Shady Point, Oklahoma

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Shady Point is a town in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town was named by Rail Road workers because of the trees they would sit under while taking a break. The population was 848 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Shady Point is located at 35°7′43″N 94°39′35″W / 35.12861°N 94.65972°W / 35.12861; -94.65972 (35.128571, -94.659726)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 848 people, 306 households, and 241 families residing in the town. The population density was 332.8 people per square mile (128.4/km²). There were 344 housing units at an average density of 135.0/sq mi (52.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.56% White, 8.96% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.

There were 306 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,453, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $23,906 versus $18,036 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,091. About 19.7% of families and 23.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.2% of those under age 18 and 22.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

Heavener | Poteau

Arkoma | Bokoshe | Cameron | Cowlington | Fanshawe‡ | Fort Coffee | Howe | Le Flore | Panama | Pocola | Rock Island | Shady Point | Spiro | Talihina | Wister

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