Quinton, Oklahoma

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Quinton, Oklahoma
Location of Quinton, Oklahoma
Location of Quinton, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°7′33″N 95°22′3″W / 35.12583°N 95.36750°W / 35.12583; -95.36750Coordinates: 35°7′33″N 95°22′3″W / 35.12583°N 95.36750°W / 35.12583; -95.36750
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Pittsburg
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 610 ft (186 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,071
 • Density 954.8/sq mi (368.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74561
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-61550[1]
GNIS feature ID 1096996[2]

Quinton is a town in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,071 at the 2000 census. The town was named for Elizabeth Quinton who lived to be 116 years old. Her family still resides in and around the town of Quinton.


Quinton is located at 35°7′33″N 95°22′3″W / 35.12583°N 95.36750°W / 35.12583; -95.36750 (35.125904, -95.367470).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) of it is land and 0.88% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,071 people, 446 households, and 293 families residing in the town. The population density was 954.8 people per square mile (369.2/km²). There were 509 housing units at an average density of 453.8 per square mile (175.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.93% White, 0.19% African American, 16.15% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 3.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 446 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,531, and the median income for a family was $26,912. Males had a median income of $28,056 versus $16,797 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,143. About 18.3% of families and 22.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.3% of those under age 18 and 24.3% of those age 65 or over.