Longdale, Oklahoma

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Longdale is a town in Blaine County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 310 at the 2000 census.

Longdale School, which closed in 1991, was home to the world famous "Longdale Redmen". The Redmen were widely known throughout both hemispheres for the successful sports teams fielded throughout the 20th Century. In 1991, the Longdale Redmen celebrated their tenth consecutive National Kickball Championship. The 1990-91 teams also captured championships in basketball (Greenfield Tournament, Progressive Tournament, Canton Tournament and Hitchcock Tournament), flag football (National 8th Grade Champions), cross-country, 4-Square, 500, Heads-Up 7-Up, and wiffleball.

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Geography

Longdale is located at 36°7′58″N 98°33′7″W / 36.13278°N 98.55194°W / 36.13278; -98.55194 (36.132697, -98.551962)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 310 people, 114 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,169.9 people per square mile (460.4/km²). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 630.2/sq mi (248.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.87% White, 18.39% Native American, 0.32% from other races, and 7.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.52% of the population.

There were 114 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 115.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,000, and the median income for a family was $22,500. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,744. About 23.3% of families and 23.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 37.8% of those age 65 or over.

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