Porum, OK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Porum, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Porum is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Muskogee County at latitude 35.3571 and longitude -95.2634. Muskogee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Porum, but most people and references simply refer to it as Porum, Oklahoma.

The P1 Census Class Code for Porum indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Town of Porum, OK Boundary Map


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Porum, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 740
Population in Households 740
Population in Familes 591
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 884
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 305
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 187
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $88,281
Average Home Value $112,854


Median Household Income $40,336
Average Household Income $53,766
Per Capita Income $22,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.42% 0.27%
Households 0.55% 0.33%
Families 0.77% 0.21%
Median Household Income   4.52%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 293 60th
Population Density1 # 200 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 170 77th
Median Household Income # 357 51st
Per Capita Income # 248 66th

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