Prue, Oklahoma

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Prue, Oklahoma
Location of Prue, Oklahoma
Location of Prue, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°14′59″N 96°16′3″W / 36.24972°N 96.26750°W / 36.24972; -96.26750Coordinates: 36°14′59″N 96°16′3″W / 36.24972°N 96.26750°W / 36.24972; -96.26750
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Osage
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 465
 • Density 953.8/sq mi (368.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74060
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-60850[1]
GNIS feature ID 1096944[2]

Prue is a town in Osage County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 465 at the United States Census, 2010, up 7.4 percent from 433 at the 2000 census.[3] The town was named for Henry Prue, who owned the original townsite. Prue was relocated when construction of Lake Keystone was built, and is sometimes called "New Prue".[4]


Prue is located at36°14′59″N 96°16′3″W / 36.24972°N 96.26750°W / 36.24972; -96.26750 (36.249730, -96.267403).[5] It is 46 miles (74 km) south of Pawhuska and 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Tulsa.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Prue is designated as "New Prue" because the original town is now under Lake Keystone, created when the Keystone Dam was completed in 1964.[6]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 433 people, 169 households, and 128 families residing in the town. The population density was 953.8 people per square mile (371.5/km²). There were 196 housing units at an average density of 431.7 per square mile (168.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.61% White, 0.23% African American, 6.24% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 6.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 169 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,696, and the median income for a family was $32,917. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,335. About 9.4% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.


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