Porum, OK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Porum, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Porum had a population of 729 as of July 1, 2016. Porum ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Porum is located at latitude 35.3571 and longitude -95.2634 in Muskogee County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Porum (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Muskogee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Town of Porum (GNIS ID: 2412500) 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 Porum is located within Porum Division of Muskogee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Porum 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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Porum, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 729
Population in Households 729
Population in Familes 582
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 871
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 295
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 181
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $41,463
Average Home Value $59,314


Median Household Income $20,000
Average Household Income $31,735
Per Capita Income $12,881
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.03%
Households -0.16% -0.14%
Families 0.0% -0.33%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.71%
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.

Porum, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porum 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 # 297 60th
Population Density1 # 210 71st
Diversity Index2 # 181 75th
Median Household Income # 729 0th
Per Capita Income # 726 1st

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