Bushyhead, Oklahoma

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Bushyhead is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rogers County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,203 at the 2000 census. Established on the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway between Claremore and Vinita, the community was named for Dennis W. Bushyhead, Principal Chief of the Cherokee, 1879-1887. The post office existed from April 18, 1898, until November 15, 1955.



Bushyhead is located at 36°27′8″N 95°30′59″W / 36.45222°N 95.51639°W / 36.45222; -95.51639 (36.452233, -95.516263)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.0 square miles (38.8 km²), of which, 15.0 square miles (38.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,203 people, 431 households, and 344 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 80.3 people per square mile (31.0/km²). There were 474 housing units at an average density of 31.7/sq mi (12.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.56% White, 0.33% African American, 18.12% Native American, 0.83% from other races, and 6.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.00% of the population.

There were 431 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

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