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Prague, Oklahoma
—  City  —
Location of Prague, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°29′10″N 96°41′16″W / 35.48611°N 96.68778°W / 35.48611; -96.68778
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Lincoln
Area
 - Total 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 - Land 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,010 ft (308 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,138
 - Density 1,211.6/sq mi (467.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74864
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-60500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1096887[2]

Prague (IPA: /'preɪg/) is a city in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,138 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Prague is located at 35°29′10″N 96°41′16″W / 35.48611°N 96.68778°W / 35.48611; -96.68778 (35.486092, -96.687792)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,138 people, 864 households, and 567 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,211.6 people per square mile (469.0/km²). There were 1,021 housing units at an average density of 578.6/sq mi (224.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.07% White, 3.70% African American, 9.92% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.

There were 864 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,779, and the median income for a family was $32,137. Males had a median income of $24,083 versus $19,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,381. About 11.3% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

It has an airfield with a 840 m (2757 ft) asphalt runway, located about a kilometer west of the town center, its identifier is "O47"[1].

History

Prague was originally settled by Czech immigrants, who gave their new town the name "Prague." On the first Saturday of May each year there is a 'Kolache Festival'. It celebrates the Czech culture brought from the 'old country.' One can learn more at the Prague Historical Museum on the town's main street, Jim Thorpe Boulevard, which is named for the town's most famous son, the Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe. Reflecting its Czech Catholic heritage, Prague is also the home of the National Shrine of the Infant Jesus, which draws numerous visitors each year.[4]
On May 24, 1952, Indian mystic Meher Baba was seriously injured in a head-on automobile collision near Prague.[5]

Newspapers

Prague is covered "journalistically" by the Shawnee News Star and the Prague Times Herald and praguecommunity.com, which is formerly praguetimesherald.com. As of September 1 2007,after some contract disagreements, the Times Herald is no longer covered online by AndersonCorp LLC, and the former site is now existing as www.praguecommunity.com and is still run by AndersonCorp LLC as an independent online newspaper.

Education

Approximately 1,000 studetns are served by the Prague Public Schools

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.  
  4. ^ www.shrineofinfantjesus.org
  5. ^ Kalchuri, Bhau (1986). Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, The Biography of the Avatar of the Age, Meher Baba. Manifestation.

External links

Prague Public Schools


Simple English

Prague, Oklahoma
—  City  —
Coordinates: 35°29′10″N 96°41′16″W / 35.48611°N 96.68778°W / 35.48611; -96.68778
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Lincoln
Area
 - Total 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 - Land 1.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,010 ft (308 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,138
 Density 1,211.6/sq mi (467.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74864
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-60500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1096887[2]

Prague is a city of Lincoln County in the state of Oklahoma, United States.

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