Taloga, Oklahoma facts for kids
Location of Taloga, Oklahoma
|• Total||0.506985 sq mi (1.313084 km2)|
|• Land||0.506985 sq mi (1.313084 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,708 ft (521 m)|
|• Density||589.8/sq mi (227.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1098739|
Taloga is a town in Dewey County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 299 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dewey County. The town lies along U.S. Route 183, near the southern bank of the Canadian River. According to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, the name is of Indian origin and means either "beautiful valley" or "rocking water".
As of the census of 2000, there were 372 people, 147 households, and 98 families residing in the town. The population density was 737.1 people per square mile (287.3/km²). There were 185 housing units at an average density of 366.6 per square mile (142.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.09% White, 0.81% African American, 2.69% Native American, 1.61% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.18% of the population.
There were 147 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the town, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,281, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,343. About 6.8% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
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