Okay, Oklahoma

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Okay, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Okay, Oklahoma
Location of Okay, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°51′10″N 95°18′57″W / 35.85278°N 95.31583°W / 35.85278; -95.31583Coordinates: 35°51′10″N 95°18′57″W / 35.85278°N 95.31583°W / 35.85278; -95.31583
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyWagoner
Area
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation545 ft (166 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total620
 • Density737.3/sq mi (284.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code74446
Area code(s)539/918
FIPS code40-54100[1]
GNIS feature ID1096195[2]
 
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Okay, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Okay, Oklahoma
Location of Okay, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°51′10″N 95°18′57″W / 35.85278°N 95.31583°W / 35.85278; -95.31583Coordinates: 35°51′10″N 95°18′57″W / 35.85278°N 95.31583°W / 35.85278; -95.31583
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyWagoner
Area
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Land0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation545 ft (166 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total620
 • Density737.3/sq mi (284.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code74446
Area code(s)539/918
FIPS code40-54100[1]
GNIS feature ID1096195[2]

Okay is a town along the Verdigris River in Wagoner County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 620 at the 2010 census, a 3.9 percent increase from 597 at the 2000 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Okay is located at 35°51′10″N 95°18′57″W / 35.85278°N 95.31583°W / 35.85278; -95.31583 (35.852723, -95.315763).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 597 people, 227 households, and 165 families residing in the town. The population density was 737.3 people per square mile (284.6/km²). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 343.3 per square mile (132.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.15% White, 4.36% African American, 21.27% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 1.84% from other races, and 7.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.69% of the population.

There were 227 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,385, and the median income for a family was $23,472. Males had a median income of $21,000 versus $14,444 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,758. About 26.2% of families and 27.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.9% of those under age 18 and 34.2% of those age 65 or over.

Public safety[edit]

Until December 4, 2008, the town had one of the smallest (if not the smallest) police departments in Oklahoma; the town temporarily used the services of the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office. However in 2010, they once again hired a new police officer and now have one full-time police officer and one part-time reserve officer.

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