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Noble, Oklahoma
—  City  —
Location of Noble, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°8′28″N 97°23′20″W / 35.14111°N 97.38889°W / 35.14111; -97.38889Coordinates: 35°8′28″N 97°23′20″W / 35.14111°N 97.38889°W / 35.14111; -97.38889
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Cleveland
Area
 - Total 12.9 sq mi (33.4 km2)
 - Land 12.5 sq mi (32.4 km2)
 - Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation 1,194 ft (364 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 5,260
 Density 420.1/sq mi (162.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73068
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-52150[1]
GNIS feature ID 1095892[2]

Noble is a city in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States, and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 5,260 at the 2000 census. Currently, Noble is Cleveland County's third-largest city behind Norman and Moore. The current mayor is Gary Hayes. He was elected mayor in March 2006.

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Rose Rock Capital of the World

Noble is considered the "Rose Rock Capital of the World", as the concentration of barium sulfate in the soil is higher there than anywhere else, causing the formation of rose rocks.

In honor of this status, Noble sets aside the first Saturday each May to celebrate its annual Rose Rock Festival. Local geologist Joe Stine and his wife opened the Timberlake Rose Rock Museum in 1986.

Geography

Noble is located at 35°8′28″N 97°23′20″W / 35.14111°N 97.38889°W / 35.14111; -97.38889 (35.141173, -97.388807)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33.4 km²), of which, 12.5 square miles (32.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (2.87%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,260 people, 1,956 households, and 1,486 families residing in the city. The population density was 420.1 people per square mile (162.2/km²). There were 2,134 housing units at an average density of 170.4/sq mi (65.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.30% White, 0.19% African American, 4.87% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 3.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.

There were 1,956 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% 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 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $40,533. Males had a median income of $30,417 versus $23,690 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,732. About 4.5% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

Schools

Noble has three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.

The elementary school for children in kindergarten through first Grade is the Katherine I. Daily Elementary School, named after the long time principal. The current principal of "K.I.D.," as it is commonly called, is Kathy Hallmark.

The next school in the Noble Public School system is the John Hubbard Elementary School, and educates children in second and third grade. The current principal, Nathan Gray, is serving his first year as principal.

Following their two years at Hubbard, children attend the Pioneer Intermediate School for fourth and fifth grades. Pioneer formerly educated sixth graders; however, they now attend the recently completed Noble Middle School. Karen Canfield is the principal and is serving in her 20th year in this position.

Until recently, children went to Noble Junior High for sixth through eighth grade. However, the building that used to be the junior high is now Noble Public School's administration building. Noble Middle School was built, and educates students in sixth through eighth grade. When the superintendent, Curtis Inge, died they renamed the school The Curtis Inge Middle School. The current principal is Steve Barrett, in his second year, and assistant principals are Beckie Smith and Lizbeth Benson.

Noble High School is where children finish their secondary education in Noble. The school's principal of six years is Frank Solomon. Current assistant principals are Mike Barefoot and Ronnie Fulks.

The schools' athletic programs compete in Oklahoma's class 5A in most sports, including football, basketball, and baseball. The wrestling team competes in class 4A.

Noble is also home to several clubs, such as a class 4A marching band under the direction of Fred Queen. There is also a FIRST Robotics program run by teachers Brent Peck and Gena Stejskal.

The current superintendent is Greg Kasbaum who is currently serving in his second year in the district.

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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