Cement, Oklahoma

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Cement, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Cement, Oklahoma
Location of Cement, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°56′8″N 98°8′14″W / 34.93556°N 98.13722°W / 34.93556; -98.13722Coordinates: 34°56′8″N 98°8′14″W / 34.93556°N 98.13722°W / 34.93556; -98.13722
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyCaddo
Area
 • Total0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Land0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,457 ft (444 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total501
 • Density1,100/sq mi (424.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
73017
Area code(s)405
FIPS code40-13000[1]
GNIS feature ID1091138[2]

Cement is a town in Caddo County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 501 at the 2010 census.[3]

The community was named for its early cement industry.[4]

Geography[edit]

Cement is located near the southeast corner of Caddo County at 34°56′8″N 98°8′14″W / 34.93556°N 98.13722°W / 34.93556; -98.13722 (34.935441, -98.137320).[5] U.S. Route 277 passes through the town, leading east then north 18 miles (29 km) to Chickasha and southwest 31 miles (50 km) to Lawton. Oklahoma City is 60 miles (97 km) to the northeast via US-277 and Interstate 44.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Cement has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910770
19201,09842.6%
19301,1171.7%
19401,039−7.0%
19501,0763.6%
1960959−10.9%
1970892−7.0%
1980884−0.9%
1990642−27.4%
2000530−17.4%
2010501−5.5%
Est. 2015495[6]−1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 530 people, 222 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,173.1 people per square mile (454.7/km²). There were 284 housing units at an average density of 628.6 per square mile (243.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.98% White, 2.64% African American, 8.11% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.89% of the population.

There were 222 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,625, and the median income for a family was $23,500. Males had a median income of $24,531 versus $17,031 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,378. About 24.6% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.3% of those under age 18 and 24.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Blackbear Bosin (1921-1980), nationally renowned Kiowa/Comanche American artist and sculptor, was born and raised near here.
  • Velma Dell “Doll” Harris (1913-2001) Basketball player 1931-1934 for Oklahoma Presbyterian College in Durant that won North American AAU Championship. “Team of Legend” inducted into Oklahoma Hall of Fame. [8]
  • Clinton Manges (1923–2010), Texas oilman [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cement town, Oklahoma". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 20.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Reeder, Lydia (2017). Dust Bowl Girls: A team’s Quest For Basketball Glory. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. ISBN 978-1-6816-8198-6.
  9. ^ "Clinton Manges, Volatile Texas Oilman and Rancher Dies at 87", by Douglas Martin, New York Times September 29, 2010

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