Shattuck, Oklahoma

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Shattuck, Oklahoma
Location of Shattuck within Oklahoma
Location of Shattuck within Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°16′21″N 99°52′34″W / 36.27250°N 99.87611°W / 36.27250; -99.87611Coordinates: 36°16′21″N 99°52′34″W / 36.27250°N 99.87611°W / 36.27250; -99.87611
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Land2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
2,247 ft (685 m)
 • Total1,356
 • Density609/sq mi (235.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)580
FIPS code40-66750[1]
GNIS feature ID1097962[2]

Shattuck is a town in Ellis County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,356 at the 2010 census.[3]


Shattuck is located in what was once the Cherokee Outlet.[4] The Southern Kansas Railway built a railroad through the area in 1887, and there was a railroad water station called "Norice" on the site that later became Shattuck.[4] Non-Indian settlers first arrived in the Land Run of 1893.[4] Around the railroad station, new businesses opened to support the farmers, including a blacksmith shop, a store, a school, and a post office.[4] The post office, which was incorporated in November 1893, was named Shattuck after a Santa Fe Railroad director.[4] The town site was plotted 1901, and the town was incorporated in 1906.[4]


Shattuck is located west of the center of Ellis County at 36°16′21″N 99°52′34″W / 36.27250°N 99.87611°W / 36.27250; -99.87611 (36.272596, -99.876217).[5] U.S. Route 283 passes through the center of town, leading north 30 miles (48 km) to Laverne and south 15 miles (24 km) to Arnett, the Ellis county seat. Oklahoma State Highway 15 passes through the southeast part of Shattuck, leading northeast 30 miles (48 km) to Woodward. The Texas border is 7 miles (11 km) west of Shattuck.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2), all of it land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20151,385[6]2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,274 people, 567 households, and 369 families residing in the town. The population density was 880.5 people per square mile (339.2/km²). There were 699 housing units at an average density of 483.1 per square mile (186.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.76% White, 1.57% Native American, 0.86% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.85% of the population. There were 567 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,758, and the median income for a family was $35,250. Males had a median income of $32,375 versus $18,077 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,420. About 7.5% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over.


  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): Shattuck town, Oklahoma". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Everett, Dianna. "Shattuck," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma Historical Society, June 24, 2015.
  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". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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