St. Louis, Oklahoma

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St. Louis
Town
St. Louis is located in Oklahoma
St. Louis
St. Louis
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°4′47″N 96°52′14″W / 35.07972°N 96.87056°W / 35.07972; -96.87056Coordinates: 35°4′47″N 96°52′14″W / 35.07972°N 96.87056°W / 35.07972; -96.87056
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Pottawatomie
Area
 • Total 9.4 sq mi (24 km2)
 • Land 9.4 sq mi (24 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 158
 • Density 17/sq mi (6.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)

St. Louis is a town in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 158 at the 2010 census, a 23.3 percent decline from 206 at the 2000 census.[1] Karen Sue Goodnight is the current leader of St. Louis, Oklahoma and her cousin Zelda is the treasurer.

History[edit]

St. Louis originally began in 1906 as a community named Simpsonville when J. R. Simpson opened a cotton gin, a gristmill and then a general store. It is unclear when the name of the community was changed to St. Louis. A town plat was not filed until 1927 and a post office was established in 1928.[2]

Except for a brief oil boom in the 1920s, the town's economy has been based on serving local cotton farmers.[2]

The population peaked at 493 residents in 1930 and has declined until the present.[2]

Geography[edit]

St. Louis is located at 35°4′47″N 96°52′14″W / 35.07972°N 96.87056°W / 35.07972; -96.87056 (35.079752, -96.870612)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.4 square miles (24 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 206 people residing in the town, in 82 households. The population density was 21.9 people per square mile (8.5/km²). There were 89 housing units at an average density of 9.5 per square mile (3.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.58% White, 14.56% Native American, 0.49% Asian, and 4.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.83% of the population.

There were 82 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,857, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $23,438 versus $20,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,740. About 21.2% of families and 26.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.5% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CensusViewer: Population of the City of St. Louis, Oklahoma
  2. ^ a b c Stacy, Donna. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture."St. Louis."[1]
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.