Muldrow, Oklahoma

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Muldrow, Oklahoma
Town
Town of Muldrow
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Muldrow is located in the US
Muldrow
Muldrow
Location within the contiguous United States of America
Coordinates: 35°24′16″N 94°36′4″W / 35.40444°N 94.60111°W / 35.40444; -94.60111Coordinates: 35°24′16″N 94°36′4″W / 35.40444°N 94.60111°W / 35.40444; -94.60111
Country  United States
State  Oklahoma
County Sequoyah
Named for Henry Muldrow
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Mayor Catherine Jones (I)
 • Council Muldrow Town Council
Area
 • Total 3.9 sq mi (10.0 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 505 ft (154 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,466
 • Density 888.7/sq mi (346.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code(s) 74948
Area code(s) 539, 918
FIPS code 40-49850[1]
GNIS feature ID 1095696[2]
Major airport FSM

Muldrow is a town in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,466 at the 2010 census, an increase of 11.7 percent from 3,104 at the 2000 census.[3]

The town was named in honor of Henry L. Muldrow, a U.S. Representative from Mississippi and friend of one of the settlement's founders. He used his influence with the railroad to have a depot located at the townsite. The inhabitants are properly referred to as Muldrovites. However, the term Muldrowan is often used.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), of which 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.52%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 465
1910 671 44.3%
1920 693 3.3%
1930 557 −19.6%
1940 638 14.5%
1950 828 29.8%
1960 1,137 37.3%
1970 1,680 47.8%
1980 2,538 51.1%
1990 2,889 13.8%
2000 3,104 7.4%
2010 3,466 11.7%
Est. 2015 3,282 [4] −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,104 people, 1,204 households, and 846 families residing in the town. The population density was 805.8 people per square mile (311.3/km²). There were 1,313 housing units at an average density of 340.8 per square mile (131.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 69.59% White, 1.80% African American, 16.43% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.32% from other races, and 10.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.70% of the population.

There were 1,204 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,216, and the median income for a family was $32,083. Males had a median income of $26,603 versus $18,984 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,918. About 14.1% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The post office is located at 600 East Shawntel Smith Boulevard.

Education[edit]

Muldrow's public schools are Muldrow Elementary, Muldrow Middle School, and Muldrow High School. The elementary school is located on Main Street, while the high school and middle school are located on Shawntel Smith Boulevard.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Charles Winchester Breedlove, Los Angeles City Council member, 1933–45
  • Shawntel Smith, Miss America 1996. The main street of the town, a stretch of U.S. Route 64, was renamed Shawntel Smith Boulevard in her honor.
  • Glen Condren, former NFL defensive lineman for the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons. Played college football for the University of Oklahoma Sooners. Condren later returned to Muldrow to coach the local high school football team for a few years.
  • Jim Mundy/James White, a Top 40 Country Singer and award winning songwriter (ten hit songs); #13 "The River's Too Wide"; #37 "She's Already Gone"
  • Master Sergeant Joshua L. Wheeler, killed in Iraq on October 22, 2015.

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