Fort Gibson is a town in Muskogee County which has expanded into Cherokee County as it grew in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 4,154 at the 2010 census, an increase of 2.5 percent from 4,054 at the 2000 census. It is the location of Fort Gibson Historical Site and Fort Gibson National Cemetery and is located near the end of theCherokees' Trail of Tears at Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
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Location of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
Fort Gibson is located in northeastern Muskogee County at Muskogee, the Muskogee County seat. (35.794861, -95.253090). A small portion of the town extends north into a corner of Cherokee County. Fort Gibson is bordered to the west by the city of
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Fort Gibson has a total area of 14.2 square miles (36.8 km2). 13.6 square miles (35.2 km2) of it is land, and 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (4.29%) is water.The Neosho River follows the northwest border of the town and joins the Arkansas River, which flows just west of the town boundary and then forms the southern boundary.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,054 people, 1,467 households, and 1,113 families residing in the town. The population density was 301.8 inhabitants per square mile (116.5/km²). There were 1,563 housing units at an average density of 116.4 per square mile (44.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 68.75% White, 2.00% African American, 19.76% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 2.54% from other races, and 6.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.88% of the population.
There were 1,467 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the town the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,975, and the median income for a family was $36,944. Males had a median income of $30,362 versus $21,525 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,042. About 14.2% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.3% of those under age 18 and 23.9% of those age 65 or over.