Kremlin, Oklahoma

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Kremlin, Oklahoma
Town
Location in Garfield County and the state of Oklahoma.
Location in Garfield County and the state of Oklahoma.
Coordinates: 36°32′52″N 97°49′56″W / 36.54778°N 97.83222°W / 36.54778; -97.83222Coordinates: 36°32′52″N 97°49′56″W / 36.54778°N 97.83222°W / 36.54778; -97.83222
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Garfield
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,119 ft (341 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 255
 • Density 850.0/sq mi (364.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73753
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-40400[1]
GNIS feature ID 1094436[2]

Kremlin is a town in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 255 at the 2010 census, a 6.25 percent decline from 240 at the 2000 census.[3]

History[edit]

The community now known as Kremlin was once called Wild Horse, The Chisholm Trail passed within a quarter mile of the community. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad built a line through the area in 1889. The opening of the Cherokee Outlet for settlement in 1889, led to a flood of settlers. Among them were a group of farmers of German descent from Russia. They brought seeds of winter-hardy Russian wheat that became the major farm crop in this area. The town was renamed in their honor.[4]

Geography[edit]

Kremlin is located at 36°32′52″N 97°49′56″W / 36.54778°N 97.83222°W / 36.54778; -97.83222 (36.547642, -97.832236).[5] It is 3 miles (4.8 km) south of the Grant-Garfield county line.[4]

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.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Kremlin, Oklahoma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 45.4
(7.4)
51.2
(10.7)
61.7
(16.5)
72.3
(22.4)
80.4
(26.9)
89.7
(32.1)
95.2
(35.1)
93.5
(34.2)
84.8
(29.3)
74.3
(23.5)
58.9
(14.9)
47.9
(8.8)
71.3
(21.8)
Average low °F (°C) 24.7
(−4.1)
29.0
(−1.7)
37.9
(3.3)
48.7
(9.3)
57.6
(14.2)
66.4
(19.1)
71.3
(21.8)
69.8
(21)
62.0
(16.7)
50.4
(10.2)
38.3
(3.5)
27.9
(−2.3)
48.7
(9.3)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.0
(25)
1.4
(36)
2.3
(58)
2.9
(74)
4.8
(122)
4.1
(104)
2.8
(71)
3.2
(81)
3.5
(89)
3.1
(79)
2.2
(56)
1.1
(28)
32.4
(823)
Source #1: weather.com
Source #2: Weatherbase.com [6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 221
1910 253 14.5%
1920 169 −33.2%
1930 124 −26.6%
1940 146 17.7%
1950 143 −2.1%
1960 128 −10.5%
1970 200 56.3%
1980 301 50.5%
1990 243 −19.3%
2000 240 −1.2%
2010 255 6.3%
Est. 2015 268 [7] 5.1%
[8]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 240 people, 98 households, and 72 families residing in the town. The population density was 949.9 people per square mile (370.7/km²). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 443.3 per square mile (173.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.00% White, 1.67% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.42% Pacific Islander, and 2.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 98 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 108.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,417, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $31,458 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,156. About 3.7% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.1% of those sixty-five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ CensusViewer:Kremlin, Oklahoma Population. Accessed April 25, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Robert Chester, "Kremlin," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture". Accessed April 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Historical Weather for Kremlin, Oklahoma, United States". 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  8. ^ Robert Chester, "Kremlin", Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society