Fairfax, Oklahoma

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Fairfax is a town in Osage County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,555 at the 2000 census.



Site of the infamous Osage Indian murders.


Fairfax is located at 36°34′17″N 96°42′23″W / 36.57139°N 96.70639°W / 36.57139; -96.70639 (36.571386, -96.706259).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,555 people, 657 households, and 417 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,947.2 people per square mile (750.5/km²). There were 831 housing units at an average density of 1,040.6/sq mi (401.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.65% White, 1.35% African American, 24.12% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 6.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 657 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

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