Soper, Oklahoma

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Soper is a town in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 300 at the 2000 census. The community was named for P.L. Soper, who was a U.S. attorney.


Geography

Soper is located at 34°2′0″N 95°41′48″W / 34.033333°N 95.69667°W / 34.033333; -95.69667 (34.033385, -95.696573)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 600 people, 432 households, and 74 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,191.8 people per square mile (463.3/km²). There were 159 housing units at an average density of 631.7/sq mi (245.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.33% White, 19.33% Native American, and 6.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 132 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.2% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 73.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $13,875, and the median income for a family was $18,333. Males had a median income of $16,875 versus $16,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,814. About 35.1% of families and 44.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 50.8% of those sixty five or over.

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