Grayson, Oklahoma

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Grayson, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Grayson, Oklahoma
Location of Grayson, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°30′21″N 95°52′21″W / 35.50583°N 95.87250°W / 35.50583; -95.87250Coordinates: 35°30′21″N 95°52′21″W / 35.50583°N 95.87250°W / 35.50583; -95.87250
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Okmulgee
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 656 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 159
 • Density 144.5/sq mi (54.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74437
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-31150[1]
GNIS feature ID 1093350[2]

Grayson is a town in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 159 at the 2010 census, an increase of 18.7 percent from 134 at the 2000 census.[3]

History[edit]

Grayson was originally named Wildcat and was located within the area that became McIntosh County at statehood. It was named for a Muscogee Creek chief, George W. Grayson. The name changed when Grayson post office was established February 10, 1902. At statehood, the town had 975 residents. It shrank to 411 in 1910, then continued to decline.[4]

In 1918, the border between McIntosh and Okmulgee counties was realigned to bring Grayson into Okmulgee County.[4]

Geography[edit]

Grayson is located at 35°30′21″N 95°52′21″W / 35.50583°N 95.87250°W / 35.50583; -95.87250 (35.505738, -95.872362).[5] It is about 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Okmulgee, the Okmulgee County seat.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 142
1980 150 5.6%
1990 66 −56.0%
2000 134 103.0%
2010 159 18.7%
Est. 2015 156 [6] −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 134 people, 55 households, and 32 families residing in the town. The population density was 120.0 people per square mile (46.2/km²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 51.0 per square mile (19.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 9.70% White, 61.94% African American, 5.22% Native American, 2.24% from other races, and 20.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 55 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,208, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $20,250 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,688. There were 13.2% of families and 22.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 9.5% of under eighteens and 43.3% of those over 64.

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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:Population of the City of Grayson, Oklahoma
  4. ^ a b c Lynn Marie Townsend, "Grayson." Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Retrieved January 18, 2013.]
  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". 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. ^ O'Dell, Larry. "All-Black Towns". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 

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