Forgan, Oklahoma

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Forgan, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Forgan, Oklahoma
Location of Forgan, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°54′27″N 100°32′21″W / 36.90750°N 100.53917°W / 36.90750; -100.53917Coordinates: 36°54′27″N 100°32′21″W / 36.90750°N 100.53917°W / 36.90750; -100.53917
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Beaver
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,592 ft (790 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 547
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (550/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73938
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-26900[2]
GNIS feature ID 1092944[3]

Forgan is a town in Beaver County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 547 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

From 1912 to 1973, Forgan was the northern terminus of the defunct Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway, one of the Frank Kell and Joseph A. Kemp properties which linked Wichita Falls, Texas, with the Oklahoma Panhandle. In 1973, Altus in southwestern Oklahoma became the new northern terminus of the successor company, and the northern route from Altus to Forgan was abandoned.[4]

Geography[edit]

Forgan is located at 36°54′27″N 100°32′21″W / 36.90750°N 100.53917°W / 36.90750; -100.53917 (36.907505, -100.539253)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 582
1930 605 4.0%
1940 428 −29.3%
1960 532
1970 496 −6.8%
1980 611 23.2%
1990 489 −20.0%
2000 532 8.8%
2010 547 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Cimarron River, near Forgan, Oklahoma

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 547 people residing in the town.[1] The population density was 1,400 people per square mile (550/km²). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 645 per square mile (252/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.47% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 6.77% from other races, and 3.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.10% of the population.

There were 197 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,739, and the median income for a family was $29,167. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $18,409 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,250. About 17.6% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ "Donovan L. Hofsommer, "The Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway"". tshaonline.org. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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