Beaver, Oklahoma

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Beaver is a town in and the county seat of Beaver County, Oklahoma, United States.[3] The population was 1,570 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a city; the city became a town in November 2005.[4]

It is located on Beaver River, and began as the location of a fur-trading post in 1879. Its original name was Beaver City, and was planned to be the capital of the short-lived Cimarron Territory. In 1890, the territory was assigned to Oklahoma Territory, and Beaver City became the seat for the entire Oklahoma Panhandle, then known as Seventh County.[5]

The town is host to the annual World Cow Chip Throwing Championship.

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Geography

Beaver is located at 36°48′49″N 100°31′27″W / 36.81361°N 100.52417°W / 36.81361; -100.52417 (36.813486, -100.524298)[6]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land. Just north of the town is the Beaver Dunes State Park.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,570 people, 606 households, and 435 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,360.6 people per square mile (527.1/km²). There were 725 housing units at an average density of 628.3/sq mi (243.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.48% White, 0.57% African American, 1.53% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 3.69% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.68% of the population.

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