Hooker, Oklahoma
City
Location of Hooker, Oklahoma
Location of Hooker, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°51′41″N 101°12′50″W / 36.86139°N 101.21389°W / 36.86139; -101.21389Coordinates: 36°51′41″N 101°12′50″W / 36.86139°N 101.21389°W / 36.86139; -101.21389
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Texas
Government
   Type Mayor Council
   Mayor Rod Childress
   City Clerk Linda Holbert Ricks
Area
   Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
   Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
   Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,986 ft (910 m)
Population (2010)[1]
   Total 1,918
   Density 2,100/sq mi (800/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
   Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73945
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-36000[2]
GNIS feature ID 1093899[3]
Website HookerOklahoma.net

Hooker is a city in Texas County, Oklahoma, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,918.[1]

History

The city name honors local OX ranch foreman John "Hooker" Threlkeld. In 1902, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway laid tracks from Liberal, Kansas southwest through the Hooker area to Texhoma, Texas area. In 1904, the Chicago Townsite Company oversaw the organization and sale of town lots, and the city quickly grew. In 1927 the Beaver, Meade and Englewood Railroad (BM&E) built an east-west line to Hooker.[4] The town's motto, referring to the negative connotations of its name, is "It's a location, not a vocation".[5]

Geography

Hooker is located at 36°51′41″N 101°12′50″W / 36.86139°N 101.21389°W / 36.86139; -101.21389 (36.861425, 101.213915)[6]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.

Climate

Climate data for Hooker, Oklahoma
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 47.5
(8.6)
52.4
(11.3)
61.5
(16.4)
72.1
(22.3)
79.9
(26.6)
89.4
(31.9)
94.7
(34.8)
92.3
(33.5)
83.9
(28.8)
74.0
(23.3)
58.9
(14.9)
48.9
(9.4)
71.3
(21.8)
Average low °F (°C) 18.3
( 7.6)
23.0
( 5)
30.3
( 0.9)
40.7
(4.8)
50.3
(10.2)
60.2
(15.7)
65.2
(18.4)
63.1
(17.3)
54.9
(12.7)
42.4
(5.8)
30.3
( 0.9)
21.1
( 6.1)
41.7
(5.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.4
(10)
0.6
(15)
1.2
(30)
1.4
(36)
3.0
(76)
2.9
(74)
2.3
(58)
2.3
(58)
2.1
(53)
0.9
(23)
0.8
(20)
0.4
(10)
18.2
(462)
Source #1: weather.com
Source #2: Weatherbase.com [7]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop. %
1910 525
1920 946 80.2%
1930 1,682 77.8%
1940 1,146 31.9%
1950 1,842 60.7%
1960 1,684 8.6%
1980 1,788
1990 1,551 13.3%
2000 1,788 15.3%
2010 1,918 7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,788 people, 702 households, and 511 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,960.4 people per square mile (758.6/km ). There were 812 housing units at an average density of 890.3/sq mi (344.5/km ). The racial makeup of the city was 86.13% White, 0.11% African American, 1.73% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 10.01% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.60% of the population.

Wood-frame grain elevator at the northern edge of Hooker, Oklahoma

There were 702 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,688, and the median income for a family was $39,113. Males had a median income of $30,694 versus $20,217 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,086. About 9.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The Hooker government consists of a mayor and four council members.

  • City Hall, 111 S Broadway.

References

External links

Panoramio Photos