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Forgan, Oklahoma
—  Town  —
Location of Forgan, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°54′27″N 100°32′21″W / 36.9075°N 100.53917°W / 36.9075; -100.53917
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Beaver
Area
 - Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 - Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,592 ft (790 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 532
 - Density 1,420.2/sq mi (548.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73938
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-26900[1]
GNIS feature ID 1092944[2]

Forgan is a town in Beaver County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 532 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Cimarron River, near Forgan, Oklahoma

Forgan is located at 36°54′27″N 100°32′21″W / 36.9075°N 100.53917°W / 36.9075; -100.53917 (36.907505, -100.539253)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 532 people, 197 households, and 143 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,420.2 people per square mile (555.2/km²). There were 242 housing units at an average density of 646.0/sq mi (252.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.47% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 6.77% from other races, and 3.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.10% of the population.

There were 197 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 25.4% 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 2.70 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,739, and the median income for a family was $29,167. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $18,409 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,250. About 17.6% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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