Loyal, Oklahoma

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Loyal, Oklahoma
Location of Loyal, Oklahoma
Location of Loyal, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°58′25″N 98°7′9″W / 35.97361°N 98.11917°W / 35.97361; -98.11917Coordinates: 35°58′25″N 98°7′9″W / 35.97361°N 98.11917°W / 35.97361; -98.11917
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyKingfisher
Area
 • Total0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Land0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,112 ft (339 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total79
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
83
 • Density1,012.20/sq mi (389.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
73756
Area code(s)405
FIPS code40-44300[3]
GNIS feature ID1095041[4]

Loyal is a town in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 79 at the 2010 census.[5]

History[edit]

A large share of the early settlers being natives of Germany, the original name of the settlement was "Kiel", after the city in northern Germany.[6] Following American entry into World War I, the name was changed to "Loyal" due to rampant anti-German sentiment.[7]

Geography[edit]

Loyal is located in western Kingfisher County at 35°58′25″N 98°07′09″W / 35.973684°N 98.119052°W / 35.973684; -98.119052.[8] It is 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Kingfisher, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.081 square miles (0.21 km2), all land.[5] The town sits next to Cooper Creek, an east-flowing tributary of the Cimarron River.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940177
1950125−29.4%
196087−30.4%
197010723.0%
19801124.7%
199076−32.1%
2000816.6%
201079−2.5%
2019 (est.)83[2]5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 81 people, 35 households, and 22 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,030.2 people per square mile (390.9/km2). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 546.9 per square mile (207.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 81.48% White, 6.17% Native American, 9.88% from other races, and 2.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.88% of the population.

There were 35 households, out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 72.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,673. There were 38.1% of families and 34.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 35.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Loyal town, Oklahoma". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  6. ^ McIntyre, Glen V. (4 February 2009). Kingfisher and Kingfisher County. Arcadia Publishing. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-4396-2120-2.
  7. ^ Loyal at Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.