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Hooker, Oklahoma
City
Motto: "It's a location, not a vocation"
Location in Texas County and Oklahoma
Location in Texas County and Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Texas
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,986 ft (910 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,918
 • Estimate (2014) 2,030
 • Density 2,130/sq mi (799/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73945
Area code 580
FIPS code 40-36000
GNIS feature ID 1093899
Website HookerOklahoma.net

Hooker is a city in Texas County, Oklahoma, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,918.

Toponymy

The city name honors local OX ranch foreman John "Hooker" Threlkeld. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names. The town's motto, referring to the negative connotations of its name, is "It's a location, not a vocation".

History

In 1902, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway laid tracks from Liberal, Kansas southwest through the Hooker area to Texhoma, Texas area. In 1904, the Chicago Townsite Company oversaw the organization and sale of town lots, and the city quickly grew. In 1927 the Beaver, Meade and Englewood Railroad (BM&E) built an east-west line to Hooker.

Geography

Hooker is located at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. (36.861425, −101.213915). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.

Climate

Climate data for Hooker, Oklahoma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 47.5
(8.61)
52.4
(11.33)
61.5
(16.39)
72.1
(22.28)
79.9
(26.61)
89.4
(31.89)
94.7
(34.83)
92.3
(33.5)
83.9
(28.83)
74.0
(23.33)
58.9
(14.94)
48.9
(9.39)
71.3
(21.83)
Average low °F (°C) 18.3
(-7.61)
23.0
(-5)
30.3
(-0.94)
40.7
(4.83)
50.3
(10.17)
60.2
(15.67)
65.2
(18.44)
63.1
(17.28)
54.9
(12.72)
42.4
(5.78)
30.3
(-0.94)
21.1
(-6.06)
41.7
(5.39)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.4
(10)
0.6
(15)
1.2
(30)
1.4
(36)
3.0
(76)
2.9
(74)
2.3
(58)
2.3
(58)
2.1
(53)
0.9
(23)
0.8
(20)
0.4
(10)
18.2
(462)
Source #1: weather.com
Source #2: Weatherbase.com

Demographics

Hooker Woodframe Grain Elevator from SW 2
Wood-frame grain elevator at the northern edge of Hooker
Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 525
1920 946 80.2%
1930 1,682 77.8%
1940 1,146 −31.9%
1950 1,842 60.7%
1960 1,684 −8.6%
1970 1,615 −4.1%
1980 1,788 10.7%
1990 1,551 −13.3%
2000 1,788 15.3%
2010 1,918 7.3%
Est. 2015 1,996 4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,788 people, 702 households, and 511 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,960.4 people per square mile (758.6/km²). There were 812 housing units at an average density of 890.3/sq mi (344.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.13% White, 0.11% African American, 1.73% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 10.01% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.60% of the population.

There were 702 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,688, and the median income for a family was $39,113. Males had a median income of $30,694 versus $20,217 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,086. About 9.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.


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