Fletcher, Oklahoma

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Fletcher, Oklahoma
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Location of Fletcher, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°49′21″N98°14′26″W / 34.82250°N 98.24056°W / 34.82250; -98.24056 Coordinates: 34°49′21″N98°14′26″W / 34.82250°N 98.24056°W / 34.82250; -98.24056
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Comanche
Area
  Total0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
  Land0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,385 ft (422 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total1,177
  Density1,430.8/sq mi (552.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
73541
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-26350 [1]
GNIS feature ID1092896 [2]

Fletcher is a town in Comanche County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,177 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Lawton, Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Comanche County, Oklahoma County in the United States

Comanche County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 124,098, making it the fourth-most populous county in Oklahoma. Its county seat is Lawton. The county was created in 1901 as part of Oklahoma Territory. It was named for the Comanche tribe.

Oklahoma State of the United States of America

Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south and west, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

Lawton, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma

The city of Lawton is the county seat of Comanche County, in the State of Oklahoma. Located in southwestern Oklahoma, about 87 mi (140 km) southwest of Oklahoma City, it is the principal city of the Lawton, Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 census, Lawton's population was 96,867, making it the fifth-largest city in the state.

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Geography

Fletcher is located at 34°49′21″N98°14′26″W / 34.82250°N 98.24056°W / 34.82250; -98.24056 (34.822445, -98.240643). [3]

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.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910 374
1920 48228.9%
1930 73953.3%
1940 7896.8%
1950 87510.9%
1960 8841.0%
1970 9507.5%
1980 1,07413.1%
1990 1,002−6.7%
2000 1,0222.0%
2010 1,17715.2%
Est. 20151,169 [4] −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,177 people, 478 households, and 329 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,430.8 people per square mile (552.4/km²). There were 544 housing units at an average density of 661.3 per square mile (255.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.0% White, 1.9% African American, 5.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 4.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. This term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 478 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a culturally recognised union between people, called spouses, that establishes rights and obligations between them, as well as between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

According to the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the town was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $34,028. Males had a median income of $28,594 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,329. About 14.0% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

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