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Lahoma, Oklahoma

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Country  United States
County  Garfield
FIPS code  40-40700
Elevation  380 m
Zip code  73754
Local time  Saturday 1:24 AM
State  Oklahoma
Time zone  Central (CST) (UTC-6)
GNIS feature ID  1094459
Area  80 ha
Population  633 (2013)
Area code  580
Lahoma, Oklahoma
Weather  8°C, Wind NE at 21 km/h, 48% Humidity

Lahoma is a town in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 611 at the 2010 census, a 5.9 percent gain from 577 at the 2000 census. Its name was formed from the last three syllables of Oklahoma. Until the 1960s it was a farm town. Later it became primarily a bedroom community for people who commuted to work in Enid.

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Map of Lahoma, OK 73754, USA

Geography

Lahoma is located at 36°23′17″N 98°5′20″W (36.387928, -98.088752).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

It lies in western Garfield County, Oklahoma,11 miles west of the county seat of Enid.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 577 people, 244 households, and 164 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,896.5 people per square mile (742.6/km²). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 877.6 per square mile (343.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.84% White, 0.69% African American, 1.21% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.47% of the population.

There were 244 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,227, and the median income for a family was $37,875. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $18,462 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,111. About 4.9% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.

History

Lahoma was founded in 1894 after the 1893 Cherokee Outlet land run. The town was originally sited about one mile from its present location, but the town's buildings, businesses, and homes were moved to the current location in 1901 to be adjacent to a newly laid railroad line.

Recent Controversy

On Halloween night 2015, the mayor's husband, Cary Sharp created controversy in the small Oklahoma town when he and others dressed up in Ku Klux Klan robes and masks and pretended to burn a cross. The incident was seen as being intimidating to trick or treaters. Alcohol was also said to possibly be involved according to The Enid News. According to a report from WGN TV, Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles posted to his Facebook page, saying the incident was “unacceptable” but that no crime had been committed. Mayor Theresa Sharp issued an apology for her husband's actions.

School

  • Cimarron Public School
  • Churches

    First Baptist Church W. Lahoma Rd between Antiques n Things & Lahoma Storage Lahoma, OK 73754

    Zion Lutheran Church 502 Oklahoma Ave Lahoma, OK 73754

    United Church of Lahoma P.O. Box 621 Lahoma, OK 73754

    References

    Lahoma, Oklahoma Wikipedia


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