Mountain Park, Oklahoma

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Mountain Park is a town in Kiowa County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 390 at the 2000 census.

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Embezzlement

On March 7, 2008, KSWO-TV reported that the former town clerk was fired for allegedly secretly embezzling $100,000 over a period of two years, leaving the town unable to pay its bills and forcing it to raise utility rates for residents. [1]

Geography

Mountain Park is located at 34°41′48″N 98°57′07″W / 34.696533°N 98.951958°W / 34.696533; -98.951958.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 390 people, 174 households, and 103 families residing in the town. The population density was 515.7 people per square mile (198.1/km²). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 277.7/sq mi (106.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.00% White, 0.51% African American, 1.79% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 2.82% from other races, and 4.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.38% of the population.

There were 174 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,031, and the median income for a family was $19,375. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,584. About 29.4% of families and 36.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54.6% of those under age 18 and 22.9% of those age 65 or over.

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