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Frederick, Oklahoma
—  City  —
Location of Frederick, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°23′25″N 99°0′58″W / 34.39028°N 99.01611°W / 34.39028; -99.01611
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Tillman
Area
 - Total 5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)
 - Land 5.0 sq mi (12.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,306 ft (398 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,637
 - Density 935.3/sq mi (361.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73542
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-27800[1]
GNIS feature ID 1093029[2]

Frederick is a city in Tillman County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 4,637 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Tillman County[3]. 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 is also one of a small number of towns in Oklahoma to still have a Carnegie Library as its public library.

Frederick was visited in April 1905 by then President Theodore Roosevelt while on a Duck hunt.

Contents

History

Complete history published on City of Frederick Website.

Education

Great Plains Technology Center is located in Frederick.

Frederick is served by the Frederick Public School. [1] The Frederick Bomber pride and spirit is dominate throughout the community. The Frederick High School 1956 football team won the first state championship with an inter-racial team. 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.

Geography

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)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²), of which, 5.0 square miles (12.8 km²) of it is land and 0.20% is water.

Demographics

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/sq mi (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.

Notable residents and natives

  • Buddy Ryan, Former NFL coach, best known as the inventor and popularizer of the 46 defense
  • Gatlin Drake, Now a model living in New York City, working for such designers as Manuel de la Cruz and Canadian designer Brittany-Anne Fisher's MISTER line, photographers such as Matt Hoyle, Cine Axolotl, and Emily Rusk, and hair and makeup stylists Michicko Boorberg, and Stephany Cordero. Gatlin will also be walking in the 2009 New York Fashion Week for designer Manuel de la Cruz.
  • Charles Collins, American actor in films and on Broadway
  • Newby O. Brantly, American Inventor and Entrepreneur

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