Noble, Oklahoma

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Noble is a city in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States, and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 5,260 at the 2000 census. Currently, Noble is Cleveland County's third-largest city behind Norman and Moore. The current mayor is Gary Hayes. He was elected mayor in March 2006.

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Rose Rock Capital of the World

Noble is considered the "Rose Rock Capital of the World", as the concentration of barium sulfate in the soil is higher there than anywhere else, causing the formation of rose rocks.

In honor of this status, Noble sets aside the first Saturday each May to celebrate its annual Rose Rock Festival. Local geologist Joe Stine and his wife opened the Timberlake Rose Rock Museum in 1986.

The most famous business in Noble is Kendall's Restaurant, one of less than 300 TRAVELOCITY local favorites and the operators of the largest charitable foundation in Noble. The restaurant was also featured in Southern Living magazine in June 2010.

Geography

Noble is located at 35°8′28″N 97°23′20″W / 35.14111°N 97.38889°W / 35.14111; -97.38889 (35.141173, -97.388807)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33.4 km²), of which, 12.5 square miles (32.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (2.87%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,260 people, 1,956 households, and 1,486 families residing in the city. The population density was 420.1 people per square mile (162.2/km²). There were 2,134 housing units at an average density of 170.4/sq mi (65.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.30% White, 0.19% African American, 4.87% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 3.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.

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