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City of Piedmont
—  City  —
Location of Piedmont, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°40′15″N 97°45′7″W / 35.67083°N 97.75194°W / 35.67083; -97.75194
Country United States
State Oklahoma
Counties Canadian, Kingfisher
 - Total 43.9 sq mi (113.8 km2)
 - Land 43.8 sq mi (113.5 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,191 ft (363 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,650
 - Density 83.3/sq mi (32.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73078
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-58700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1096622[2]

Piedmont is a city in Canadian and Kingfisher counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and it is a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 3,650 at the 2000 census. Piedmont is a Home Rule City served by a Council-Manager Government.



Piedmont is located at 35°40′15″N 97°45′7″W / 35.67083°N 97.75194°W / 35.67083; -97.75194 (35.670849, -97.751903)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.9 square miles (113.8 km²), of which, 43.8 square miles (113.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.23%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,650 people, 1,226 households, and 1,083 families residing in the city. The population density was 83.3 people per square mile (32.2/km²). There were 1,270 housing units at an average density of 29.0/sq mi (11.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.29% White, 0.47% African American, 2.90% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.27% of the population.

There were 1,226 households out of which 49.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.6% were non-families. 9.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $55,223, and the median income for a family was $57,121. Males had a median income of $37,273 versus $26,332 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,265. About 4.0% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.


The city of Piedmont was founded on land claimed by Mr. James Dean (AKA "The Devil") during the Unassigned Land Run of April 22, 1889. Piedmont remained a small but stable rural community for the first half of the 20th century. Starting in the 1950s the town became an increasingly popular bedroom community for those working in nearby Oklahoma City. Development of the "Northwest Expressway" (OK State Highway 3) resulted in population growth of 124%.


The Piedmont school system is known for its surprising and often disputed level of excellence in education. Piedmont's school district includes 5 schools with a total staff number of 149. The school system consists of the Primary School, 2 Elementary Schools, Middle School, and High School. School teams are known by the nickname "Wildcats".

Piedmont High School won the Class C girls basketball State Championship in 1967.

The Pride of Piedmont Marching Band has won Class Championships at the Oklahoma Bandmasters' Association Championships in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Additionally, the marching band was named the Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional Class A Champion in 2008.

The Pride of Piedmont Winter Guard won a MAPAA State Championship during the 2006 season with their show "Scattered". In 2009, they won the WGPO State Championship (MAPAA was disbanded and replaced), performing a program entitled "Time After Time."

The Piedmont Girls' Track Team won the Class 4A State Championship in 2009.

Odyssey of the Mind has also brought many Regional and State Championships for the town. Several notable teams ranging from Elementary to High School level have advanced as far as world tournament.

The 2007 PHS Varsity Cheer team won Academic State Champion and was state runner-up in the co-ed division of class A.

PHS Softball has been District Champions from 2002-2007, Regional Champions from 2004-2007, State quarter finalist in 2004, State semi-finalist in 2006, and in 2004 were Top X Conference Champions.


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