Spavinaw, Oklahoma

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Spavinaw is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 563 at the 2000 census. The town is best known as the birthplace of baseball player Mickey Mantle.


Spavinaw is located at 36°23′33″N 95°2′55″W / 36.3925°N 95.04861°W / 36.3925; -95.04861 (36.392585, -95.048665)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land. The town is also host to Lake Spavinaw, the main water supplier of The City of Tulsa.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 563 people, 215 households, and 141 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,450.8/mi² (557.4/km²). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 747.3/mi² (287.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 63.06% White, 26.11% Native American, 0.53% from other races, and 10.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.73% of the population.

There were 215 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $19,792, and the median income for a family was $22,188. Males had a median income of $24,028 versus $17,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,010. About 28.7% of families and 27.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.2% of those under the age of 18 and 13.8% of those 65 and older.


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