Okay, Oklahoma

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Okay, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Okay, Oklahoma
Location of Okay, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°51′10″N 95°18′57″W / 35.85278°N 95.31583°W / 35.85278; -95.31583Coordinates: 35°51′10″N 95°18′57″W / 35.85278°N 95.31583°W / 35.85278; -95.31583
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Wagoner
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 545 ft (166 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 620
 • Density 737.3/sq mi (284.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74446
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-54100[1]
GNIS feature ID 1096195[2]

Okay is a town along the Verdigris River in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 620 at the 2010 census, a 3.9 percent increase from 597 at the 2000 census.[3]

History[edit]

A post office called Okay has been in operation since 1919.[4] The town took its name from the OK Truck Manufacturing Company.[5] Okay has been noted for its unusual place name.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

Okay is located at 35°51′10″N 95°18′57″W / 35.85278°N 95.31583°W / 35.85278; -95.31583 (35.852723, -95.315763).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 248
1940 322 29.8%
1950 427 32.6%
1960 419 −1.9%
1970 419 0.0%
1980 554 32.2%
1990 528 −4.7%
2000 597 13.1%
2010 620 3.9%
Est. 2014 616 [9] −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 597 people, 227 households, and 165 families residing in the town. The population density was 737.3 people per square mile (284.6/km²). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 343.3 per square mile (132.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.15% White, 4.36% African American, 21.27% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 1.84% from other races, and 7.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.69% of the population.

There were 227 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,385, and the median income for a family was $23,472. Males had a median income of $21,000 versus $14,444 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,758. About 26.2% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.9% of those under age 18 and 34.2% of those age 65 or over.

Famous residents[edit]

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. ^ CensusViewer:Population of the City of Okay, Oklahoma
  4. ^ "Wagoner County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Profile for Okay, Oklahoma". ePodunk. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Baker, Lawrence B. (Jul 14, 1969). "Rodney, Oscar, Cecil, Esther Surround Us". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 23. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  7. ^ LIFE. 31 January 1944. p. 57. ISSN 00243019. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.