Westport, Oklahoma

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Westport, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Westport, Oklahoma
Location of Westport, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°11′47″N 96°21′38″W / 36.19639°N 96.36056°W / 36.19639; -96.36056Coordinates: 36°11′47″N 96°21′38″W / 36.19639°N 96.36056°W / 36.19639; -96.36056
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Pawnee
Area
 • Total 8.5 sq mi (21.9 km2)
 • Land 4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Water 4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 298
 • Density 66.1/sq mi (25.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74020
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-80250[1]
GNIS feature ID 1102924[2]

Westport is a town in Pawnee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 298 at the 2010 census, a gain of 12.9 percent from 264 at the 2000 census.[3]

History[edit]

The city is much newer than most towns in northeast Oklahoma. It was incorporated in the mid 1960s, after completion of Lake Keystone. Most of the residences were built between 1960 and 1979. Its first Federal census reported 146 residents in 1970. The census population peaked at 325 in 1990, then dropped to 264 in 2000, perhaps because of major damage inflicted by the April 26, 1991 tornado outbreak. Over 96 percent of the employed residents commuted to work in Stillwater or Tulsa.[4]

Geography[edit]

Westport is located at 36°11′47″N 96°21′38″W / 36.19639°N 96.36056°W / 36.19639; -96.36056 (36.196315, -96.360476).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.4 square miles (22 km2), of which, 4.0 square miles (10 km2) of it is land and 4.5 square miles (12 km2) of it (52.78%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 264 people, 99 households, and 82 families residing in the town. The population density was 66.1 people per square mile (25.5/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 27.3 per square mile (10.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.88% White, 0.76% African American, 3.03% Native American, 0.76% Asian, and 7.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.89% of the population.

There were 99 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.8% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.2% were non-families. 12.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 36.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,250, and the median income for a family was $64,375. Males had a median income of $36,667 versus $32,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,345. About 4.3% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 15.6% of those sixty five 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. ^ CensusViewer: Population of the City of Westport, Oklahoma. Retrieved March 21, 2012.[1]
  4. ^ Wilson, Linda D. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. "Westport." Retrieved May 18, 2012.[2]
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.