Stratford, Oklahoma

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Stratford is a town in Garvin County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,474 at the 2000 census.

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History

Stratford was originally the town of McGee which was established in 1891. In 1906 the Oklahoma Central Railroad built the railroad two miles south of McGee. The town placed its buildings on wagons and wheeled them down to the train tracks. The new town was first named Walling, but by October 1906 the name was changed to Stratford. [3] Stratford is known as the Peach capital of Oklahoma and holds it's Peach Festival, annual rodeo, and car show the second Saturday each July. [4]

Geography

Stratford is located at 34°47′46″N 96°57′37″W / 34.79611°N 96.96028°W / 34.79611; -96.96028 (34.796077, -96.960342)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,474 people, 612 households, and 386 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,434.7 people per square mile (552.5/km²). There were 714 housing units at an average density of 695.0/sq mi (267.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.39% White, 0.75% African American, 15.26% Native American, 0.61% from other races, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

There were 612 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.02.

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