Armstrong, Oklahoma

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Armstrong, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Armstrong, Oklahoma
Location of Armstrong, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°3′9″N 96°20′39″W / 34.05250°N 96.34417°W / 34.05250; -96.34417Coordinates: 34°3′9″N 96°20′39″W / 34.05250°N 96.34417°W / 34.05250; -96.34417
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Bryan
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 581 ft (177 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 105
 • Density 1,638.3/sq mi (632.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 40-02750[1]
GNIS feature ID 1089697[2]

Armstrong is a town in Bryan County, Oklahoma, United States, along the Blue River. The population was 105 at the 2010 census, a 25.2 percent decrease from 141 at the 2000 census.[3] The town was named for Frank C. Armstrong, a member of the Dawes Commission.[4]

History[edit]

The town of Armstrong began along the route of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (Katy) in 1872. The town had a post office in 1882-3, but thereafter the mail was sent to Caddo, Oklahoma. In 1896, another post office opened in Armstrong, but it was closed in 1920. The post office was located in the only grocery store, and the store owner was also the postmaster. In 1911, the population was 41.[5]

The Oklahoma Office of the Game Warden (now the Department of Wildlife Conservation) established a fish hatchery in the town about 1916. Otherwise the town survived economically by serving small farms in the area and catering to the needs of sport fishermen who were attracted to the Blue River and nearby Lake Texoma, By 1980, the town had 133 residents. The population dropped to 122 in 1990, then rose to 141 in 2000.[5] It dropped again, and was 105 in 2010.

Geography[edit]

Armstrong is located at 34°3′9″N 96°20′39″W / 34.05250°N 96.34417°W / 34.05250; -96.34417 (34.052530, -96.344193).[6] It is 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Durant, Oklahoma.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 122
2000 141 15.6%
2010 105 −25.5%
Est. 2015 109 [7] 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census of 2010, there were 105 people residing in the town.[9] The population density was 1,638.3 people per square mile (604.9/km²). There were 60 housing units at an average density of 697.2 per square mile (257.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.21% White, 0.71% African American, 21.99% Native American, and 7.09% from two or more races.

There were 54 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,292, and the median income for a family was $30,556. Males had a median income of $20,833 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,765. There were 5.6% of families and 16.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including none under 18 and 25.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ CensusViewer:Armstrong, Oklahoma Population.{http://censusviewer.com/city/OK/Armstrong}
  4. ^ O'Dell, Larry. "Armstrong," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma Historical Society, 2009. Accessed April 15, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "History of the Towns and Cities of Bryan County, Oklahoma." Genealogy Trails. 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 

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