Akins, Oklahoma

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Akins is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 449 at the 2000 census.

The post office existed from February 16, 1894, until December 31, 1943. It is said to be named for Robert Akins, a mail carrier.

Sequoyah's Cabin, a national historic site, is located about two miles northeast of the town.

Akins is, perhaps, best remembered as the home of the Floyd family and Charles Arthur Floyd is buried in the Akins Cemetery. His funeral in 1934 attracted several thousand viewers.

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Geography

Akins is located at 35°30′27″N 94°40′7″W / 35.5075°N 94.66861°W / 35.5075; -94.66861 (35.507392, -94.668642)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.6 square miles (35.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 449 people, 164 households, and 133 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 33.1 people per square mile (12.8/km²). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 12.5/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.16% White, 1.56% African American, 15.81% Native American, 0.22% from other races, and 12.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.

There were 164 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.05.

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