Arcadia, Oklahoma

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Arcadia, Oklahoma
Arcadia's Round Barn, a Route 66 icon
Arcadia's Round Barn, a Route 66 icon
Motto: "Unity - Pride - Commitment"
Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma.
Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma.
Coordinates: 35°39′56″N 97°19′35″W / 35.66556°N 97.32639°W / 35.66556; -97.32639Coordinates: 35°39′56″N 97°19′35″W / 35.66556°N 97.32639°W / 35.66556; -97.32639
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Oklahoma
 • Total 1.54 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Land 1.54 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 972 ft (295 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 247
 • Density 160/sq mi (62/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73007
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-02550[2]
GNIS feature ID 1089688[3]

Arcadia is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The population was 247 at the 2010 census, a decrease of 11.5 percent from 279 at the 2000 census.[4]


Arcadia was established soon after the Land Rush of 1889 and drew both white and African American cotton farmers, who named the land after the Greek town of Arcadia. A post office was established in 1890. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad constructed a line in 1902-3 from Bartlesville to Oklahoma City, passing immediately south of Arcadia.[5]

The town thrived as an agricultural community in the early 20th century. Located near the Deep Fork River, the soil was well suited to producing cotton. The local newspaper, the Arcadia Star, claimed Arcadia had a population of 800 in 1904. However, the U.S. census of 1900 counted only 706 in Deep Fork Township, which included Arcadia. The census at statehood in 1907 registered 994 persons in Arcadia.[5]

In June 1924, fire destroyed most of the business district. One building, Tulon's Drugstore, survived and is now listed in he National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Voters resisted incorporation attempts in the 1930s and again in 1980. Sentiment changed after Edmond, Oklahoma attempted to annex the community in 1984-85, and Arcadia finally incorporated in 1987.


Arcadia is located at 35°39′56″N 97°19′35″W / 35.665456°N 97.326387°W / 35.665456; -97.326387.[2] It is about 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Oklahoma City.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 320
2000 279 −12.8%
2010 247 −11.5%
Est. 2015 256 [6] 3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census of 2010, there were 247 people residing in the town.[1] The population density was 185 people per square mile (69.9/km2). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 81.9 per square mile (31.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 25.5% African American, 7.9% White, 7.9% Native American, 7.9% from other races, and 7.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 108 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 111.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,359, and the median income for a family was $27,083. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,722. About 10.9% of families and 29.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.5% of those sixty five or over.

Pops Restaurant, Route 66, Arcadia


Residents who are still employed generally commute to other communities for work, primarily in Oklahoma City.[5]


  1. ^ a b "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ CensusViewer:Arcadia, Oklahoma Population. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e Everett, Diana. "Arcadia." Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Retrieved 2009-09-17.
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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