Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City is the capital of the state of Oklahoma in the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 506,132. It is the county seat of Oklahoma County. The city is served by Will Rogers World Airport.

Oklahoma City is the home of the Oklahoma RedHawks minor league baseball team.

On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh and his accomplices bombed the Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 (see Oklahoma City bombing)

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1,608.8 km² (621.2 mi²). 1,572.1 km² (607.0 mi²) of it is land and 36.7 km² (14.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.28% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 506,132 people, 204,434 households, and 129,406 families residing in the city. The population density is 321.9/km² (833.8/mi²). There are 228,149 housing units at an average density of 145.1/km² (375.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 68.41% White, 15.37% African American, 3.51% Native American, 3.48% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 5.28% from other races, and 3.89% from two or more races. 10.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 204,434 households out of which 30.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% are married couples living together, 13.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% are non-families. 30.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 3.04.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $34,947, and the median income for a family is $42,689. Males have a median income of $31,589 versus $24,420 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,098. 16.0% of the population and 12.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.0% are under the age of 18 and 9.2% are 65 or older.


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