120 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,972, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $21,964 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,165. About 19.6% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.3% of those sixty five or over.
Revenue through traffic citations
In 2004 Big Cabin raised nearly three-fourths of its revenue from traffic citations for speeding. The state of Oklahoma enacted a law in 2004 that penalizes towns where the citation revenue exceeds 50% of the annual budget. As a result of a complaint filed by a local business, Oklahoma's Department of Public Safety designated the town a speed trap, and prohibited the town's officers from writing traffic tickets for six months. The police department maintained that enforcement lowered the annual rate of traffic deaths.
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Morgan, Rhett (2005-07-22). "Speed trap snaps on town". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2010-03-25.