Taloga, Oklahoma

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Taloga, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Taloga, Oklahoma
Location of Taloga, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°02′25″N 98°57′52″W / 36.0403885°N 98.9643416°W / 36.0403885; -98.9643416Coordinates: 36°02′25″N 98°57′52″W / 36.0403885°N 98.9643416°W / 36.0403885; -98.9643416
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Dewey
Area
 • Total 0.506985 sq mi (1.313084 km2)
 • Land 0.506985 sq mi (1.313084 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,708 ft (521 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 299
 • Density 590/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73667
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-72350[1]
GNIS feature ID 1098739[2]

Taloga is a town in Dewey County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 299 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dewey County.[3] The town lies long U.S. Route 183, near the southern bank of the Canadian River. According to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, the name is of Indian origin and means either "beautiful valley" or "rocking water".[4]

Geography[edit]

Taloga is located at 36°2′25″N 98°57′48″W / 36.04028°N 98.96333°W / 36.04028; -98.96333 (36.040273, -98.963363).[5] It is 37 miles (60 km) north of Clinton, Oklahoma.[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.The Canadian River flows nearby.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 468
1920 365 −22.0%
1930 436 19.5%
1940 533 22.2%
2000 372
2010 299 −19.6%

As of the census of 2000, there were 372 people, 147 households, and 98 families residing in the town.[1] The population density was 737.1 people per square mile (287.3/km²). There were 185 housing units at an average density of 366.6 per square mile (142.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.09% White, 0.81% African American, 2.69% Native American, 1.61% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.18% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,281, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,343. About 6.8% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 6.5% 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. ^ a b Seal, Corene and Etta Pettree. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. "Taloga." Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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