Tecumseh, Oklahoma

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Tecumseh is a city in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,098 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Tecumseh is located at 35°15′44″N 96°56′5″W / 35.26222°N 96.93472°W / 35.26222; -96.93472 (35.262346, -96.934830).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.3 square miles (39.5 km²), of which, 15.0 square miles (39.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (1.57%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,098 people, 2,344 households, and 1,654 families residing in the city. The population density was 405.5 people per square mile (156.5/km²). There were 2,565 housing units at an average density of 170.6/sq mi (65.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.98% White, 2.05% African American, 12.87% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 5.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

There were 2,344 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,202, and the median income for a family was $32,235. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,820 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,300. About 15.0% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

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