Tyrone, Oklahoma

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Tyrone, Oklahoma
Location in Texas County and state of Oklahoma.
Location in Texas County and state of Oklahoma.
Coordinates: 36°57′16″N 101°4′3″W / 36.95444°N 101.06750°W / 36.95444; -101.06750Coordinates: 36°57′16″N 101°4′3″W / 36.95444°N 101.06750°W / 36.95444; -101.06750
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Texas
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,920 ft (890 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 762
 • Density 2,139.8/sq mi (826.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73951
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-75750[1]
GNIS feature ID 1099138[2]

Tyrone is a town in Texas County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 762 at the 2010 census.


Tyrone is located at 36°57′16″N 101°04′03″W / 36.954510°N 101.067419°W / 36.954510; -101.067419.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 482
1940 257 −46.7%
1960 456
1980 988
1990 880 −10.9%
2000 880 0.0%
2010 762 −13.4%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 880 people, 324 households, and 243 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,139.8 people per square mile (828.7/km2). There were 374 housing units at an average density of 909.4 per square mile (352.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.39% White, 0.34% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 18.64% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.52% of the population.

There were 324 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,550, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $20,156 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,826. About 6.0% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

The town was reportedly named by a railway vice president when the railroad came through. It was named after Tyrone, Pennsylvania, where the V.P.'s mother lived. The towns on the railway in Texas County (see below) were 10 miles apart, either for the distance between railroad worker camps, or because of needs for water by locomotives at that distance apart. Nearby Shades Well (3 Miles NorthEast) was the trailhead for many cattle drives in the late 19th century. It was larger than Dodge City, KS for a time, and still has mounds of broken glass from beer and whisky bottles consumed by drovers. Later the trailhead moved again and it was abandoned.