Marlow, Oklahoma

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Marlow, Oklahoma
City
Location of Marlow, Oklahoma
Location of Marlow, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°38′36″N 97°57′32″W / 34.64333°N 97.95889°W / 34.64333; -97.95889Coordinates: 34°38′36″N 97°57′32″W / 34.64333°N 97.95889°W / 34.64333; -97.95889
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Stephens
Area
 • Total 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
 • Land 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,312 ft (400 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,662
 • Density 657/sq mi (253/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73055
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-46600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1095149[2]

Marlow is a city in Stephens County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 4,662 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Marlow is located in northern Stephens County, Oklahoma, in the southern part of the state, at 34°38′36″N 97°57′32″W / 34.64333°N 97.95889°W / 34.64333; -97.95889 (34.643410, -97.958806).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18 km2), of which, 7.1 square miles (18 km2) of it is land and 0.14% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,016
1910 1,965 93.4%
1920 2,276 15.8%
1930 3,084 35.5%
1940 2,899 −6.0%
1950 3,399 17.2%
1960 4,027 18.5%
1970 3,995 −0.8%
1980 5,017 25.6%
1990 4,416 −12.0%
2000 4,592 4.0%
2010 4,662 1.5%
Est. 2015 4,594 [4] −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,662 people, 1,862 households, and 1,257 families residing in the city.[6] The population density was 657 people per square mile (253/km²). There were 2,119 housing units at an average density of 298.5 per square mile (115/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.2% white, 0.2% African American, 5.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 5.6% from two or more races.[6] Hispanics or Latinos were 4.4% of the population, having doubled since 2000.

There were 1,862 households out of which half (50.1%) were married couples, a third (34.3%) included children under the age of 18, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families.[6] Less than a third (28.9) of households were made up of individuals; 14.5% of households had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.[6] The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.[6]

In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older.[6] The median age was 38.8 years.[6] For every 100 females there were 88 males.[6] For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82 males.[6]

The median income for a household in the city was $43,221, and the median income for a family was $57,713.[7] Males had a median income of $34,325 versus $29,21 for females.[7] The per capita income for the city was $20,299.[7] An estimated 10.7% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.[7]

Entertainment[edit]

Entertainment in Marlow includes:

  • Redbud Park located in the eastern part of the town that includes; the Hideout (a large playground), a trail through the park, a stage for concerts, and the Outlaw cave (the cave where the Marlows often hid out)
  • The Life Center, a church funded recreational center that includes a basketball court, a walking track, and several rooms that can be rented
  • Miller Park in the western part of the town that includes the public pool, Miller Pond, and the Mile trail

Sports[edit]

Marlow's sports team is the Outlaws. Though Formerly the Grey Wolves

Education[edit]

The City of Marlow is serviced by the Marlow Public School District

Central High is also located in Marlow, Oklahoma.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Terry Brown, former NFL defensive back for Minnesota Vikings
  • Joe Dial, former world record-holder in the pole vault and 2011 inductee into the Pole Vault Hall of Fame
  • Cady Groves, singer-songwriter
  • Sonny Liles, American football player
  • Paul Sparks, actor, Boardwalk Empire
  • Sam Hinkie, general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Michael Lightner, 2001 NCAA Div-1 National Wrestling Champion, for the University of Oklahoma. Current Associate Head Coach, for the University of Oklahoma.
  • Ray Miller, 1993 NCAA Div-1 National Wrestling Champion, for Arizona State University.
  • Shawn Bateman, 1996 NCAA Div-2 National Wrestling Champion, for The University of Central Oklahoma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i 2010 Demographic Profile for Marlow, American FactFinder (accessed November 6, 2013)
  7. ^ a b c d 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, American FactFinder (accessed November 6, 2013)