Coalgate, Oklahoma

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Coalgate is a city in and the county seat of Coal County, Oklahoma, United States.[3] The population was 2,005 at the 2000 census.

Morris W. Turner (1931–2008), a businessman and the mayor of Lubbock, Texas, from 1972–1974, was born in Coalgate.



Coalgate is located at 34°32′1″N 96°13′7″W / 34.53361°N 96.21861°W / 34.53361; -96.21861 (34.533662, -96.218727).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.27%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,005 people, 830 households, and 498 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,301.3 people per square mile (502.7/km²). There were 947 housing units at an average density of 614.6/sq mi (237.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.26% White, 0.80% African American, 16.26% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 1.25% from other races, and 6.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.89% of the population.

There were 830 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.

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