Erick, Oklahoma

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Erick (pronounced /ˈɪərɪk/, EER-ik) is a city in Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,023 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Erick is located at 35°12′49″N 99°52′11″W / 35.21361°N 99.86972°W / 35.21361; -99.86972 (35.213549, -99.869821)[3], elevation 2,060 feet (628 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.

Erick is located just south of I-40 and has its own business route from that highway (Also U.S. 66) In addition, the town is served by State Highway 30.

Erick is the approximate halfway point on I-40 from Asheville, North Carolina, to Barstow, California, the terminus of I-40 West, and is a good break point for transcontinental travelers to pull off, rest or rent a motel room—if they do not do so at an earlier point. For travelers coming from the I-40 East terminus in Wilmington, North Carolina, the halfway point will occur earlier.

Erick is also located on Historic U.S. 66.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,023 people, 429 households, and 272 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,040.3 people per square mile (403.0/km²). There were 556 housing units at an average density of 565.4/sq mi (219.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.45% White, 0.10% African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 2.05% from other races, and 3.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.69% of the population.

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