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Quay, Oklahoma

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Quay is an unincorporated community located on the boundary line between Pawnee and Payne counties in the US state of Oklahoma The population was 47 at the 2000 census, when it was still a town; the community disincorporated on August 23, 20003 No population was recorded in the census of 2010


  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Notes
  • 5 References


This community was originally named Lawson, for the townsite owner, Stonewall J Lawson A post office was established here January 17, 1894 The post office was renamed Quay in honor of Pennsylvania Senator Matthew Quay on February 24, 1903 Initially, Quay was an agricultural center The discovery of oil nearby caused the population to mushroom from about one hundred to about four thousand during the early 1920s Oil production dried up and the town population declined to 186 at the 1930 census4a The post office closed in 1957 and the school closed in 19654


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 02 square miles 05 km², all land


As of the census1 of 2000, there were 47 people, 15 households, and 15 families residing in the town The population density was 2505 people per square mile 955/km² There were 20 housing units at an average density of 1066 per square mile 406/km² The racial makeup of the town was 8723% White, 213% Native American, and 1064% from two or more races

There were 15 households out of which 467% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 867% were married couples living together, 67% had a female householder with no husband present, and 00% were non-families No households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 313 and the average family size was 313

In the town the population was spread out with 255% under the age of 18, 85% from 18 to 24, 255% from 25 to 44, 340% from 45 to 64, and 64% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 38 years For every 100 females there were 1136 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 944 males

The median income for a household in the town was $23,438, and the median income for a family was $24,063 Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $0 for females The per capita income for the town was $9,736 There were 133% of families and 250% of the population living below the poverty line, including 800% of under eighteens and none of those over 64

Employed residents commute to work, primarily in Stillwater4


  1. ^ The first census to record Quay's population was in 19304


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on September 11, 2013 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names" United States Geological Survey 2007-10-25 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  3. ^ Population Estimates Boundary Changes , United States Census Bureau, 2007-07-01 Accessed 2008-11-06
  4. ^ a b c d Linda D Wilson, "Quay" Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture Accessed April 1, 2012

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