Luther, Oklahoma

Luther is a town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 1,221 at the 2010 census. Sperling Best Places lists the population of 4073 for the 73054 Luther zip code, which includes the town and immediate surrounding area of rural residents.

Luther, Oklahoma
Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma.
Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma.
Coordinates: 35°39′38″N 97°11′29″W / 35.66056°N 97.19139°W / 35.66056; -97.19139Coordinates: 35°39′38″N 97°11′29″W / 35.66056°N 97.19139°W / 35.66056; -97.19139
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyOklahoma
Area
 • Total15.72 sq mi (40.71 km2)
 • Land15.72 sq mi (40.71 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
915 ft (279 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,221
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,759
 • Density111.90/sq mi (43.21/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
73054
Area code(s)405
FIPS code40-44500[3]
GNIS feature ID1095058[4]

GeographyEdit

Luther is located at 35°39′38″N 97°11′29″W / 35.66056°N 97.19139°W / 35.66056; -97.19139 (35.660659, -97.191521).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45 square miles (120 km2), all land.

Luther is located in the Cross Timbers ecoregion and the Frontier Country tourism region.[6][7]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910310
192060193.9%
19306132.0%
1940425−30.7%
1950409−3.8%
196051726.4%
197083661.7%
19801,15938.6%
19901,56034.6%
2000612−60.8%
20101,22199.5%
2019 (est.)1,759[2]44.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2010, the total population was 1,221, with 445 households, and 329 families living in the town.

This is a sizable increase from 2000, when there were 612 people, 228 households, and 163 families living in the town. The population density was 136.5 people per square mile (52.7/km2). There were 266 housing units at an average density of 59.3 per square mile (22.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.78% White, 11.11% African American, 5.88% Native American, 0.82% from other races, and 4.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.63% of the population.

There were 228 households, out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 32.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,442, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,934. About 4.4% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.

TransportationEdit

Luther is located northeast of Oklahoma City on Oklahoma State Highway 66, formerly U.S. 66. Like many towns between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Luther was bypassed by opening of the Turner Turnpike in 1953. After decades of planning, a new interchange 11 miles (18 km) east of I-35 was opened at Hogback Road south of Luther in 2011, granting more commuter access between Luther and Oklahoma City.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Ecoregions of Oklahoma" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Cities & Regions". TravelOK.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2009.