Leon, Oklahoma

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Leon, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Leon, Oklahoma
Location of Leon, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 33°52′43″N 97°25′43″W / 33.87861°N 97.42861°W / 33.87861; -97.42861Coordinates: 33°52′43″N 97°25′43″W / 33.87861°N 97.42861°W / 33.87861; -97.42861
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Love
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 817 ft (249 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 96
 • Density 363.6/sq mi (140.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73441
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-42450[1]
GNIS feature ID 1094582[2]

Leon is a town in Love County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 96 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ardmore, Oklahoma Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Leon is located at 33°52′43″N 97°25′43″W / 33.87861°N 97.42861°W / 33.87861; -97.42861 (33.878618, -97.428710).[3]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 221
1910 197 −10.9%
1920 216 9.6%
1930 146 −32.4%
1940 178 21.9%
1950 122 −31.5%
1960 109 −10.7%
1970 112 2.8%
1980 120 7.1%
1990 101 −15.8%
2000 96 −5.0%
2010 91 −5.2%
Est. 2015 96 [4] 5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 96 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 363.6 people per square mile and roughly 551.8 animals per square mile (142.6/km²). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 159.1 per square mile (62.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 45.12% White, 12.50% Native American, 1.04% from other races, and 8.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 73.04% of the population.

There were 34 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband prese, and 29.4% were non-families. 23.5% 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 2.82 and the average family size was 4.46.

In the town, the population was spread out with 34.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $10,500, and the median income for a family was $21,667. Males had a median income of $12,000 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,908. There were 12.5% of families and 11.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 15 teenagers and none of those over 64.

It must be noted that many local persons refer to Leon as where they live and are from even though they do not specifically reside within the city limits. The Census data does not now reflect this, as a result of the fact that many residences which were once covered by the Leon zip code were reassigned in a recent 911 address change.

Education[edit]

Most youth in Leon attend Turner Public Schools in Burneyville. Leon Public Schools was consolidated with Turner Public Schools in 1994.

Many people believe that the old Leon school is now haunted.

Businesses[edit]

Leon currently has no businesses, and currently is considered a bedroom community, in that those who live there commute to their respective places of employment. Leon is a potential location for a convenience store/ restaurant, as well as a location for an industrial production plant, or distribution center. Utilities are electrical, from the Red River Valley Rural Electrical Association Cooperative, and water is from the Rural Water Department Number One. There is no natural gas service at this time, with property occupants utilizing Electrical heat, propane, butane, and wood. Sanitation consists of individual property septic systems. Waste disposal is the responsibility of the property occupant. There is a local refuse route disposal company.

Religion[edit]

The majority of Leonites are Southern Baptist.[citation needed]Leon has one active church called the Leon Baptist Church which is a member of the Enon Baptist Association.

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". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.