- Gene Autry, Oklahoma
official_name = Gene Autry, Oklahoma
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Gene Autry, Oklahoma
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area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.3
area_land_sq_mi = 0.3
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population_as_of = 2007
population_total = 102
population_density_km2 = 145.7
population_density_sq_mi = 340.0
timezone = Central (CST)
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timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 223
elevation_ft = 732
latd = 34 |latm = 16 |lats = 55 |latNS = N
longd = 97 |longm = 2 |longs = 13 |longEW = W
Originally named "Lou" by C.C. Henderson for his wife, the post office was established July 11, 1883. On November 22, 1883, it was renamed "Dresden". The name was changed to "Berwyn" on September 1, 1887. Finally, on November 16, 1941, it was renamed "Gene Autry" to honor the singer and motion picture star,
Gene Autry. Born in Texas, Autry's family had moved to Oklahomawhile he was an infant. He was raised in the southern Oklahoma towns of Achille and Ravia. In 1939 he bought the 1,200 acre (4.9 km²) "Flying A Ranch" on the west edge of Berwyn and the town decided to honor him by changing its name. Approximately 35,000 people attended the ceremonies broadcast live from the site on Autry's "Melody Ranch" radio show.
Gene Autry is located at coor dms|34|16|55|N|97|2|13|W|city (34.281858, -97.036927)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 99 people, 46 households, and 25 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 362.7 people per square mile (141.6/km²). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 201.5/sq mi (78.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.79% White, 5.05% African American, 7.07% Native American, 1.01% Asian, 5.05% from other races, and 3.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.08% of the population.
There were 46 households out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the town the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 115.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $16,667, and the median income for a family was $20,833. Males had a median income of $31,000 versus $13,750 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $8,295. There were 27.3% of families and 30.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 39.3% of under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.
* [http://www.geneautry.com GeneAutry.com - Official Website]
* [http://www.geneautry.com/html/clubhouse/places/geneautry_ok.html Gene Autry, Oklahoma]
* [http://www.cow-boy.com/museum.htm Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum]
* [http://www.cow-boy.com/festival.htm Gene Autry Oklahoma Film & Music Festival]
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