Bray, Oklahoma

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Bray, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Bray, Oklahoma
Location of Bray, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°37′50″N 97°50′7″W / 34.63056°N 97.83528°W / 34.63056; -97.83528Coordinates: 34°37′50″N 97°50′7″W / 34.63056°N 97.83528°W / 34.63056; -97.83528
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Stephens
Area
 • Total 63.0 sq mi (163.0 km2)
 • Land 62.3 sq mi (161.2 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation 1,260 ft (384 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,035
 • Density 16.6/sq mi (6.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73055 (was 73012, now belongs to Edmond, OK)
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-08550[1]
GNIS feature ID 1090460[2]

Bray is a town in Stephens County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,035 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Bray is located at 34°37′50″N 97°50′7″W / 34.63056°N 97.83528°W / 34.63056; -97.83528 (34.630587, −97.835246).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 63.0 square miles (163 km2), of which, 62.2 square miles (161 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (1.11%) is water.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bray, Oklahoma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 50.4
(10.2)
56.1
(13.4)
66.1
(18.9)
74.7
(23.7)
81
(27)
88.4
(31.3)
94.4
(34.7)
93.5
(34.2)
85.3
(29.6)
75.8
(24.3)
63.2
(17.3)
53.2
(11.8)
73.5
(23.1)
Average low °F (°C) 26.4
(−3.1)
30.8
(−0.7)
39.8
(4.3)
49.8
(9.9)
57.9
(14.4)
65.9
(18.8)
70.2
(21.2)
69.3
(20.7)
61.9
(16.6)
50.9
(10.5)
39.8
(4.3)
29.8
(−1.2)
49.4
(9.7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.1
(28)
1.6
(41)
2.4
(61)
2.9
(74)
5.2
(132)
4.2
(107)
2.3
(58)
2.6
(66)
4.3
(109)
3.6
(91)
2.1
(53)
1.4
(36)
33.7
(856)
Source: Weatherbase.com[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,035 people, 386 households, and 306 families residing in the town. The population density was 16.6 people per square mile (6.4/km²). There were 419 housing units at an average density of 6.7 per square mile (2.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.53% White, 0.10% African American, 5.60% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.

There were 386 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,417, and the median income for a family was $34,318. Males had a median income of $24,191 versus $20,658 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,952. About 13.6% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives[edit]

Bray is the birthplace of country musician Katrina Elam.

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