Langston, Oklahoma

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Langston is a town in Logan County, Oklahoma, United States, and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,670 at the 2000 census. Langston is home to Langston University, the only historically black college in Oklahoma.



Langston is located at 35°56′29″N 97°15′28″W / 35.94139°N 97.25778°W / 35.94139; -97.25778 (35.941398, -97.257846)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,670 people, 199 households, and 92 families residing in the town. The population density was 896.5 people per square mile (346.7/km²). There were 246 housing units at an average density of 132.1/sq mi (51.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 3.29% White, 93.29% African American, 1.26% Native American, 0.24% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 199 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 16.1% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.3% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the town the population was spread out with 7.6% under the age of 18, 75.3% from 18 to 24, 8.4% from 25 to 44, 4.9% from 45 to 64, and 3.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

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