Chickasha, Oklahoma

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Chickasha (pronounced /ˈtʃɪkəʃeɪ/) is a city in and the county seat, business and employment center of Grady County, Oklahoma, United States.[3] The population was 15,850 at the 2000 census. Chickasha is home to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and hosts an annual Festival of Light celebration located at Shannon Springs Park. The city is named for, and strongly connected to Native American heritage as Chickasha (Chikashsha) is the Choctaw word for Chickasaw.

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Geography

Chickasha is located at 35°2′18″N 97°56′46″W / 35.03833°N 97.94611°W / 35.03833; -97.94611 (35.038431, -97.946021)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.1 square miles (46.9 km²), of which, 18.1 square miles (46.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.28%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 15,850 people, 6,434 households, and 4,111 families residing in the city. The population density was 877.5 people per square mile (338.9/km²). There were 7,424 housing units at an average density of 411.0/sq mi (158.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.20% White, 8.45% African American, 4.73% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.52% from other races, and 3.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.76% of the population.

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