Carrier, Oklahoma

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Carrier, Oklahoma
Town
Location in Garfield County and the state of Oklahoma
Location in Garfield County and the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°28′36″N 98°1′14″W / 36.47667°N 98.02056°W / 36.47667; -98.02056Coordinates: 36°28′36″N 98°1′14″W / 36.47667°N 98.02056°W / 36.47667; -98.02056
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Garfield
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,352 ft (412 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 85
 • Density 69/sq mi (26.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73727
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-12200[1]
GNIS feature ID 1090994[2]

Carrier is a town in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 85 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

The area around Carrier was first settled by farmers who moved there following the opening of the Cherokee Outlet in 1893.[4] The origin of the name "Carrier" is obscure.[5] Buildings were constructed to serve area farmers, including businesses, a school, and a Congregational church.[4] In 1903, the Northwestern Townsite Company as the Arkansas Valley and Western Railway, which was planning to build a railway through the area, laid out a town site around a mile from the existing site, and the businesses relocated to the new location.[4] In 1904, the railway was finished.[4] The town's economy was primarily based on agriculture and the petroleum industry.[4] The town was not incorporated until 1972.[4] In the 21st century, many of the people who live in Carrier commute to work in Enid.[4]

Geography[edit]

Carrier is located in northwestern Garfield County at 36°28′36″N 98°1′14″W / 36.47667°N 98.02056°W / 36.47667; -98.02056 (36.476654, -98.020572).[6] Oklahoma State Highway 45 runs through the center of town, leading east 9 miles (14 km) to the outskirts of North Enid and west and north 11 miles (18 km) to Goltry. Oklahoma State Highway 132 passes through the eastern part of Carrier, leading north 15 miles (24 km) to Nash and south 6 miles (10 km) to U.S. Route 412 at a point 7.5 miles (12.1 km) west of downtown Enid.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Carrier has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 259
1990 171 −34.0%
2000 77 −55.0%
2010 85 10.4%
Est. 2015 89 [7] 4.7%
[4]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 77 people, 27 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 63.3 people per square mile (24.4/km²). There were 30 housing units at an average density of 24.7 per square mile (9.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.40% White and 2.60% Pacific Islander.

There were 27 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.1% were non-families. 7.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,250, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $32,031 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,731. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Carrier town, Oklahoma". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Everett, Dianna, "Carrier", Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society, Accessed June 24, 2015.
  5. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 141. 
  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. 

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