Healdton, Oklahoma
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Healdton, Oklahoma
City
Location of Healdton, Oklahoma
Location of Healdton, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°13?54?N 97°29?4?W / 34.23167°N 97.48444°W / 34.23167; -97.48444Coordinates: 34°13?54?N 97°29?4?W / 34.23167°N 97.48444°W / 34.23167; -97.48444
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Carter
Area
 o Total 14.4 sq mi (37.2 km2)
 o Land 14.1 sq mi (36.6 km2)
 o Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)
 o Total 2,788
 o Density 197/sq mi (76.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 o Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73438
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-33350[1]
GNIS feature ID 1093636[2]

Healdton is a city in Carter County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,788 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the Ardmore, Oklahoma Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Healdton is located in western Carter County at 34°13?54?N 97°29?4?W / 34.23167°N 97.48444°W / 34.23167; -97.48444 (34.231557, -97.484454).[4]Oklahoma State Highway 76 passes through the city, leading south 5 miles (8 km) to U.S. Route 70 west of Wilson and north 5 miles (8 km) to Oklahoma State Highway 53. Ardmore, the Carter County seat, is 23 miles (37 km) to the east via OK-76 and US-70.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Healdton has a total area of 14.4 square miles (37.3 km2), of which 14.1 square miles (36.6 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 1.86%, is water.[3]

Geology

The Healdton Field, encompassing Healdton and located in the western portion of Carter County, produces from the Pennsylvanian Healdton sands of the Hoxbar Group and the Ordovician massive carbonate Arbuckle Group. The field is located on the "Healdton uplift", a northwest-southeast trending anticline, which formed with the Wichita Orogeny, and is 8 miles long and up to 3 miles wide. This was followed by deposition of the Healdton sandstones and shales on pre-Pennsylvanian eroded rocks and subsequent folding during the Arbuckle Orogeny. A prospector named Palmer drilled a shallow well, 425 feet, near an oil seep in the 1890s but Federal Law prohibited oil development on "Indian lands" until the early 1900s. Therefore, the discovery of the field is credited to the drilling of No. 1 Wirt Franklin in 1913.

Climate

Climate data for Healdton, Oklahoma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 52.5
(11.4)
58.1
(14.5)
67.7
(19.8)
76.5
(24.7)
82.9
(28.3)
90.2
(32.3)
96.3
(35.7)
96.2
(35.7)
87.5
(30.8)
77.8
(25.4)
65.1
(18.4)
55.1
(12.8)
75.5
(24.2)
Average low °F (°C) 26.2
(-3.2)
30.7
(-0.7)
40.0
(4.4)
49.7
(9.8)
57.8
(14.3)
65.7
(18.7)
69.5
(20.8)
68.2
(20.1)
61.8
(16.6)
50.2
(10.1)
39.5
(4.2)
29.4
(-1.4)
49.1
(9.5)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.4
(36)
1.8
(46)
2.9
(74)
3.4
(86)
5.1
(130)
4.2
(107)
2.0
(51)
2.4
(61)
4.5
(114)
3.6
(91)
2.3
(58)
1.7
(43)
35.3
(897)
Source #1: weather.com
Source #2: Weatherbase[5]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,786 people, 1,132 households, and 776 families residing in the city. The population density was 197.4 people per square mile (76.2/km²). There were 1,369 housing units at an average density of 97.0 per square mile (37.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.08% White, 0.93% African American, 7.47% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 3.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 1,132 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,550, and the median income for a family was $29,363. Males had a median income of $25,636 versus $20,865 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,842. About 16.8% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Emmy Award-winning actress Rue McClanahan was born in Healdton.
  • University of Oklahoma women's head basketball coach Sherri Coale is from Healdton.

Popular culture

The music video for Radar Bros. "Brother Rabbit" was partially shot in Healdton and directed by The General Assembly.

References

External links


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