Tatums, Oklahoma

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Tatums is a town in Carter County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 172 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ardmore, Oklahoma Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Tatums is located at 34°28′55″N 97°27′52″W / 34.481919°N 97.464470°W / 34.481919; -97.464470.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 172 people, 67 households, and 46 families residing in the town. The population density was 85.7 people per square mile (33.0/km2). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 41.4/sq mi (15.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 7.56% White, 78.49% African American, 4.65% Native American, and 9.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 67 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.3% were married couples living together, 29.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $11,146, and the median income for a family was $12,375. Males had a median income of $20,417 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,125. About 47.2% of families and 51.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 54.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 32.6% of those sixty five or over.

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