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Cleora, Oklahoma
Location of Cleora, Oklahoma
Location of Cleora, Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Delaware
 • Total 12.2 sq mi (31.5 km2)
 • Land 11.9 sq mi (30.7 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
797 ft (243 m)
 • Total 1,463
 • Density 124/sq mi (47.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 40-15250
GNIS feature ID 1100301

Cleora is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Delaware County, Oklahoma, United States, along State Highway 85. The population was 1,463 at the 2010 census, up from the figure of 1,113 recorded in 2000. The Cleora Post Office existed from November 28, 1900, until October 15, 1954. Cleora was established in District 2 of the old Indian Territory. It was named for Cleora Ann Lunday, sister of the postmaster, Ed Lunday.


Cleora is located in northwestern Delaware County at 36°33′28″N 94°55′48″W / 36.55778°N 94.93000°W / 36.55778; -94.93000 (36.557836, -94.929952), on the northwest side of the Grand Lake o' the Cherokees. It is 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Bernice, 10 miles (16 km) south of Afton, and 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Vinita.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.2 square miles (31.5 km2), of which 11.9 square miles (30.7 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 2.64%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,113 people, 518 households, and 386 families residing in the community. The population density was 92.3 people per square mile (35.6/km2). There were 1,326 housing units at an average density of 110.0/sq mi (42.5/km2). The racial makeup of the community was 86.25% White, 0.09% African American, 11.05% Native American, 0.09% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 518 households, out of which 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.8% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.44.

The population age was spread out, with 14.7% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 16.3% from 25 to 44, 38.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $35,368, and the median income for a family was $42,411. Males had a median income of $37,411 versus $26,184 for females. The per capita income for the community was $29,245. About 8.0% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

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