Panama, Oklahoma

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Panama is a town in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,362 at the 2000 census.


Panama is located at 35°10′14″N 94°40′12″W / 35.17056°N 94.67°W / 35.17056; -94.67 (35.170591, -94.670099)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it is land and 0.66% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,362 people, 530 households, and 364 families residing in the town. The population density was 903.0 people per square mile (348.3/km²). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 415.1/sq mi (160.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.14% White, 8.37% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 6.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.57% of the population.

There are 530 households, of which 34.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 15.5% have a female head of family, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% have a person 65 years of age or older living alone. The average household size was 2.57 people; the average family size is 3.12 people.

In the town, the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,385, and the median income for a family was $29,500. Males had a median income of $27,260 versus $17,679 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,878. About 19.2% of families and 24.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.8% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.


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