Valley Brook, Oklahoma

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Valley Brook, Oklahoma
Town
Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma.
Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma.
Coordinates: 35°24′13″N 97°28′55″W / 35.40361°N 97.48194°W / 35.40361; -97.48194Coordinates: 35°24′13″N 97°28′55″W / 35.40361°N 97.48194°W / 35.40361; -97.48194
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Oklahoma
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,263 ft (385 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 817
 • Density 3,037.6/sq mi (1,172.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 40-76500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1099200[2]

Valley Brook is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 817 at the 2000 census. The town is well known for its large number of adult entertainment businesses.

Geography[edit]

Valley Brook is located at 35°24′13″N 97°28′55″W / 35.40361°N 97.48194°W / 35.40361; -97.48194 (35.403662, -97.482063)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 817 people, 298 households, and 204 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,037.6 people per square mile (1,168.3/km²). There were 337 housing units at an average density of 1,253.0 per square mile (481.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.48% White, 4.41% African American, 7.83% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 1.96% from other races, and 7.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.20% of the population.

There were 298 households, of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,193, and the median income for a family was $23,565. Males had a median income of $21,071 versus $17,569 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,316. About 20.3% of families and 25.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.9% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over.

Revenues[edit]

Valley Brook's finance for 2013 fiscal year: $727,684 - Court fines/forfeitures $101,208 - Sales Tax $ 39,061 - Licenses/permits $ 25,774 - Franchise tax $ 5,027 - Motor vehicle

Trivia[edit]

On September 14, 2011, Valley Brook Police Chief Melvin Martin Fisher Jr., was arrested for drug trafficking due to his allegedly having possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.[4] In November 2012, he was found guilty and sentenced to ten years, although the sentence was suspended.[5]

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. 
  4. ^ Drug dealing charge for Valley Brook police chief
  5. ^ Former Valley Brook police chief pleads guilty to drug charge, by Andrew Knittle, News OK, 9 November 2012

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