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Arapaho, Oklahoma
Location of Arapaho, Oklahoma
Location of Arapaho, Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Custer
Area
 • Total 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Land 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,669 ft (509 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 796
 • Estimate 
(2019)
803
 • Density 1,148.78/sq mi (443.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
73620
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-02500
GNIS feature ID 1089676

Arapaho is a town in, and the county seat of, Custer County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 796 at the 2010 census, a 6.4 percent increase from the figure of 748 in 2000. The town lies long U.S. Route 183 and is named for the Arapaho Native American tribe.

Geography

Arapaho is located at 35°34′37″N 98°57′45″W / 35.57694°N 98.96250°W / 35.57694; -98.96250 (35.577014, -98.962370).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

Climate

Climate data for Arapaho, Oklahoma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 49.1
(9.5)
54.4
(12.44)
64.5
(18.06)
74.6
(23.67)
82.4
(28)
91
(32.8)
97.1
(36.17)
95.7
(35.39)
86.5
(30.28)
75.7
(24.28)
61.7
(16.5)
51.2
(10.67)
73.7
(23.17)
Average low °F (°C) 24.0
(-4.44)
28.5
(-1.94)
37.0
(2.78)
47.3
(8.5)
56.6
(13.67)
65.7
(18.72)
70.4
(21.33)
69.0
(20.56)
61.2
(16.22)
49.2
(9.56)
37.3
(2.94)
27.4
(-2.56)
47.8
(8.78)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.9
(23)
1.2
(30)
2.0
(51)
2.3
(58)
4.9
(124)
4.2
(107)
2.1
(53)
3.2
(81)
3.7
(94)
2.8
(71)
1.8
(46)
1.0
(25)
30.2
(767)
Source: Weatherbase.com

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 253
1910 713 181.8%
1920 326 −54.3%
1930 414 27.0%
1940 401 −3.1%
1950 311 −22.4%
1960 351 12.9%
1970 531 51.3%
1980 851 60.3%
1990 802 −5.8%
2000 748 −6.7%
2010 796 6.4%
2019 (est.) 803 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, there were 796 people living in the town. The population density was 1,067.4 people per square mile (412.6/km2). There were 289 housing units at an average density of 426 per square mile (165/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 87.03% White, 1.20% African American, 5.88% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 2.41% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.61% of the population.

There were 265 households, out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 29.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,271, and the median income for a family was $36,339. Males had a median income of $26,375 versus $20,972 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,645. About 13.7% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.3% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

Public education

The public education system of the town is combined with that of nearby Butler. The Arapaho-Butler Public School System operates an elementary school (pre K-6th grade) and a high school (7th-12th grade). Both schools are located in Arapaho, adjacent to each other on north 12th Avenue. The two schools had a combined enrollment of 280 in 2000.

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