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Granite, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Granite, Oklahoma
Location of Granite, Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Greer
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,614 ft (492 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,065
 • Density 638/sq mi (246.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73547
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-30950
GNIS feature ID 1093311
Website townofgranite.com

Granite is a town in Greer County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,065 at the 2010 census, up from 1,844 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Granite is located in eastern Greer County at 34°57′45″N 99°22′53″W / 34.9625°N 99.38139°W / 34.9625; -99.38139 (34.962367, -99.381356). State Highways 6 and 9 intersect at the southern end of town; Highway 6 leads north 32 miles (51 km) to Elk City and south 23 miles (37 km) to Altus, while Highway 9 leads east 17 miles (27 km) to Hobart and west then south 13 miles (21 km) to Mangum.

Lake Altus on the North Fork Red River is 2 miles (3 km) east of the center of town. Headquarters Mountain, elevation 1,980 feet (600 m), rises 350 feet (110 m) directly above the north side of town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.4 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,229
1920 912 −25.8%
1930 1,341 47.0%
1940 1,058 −21.1%
1950 1,096 3.6%
1960 952 −13.1%
1970 1,808 89.9%
1980 1,617 −10.6%
1990 1,844 14.0%
2000 1,844 0.0%
2010 2,065 12.0%
Est. 2015 2,031 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,844 people, 443 households, and 283 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,166.3 people per square mile (450.6/km²). There were 533 housing units at an average density of 337.1 per square mile (130.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 69.47% White, 16.97% African American, 4.93% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 3.85% from other races, and 4.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.16% of the population.

There were 443 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town, the population was spread out with 13.7% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 43.2% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 259.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 304.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,438, and the median income for a family was $30,703. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $20,368 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,599. About 13.1% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.


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