Marlow, Oklahoma

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Marlow, Oklahoma
City
Location of Marlow, Oklahoma
Location of Marlow, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°38′36″N 97°57′32″W / 34.64333°N 97.95889°W / 34.64333; -97.95889Coordinates: 34°38′36″N 97°57′32″W / 34.64333°N 97.95889°W / 34.64333; -97.95889
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Stephens
Area
 • Total 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
 • Land 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,312 ft (400 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,662
 • Density 657/sq mi (253/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73055
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-46600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1095149[2]

Marlow is a city in Stephens County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 4,662 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Marlow is located in northern Stephens County, Oklahoma, in the southern part of the state, at 34°38′36″N 97°57′32″W / 34.64333°N 97.95889°W / 34.64333; -97.95889 (34.643410, -97.958806).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18 km2), of which, 7.1 square miles (18 km2) of it is land and 0.14% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,662 people, 1,862 households, and 1,257 families residing in the city.[4] The population density was 657 people per square mile (253/km²). There were 2,119 housing units at an average density of 298.5 per square mile (115/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.2% white, 0.2% African American, 5.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 5.6% from two or more races.[4] Hispanics or Latinos were 4.4% of the population, having doubled since 2000.

There were 1,862 households out of which half (50.1%) were married couples, a third (34.3%) included children under the age of 18, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families.[4] Less than a third (28.9) of households were made up of individuals; 14.5% of households had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.[4] The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.[4]

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older.[4] The median age was 38.8 years.[4] For every 100 females there were 88 males.[4] For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82 males.[4]

The median income for a household in the city was $43,221, and the median income for a family was $57,713.[5] Males had a median income of $34,325 versus $29,21 for females.[5] The per capita income for the city was $20,299.[5] An estimated 10.7% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.[5]

Entertainment[edit]

Entertainment in Marlow includes:

  • Redbud Park located in the eastern part of the town that includes; the Hideout (A large play ground), a trail through the park, a stage for concerts, and the Outlaw cave (The cave where the Marlows hid out often)
  • The Life Center, a church funded recreational center that includes; a basketball court, a walking track, and several rooms that can be rented at any time
  • Miller Park in the western part of the town; that includes the public pool, Miller Pond, and the Mile trail.

Sports[edit]

Marlow's sports team is the Outlaws. Though Formerly the Grey Wolves

Education[edit]

The City of Marlow is serviced by the Marlow Public School District

Notable residents[edit]

  • Terry Brown, former NFL defensive back for Minnesota Vikings
  • Joe Dial, former world record-holder in the pole vault and 2011 inductee into the Pole Vault Hall of Fame
  • Paul Sparks, actor, Boardwalk Empire

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i 2010 Demographic Profile for Marlow, American FactFinder (accessed November 6, 2013)
  5. ^ a b c d 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, American FactFinder (accessed November 6, 2013)