Cooperton, Oklahoma

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Cooperton, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Cooperton, Oklahoma
Location of Cooperton, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°51′58″N 98°52′12″W / 34.86611°N 98.87000°W / 34.86611; -98.87000Coordinates: 34°51′58″N 98°52′12″W / 34.86611°N 98.87000°W / 34.86611; -98.87000
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Kiowa
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,555 ft (474 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 20
 • Density 40.8/sq mi (15.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 40-17050[1]
GNIS feature ID 1091677[2]

Cooperton is a town in Kiowa County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 16 at the 2010 census, a decline of 20 percent from 20 at the 2000 census.[3]

History[edit]

This community, originally called Cooper, was planned in 1899 by Frank Cooper, who had organized a settlement company in anticipation of the opening of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation in August 1901. Learning that the land would be granted by lottery instead of a run, Cooper requested and was granted 320 acres for members of his company. The name had to be changed to Cooperton, because there was already another community named Cooper in the territory.[4]

Cooperton had one hundred residents by 1910, and reached its peak population of 187 by 1940. Thereafter, the population declined, reaching 20 by the start of the 21st Century.[4]

Geography[edit]

Cooperton is located at 34°51′58″N 98°52′12″W / 34.86611°N 98.87000°W / 34.86611; -98.87000 (34.866001, -98.870026).[5] It is 14 miles (23 km) south of Gotebo, Oklahoma and 9 miles (14 km) east of Roosevelt, Oklahoma,[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 100
1920 105 5.0%
1930 151 43.8%
1940 187 23.8%
1950 129 −31.0%
1960 106 −17.8%
1970 55 −48.1%
1980 31 −43.6%
1990 15 −51.6%
2000 20 33.3%
2010 16 −20.0%
Est. 2015 16 [6] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 20 people, 12 households, and 6 families residing in the town. The population density was 40.8 people per square mile (15.8/km²). There were 19 housing units at an average density of 38.8 per square mile (15.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.00% White and 15.00% African American.

There were 12 households out of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, and 50.0% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 33.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.67 and the average family size was 2.33.

A large church with a decaying roof sits nearly alone in a small town in southwestern Oklahoma.
The Cooperton Baptist church is one of the most substantial buildings remaining in this small town.

In the town, the population was spread out with 15.0% under the age of 18, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 45.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 64 years. For every 100 females there were 300.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 240.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $13,125, and the median income for a family was $14,375. Males had a median income of $11,875 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,096. There are 28.6% of families living below the poverty line and 35.7% of the population, including 60.0% of under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.

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. ^ CensusViewer: Cooperton, Oklahoma Population
  4. ^ a b c Taylor, Ethyl Crisp. "Cooperton," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma Historical Society. Accessed August 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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