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Fort Gibson is a town in Muskogee County, in the Muskogee metro area.

The community was named for the fort, established here in 1824 and named for Col. George Gibson

The latitude of Fort Gibson is 35.797N. The longitude is -95.25W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 564 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,170.


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Median household income
Local
$30,975
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Gibson demographic reports
The Army left Fort Gibson in 1857, transferring the land and buildings to the Cherokee Nation. The fort was reactivated during the Civil War, and troops left permanently in 1890
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Days - April 20-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fort Gibson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Jean Pierre Chouteau Trail, River Park
Historic sites and museums: Fort Gibson Military Park, Garrett Historic Home

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Fort Gibson residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Gibson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Gibson was $14,042, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Fort Gibson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fort Gibson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $664.


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Libraries in Fort Gibson include Q. B. Boydstun Library ... View libraries

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Muskogee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Gibson political report.

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The average commute time for Fort Gibson workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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