Yeager, Oklahoma

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Yeager is a town in Hughes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 67 at the 2000 census. Developed in the early 1900s, the town grew with the help of an oil and gas field, but has always had a low population.[3]

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History

Named for a Creek allottee, the town was developed along the St. Louis, Oklahoma and Southern Railway that was built between 1900 and 1901.[3] An oil and gas field opened in the town in 1917 and helped support the railroad industry in the 1920s.[3] The town's original name was changed by its first post office from Yargee to Yeager.[3]

Geography

Yeager is located six miles north of Holdenville, Oklahoma. Its geographic coordinates are 35°9′26″N 96°20′25″W / 35.15722°N 96.34028°W / 35.15722; -96.34028 (35.157355, -96.340218)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all land.

The town lies at an elevation of 870 feet above sea level and has an average of 39 inches of rain and 6.1 inches of snowfall annually.[5]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 67 people, 27 households, and 16 families residing in the town. The population density was 355.5 people per square mile (136.2/km²). There were 34 housing units at an average density of 180.4/sq mi (69.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 56.72% White, 32.84% Native American, and 10.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 27 households out of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% 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 3.31.

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