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Yeager, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Yeager, Oklahoma
Location of Yeager, Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Hughes
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 787 ft (240 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 75
 • Density 356/sq mi (138/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 40-82650
GNIS feature ID 1100043

Yeager is a town in Hughes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 75 at the 2010 census. Developed in the early 1900s, the town grew with the help of an oil and gas field, but has always had a low population.

History

Named for a Creek allottee, the town was developed along the St. Louis, Oklahoma and Southern Railway that was built between 1900 and 1901. An oil and gas field opened in the town in 1917 and helped support the railroad industry in the 1920s. The town's original name was changed by its first post office from Yargee to Yeager.

Geography

Yeager is located six miles north of Holdenville, Oklahoma. Its geographic coordinates are 35°9′26″N 96°20′25″W / 35.15722°N 96.34028°W / 35.15722; -96.34028 (35.157355, -96.340218). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.

The town lies at an elevation of 870 feet above sea level and has an average of 39 inches of rain and 6.1 inches of snowfall annually.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 231
1920 286 23.8%
1930 300 4.9%
1940 284 −5.3%
1950 180 −36.6%
1960 129 −28.3%
1970 107 −17.1%
1980 138 29.0%
1990 40 −71.0%
2000 67 67.5%
2010 75 11.9%
Est. 2015 73 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 75 people residing in the town. The population density was 356 people per square mile (136/km²). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 180 per square mile (69/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 56.72% White, 32.84% Native American, and 10.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 27 households out of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the town, the population was spread out with 16.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 34.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 81.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $13,125, and the median income for a family was $16,250. Males had a median income of $12,500 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $6,438. There were 15.4% of families and 26.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 44.4% of under eighteens and 14.3% of those over 64.

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