Kinta, Oklahoma

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Kinta, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Kinta, Oklahoma
Location of Kinta, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°7′15″N 95°14′19″W / 35.12083°N 95.23861°W / 35.12083; -95.23861Coordinates: 35°7′15″N 95°14′19″W / 35.12083°N 95.23861°W / 35.12083; -95.23861
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Haskell
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 548 ft (167 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 297
 • Density 495.0/sq mi (185.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74552
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-39950[1]
GNIS feature ID 1094397[2]

Kinta is a town in Haskell County, Oklahoma, United States. The name Kinta is the Choctaw word for beaver.[3] The population was 297 at the 2010 census, an increase of 22.2 percent from 243 at the 2000 census.[4]

Geography[edit]

Kinta is located at 35°7′15″N 95°14′19″W / 35.12083°N 95.23861°W / 35.12083; -95.23861 (35.120875, -95.238683)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 243 people, 104 households, and 68 families residing in the town. The population density was 388.2 people per square mile (148.9/km²). There were 131 housing units at an average density of 209.3 per square mile (80.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 82.72% White, 12.35% Native American, 0.41% from other races, and 4.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 104 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,111, and the median income for a family was $32,083. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,960. About 8.5% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 33.3% of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Green McCurtain (1848–1910), Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation (1896-1900) and 1902-1910)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Hyder, Glenn O. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. "Kinta" [1].
  4. ^ CensusViewer:Population of the City of Kinta, Oklahoma
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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