Slick, Oklahoma

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Slick, Oklahoma
Location within Creek County, and the state of Oklahoma
Location within Creek County, and the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°46′35″N 96°16′1″W / 35.77639°N 96.26694°W / 35.77639; -96.26694Coordinates: 35°46′35″N 96°16′1″W / 35.77639°N 96.26694°W / 35.77639; -96.26694
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Creek
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 719 ft (219 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 131
 • Density 335.2/sq mi (129.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74071
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-68000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1098119[2]

Slick is a town in Creek County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 131 at the 2010 census, an 11.5 percent decline from 148 at the 2000 census.[3]


Slick began as an oil boom town in 1920, and was named for oilman Thomas B. Slick, who drilled a discovery well nearby. During the 1920s, the town had an estimated population of five thousand. However, by 1930, the first time the town appeared in the U.S. census, the population was only 422. It has declined until 1950. All of its employed citizens commute to work in Bristow Sapulpa and Tulsa.[4]


Slick is located at 35°46′35″N 96°16′01″W / 35.776525°N 96.266845°W / 35.776525; -96.266845.[5]

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.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 148 people, 52 households, and 35 families residing in the town. The population density was 335.2 people per square mile (129.9/km2). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 142.7 per square mile (55.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 79.73% White, 10.81% African American, 8.11% Native American, 0.68% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 52 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.58.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 114.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,554. There were 4.2% of families and 7.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 11.8% of those over 64.


  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. ^ CensusViewer:Population of the City of Slick, Oklahoma
  4. ^ Wilson, Linda D. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture."Slick."[1]
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.