Lamar, Oklahoma

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Lamar, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Lamar, Oklahoma
Location of Lamar, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°5′56″N 96°7′31″W / 35.09889°N 96.12528°W / 35.09889; -96.12528Coordinates: 35°5′56″N 96°7′31″W / 35.09889°N 96.12528°W / 35.09889; -96.12528
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Hughes
Area
 • Total 12.1 sq mi (31.3 km2)
 • Land 12.1 sq mi (31.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 764 ft (233 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 172
 • Density 14.3/sq mi (5.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74850
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-41250[1]
GNIS feature ID 1094486[2]

Lamar is a town in Hughes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 172 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Lamar is located at 35°5′56″N 96°7′31″W / 35.09889°N 96.12528°W / 35.09889; -96.12528 (35.098974, -96.125242).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 250
1940 296 18.4%
1950 180 −39.2%
1960 150 −16.7%
1970 153 2.0%
1980 121 −20.9%
1990 97 −19.8%
2000 172 77.3%
2010 158 −8.1%
Est. 2015 153 [4] −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 172 people, 68 households, and 53 families residing in the town. The population density was 14.3 people per square mile (5.5/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 6.4 per square mile (2.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.63% White, 0.58% African American, 10.47% Native American, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 68 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $28,125. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,131. About 4.8% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.1% of those sixty five or over.

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. Retrieved June 4, 2015.