Oaks, Oklahoma

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Oaks is a town in Cherokee and Delaware counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 412 at the 2000 census.



Oaks is located at 36°9′56″N 94°51′13″W / 36.16556°N 94.85361°W / 36.16556; -94.85361 (36.165583, -94.853475)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 412 people, 125 households, and 86 families residing in the town. The population density was 256.2 people per square mile (98.8/km²). There were 137 housing units at an average density of 85.2/sq mi (32.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 13.59% White, 72.57% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 13.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.43% of the population.

There were 125 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.64.

In the town the population was spread out with 38.3% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,268, and the median income for a family was $27,396. Males had a median income of $19,375 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $8,031. About 18.7% of families and 29.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.5% of those under age 18 and 36.8% of those age 65 or over.

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