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Location of Washington, Oklahoma
|• Total||1.48 sq mi (3.84 km2)|
|• Land||1.47 sq mi (3.80 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||1,112 ft (339 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||409.40/sq mi (158.04/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1099383|
A post office called Washington has been in operation since 1904. The town was named after George Washington, first President of the United States.
Washington is located at.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.
Washington is located along State Highway 24.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 520 people, 186 households, and 146 families residing in the town. The population density was 503.8 people per square mile (194.9/km2). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 186.0 per square mile (72.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.12% White, 2.88% Native American, 1.15% Pacific Islander, 1.92% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.23% of the population.
There were 186 households, out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.18.
31.7% of the population was under the age of 18, 6.7% were 18 to 24, 31.9% were 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 were 64, and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $36,806. Males had a median income of $31,429 versus $20,089 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,309. About 13.1% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.
- Lometa Odom (1933—2017) basketball player and coach, member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
- Nick Blackburn, former pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, became the baseball coach for Washington High School after retiring from professional baseball in 2015.
- James Winchester, long snapper for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League
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