Boynton, Oklahoma

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Boynton, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Boynton, Oklahoma
Location of Boynton, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°38′58″N 95°39′13″W / 35.64944°N 95.65361°W / 35.64944; -95.65361Coordinates: 35°38′58″N 95°39′13″W / 35.64944°N 95.65361°W / 35.64944; -95.65361
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Muskogee
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 623 ft (190 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 248
 • Density 620.0/sq mi (225.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74422
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-08150[1]
GNIS feature ID 1090441[2]

Boynton is a town in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 248 at the 2010 census, a 9.5 percent decline from 274 at the 2000 census.[3]

History[edit]

Boynton was built in 1903 with the coming of the St. Louis – San Francisco Railway to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The post office was named for E. L. Boynton, chief engineer of the Missouri Coal and Railroad Company.[4] Boosted by an oil refinery and a brick factory, the town reached a peak population of 1,400 in the 1920 census. By 2000 the population had declined to 274.[5] In 2010 the town government came under investigation for nepotism and Open Meeting Act violations.[6][7] The local school district, Boynton-Moton Public Schools, closed its high school in September 2010; in March 2011, the Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to revoke the district's accreditation and close the lower school as of June 2011.[8]

Geography[edit]

Boynton is located at 35°38′58″N 95°39′13″W / 35.64944°N 95.65361°W / 35.64944; -95.65361 (35.649404, -95.653678).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 274 people, 112 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 663.1 people per square mile (258.0/km²). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 336.4 per square mile (130.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 27.37% White, 55.11% African American, 6.20% Native American, 0.36% from other races, and 10.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 112 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 21.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,917, and the median income for a family was $25,000. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $15,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,419. About 22.4% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.0% of those sixty five or over.

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