Location of Granite, Oklahoma
|• Total||1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)|
|• Land||1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,614 ft (492 m)|
|• Density||1,300/sq mi (500/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1093311|
Granite is located at (34.962367, -99.381356).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,844 people, 443 households, and 283 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,166.3 people per square mile (450.6/km²). There were 533 housing units at an average density of 337.1 per square mile (130.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 69.47% White, 16.97% African American, 4.93% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 3.85% from other races, and 4.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.16% of the population.
There were 443 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the town the population was spread out with 13.7% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 43.2% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 259.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 304.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $25,438, and the median income for a family was $30,703. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $20,368 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,599. About 13.1% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.
Situated at the foot of the Wichita Mountains, Granite, Oklahoma is home to significant mining operations. Quarries such as Willis Granite Products extract native red granite for use in headstones, memorials, and signs throughout the United States.
Granite is also home to Oklahoma State Reformatory, a medium-security corrections facility also boasting some maximum and minimum-security housing for adult male inmates. Located off of U.S. Highway 9, the 10-acre (40,000 m2) facility has a maximum capacity of 999 inmates.
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- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Oklahoma Department of Corrections – Oklahoma State Reformatory
- CBS News: New Twist In Case Of Warden's Wife
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- Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Granite
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- Willis Granite Products