|Motto: "Always Growing Always Prospering"|
Location of Hinton, Oklahoma
|• Total||3.1 sq mi (8.2 km2)|
|• Land||3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,680 ft (512 m)|
|• Density||691.5/sq mi (267.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1093794|
Hinton is located at , elevation 1,676 feet (511 m).(35.479004, -98.353748)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,175 people, 575 households, and 412 families residing in the town. The population density was 691.5 people per square mile (266.6/km²). There were 666 housing units at an average density of 211.7 per square mile (81.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.66% White, 13.15% African American, 4.83% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 4.37% from other races, and 3.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.46% of the population.
There were 575 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the town the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 38.6% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 175.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 197.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $29,028, and the median income for a family was $33,239. Males had a median income of $25,455 versus $20,556 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,105. About 12.2% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.
Red Rock Canyon State Park is located one mile (1.6 km) south of downtown Hinton. The park is a favorite of rapellers due to the canyon's cliff formations. It also boasts beautiful trees, especially in the fall when the color of the leaves begin to turn. Camping and day picnicking are allowed as well as a 1-acre (4,000 m2) lake for fishing. Hiking around the canyon is allowed within park limits. The park has a pool that offers two water slides into the eight feet deep water as well as water three feet deep for younger swimmers. The pool is overseen by certified lifeguards and at least one lifeguard is on duty at all times.
The city of Hinton is also home to Sugar Creek Country Club and Golf Course. The course is a championship caliber 18 hole course. It is host to the state golf championship.
Sugar Creek Casino located just off I-40 in Hinton,OK is rapidly growing as a Premier Entertainment Destination in Western Oklahoma. Featuring your Favorite Hottest Slots, All-you-can-eat Route 66 Buffet, the Refreshing Route 66 Roadhouse Café, Winning Times Sports Bar; One of the Best Little Sports Bars in the West. The Sugar Creek Event Center this Indoor Climate Controlled facility has featuring entertainment from Multiple Sell Out Cage Fights to Legendary Award Winning Entertainers. Sugar Creek Casino is an Enterprise of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.(www.sugarcreekcasino.com)
- "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.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
[www.hintonok.com Official Hinton Oklahoma Website]