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Loyal, Oklahoma
Location of Loyal, Oklahoma
Location of Loyal, Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Kingfisher
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 81
 • Density 1,030.2/sq mi (397.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73756
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-44300
GNIS feature ID 1095041

Loyal is a town in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 81 at the 2000 census.


A large share of the early settlers being natives of Germany caused the original name of Kiel to be selected, after Kiel, in northern Germany. Following American entry into World War I, the name was changed to Loyal due to rampant anti-German sentiment.


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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1-square-mile (0.26 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 177
1950 125 −29.4%
1960 87 −30.4%
1970 107 23.0%
1980 112 4.7%
1990 76 −32.1%
2000 81 6.6%
2010 79 −2.5%
Est. 2015 81 2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 81 people, 35 households, and 22 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,030.2 people per square mile (390.9/km2). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 546.9 per square mile (207.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 81.48% White, 6.17% Native American, 9.88% from other races, and 2.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.88% of the population.

There were 35 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 72.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,673. There were 38.1% of families and 34.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 35.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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