Burns Flat, Oklahoma

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Burns Flat, Oklahoma
Location within Oklahoma
Location within Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°21′22″N 99°10′34″W / 35.35611°N 99.17611°W / 35.35611; -99.17611Coordinates: 35°21′22″N 99°10′34″W / 35.35611°N 99.17611°W / 35.35611; -99.17611
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyWashita
Incorporated1955
Government
 • TypeStatutory Town
 • MayorTerry Field
 • AdministratorJoel Newberry
Area
 • Total0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land0.9 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,896 ft (578 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,057
 • Estimate 
(2015)[1]
2,049
 • Density2,300/sq mi (940/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
73624
Area code580
FIPS code40-10250 [2]
GNIS feature ID1090724 [3]
WebsiteBurnsFlatOK.com

Burns Flat is a town in Washita County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,057 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Airport[edit]

Immediately west of Burns Flat is Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark which is a licensed spaceport. The facility hosts the third longest civilian runway in North America, stretching approximately 2.5 miles in length.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

Burns Flat is located at 35°21′22″N 99°10′34″W / 35.35611°N 99.17611°W / 35.35611; -99.17611 (35.356042, -99.176008).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19602,280
1970988−56.7%
19802,431146.1%
19901,027−57.8%
20001,78273.5%
20102,05715.4%
Est. 20152,049[1]−0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,057 people, 720 households, and 533 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 82.5% White, 2.3% African American, 3.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 4.2% from other races, and 7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.8% of the population.

There were 720 households out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.

2000[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,782 people, 622 households, and 480 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,062.9 people per square mile (800.0/km²). There were 903 housing units at an average density of 1,045.4 per square mile (405.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.55% White, 1.35% African American, 3.93% Native American, 6.8% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 2.81% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.00% of the population.

There were 622 households out of which 46.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the town, the population was spread out with 34.3% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $32,353, and the median income for a family is $35,870. Males have a median income of $30,278 versus $17,625 for females. The per capita income for the town is $14,350. 15.6% of the population and 14.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.4% are under the age of 18 and 13.9% are 65 or older.

Economy[edit]

Burns Flat has a variety of business and industry including: Haliburton, Washita State Bank, Great Plains National Bank and Bird Equipment. Retail and dining options include: Keith's Butcher Shop, Dollar General, Rudy's Superette and Cafe, Gret's, L&S Burns Flat Hardware and The Station - Mini-mall.

Education[edit]

Burns Flat hosts the Burns Flat-Dill City School District with K-12 education. Technical training and educational programs are offered at Western Technology Center's main campus in Burns Flat.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Burns Flat, Oklahoma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 44
(7)
48
(9)
59
(15)
71
(22)
78
(26)
86
(30)
91
(33)
89
(32)
80
(27)
71
(22)
59
(15)
46
(8)
69
(21)
Average low °F (°C) 24
(−4)
28
(−2)
35
(2)
48
(9)
57
(14)
66
(19)
69
(21)
68
(20)
60
(16)
50
(10)
37
(3)
30
(−1)
48
(9)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.7
(18)
1.0
(25)
1.3
(33)
2.1
(53)
4.1
(100)
3.8
(97)
2.8
(71)
3.1
(79)
3.7
(94)
2.5
(64)
1.4
(36)
1.2
(30)
27.7
(700)
Source: Weatherbase.com [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "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. ^ The Space Review: The Little Spaceport on the Prairie
  5. ^ http://www.BurnsFlatOK.com
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Weather for Burns Flat, Oklahoma, United States".

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