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Swink, Oklahoma
Census-designated place
Location of Swink, Oklahoma
Location of Swink, Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Choctaw
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 66
 • Density 270/sq mi (104.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74761
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-71950
GNIS feature ID 1098700

Swink is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 66. The population was 83 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town; the community disincorporated on December 1, 2000.


Swink is the location of the historic District Choctaw Chief's House, which was the home of District Choctaw Chief Thomas LeFlore. The house was built in 1837 and is the oldest house in the state of Oklahoma that remains on its original site. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Swink is located in eastern Choctaw County at 34°1′6″N 95°12′10″W / 34.01833°N 95.20278°W / 34.01833; -95.20278 (34.018441, -95.202851). U.S. Route 70 passes along the northern edge of the community, leading west 19 miles (31 km) to Hugo, the county seat, and east 6 miles (10 km) to Valliant.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Swink CDP has an area of 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 66 people, 36 households, and 20 families residing in the community. There were 54 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 92.4% White, 1.5% Native American, and 6.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 36 households out of which 11.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.83 and the average family size was 2.30.

In the town the population was spread out with 7.6% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 16.5% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 39.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.5 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

According to the 2013 American Community Survey, The median income for a household in the town was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $21,042. Males had a median income of $105,313, and there were not enough sample observations to calculate a median income for females. The per capita income for the community was $21,206. There were 17.6% of families and 18.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under the age of 18 and 4.8% of those 65 years of age or older.

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