Tushka, Oklahoma

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Tushka is a town in Atoka County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 345 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Tushka is located at 34°19′10″N 96°9′59″W / 34.31944°N 96.16639°W / 34.31944; -96.16639 (34.319552, -96.166265)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.70%) is water.

Tushka is located along U.S. Highway 69/75.[4]

History

Tushka is located on US Highway 69/75 in Atoka County, Oklahoma. Part of Oklahoma Indian Territory, Tushka was inhabited by the Choctaw Tribe. By 1872 the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway (MK & T) began building tracks through the area. A settlement was established which existed under four names: Peck, Indian Territory followed by Lewis and then Dayton. In 1909 the name was changed to Tushka, it's present designation. Tushka is a Choctaw word for warrior. (Source: Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History)


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 345 people, 139 households, and 94 families residing in the town. The population density was 479.2 people per square mile (185.0/km²). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 225.0/sq mi (86.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.46% White, 19.71% Native American, 0.29% from other races, and 7.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.03% of the population.

There were 139 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

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