Grayson, Oklahoma facts for kids
Location of Grayson, Oklahoma
|• Total||1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)|
|• Land||1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||656 ft (200 m)|
|• Density||144.5/sq mi (54.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1093350|
Grayson was originally named Wildcat and was located within the area that became McIntosh County at statehood. It was named for a Muscogee Creek chief, George W. Grayson. The name changed when Grayson post office was established February 10, 1902. At statehood, the town had 975 residents. It shrank to 411 in 1910, then continued to decline.
In 1918, the border between McIntosh and Okmulgee counties was realigned to bring Grayson into Okmulgee County.
Grayson is located at Okmulgee, the Okmulgee County seat.(35.505738, -95.872362). It is about 11 miles (18 km) southeast of
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 134 people, 55 households, and 32 families residing in the town. The population density was 120.0 people per square mile (46.2/km²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 51.0 per square mile (19.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 9.70% White, 61.94% African American, 5.22% Native American, 2.24% from other races, and 20.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.
There were 55 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $20,208, and the median income for a family was $24,375. Males had a median income of $20,250 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,688. There were 13.2% of families and 22.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 9.5% of under eighteens and 43.3% of those over 64.
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