Dickson, Oklahoma

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Dickson is a town in Carter County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,139 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ardmore, Oklahoma Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Life

Dickson, Oklahoma, has no post office, so the residents of the town have an Ardmore, OK address. The town is home to many employees who work in Ardmore's manufacturing plants and light industrial businessess. There are a few businesses at the cross roads of State Highway 177 and State Highway 199. Most of the community travel into Ardmore (which is about 10 miles west) to either work or shop. Dickson is said to grown rapidly in recent years, the new estimated population is at 2,200 which is double from 1,100 in the 2000 census.

School

Dickson public schools are in the town. The school consists of grades K-12. Dickson High School is known for their outstanding agriculture program. The school is also known for the girls basketball and softball teams. In the mid 1990s the Dickson Comet Cross Country team won the state tournament for 3 years in a row under the coaching of Ron Love. The most recent state championship came when the powerlifting team took the Oklahoma Large-School team championship in 2008.

Geography

Dickson is located at 34°11′32″N 96°59′28″W / 34.19222°N 96.99111°W / 34.19222; -96.99111 (34.192140, -96.991160)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.2 square miles (36.8 km²), of which, 14.2 square miles (36.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.21%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,139 people, 417 households, and 334 families residing in the town. The population density was 80.4 people per square mile (31.1/km²). There were 462 housing units at an average density of 32.6/sq mi (12.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.34% White, 0.44% African American, 10.18% Native American, 0.18% from other races, and 3.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.84% of the population.

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