Cole, Oklahoma

Coordinates: 35°06′21″N 97°33′54″W / 35.10583°N 97.56500°W / 35.10583; -97.56500
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Cole, Oklahoma
Location of Cole, Oklahoma
Location of Cole, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°06′21″N 97°33′54″W / 35.10583°N 97.56500°W / 35.10583; -97.56500
CountryUnited States
 • Total15.07 sq mi (39.03 km2)
 • Land14.98 sq mi (38.80 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation1,112 ft (339 m)
 • Total624
 • Density41.65/sq mi (16.08/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code40-16200[3]
GNIS feature ID2413225[2]

Cole is a town in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 624 at the 2020 census, up from 555 at the 2010 census.


Cole was founded on 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land donated by Mrs. A. E. Cunningham and Judge Presley Cole. The town was named Cole after it was decided Cunningham was too long a name. Cole's first post office, created in 1912, was in the Cunningham home, though it was moved later to Read's General Merchandise Store.[4]

The community was hit by an EF3 tornado on the evening of April 19, 2023, destroying multiple houses and killing one person.[5]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.1 square miles (39 km2), all land.

Cole is located along State Highway 74B.[6]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7][failed verification]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 473 people, 169 households, and 141 families living in the town. The population density was 31.4 inhabitants per square mile (12.1/km2). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 12.1 per square mile (4.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.27% White, 0.21% African American, 6.55% Native American, 0.63% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.75% of the population.

There were 169 households, out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,588, and the median income for a family was $41,750. Males had a median income of $29,732 versus $18,542 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,474. About 10.2% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cole, Oklahoma
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ Cole, Oklahoma. Washington High School Library. Referenced 17:42, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
  5. ^ "More severe storms brewing Thursday as rescue work continues after 3 died in Oklahoma amid tornadoes".
  6. ^ Official State Map (Map) (2008 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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