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Fort Towson, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Fort Towson had a population of 511 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

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Fort Towson, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 511
Population in Households 511
Population in Familes 404
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 91
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (27.8%)
Median Home Value $106,667
Average Home Value $133,472


Median Household Income $42,082
Average Household Income $52,913
Per Capita Income $23,309
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.2%
Households -0.17% -0.09%
Families 0.0% -0.28%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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.

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Fort Towson, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Towson to the other 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 349 53rd
Population Density1 # 583 21st
Diversity Index2 # 565 23rd
Median Household Income # 323 56th
Per Capita Income # 201 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.