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Ardmore is a city in Carter County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Ardmore, PA.

The latitude of Ardmore is 34.174N. The longitude is -97.143W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 873 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,928.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,046
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ardmore demographic reports
Oil was discovered here in 1913.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 241. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 10 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Bill Dalton, outlaw
· S.N. Goldman, inventor of the shopping cart
· Rue McClanahan, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Nov. 9-11, 2007
  • Black Gold Festival - July 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ardmore web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Turner Falls Park, Arbuckle Wilderness
Historic sites and museums: Santa Fe Depot
Colleges and universities: Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
What were you doin in Ardmore, Oklahoma? Settin pins in a bowlin alley.
-- All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ardmore demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carter County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 73401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Ardmore residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ardmore ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ardmore was $16,502, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Ardmore residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Ardmore include Ardmore Historic Commercial District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ardmore, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $326.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $688.


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Libraries in Ardmore include Ardmore Public Library, Chickasaw Regional Library System ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ardmore include Ardmoreite

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KLCU.

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Politics

Carter County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ardmore political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Ardmore workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ardmore between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Ardmore include Best Western, Comfort Inn Ardmore, Days Inn Ardmore, Guest Inn Ardmore, Holiday Inn, La Quinta Inn, Microtel Inn and Suites, Motel 6, Super 8.

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“ What were you doin in Ardmore, Oklahoma? Settin pins in a bowlin alley. ”
~ All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy

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