Meeker, Oklahoma

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Meeker is a town in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 978 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Meeker is located at 35°29′50″N 96°53′50″W / 35.49722°N 96.89722°W / 35.49722; -96.89722 (35.497295, -96.897114)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.63%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 978 people, 409 households, and 269 families residing in the town. The population density was 309.1 people per square mile (119.5/km²). There were 478 housing units at an average density of 151.1/sq mi (58.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.56% White, 0.72% African American, 9.82% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 4.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 409 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,313, and the median income for a family was $34,659. Males had a median income of $31,146 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,344. About 16.1% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

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