Hall Park, Oklahoma

related topics
{household, population, female}
{build, building, house}
{town, population, incorporate}
{area, community, home}
{township, household, population}
{son, year, death}
{company, market, business}
{law, state, case}
{rate, high, increase}
{acid, form, water}
{area, part, region}
{group, member, jewish}

Hall Park was a town in Cleveland County, Oklahoma and part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. It began in the 1960s and is named after the founder Ike Hall. At the time of the 2000 census, the town population was 1,088.

Hall Park is notable for being established as Oklahoma's first "all-electric" town. Ronald Reagan, then a spokesman for General Electric, visited Hall Park upon its opening and was bestowed an honorary mayorship. Hall Park was unique in establishing common-area backyards, resulting in a very high rate of public space per square mile.

Financial and infrastructure troubles plagued Hall Park throughout its history. The arsenic groundwater regulations established in January, 2001 resulted in Hall Park's only independent water sources being declared in violation of federal drinking water standards.

In 2005, Hall Park was annexed by Norman, Oklahoma, and ceased to be a town, becoming instead a group of housing subdivisions. Ike Hall's daughter purchased the Hall Park water tower which now sits in her yard.

Contents

Geography

Hall Park was located at 35°14′27″N 97°24′25″W / 35.24083°N 97.40694°W / 35.24083; -97.40694 (35.240885, -97.407018)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²) of it was land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.50%) was water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,088 people, 376 households, and 324 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,027.2 people per square mile (396.3/km²). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 360.7/sq mi (139.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.97% White, 2.39% African American, 2.02% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 5.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.93% of the population.

There were 376 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.9% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.8% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.13.

Full article ▸

related documents
Waverly, Virginia
Haymarket, Virginia
Edwards, Mississippi
Geraldine, Montana
New Braintree, Massachusetts
Hydro, Oklahoma
Oktaha, Oklahoma
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Creston, Washington
Alta, Utah
Cumberland City, Tennessee
Illiopolis, Illinois
Delbarton, West Virginia
Russell, Massachusetts
Richmond, Vermont
Mize, Mississippi
Bayview, Texas
Gauley Bridge, West Virginia
Pittsford, Vermont
Lockhart, South Carolina
Accomac, Virginia
Mason, West Virginia
Rhodhiss, North Carolina
Pawlet, Vermont
Collinsville, Texas
Reardan, Washington
Harrellsville, North Carolina
Vanleer, Tennessee
Glencoe, Oklahoma
Lake Aluma, Oklahoma