Panama, Oklahoma

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Panama, Oklahoma
Location of Panama, Oklahoma
Location of Panama, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°10′14″N 94°40′12″W / 35.17056°N 94.67000°W / 35.17056; -94.67000Coordinates: 35°10′14″N 94°40′12″W / 35.17056°N 94.67000°W / 35.17056; -94.67000
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Le Flore
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 453 ft (138 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,413
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (570/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74951
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-56900[1]
GNIS feature ID 1096393[2]

Panama is a town in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,413 at the 2010 census.


Panama is located at 35°10′14″N 94°40′12″W / 35.17056°N 94.67000°W / 35.17056; -94.67000 (35.170591, -94.670099).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which 0.66% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 1,413 people, 530 households, and 364 families residing in the town. The population density was 903.0 people per square mile (348.3/km²). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 415.1 per square mile (160.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.27% White, 13.09% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 2.12% from other races, and 5.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.53% of the population.

There are 530 households, of which 34.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 15.5% have a female head of family, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% have a person 65 years of age or older living alone. The average household size was 2.57 people; the average family size is 3.12 people.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.93% 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,385, and the median income for a family was $29,500. Males had a median income of $27,260 versus $17,679 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,878. About 19.2% of families and 24.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.8% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture[edit]

On February 13, 2013, the American Pickers came to town.