Ratliff City, Oklahoma

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Ratliff City, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Ratliff City, Oklahoma
Location of Ratliff City, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°26′56″N 97°30′40″W / 34.44889°N 97.51111°W / 34.44889; -97.51111Coordinates: 34°26′56″N 97°30′40″W / 34.44889°N 97.51111°W / 34.44889; -97.51111
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Carter
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,043 ft (318 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 120
 • Density 107/sq mi (41.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73481
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-61900[1]
GNIS feature ID 1097051[2]

Ratliff City is a town in Carter County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 120 at the 2010 census.[3] Ratliff City was named for Ollie Ratliff, owner of a local garage. It is part of the Ardmore, Oklahoma Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The post office was opened on January 1, 1953, when the town was incorporated.

Geography[edit]

Ratliff City is located in northwestern Carter County at 34°26′56″N 97°30′40″W / 34.44889°N 97.51111°W / 34.44889; -97.51111 (34.448918, -97.510999).[4]

Ratliff City is located at the junction of State Highways 7 and 76. Highway 7 leads east 24 miles (39 km) to Davis and west 27 miles (43 km) to Duncan, while Highway 76 leads north 12 miles (19 km) to Foster and south 15 miles (24 km) to Healdton.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Ratliff City has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 250
1980 350 40.0%
1990 157 −55.1%
2000 131 −16.6%
2010 120 −8.4%
Est. 2015 120 [5] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 131 people, 53 households, and 41 families residing in the town. The population density was 116.6 people per square mile (45.2/km²). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 62.3 per square mile (24.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.79% White, 1.53% African American, 5.34% Native American, and 5.34% from two or more races.

There were 53 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 79.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,125, and the median income for a family was $27,917. Males had a median income of $37,083 versus $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,080. There were 20.0% of families and 17.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 27.6% of under eighteens and 25.0% of those over 64.

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Ratliff City town, Oklahoma". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Shirk, George H.; Oklahoma Place Names; University of Oklahoma Press; Norman, Oklahoma; 1987: ISBN 0-8061-2028-2.