Rocky, Oklahoma

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Rocky, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Rocky, Oklahoma
Location of Rocky, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°9′23″N 99°3′36″W / 35.15639°N 99.06000°W / 35.15639; -99.06000Coordinates: 35°9′23″N 99°3′36″W / 35.15639°N 99.06000°W / 35.15639; -99.06000
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Washita
Government
 • mayor Gary Nason
 • Fire Chief Kolt Tiniwood Gray
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,650 ft (503 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 162
 • Density 810.1/sq mi (270.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73661
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-63700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1097367[2]

Rocky is a town in Washita County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 162 at the 2010 United States Census, a 6.9 percent decline from 174 at the 2000 census.[3] The town lies along U.S. Route 183.

Geography[edit]

Rocky is located at 35°9′23″N 99°3′36″W / 35.15639°N 99.06000°W / 35.15639; -99.06000 (35.156397, -99.059987).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all land. Lake Hobart is just to the northwest of Rocky.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 378
1920 322 −14.8%
1930 518 60.9%
1940 442 −14.7%
1950 366 −17.2%
1960 343 −6.3%
1970 260 −24.2%
1980 242 −6.9%
1990 181 −25.2%
2000 174 −3.9%
2010 162 −6.9%
Est. 2015 163 [5] 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 174 people, 77 households, and 50 families residing in the town. The population density was 771.6 people per square mile (292.1/km²). There were 85 housing units at an average density of 376.9 per square mile (142.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.95% White, 4.02% Native American, 2.87% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.45% of the population.

There were 77 households out of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,972, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $21,786 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,193. About 10.4% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 24.3% of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[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. ^ [http://censusviewer.com/city/OK/Rocky CensusViewer:Rocky, Oklahoma Population. Accessed August 19, 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.