Red Oak, Oklahoma

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Red Oak, Oklahoma
Town
Nickname(s): RO
Motto: We are Red Oak
Location of Red Oak, Oklahoma
Location of Red Oak, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°57′6″N 95°4′51″W / 34.95167°N 95.08083°W / 34.95167; -95.08083Coordinates: 34°57′6″N 95°4′51″W / 34.95167°N 95.08083°W / 34.95167; -95.08083
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Latimer
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 587 ft (179 m)
Population (United States Census, 2000)
 • Total 581
 • Density 618.7/sq mi (238.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74563
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-62550[1]
GNIS feature ID 1097108[2]

Red Oak is a town in Latimer County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 581 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Red Oak is located at 34°57′6″N 95°4′51″W / 34.95167°N 95.08083°W / 34.95167; -95.08083 (34.951669, -95.080890)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Education[edit]

Red Oak has one elementary, junior high, and one high school.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 581 people, 239 households, and 155 families residing in the town. The population density was 618.7 people per square mile (238.6/km²). There were 283 housing units at an average density of 301.4 per square mile (116.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.57% White, 0.52% African American, 21.86% Native American, and 7.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 239 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,461, and the median income for a family was $25,625. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,270. About 22.8% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.9% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.