Chouteau, Oklahoma

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Chouteau (pronounced /ʃoʊˈtoʊ/) is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,931 at the 2000 census.



Chouteau is located at 36°11′13″N 95°20′18″W / 36.186957°N 95.338272°W / 36.186957; -95.338272.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all of it land.

The town is situated near the junction of U.S. Routes 69 and 412.

About Chouteau

Chouteau was originally called Cody's Creek as a stop on the KATY railroad. The name was changed to Chouteau after the creek that flows north of town that was named for French fur trader Auguste Pierre Chouteau from the Chouteau family. Auguste created the first permanent white settlement in present-day Salina, Oklahoma.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,931 people, 751 households, and 560 families residing in the town. The population density was 808.1 people per square mile (312.0/km2). There were 806 housing units at an average density of 337.3/sq mi (130.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.01% White, 0.41% African American, 14.34% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 1.19% from other races, and 6.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.76% of the population.

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