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Fort Towson, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Fort Towson had a population of 518 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Towson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Towson is located at latitude 34.0314 and longitude -95.2776 in Choctaw County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fort Towson (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Choctaw County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 463 feet.

The Town of Fort Towson (GNIS ID: 2412644) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Fort Towson is located within Fort Towson Division of Choctaw County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Towson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fort Towson, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 518
Population in Households 518
Population in Familes 409
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 93
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (28.5%)
Median Home Value $91,667
Average Home Value $114,888


Median Household Income $27,771
Average Household Income $40,228
Per Capita Income $17,369
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.04%
Households -0.28% 0.0%
Families -0.11% -0.14%
Median Household Income   -0.69%
Per Capita Income   0.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Towson, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Towson to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 352 52nd
Population Density1 # 583 20th
Diversity Index2 # 568 22nd
Median Household Income # 710 3rd
Per Capita Income # 652 11th

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