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Stilwell, Oklahoma
—  Town  —
Location of Stilwell, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°48′55″N 94°37′53″W / 35.81528°N 94.63139°W / 35.81528; -94.63139Coordinates: 35°48′55″N 94°37′53″W / 35.81528°N 94.63139°W / 35.81528; -94.63139
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Adair
Area
 - Total 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 - Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,089 ft (332 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 3,276
 Density 1,033.7/sq mi (399.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74960
Area code(s) 918
FIPS code 40-70350[1]
GNIS feature ID 1098544[2]

Stilwell is a town in Adair County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 3,276 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Adair County.[3]

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Geography

Stilwell is located at 35°48′55″N 94°37′53″W / 35.81528°N 94.63139°W / 35.81528; -94.63139 (35.815234, -94.631359)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km²), of which, 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.63%) is water.

Stilwell is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 51.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,276 people, 1,269 households, and 809 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,033.7 people per square mile (399.0/km²). There were 1,434 housing units at an average density of 452.5/sq mi (174.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 41.88% White, 0.49% African American, 48.41% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.45% from other races, and 5.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.99% of the population. At 48.57% Cherokee, Stilwell is the most Cherokee community in the United States.

There were 1,269 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,555, and the median income for a family was $24,673. Males had a median income of $20,500 versus $17,351 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,034. About 28.3% of families and 32.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.6% of those under age 18 and 20.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

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