Location of Gracemont, Oklahoma
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Total||0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)|
|• Land||0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,240 ft (378 m)|
|• Density||2,113/sq mi (815.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||40-30600 |
|GNIS feature ID||1093286 |
Gracemont is a town in Caddo County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 318 at the 2010 census. The town name is a portmanteau of Grace and Montgomery, the names of two friends of the first postmaster, Alice L. Bailey.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 336 people, 143 households, and 90 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,199.3 people per square mile (864.9/km²). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 1,106.2 per square mile (435.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.65% White, 12.50% Native American, 4.46% from other races, and 2.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.52% of the population.
There were 143 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the town, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $24,792 versus $18,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,026. About 14.9% of families and 19.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.
- T. C. Cannon, Native American artist
- Sunset Carson, B-western star of the 1940s
- Joe Edelen, former Major League Baseball relief pitcher, 1973 Major League Baseball Draft
- Doris McLemore, last fluent speaker of the Wichita language
- Kaycee Nicole Swenson, fictitious persona, well-known case of Münchausen by Internet from 1999 to 2001
- Harry Teague, former U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 2nd congressional district
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Gracemont, Oklahoma; United States Geological Survey (USGS); December 18, 1979.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Gracemont town, Oklahoma". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
- Shirk, George H, (1987). Oklahoma Place Names. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 0-8061-2028-2.
- "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.
- U.S. Decennial Census; census.gov
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Girl's illness was Web hoax; Associated Press; May 26, 2001.
- FBI declines to prosecute in 'Kaycee' internet hoax; Peabody Gazette-Bulletin; May 30, 2001; Page 1 and 2.