Mutual, Oklahoma

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Mutual is a town in Woodward County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 76 at the 2000 census. Incorporated in 1908, the town suffered under the agricultural depression after World War I and saw only minimal growth during the 1970s and 1980s.[3]

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Geography

Mutual is located at 36°13′47″N 99°10′4″W / 36.22972°N 99.16778°W / 36.22972; -99.16778 (36.229816, -99.167704)[4], approximately 19 miles southeast of Woodward, Oklahoma, the county seat.[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

History

A "Mutual" post office was designated on June 4, 1895. The town was incorporated in 1908. In 1910, the town had a two churches, a bank, a feed mill, a machine shop, and a dealer in poultry and dairy products. The town also had a hotel early on.[3]

The town fared well until the post World War I agricultural depression and the construction of U.S. Highway 270, meant to bypass the town. The town continued to decline until petroleum exploration and production in the 1970s and 1980s gave it a short boost. Mutual ended the 20th century with a half dozen businesses and 76 residents, some of whom commute Woodward or Seiling, Oklahoma for work.[3]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 76 people, 31 households, and 22 families residing in the town. The population density was 289.9 people per square mile (112.9/km²). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 145.0/sq mi (56.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.00% White, 14.47% Native American, 3.95% Asian, 5.26% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.26% of the population.

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