Randlett, Oklahoma

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Randlett, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Randlett, Oklahoma
Location of Randlett, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°10′36″N 98°27′56″W / 34.17667°N 98.46556°W / 34.17667; -98.46556Coordinates: 34°10′36″N 98°27′56″W / 34.17667°N 98.46556°W / 34.17667; -98.46556
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Cotton
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,040 ft (317 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 438
 • Density 810.5/sq mi (312.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73562
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-61850[1]
GNIS feature ID 1097038[2]

Randlett is a town in Cotton County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 438 at the 2010 census, a decline of 14.3 percent from 511 at the 2000 census.[3]

History[edit]

The town of Randlett was named for James R. Randlett, an agent for the Comanche and Kiowa. It was platted in 1906, and the lots were sold at a public auction on May 13, 1907. By 1910, it had a population of 574. An attempt to attract a railroad failed, but Randlett still prospered as an agricultural center. A brief oil and gas drilling boom occurred in the 1910s and 20s.[4]

Geography[edit]

Randlett is located at 34°10′36″N 98°27′56″W / 34.17667°N 98.46556°W / 34.17667; -98.46556 (34.176736, -98.465474).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 574
1920 323 −43.7%
1930 257 −20.4%
1940 327 27.2%
1950 396 21.1%
1960 356 −10.1%
1970 384 7.9%
1980 461 20.1%
1990 458 −0.7%
2000 511 11.6%
2010 438 −14.3%
Est. 2015 425 [6] −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 511 people, 194 households, and 140 families residing in the town. The population density was 810.5 people per square mile (313.2/km²). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 333.1 per square mile (128.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.89% White, 0.20% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.70% of the population.

There were 194 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% 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 3.16.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,019, and the median income for a family was $30,455. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $21,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,455. About 12.7% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.7% of those under age 18 and 23.6% of those age 65 or over.

Randlett is served by Big Pasture Public Schools, a rural consolidated school system.

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:Randlett, Oklahoma Population
  4. ^ O'Dell, Larry. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. "Randlett." Retrieved October 7, 2012.{http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/R/RA015.html}
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.