Cardin, Oklahoma

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Cardin is a town in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 150 at the 2000 census. The town is located within the Tar Creek Superfund site; the vast majority of its residents accepted federal buyout offers, and the town's population dropped to zero in November 2010.[3]

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Geography

Cardin is located at 36°58′32″N 94°51′6″W / 36.97556°N 94.85167°W / 36.97556; -94.85167 (36.975692, -94.851612)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 150 people, 58 households, and 44 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,665.7 people per square mile (643.5/km²). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 732.9/sq mi (283.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 83.33% White, 6.00% Native American, and 10.67% from two or more races.

There were 58 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,000, and the median income for a family was $25,417. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,570. There were 22.0% of families and 31.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 57.1% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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