Rentiesville, Oklahoma

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Rentiesville is a town in McIntosh County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 102 at the 2000 census.



Rentiesville is located at 35°31′31″N 95°29′31″W / 35.52528°N 95.49194°W / 35.52528; -95.49194 (35.525301, -95.491950)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 102 people, 42 households, and 27 families residing in the town. The population density was 59.2 people per square mile (22.9/km²). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 29.6/sq mi (11.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 27.45% White, 64.71% African American, 4.90% Native American, and 2.94% from two or more races.

There were 42 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $6,250 versus $36,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,862. There were 26.9% of families and 24.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 24.0% of under eighteens and 23.1% of those over 64.

Notable people

  • John Hope Franklin, Professor Emeritus of Duke University, historian, and author of numerous books, including "From Slavery to Freedom"[4] was born in Rentiesville.
  • D.C. Minner, Blues singer, was born in Rentiesville. He owned the 'Down Home Blues Club' in Rentiesville, where he and his wife Selby Minner held a long-running annual blues festival, the 'Dusk 'til Dawn Blues Festival'.[5]

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