Cole, Oklahoma

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Cole is a town in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 473 at the 2000 census.



Cole was originally founded on 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land donated by Mrs. A. E. Cunningham and Judge Presley Cole. The town was named Cole after it was decided Cunningham was too long a name. Cole's first post office, created in 1912, was in the Cunningham home, though it was moved later to Read's General Merchandise Store.[3]


Cole is located at 35°6′21″N 97°34′23″W / 35.10583°N 97.57306°W / 35.10583; -97.57306 (35.105921, -97.572964)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.1 square miles (39.1 km²), all of it land.

Cole is located along State Highway 74B.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 473 people, 169 households, and 141 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.4 people per square mile (12.1/km²). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 12.1/sq mi (4.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.27% White, 0.21% African American, 6.55% Native American, 0.63% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.75% of the population.

There were 169 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

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