- Boswell, Oklahoma
official_name = Boswell, Oklahoma
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Boswell, Oklahoma
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Choctaw
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 1.8
area_land_km2 = 1.8
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.7
area_land_sq_mi = 0.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 703
population_density_km2 = 395.5
population_density_sq_mi = 1024.4
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 186
elevation_ft = 610
latd = 34 |latm = 1 |lats = 42 |latNS = N
longd = 95 |longm = 52 |longs = 12 |longEW = W
postal_code = 74727
area_code = 580
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 40-07750GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1090411GR|3
Boswell is a town in Choctaw County,
Oklahoma, United States. The population was 703 at the 2000 census.
Boswell is located at coor dms|34|1|42|N|95|52|12|W|city (34.028266, -95.869943)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it is land and 1.43% is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 703 people, 298 households, and 188 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 1,024.4 people per square mile (393.4/km²). There were 377 housing units at an average density of 549.4/sq mi (211.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.14% White, 8.25% African American, 17.64% Native American, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 5.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.
There were 298 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the town the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $14,063, and the median income for a family was $21,354. Males had a median income of $21,125 versus $16,563 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $9,696. About 37.3% of families and 37.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.3% of those under age 18 and 29.5% of those age 65 or over.
The Mobile Service Station scenes in the cult classic "
Two-Lane Blacktop" (1971) were filmed in Boswell. "Two-Lane Blacktop", starring singer-songwriter James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird, and Dennis Wilson, is notable as a time capsulefilm of U.S. Route 66during the pre- Interstate Highwayera, and for its stark footage and minimal dialogue. As such it has become popular with fans of Route 66. "Two-Lane Blacktop" has been compared to similar road movies with an existentialistmessage from the era, such as " Vanishing Point", " Easy Rider", and " Electra Glide in Blue"
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