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Ninnekah, Oklahoma

Ninnekah, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Ninnekah, Oklahoma
Location of Ninnekah, Oklahoma
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Grady
Area
 • Total 10.2 sq mi (26.3 km2)
 • Land 10.2 sq mi (26.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,002
 • Density 97.7/sq mi (37.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73067
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-52100[1]
GNIS feature ID 1095886[2]

Ninnekah is a town in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,002 at the 2010 census, an increase of 0.8 percent from 994 at the 2000 census. The town name is a Choctaw word that means night or darkness in English.[3]

Geography

Ninnekah is located at (34.956883, -97.935011).[4] The town is 42 miles (68 km) southwest of Oklahoma City.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 994 people, 400 households, and 304 families residing in the town. The population density was 97.7 people per square mile (37.7/km²). There were 440 housing units at an average density of 43.3 per square mile (16.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.44% White, 0.60% African American, 3.82% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 5.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.

There were 400 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,181, and the median income for a family was $37,656. Males had a median income of $29,659 versus $21,328 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,434. About 14.1% of families and 19.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ a b .Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and CultureGwen Jackson, "Ninnekah," Accessed July 31, 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
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