Stigler, Oklahoma

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Stigler, Oklahoma
City
Location of Stigler, Oklahoma
Location of Stigler, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°15′23″N 95°7′27″W / 35.25639°N 95.12417°W / 35.25639; -95.12417Coordinates: 35°15′23″N 95°7′27″W / 35.25639°N 95.12417°W / 35.25639; -95.12417
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Haskell
Area
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 577 ft (176 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,685
 • Density 1,220.5/sq mi (471.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74462
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-70250[1]
GNIS feature ID 1098537[2]
Website stigler.net

Stigler is a city and county seat of Haskell County, Oklahoma, United States.[3] The population was 2,685 at the 2010 census, a 2.0 percent decline from 2,731 at the 2000 census.[4]

History[edit]

Stigler is home to the Haskell County Courthouse, which has become notable for erecting marble statues of the Ten Commandments and the Mayflower Compact on the front lawn (see Separation of church and state in the United States). In the seventh commandment, the word "adultery" was misspelled as "adultry".[5] The Commandments statue has since been removed following a court ruling.

Geography[edit]

Stigler is located at 35°15′23″N 95°7′27″W / 35.25639°N 95.12417°W / 35.25639; -95.12417 (35.256357, -95.124105).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Award-winning painter, Norma Howard (Choctaw) is from Stigler

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,731 people, 1,096 households, and 697 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,237.6 people per square mile (477.1/km²). There were 1,216 housing units at an average density of 551.0 per square mile (212.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.76% White, 0.04% African American, 15.45% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 4.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population.

There were 1,096 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 81.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,594, and the median income for a family was $28,839. Males had a median income of $24,350 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,293. About 20.5% of families and 25.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.1% of those under age 18 and 18.1% 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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ CensusViewer Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  5. ^ http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3067/149/1600/10c.jpg
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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