Le Flore, Oklahoma

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Le Flore, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Le Flore, Oklahoma
Location of Le Flore, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°53′49″N 94°58′53″W / 34.89694°N 94.98139°W / 34.89694; -94.98139Coordinates: 34°53′49″N 94°58′53″W / 34.89694°N 94.98139°W / 34.89694; -94.98139
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Le Flore
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 561 ft (171 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 190
 • Density 135.7/sq mi (52.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74942
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-42150[1]
GNIS feature ID 1101499[2]

Le Flore is a town in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 190 at the 2010 census, an increase of 13.1 percent from 168 at the 2000 census.[3]

History[edit]

Le Flore had its start about 1887 with the building of the Frisco railroad through that territory.[4] According to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, the town name honors the Le Flore family, who were prominent in this area.[5]

Geography[edit]

Le Flore is located at 34°53′49″N 94°58′53″W / 34.89694°N 94.98139°W / 34.89694; -94.98139 (34.896948, -94.981375).[6] It is about 25 miles (40 km) west of Poteau[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) of it is land and 0.71% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 168 people, 65 households, and 47 families residing in the town. The population density was 120.7 people per square mile (46.7/km²). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 56.7 per square mile (21.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.26% White, 27.98% Native American, 0.60% Asian, and 4.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 65 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 115.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,833, and the median income for a family was $25,833. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,680. About 18.8% of families and 29.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 43.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 10.3% 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. ^ [1] CensusViewer. Le Flore (Leflore), Oklahoma Population.
  4. ^ Heavener Historical Society (2013). Heavener (LeFlore County) Oklahoma. Xlibris Corporation. p. 273. 
  5. ^ a b [2] O'Dell, Larry. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. "Le Flore." Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.