Frederick, Oklahoma

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Frederick, Oklahoma
City
Grand Hotel in 2012
Grand Hotel in 2012
Location of Frederick within Oklahoma
Location of Frederick within Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°23′25″N 99°0′58″W / 34.39028°N 99.01611°W / 34.39028; -99.01611Coordinates: 34°23′25″N 99°0′58″W / 34.39028°N 99.01611°W / 34.39028; -99.01611
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyTillman
Area
 • Total4.934957 sq mi (12.781479 km2)
 • Land4.924858 sq mi (12.755324 km2)
 • Water0.010099 sq mi (0.026155 km2)
Elevation1,306 ft (398 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total3,940
 • Density800/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code73542
Area code580
FIPS code40-27800 [1]
GNIS feature ID1093029 [2]
 
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Frederick, Oklahoma
City
Grand Hotel in 2012
Grand Hotel in 2012
Location of Frederick within Oklahoma
Location of Frederick within Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°23′25″N 99°0′58″W / 34.39028°N 99.01611°W / 34.39028; -99.01611Coordinates: 34°23′25″N 99°0′58″W / 34.39028°N 99.01611°W / 34.39028; -99.01611
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyTillman
Area
 • Total4.934957 sq mi (12.781479 km2)
 • Land4.924858 sq mi (12.755324 km2)
 • Water0.010099 sq mi (0.026155 km2)
Elevation1,306 ft (398 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total3,940
 • Density800/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code73542
Area code580
FIPS code40-27800 [1]
GNIS feature ID1093029 [2]

Frederick is a city and county seat of Tillman County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 3,940 at the 2010 census. This is an agriculture based community primarily with wheat, cotton, and cattle.

The public school team name is the Bombers, and they play football at the Bomber Bowl. Frederick was a football powerhouse, in the 1990s, winning the class 3-A State Championship in 1993, 1994, 1995 and the class 2-A State Championship in 1996.

Frederick was visited in April 1905 by then U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt while he was on a wolf hunt.[3]

Frederick was a major stop on the Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway, one of the Frank Kell and Joseph A. Kemp properties which operated from 1906 to 1923 from Wichita Falls to Forgan in the Oklahoma Panhandle. The line was sold to the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. The link to Frederick was abandoned in 1973, when Altus, Oklahoma became the northern terminus of the successor railroad.[4]

History[edit]

Complete history published on City of Frederick Website.

Geography[edit]

Frederick is located at 34°23′25″N 99°0′58″W / 34.39028°N 99.01611°W / 34.39028; -99.01611 (34.390171, -99.016107).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), of which, 5.0 square miles (13 km2) of it is land and 0.20% is water.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Frederick, Oklahoma
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °F (°C)90
(32)
93
(34)
98
(37)
101
(38)
107
(42)
114
(46)
114
(46)
117
(47)
111
(44)
103
(39)
93
(34)
86
(30)
117
(47)
Average high °F (°C)53
(12)
60
(16)
68
(20)
81
(27)
84
(29)
93
(34)
97
(36)
98
(37)
90
(32)
79
(26)
65
(18)
55
(13)
76.9
(25)
Average low °F (°C)29
(−2)
33
(1)
39
(4)
49
(9)
58
(14)
67
(19)
71
(22)
70
(21)
63
(17)
52
(11)
40
(4)
31
(−1)
50.2
(9.9)
Record low °F (°C)−8
(−22)
−5
(−21)
3
(−16)
23
(−5)
35
(2)
43
(6)
52
(11)
48
(9)
34
(1)
17
(−8)
9
(−13)
−8
(−22)
Precipitation inches (mm)1.1
(28)
1.2
(30)
1.7
(43)
2.6
(66)
4.5
(114)
2.9
(74)
2.2
(56)
2.1
(53)
2.6
(66)
3
(80)
1.5
(38)
1.4
(36)
26.8
(681)
Snowfall inches (cm)2.2
(5.6)
1.4
(3.6)
1.2
(3)
0.2
(0.5)
0.2
(0.5)
1.5
(3.8)
6.7
(17)
Avg. rainy days33.24.45.775.44.54.34.552.93.553.4
 % humidity74746863656257505562607264
Source #1: weather.com
Source #2: Weatherbase.com [6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
19806,153
20004,637
20103,940−15.0%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,637 people, 1,797 households, and 1,211 families residing in the city. The population density was 935.3 people per square mile (361.0/km²). There were 2,145 housing units at an average density of 432.7 per square mile (167.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.04% White, 11.32% African American, 2.80% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 13.85% from other races, and 3.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.02% of the population.

There were 1,797 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,190, and the median income for a family was $28,724. Males had a median income of $22,324 versus $18,033 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,575. About 19.0% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Great Plains Technology Center is located in Frederick.

Frederick is served by the Frederick Public School. [1] The Frederick High School 1956 football team won the first state championship with an inter-racial team, and in 2007 became the only team ever inducted into the [2] Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. The teams were combined of the two high schools in Frederick, Frederick High School and Boyd High School. The Frederick Bombers returned to the state championship almost 40 years later and won the state championships in 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996.

School colors: In the 1950s the school colors were maroon and gray. This was changed in the late 1960s to red and white. In the late 1980s, the color black was added to the red and white.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "T. R. and the Great Wolf Hunt", Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
  4. ^ "Donovan L. Hofsommer, "The Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway"". tshaonline.org. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Historical Weather for Frederick, Oklahoma, United States". 

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