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Pawhuska, Oklahoma
—  City  —
Downtown Pawhuska
Location of Pawhuska, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°40′9″N 96°19′59″W / 36.66917°N 96.33306°W / 36.66917; -96.33306Coordinates: 36°40′9″N 96°19′59″W / 36.66917°N 96.33306°W / 36.66917; -96.33306
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Osage
Area
 - Total 3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)
 - Land 3.8 sq mi (9.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,629
 Density 966.4/sq mi (373.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 74009, 74056
Area code(s) 918
FIPS code 40-57600[1]
GNIS feature ID 1096476[2]

Pawhuska is a city in and the county seat of Osage County, Oklahoma, United States,[3] and the capital of the Osage Nation. The population was 3,629 at the 2000 census, and the ZIP Code for the city is 74056. It was named for the 19th century Osage chief, Pawhuska.[4]

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Geography

Pawhuska is located at 36°40′9″N 96°19′59″W / 36.66917°N 96.33306°W / 36.66917; -96.33306 (36.669194, -96.333048)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,629 people, 1,513 households, and 954 families residing in the city. The population density was 966.4 people per square mile (372.7/km²). There were 1,802 housing units at an average density of 479.9/sq mi (185.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64.98% White, 2.78% African American, 25.46% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 6.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 1,513 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,156, and the median income for a family was $31,599. Males had a median income of $25,682 versus $17,690 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,916. About 13.7% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives

Notable people from Pawhuska:

Literature

Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County is set on a farm near Pawhuska.

Scouting

The first Boy Scout troop is claimed to have been organized in Pawhuska, in May 1909 by John F. Mitchell, a missionary priest from England sent to St. Thomas Episcopal Church by the Church of England.[6] On Independence day weekend 2009, the Pawhuska boy scout troop celebrated it's centennial with a mini-jamboree attended by over 300 scouts from across the United States.

Sister cities

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ May, Jon D. "Pawhuska." Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. (retrieved 30 Jan 2010)
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ Osage County Historical Museum

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