Lahoma, Oklahoma

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Lahoma, Oklahoma
Town
Location in Garfield County and the state of Oklahoma.
Location in Garfield County and the state of Oklahoma.
Coordinates: 36°23′17″N 98°5′20″W / 36.38806°N 98.08889°W / 36.38806; -98.08889Coordinates: 36°23′17″N 98°5′20″W / 36.38806°N 98.08889°W / 36.38806; -98.08889
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Garfield
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,247 ft (380 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 611
 • Density 203.7/sq mi (763.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73754
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-40700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1094459[2]

Lahoma is a town in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 611 at the 2010 census, a 5.9 percent gain from 577 at the 2000 census. Its name was formed from the last three syllables of Oklahoma. Until the 1960s it was a farm town. Later it became primarily a bedroom community for people who commuted to work in Enid.[3]

Geography[edit]

Lahoma is located at 36°23′17″N 98°5′20″W / 36.38806°N 98.08889°W / 36.38806; -98.08889 (36.387928, -98.088752).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

It lies in western Garfield County, Oklahoma,11 miles west of the county seat of Enid.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 275
1920 262 −4.7%
1930 197 −24.8%
1940 195 −1.0%
1950 190 −2.6%
1960 160 −15.8%
1970 299 86.9%
1980 537 79.6%
1990 645 20.1%
2000 577 −10.5%
2010 611 5.9%
Est. 2015 651 [5] 6.5%
[3]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 577 people, 244 households, and 164 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,896.5 people per square mile (742.6/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 877.6 per square mile (343.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.84% White, 0.69% African American, 1.21% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.47% of the population.

There were 244 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,227, and the median income for a family was $37,875. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $18,462 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,111. About 4.9% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Lahoma was founded in 1894 after the 1893 Cherokee Outlet land run. The town was originally sited about one mile from its present location, but the town's buildings, businesses, and homes were moved to the current location in 1901 to be adjacent to a newly laid railroad line.[6]

School[edit]

Churches[edit]

First Baptist Church W. Lahoma Rd between Antiques n Things & Lahoma Storage Lahoma, OK 73754

Zion Lutheran Church 502 Oklahoma Ave Lahoma, OK 73754

United Church of Lahoma P.O. Box 621 Lahoma, OK 73754

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 Dianna Everett, "Lahoma'" Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Accessed April 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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. ^ Oklahoma State Univeraty digital library entry. Retrieved on 2009-01-16. http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/L/LA005.html