Friday, January 6, 2017

Some Oklahomans and some Feds got in a tiff

Feds: You’re town is bigger than that.

Oks: No it’s not.

In 2000, the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture said the population of Hillsdale was 87. The federal census said the population was 101. More than likely, the feds won, but that hardly means Oklahoma agrees.

That state just north of Texas has a history of disagreeing with Washington, as did the people there before Oklahoma became a state in 1907.

In the War of Northern Aggression, 1861-65, the Five Civilized Tribes agreed with the Confederate States of America that the Federal government continued violating various Constitutional protections, and said Tribes – Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Seminole and Muskogee Creek went to war with the government to the Northeast.

Not having anything to do with war, but Hillsdale’s 2010 population was 121, an increase of 19.2% more than 2000.

Hillsdale’s population is 97% white, around 5% Hispanic or Latino and about 3% from two or more races. That’s 105%, which is a good confusion to federal numbers crunchers.

On poverty statistics, 14.3% of families, 16% of the total population and 20.6% under 18 subsisted below the poverty line. Those over 64 below the poverty line totaled 0%.

Hillsdale is in Garfield County, in North Central Oklahoma. It's a nice looking place, if you are into flat land and few trees.,_Oklahoma

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