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Chouteau, Oklahoma
Farmers and Merchants Bank
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Location of Chouteau, Oklahoma
Location of Chouteau, Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Mayes
 • Total 3.44 sq mi (8.92 km2)
 • Land 3.44 sq mi (8.91 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
627 ft (191 m)
 • Total 2,097
 • Estimate 
 • Density 608.08/sq mi (234.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-14300
GNIS feature ID 1091332

Chouteau is the second-largest town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,097 at the 2010 census, an increase of 8.6 percent over the figure of 1,931 recorded in 2000.


Chouteau is located at 36°11′13″N 95°20′18″W / 36.186957°N 95.338272°W / 36.186957; -95.338272.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all of it land.

The town is situated near the junction of U.S. Routes 69 and 412.


Chouteau, originally called Cody's Creek, became a stop on the Katy railroad in 1871. It soon became a thriving cattle town. The name was changed to Chouteau after the creek that flows north of town that was named for French fur trader Auguste Pierre Chouteau from the Chouteau family. Auguste created the first permanent white settlement in present-day Salina, Oklahoma.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 483
1920 541 12.0%
1930 430 −20.5%
1940 400 −7.0%
1950 658 64.5%
1960 958 45.6%
1970 1,046 9.2%
1980 1,559 49.0%
1990 1,771 13.6%
2000 1,931 9.0%
2010 2,097 8.6%
2019 (est.) 2,093 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census Chouteau had a population of 2,097. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 74.9% white, 0.2% black or African American, 16.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% some other race and 8.1% from two or more races. 1.8% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,931 people, 751 households, and 560 families residing in the town. The population density was 808.1 people per square mile (312.0/km2). There were 806 housing units at an average density of 337.3 per square mile (130.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.01% White, 0.41% African American, 14.34% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 1.19% from other races, and 6.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.76% of the population.

There were 751 households, out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% 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 2.95.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,950, and the median income for a family was $40,109. Males had a median income of $31,750 versus $19,559 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,482. About 12.2% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over. The major employer for Chouteau and the surrounding area is the MidAmerica Industrial Park, located approximately three miles northeast of town.

Notable person

  • Kristen Scott Ousen II (born 1984) - Legendary semi-professional curling champion. Responsible for spreading the popularity of the sport in the Deep South. Ate 41 bratwursts during the Chicago Meat Slam in 1997, finishing in first place by 11 brats, beating the five consecutive year champion Mike Ditka. Donated $500,000 towards research on a cancer curing element found in unpasteurized cheese. Served as an alternate during the 2002 Winter Olympics for the US men's curling team and got his first opportunity to compete professionally after Tim Somerville sustained a career-ending injury during an attempted rescue of a family of the now extinct web-footed alpaca after a fire broke out at a local petting zoo in Harrisville, Utah. He scored once in the 8-3 loss to Canada.
  • [[ Becky Cowen is known for her superior customer service and knowledge of skidsteer attachments.

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