Henryetta, Oklahoma

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Henryetta is a city in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,096 at the 2000 census.

Henryetta is notable as the high school hometown of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman.[3] Other famous former and current residents include actress Alice Ghostley (Bewitched, Grease, Designing Women), as well as rodeo favorites Jim Shoulders and Terry Don West. It is also referenced as character Stevie Rae's hometown in the book series House of Night. Henryetta is mentioned in the King of the Hill episode "Harlottown" as Arlen's new city manager's prior town. Henryetta's school teams were known for their unusual nickname, the "Mud Hens" (later "Hens" and "Fighting Hens"), until a student petition led to a name change (to "Knights") in 1989.[4]



Henryetta is located at 35°26′33″N 95°59′6″W / 35.4425°N 95.985°W / 35.4425; -95.985 (35.442379, -95.985000).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²), of which, 6.0 square miles (15.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,096 people, 2,460 households, and 1,589 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,009.8 people per square mile (389.7/km²). There were 2,844 housing units at an average density of 471.1/sq mi (181.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.69% White, 0.57% African American, 12.30% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 6.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% of the population.

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