Dewar, Oklahoma

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Dewar, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Dewar, Oklahoma
Location of Dewar, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°27′32″N 95°56′46″W / 35.45889°N 95.94611°W / 35.45889; -95.94611Coordinates: 35°27′32″N 95°56′46″W / 35.45889°N 95.94611°W / 35.45889; -95.94611
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Okmulgee
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 888
 • Density 997.8/sq mi (370.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74431
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-20500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1092066[2]

Dewar is a town in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 818 at the 2010 census, a decline of 3.4 percent from 919 at the 2000 census.[3] Founded in 1909 by workers for the Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway (MO&G), it was named for William Peter Dewar, a railroad official. It incorporated in 1909.[4]

Geography[edit]

Dewar is located at 35°27′32″N 95°56′46″W / 35.45889°N 95.94611°W / 35.45889; -95.94611 (35.458946, -95.945973).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it is land and 1.08% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,558
1930 994 −36.2%
1940 778 −21.7%
1950 1,015 30.5%
1960 817 −19.5%
1970 933 14.2%
1980 1,048 12.3%
1990 921 −12.1%
2000 919 −0.2%
2010 888 −3.4%
Est. 2015 872 [6] −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 919 people, 344 households, and 261 families residing in the town. The population density was 999.2 people per square mile (385.7/km²). There were 386 housing units at an average density of 419.7 per square mile (162.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.49% White, 0.33% African American, 19.80% Native American, 0.54% from other races, and 7.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 344 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $27,625 versus $18,036 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,188. About 11.5% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.

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:Dewar, Oklahoma Population
  4. ^ Coleman, Glynis. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. "Dewar." Retrieved January 20, 2013. [1]
  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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