Hickory, Oklahoma

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Hickory, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Hickory, Oklahoma
Location of Hickory, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°33′34″N 96°51′25″W / 34.55944°N 96.85694°W / 34.55944; -96.85694Coordinates: 34°33′34″N 96°51′25″W / 34.55944°N 96.85694°W / 34.55944; -96.85694
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Murray
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,207 ft (368 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 87
 • Density 157.7/sq mi (60.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 40-34150[1]
GNIS feature ID 1093695[2]

Hickory is a town in Murray County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 87 at the 2000 census.

Hickory was the birthplace and childhood home of Zack Mosley, the creator of the comic strip The Adventures of Smilin' Jack, an adventurous aviator, inspired by Mosley witnessing an early plane crash in Hickory.

Geography[edit]

Hickory is located at 34°33′34″N 96°51′25″W / 34.55944°N 96.85694°W / 34.55944; -96.85694 (34.559558, -96.856941).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 262
1910 350 33.6%
1920 359 2.6%
1930 157 −56.3%
1940 224 42.7%
1950 112 −50.0%
1960 112 0.0%
1970 62 −44.6%
1980 95 53.2%
1990 77 −18.9%
2000 87 13.0%
2010 71 −18.4%
Est. 2015 73 [4] 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 87 people, 32 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 157.7 people per square mile (61.1/km²). There were 40 housing units at an average density of 72.5 per square mile (28.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 71.26% White, 12.64% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 9.20% from other races, and 5.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.09% of the population.

There were 32 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, and 25.0% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,000, and the median income for a family was $20,893. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $6,932. There were 39.1% of families and 46.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 65.4% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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