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Encyclopedia > Porter, Oklahoma

Porter is a town located in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 574.


Location of Porter, Oklahoma

Porter is located at 35°52'3" North, 95°31'19" West (35.867448, -95.521818)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²). 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 574 people, 229 households, and 160 families residing in the town. The population density is 312.1/km² (804.3/mi²). There are 253 housing units at an average density of 137.6/km² (354.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 81.36% White, 3.83% African American, 9.58% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 4.88% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 229 households out of which 34.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% are married couples living together, 15.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% are non-families. 28.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the town the population is spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $21,012, and the median income for a family is $23,875. Males have a median income of $23,750 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the town is $10,718. 19.7% of the population and 16.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.7% of those under the age of 18 and 38.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=35.867448&longitude=-95.521818&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=35.867448&lon=-95.521818&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-95.521818&lat=35.867448&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
OKC School Board Votes 6-1 To Reaffirm Porter Suspension - Oklahoma City News Story - KOCO Oklahoma City (1017 words)
Oklahoma City's school district is looking for a new superintendent and school board chairmen, after John Q. Porter and Cliff Hudson both resign.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City school board voted 6 to 1 to suspend Superintendent John Q. Porter, a reaffirmation of a suspension handed down Monday that was subsequently nullified.
Porter also allegedly missed work without taking vacation days, and is accused of having an unreasonably negative relationship with some principals in the district.
Oklahoma Chapter of ASPA (514 words)
Porter also established a Tribal Liaison program that is recognized as the national model, and as a result services to Native Americans increased by 400%.
Porter’s many awards and achievements include the DRS Director’s Award of Excellence (2003), the Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation National Award (2000 and 2002), and the Central Oklahoma American Indian Health Council Award (1995 and 1996).
Porter’s impressive accomplishments and her dedication to public service, ASPA Oklahoma is proud to present her with the 2004 Distinguished Public Service Award.
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