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Reydon, Oklahoma
Location of Reydon, Oklahoma
Location of Reydon, Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Roger Mills
 • Total 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,283 ft (696 m)
 • Total 210
 • Estimate 
 • Density 455.75/sq mi (176.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-63100
GNIS feature ID 1101623

Reydon is a town in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, United States.

Reydon was established in 1928 after the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway put down rails in the area, purchased land from local farmers, and laid out a townsite. The site was two miles north of a settlement called Rankin, and Rankin merchants moved to the site because of the rail connection. However, the name “Rankin” was considered confusing because Rankin, Texas was also along the railline. So the town was named Reydon instead, either in honor of a railroad executive in Chicago, or in honor of the village of Reydon in Suffolk County, England.

The population of the town peaked at 331 in 1950. In December 2003 the New York Times featured Reydon on the front page, in an article regarding dwindling small towns on the Great Plains. The population was 210 at the time of the 2010 census.


Reydon is located at 35°39′10″N 99°55′17″W / 35.65278°N 99.92139°W / 35.65278; -99.92139 (35.652899, -99.921304). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Reydon is located at the northern intersection of State Highway 30 and State Highway 47.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 216
1940 311 44.0%
1950 331 6.4%
1960 183 −44.7%
1970 215 17.5%
1980 252 17.2%
1990 200 −20.6%
2000 177 −11.5%
2010 210 18.6%
2019 (est.) 206 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 177 people, 77 households, and 46 families residing in the town. The population density was 398.9 people per square mile (155.3/km2). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 229.9 per square mile (89.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.31% White, 0.56% African American, 0.56% Native American, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.95% of the population.

There were 77 households, out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,750, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $19,583 versus $23,438 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,721. None of the families and 11.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 36.0% of those over 64.

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