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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Broken Arrow is a city located in Oklahoma, near Tulsa, Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 74,859.

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History The name comes from a Creek community who established a new town site at an area they had visited while gathering materials for making arrows. Since they had broken branches from the trees instead of cutting them to make their arrows, they named their new camp "Thlikachka" or "Broken Arrow."

Geography Broken Arrow is located at 36°2'11" North, 95°47'1" West (36.036305, -95.783616)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 118.1 km² (45.6 mi²). 116.5 km² (45.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.34% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 74,859 people, 26,159 households, and 21,162 families residing in the city. The population density is 642.4/km² (1,664.0/mi²). There are 27,085 housing units at an average density of 232.4/km² (602.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 85.34% White, 3.73% African American, 4.02% Native American, 1.90% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.22% from other races, and 3.74% from two or more races. 3.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 26,159 households out of which 45.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% are married couples living together, 9.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% are non-families. 15.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.84 and the average family size is 3.18.

In the city the population is spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $53,507, and the median income for a family is $58,891. Males have a median income of $42,397 versus $27,559 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,555. 4.5% of the population and 3.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.2% are under the age of 18 and 6.9% are 65 or older.

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