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Encyclopedia > West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma

West Siloam Springs is a town located in Delaware County, Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 877.


Location of West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma

West Siloam Springs is located at 36°10'41" North, 94°35'45" West (36.178147, -94.595751)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.9 km˛ (3.5 mi˛). 8.9 km˛ (3.5 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 877 people, 306 households, and 205 families residing in the town. The population density is 98.1/km˛ (253.9/mi˛). There are 349 housing units at an average density of 39.1/km˛ (101.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 76.40% White, 0.11% African American, 11.74% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 10.03% from two or more races. 4.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 306 households out of which 30.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% are married couples living together, 13.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% are non-families. 26.8% 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 2.45 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the town the population is spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $28,750, and the median income for a family is $31,953. Males have a median income of $22,243 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town is $12,858. 18.3% of the population and 13.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.0% of those under the age of 18 and 26.2% 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=36.178147&longitude=-94.595751&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=36.178147&lon=-94.595751&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-94.595751&lat=36.178147&w=750&h=500)

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