|Motto: "Living The Grand Life!"|
Location of Grove, Oklahoma
|• Total||9.1 sq mi (23.5 km2)|
|• Land||9.0 sq mi (23.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||774 ft (236 m)|
|• Density||727.8/sq mi (281.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1093427|
Prior to Oklahoma statehood, Grove was part of the Delaware District of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory. It was named for a grove of trees where it was sited. A post office was located in the limits of present-day Grove in 1888, but the city was not incorporated until the 1890s,[a] Rose Stauber, "Grove", Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Accessed making it the only incorporated town in Delaware County when Oklahoma became a state.
Grove is located at  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.1 square miles (24 km2), of which, 9.0 square miles (23 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.55%) is water.(36.588611, -94.783110).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,131 people, 2,286 households, and 1,490 families residing in the city. The population density was 569.2 people per square mile (219.9/km²). There were 2,807 housing units at an average density of 311.4 per square mile (120.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.60% White, 0.08% African American, 10.19% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 5.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.
There were 2,286 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.68.
In the city the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 19.0% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 29.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,464, and the median income for a family was $38,347. Males had a median income of $31,908 versus $19,107 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,351. About 9.3% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.
Points of interest
- Jack Chrisman, drag racer, helped develop the Funny Car
- Jana Jae, Country music artist, violinist/fiddler
- Oliver Winfield Killam, Texas oil industrialist, former state legislator from Delaware County
- Radcliffe Killam, Texas oil industrialist and philanthropist
- Darryl Starbird, hotrod car designer and builder
- Grant Wistrom, Professional football player, NFL Defensive End, retired
- Pat Dodson, Former Professional Baseball player, MLB First Baseman, retired. Now the Grove Middle School principal
- Lynn Doughty, Western Caricature Artist, Professional Woodcarver.
- The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture states that the date of incorporation is uncertain, but was probably in 1895.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Rose Stauber, "Grove", Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Accessed August 6, 2012.
- Stogsdill, Sheila. New Grand Lake fishing facilities paying off for Grove, Tulsa World, February 26, 2013 (accessed April 12, 2013).
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- City of Grove
- Grove information, photos and videos, TravelOK.com
- Grove Map
- Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Grove