Haskell is a town in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,007 at the 2010 census, a gain of 13.7 percent from 1,765 at the 2000 census. Haskell was established in 1904 on the Midland Valley Railroad. It was named for town site developerCharles N. Haskell, the first state governor of Oklahoma,
Location of Haskell, Oklahoma
Haskell was founded about one and a half miles northeast of the Muscogee Creek Nation town of Sawokla, which already had a post office, a store and a cotton gin. Haskell's first post office was established in 1904. In the early 1990s, the town appointed Charlie B. White, a native son, its first black mayor. He died on March 17, 2013.
Haskell is located at (35.819951, -95.676956).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,765 people, 679 households, and 482 families residing in the town. The population density was 812.1 people per square mile (314.0/km²). There were 763 housing units at an average density of 351.1 per square mile (135.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.75% White, 8.90% African American, 10.88% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 7.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.
There were 679 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $25,542, and the median income for a family was $29,196. Males had a median income of $26,413 versus $19,926 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,805. About 17.8% of families and 21.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 19.2% of those age 65 or over.