Hitchita, Oklahoma

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Hitchita, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Hitchita, Oklahoma
Location of Hitchita, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°31′10″N 95°45′9″W / 35.51944°N 95.75250°W / 35.51944; -95.75250Coordinates: 35°31′10″N 95°45′9″W / 35.51944°N 95.75250°W / 35.51944; -95.75250
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County McIntosh
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 88
 • Density 88.0/sq mi (293.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74438
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-34900[1]
GNIS feature ID 1093800[2]

Hitchita is a town in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, United States. The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture says that the town was named for a band of Muskhogean Indians that had been absorbed into the Creek tribe.[3] The population was 88 at the 2010 census, a decline of 22.1 percent from 113 in 2000.[4]

Geography[edit]

Hitchita is located at 35°31′10″N 95°45′09″W / 35.519501°N 95.752410°W / 35.519501; -95.752410.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 264
1930 228 −13.6%
1940 206 −9.6%
1950 141 −31.6%
1960 120 −14.9%
1970 160 33.3%
1980 126 −21.2%
1990 118 −6.3%
2000 113 −4.2%
2010 88 −22.1%
Est. 2015 86 [6] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 113 people, 44 households, and 31 families residing in the town. The population density was 951.1 people per square mile (363.6/km2). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 429.2 per square mile (164.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 82.30% White, 0.88% African American, 9.73% Native American, and 7.08% from two or more races.

There were 44 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,536, and the median income for a family was $22,321. Males had a median income of $18,750 versus $12,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,695. There were 14.3% of families and 22.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 38.9% of under eighteens and 12.1% of those over 64.

Notable people[edit]

  • Creek artist Acee Blue Eagle (1907 - 1959) was born in Hitchita.[3]
  • Actor Will Sampson (1933 - 1987) is buried in the Graves Creek Indian Cemetery north of town.[3]

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. ^ a b c Davis, Philip B. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture "Hitchita." Retrieved August 26, 2012.[1]
  4. ^ CensusViewer: Population of the City of Hitchita, Oklahoma
  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. 

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