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Chelsea, Oklahoma
—  Town  —
Location in Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°32′8″N 95°25′53″W / 36.53556°N 95.43139°W / 36.53556; -95.43139Coordinates: 36°32′8″N 95°25′53″W / 36.53556°N 95.43139°W / 36.53556; -95.43139
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Rogers
Incorporated
Government
 - Mayor Carl Carmack
Area
 - Total 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 - Land 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,136
 Density 1,267.4/sq mi (488/km2)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74016
Area code(s) 918
FIPS code 40-13700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1091232[2]
The high school mascot is the Green Dragons.

Chelsea is a town in Rogers County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,136 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Chelsea is located at 36°32′8″N 95°25′53″W / 36.53556°N 95.43139°W / 36.53556; -95.43139 (36.535544, -95.431466)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,136 people, 835 households, and 539 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,267.4 people per square mile (488.0/km²). There were 961 housing units at an average density of 570.2/sq mi (219.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.93% White, 25.70% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 8.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 835 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% 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 3.19.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,127, and the median income for a family was $29,432. Males had a median income of $29,018 versus $19,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,889. About 14.9% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 24.3% of those age 65 or over.

National Register of Historic Places

Pryor Creek Bridge

The following sites in Chelsea are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • Chelsea Motel
  • Hogue House
  • Pryor Creek Bridge

Trivia

  • Chelsea is the site of Oklahoma's first oil well - August 1889.[4]
  • The parents of cowboy/philosopher Will Rogers are buried in the Chelsea cemetery.[citation needed]
  • Birthplace of Admiral Joseph J. Clark (November 12, 1893).
  • Home to Clem McSpadden, grand-nephew of Will Rogers.
  • Chelsea's first sport state championship came in 1998 when the boys track team won class 2A
  • Chelsea's Girls Softball is the 2007 3A State Champions, making their 1st Girl's Championship.

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