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Seiling, Oklahoma
Downtown Seiling
Downtown Seiling
Location of Seiling, Oklahoma
Location of Seiling, Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Dewey
Area
 • Total 0.822762 sq mi (2.130943 km2)
 • Land 0.822762 sq mi (2.130943 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,749 ft (533 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 860
 • Density 1,045/sq mi (403.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
73663
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-66250
GNIS feature ID 1097902

Seiling is a city in Dewey County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 860 at the 2010 census. The town was named in 1899 for Louis Seiling, a local store owner who had acquired a homestead in the Cheyenne-Arapaho land run of April 1892. The Hobson Town and Improvement Company established a town called Hobson, but the name was changed to Seiling in January 1899. It incorporated in 1909. Seiling is now the largest city in Dewey County.

History

Seiling developed as a local agricultural center and became the largest town in Dewey County despite the fact that the nearest railroad depot was in Canton, more than 25 miles (40 km) away . Moreover, there were no bridges across either of the Canadian rivers until 1906. A horse racing track was built in 1903.

Geography

Seiling is located at 36°8′55″N 98°55′30″W / 36.14861°N 98.925°W / 36.14861; -98.925 (36.148579, -98.925123). It is immediately south of the North Canadian River and 7 miles (11 km) north of the Canadian River, 10 miles (16 km) from Taloga, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 352
1920 323 −8.2%
1930 568 75.9%
1940 629 10.7%
1950 70 −88.9%
1960 910 1,200.0%
1970 1,033 13.5%
1980 1,103 6.8%
1990 1,031 −6.5%
2000 875 −15.1%
2010 860 −1.7%
Est. 2015 882 2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, there were 860 people, 325 households, and 216 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,000 people per square mile (400/km²). There were 402 housing units at an average density of 488.6 per square mile (786.3/km²). Residents self-identified as 95.1% white, 12.7% Native American, 4.9% of mixed heritage, 1.6% Asian, and 0.1% African American. Hispanic or Latino Americans made up 3.7% of the population.

There were 325 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 12% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. Individuals living alone accounted for 31.1% of households. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.24. The median age was 37.9 years.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,650, and the median income for a family was $58,466. Males who were employed full-time had a median income of $43,333. Females who were employed full-time had a median income of $32,500. The per capita income for the city was $24,410. Below the poverty line were 9.7% of people, 10.3% of families, 13% of those under 18 and 11.6% of those over 64.

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