Goodwell, Oklahoma

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Goodwell is a town in Texas County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,192 at the 2000 census.

Goodwell is the home of Oklahoma Panhandle State University, established in 1909.



Goodwell is located at 36°35'36" North, 101°37'47" West (36.593348, -101.629848)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²). 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,192 people, 407 households, and 221 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,003.8 people per square mile (386.8/km²). There were 478 housing units at an average density of 402.5/sq mi (155.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.84% White, 3.27% African American, 2.10% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 4.53% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 8.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 407 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 46.1% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 11.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 114.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $42,708. Males had a median income of $24,000 versus $20,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,531. 26.6% of the population and 18.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 32.2% of those under the age of 18 and 6.8% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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