Kildare, Oklahoma

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Kildare, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Kildare, Oklahoma
Location of Kildare, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°48′30″N 97°3′0″W / 36.80833°N 97.05000°W / 36.80833; -97.05000Coordinates: 36°48′30″N 97°3′0″W / 36.80833°N 97.05000°W / 36.80833; -97.05000
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Kay
Area
 • 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 1,125 ft (343 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 100
 • Density 577.2/sq mi (222.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 40-39800[1]
GNIS feature ID 1094374 [2]

Kildare is a town in Kay County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 100 at the 2010 census, an 8.7 percent increase from 92 at the 2000 census.[3]

History[edit]

According to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad built a section house, agent's cottage, a tool house and a depot at the future site of Kildare in 1892, a year before the opening of the Cherokee Outlet to settlers.[4]

The railroad said it sold eight thousand tickets to Kildare for September 16, 1893, the opening day of the Cherokee Strip land run. Kildare boomed almost overnight. A post office was established on October 24, 1893. The town was incorporated by the Territorial Legislature on March 2, 1905. However, the lack of water limited its future. The highest population ever recorded in the U. S. census was 216 in 1910. Three times fires destroyed the business district, and fewer businesses rebuilt each time.[4]

It was named after County Kildare in Ireland.

Geography[edit]

Kildare is located at 36°48′30″N 97°3′0″W / 36.80833°N 97.05000°W / 36.80833; -97.05000. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 216
1920 146 −32.4%
1930 160 9.6%
1940 137 −14.4%
1950 155 13.1%
1960 124 −20.0%
1970 79 −36.3%
1980 112 41.8%
1990 94 −16.1%
2000 92 −2.1%
2010 100 8.7%
Est. 2015 98 [5] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 92 people, 37 households, and 29 families residing in the town. The population density was 577.2 people per square mile (222.0/km²). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 257.3 per square mile (98.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 76.09% White, 13.04% Native American, and 10.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.17% of the population.

There were 37 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 24.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 2.2% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 70.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $16,250, and the median income for a family was $25,313. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,798. There were 37.0% of families and 37.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 44.1% of under eighteens and 16.7% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Kildare". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  3. ^ CensusViewer:Kildare, Oklahoma Population
  4. ^ a b Dye, Karen. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture "Kildare'" Retrieved September 22, 2012.[1]
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.