Wayne, Oklahoma

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Wayne, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Wayne, Oklahoma
Location of Wayne, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°55′2″N 97°18′58″W / 34.91722°N 97.31611°W / 34.91722; -97.31611Coordinates: 34°55′2″N 97°18′58″W / 34.91722°N 97.31611°W / 34.91722; -97.31611
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County McClain
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 519
 • Density 1,990.9/sq mi (768.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73095
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-79300[1]
GNIS feature ID 1099444[2]

Wayne is a town in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States. Wayne and McClain County are part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area The population was 519 according to the 2000 census and is part of the "Heart of Oklahoma" area. Wayne was so named by early railroad workers from Pennsylvania who adopted town names from the railways there, including Wayne, Paoli, Ardmore, and Wynnewood. Wayne is named for Mad Anthony Wayne a United States Army general and statesman. Gen. Wayne earned a reputation in the American Revolutionary War as a war hero.

Education[edit]

Mid-America Technology Center is located near Wayne.

Wayne High School

Wayne Middle School

Wayne Elementary School

Wayne's school mascot is the English Bulldog and the school colors are orange and black.

Geography[edit]

Wayne is located at 34°55′2″N 97°18′58″W / 34.91722°N 97.31611°W / 34.91722; -97.31611 (34.917265, -97.316075).[3]

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.

Wayne is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and State Highway 59.[4]

Municipal Court[edit]

The City of Wayne, located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and State High 59 gets a large amount of out of town traffic for a small community. The Wayne Municipal Court is held weekly at City Hall. The Municipal Judge is appointed by the City Council.

First Woman Judge in McClain County[edit]

Judge Linda Kay McCasland was appointed as Municipal Judge in 1992 and served for 7 years as the first woman judge in McClain County. McCasland had a distinguished career in law as a graduate and active alumnae of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. McCasland worked in law offices in Oklahoma City, Pauls Valley, Purcell, and was a candidate for Associate District Judge in 1994. After selling her law office building in Purcell as well as her Cole area family farm and residential rental properties in Purcell, McCasland moved to sunny Tucson AZ in 2002 and practiced law prior to moving to Miami, Florida in 2010. While on the bench, she was known as a tough but fair judge that would offer a stern lecture to youthful offenders, hoping to keep them out of trouble.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 714 people, 262 households, and 182 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,990.9 people per square mile (765.8/km²). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 814.2 per square mile (313.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.29% White, 7.84% Native American, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 2.52% from other races, and 4.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.68% of the population.

There were 262 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,554, and the median income for a family was $27,404. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $14,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,485. About 18.1% of families and 24.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.4% of those under age 18 and 16.4% 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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.