Location of Seiling, Oklahoma
|• Total||0.822762 sq mi (2.130943 km2)|
|• Land||0.822762 sq mi (2.130943 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,749 ft (533 m)|
|• Density||1,000/sq mi (400/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1097902|
Seiling is a city in Dewey County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 860 at the 2010 census. The town was named in 1899 for Louis Seiling, a local store owner who had acquired a homestead in the Cheyenne-Arapaho land run of April 1892. The Hobson Town and Improvement Company established a town called Hobson, but the name was changed to Seiling in January 1899. It incorporated in 1909. Seiling is now the largest city in Dewey County.
Seiling developed as a local agricultural center and became the largest town in Dewey County despite the fact that the nearest railroad depot was in Canton, more than 25 miles (40 km) away . Moreover, there were no bridges across either of the Canadian rivers until 1906. A horse racing track was built in 1903.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2010 census, there were 860 people, 325 households, and 216 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,000 people per square mile (400/km²). There were 402 housing units at an average density of 488.6 per square mile (786.3/km²). Residents self-identified as 95.1% white, 12.7% Native American, 4.9% of mixed heritage, 1.6% Asian, and 0.1% African American. Hispanic or Latino Americans made up 3.7% of the population.
There were 325 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 12% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. Individuals living alone accounted for 31.1% of households. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.24. The median age was 37.9 years.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,650, and the median income for a family was $58,466. Males who were employed full-time had a median income of $43,333. Females who were employed full-time had a median income of $32,500. The per capita income for the city was $24,410. Below the poverty line were 9.7% of people, 10.3% of families, 13% of those under 18 and 11.6% of those over 64.
The local economy has been based on agriculture since the land was opened to non-Indian settlement. The major crops initially were broomcorn and cotton. Seiling soon had a cotton gin and a feed mill. Wheat and rye became important crops before World War I. In 1918, the Seiling Milling Company opened a flour mill and marketed "White Rose Special" flour until it closed in 1952.
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