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Fort Towson is a town in Choctaw County.

The community was named for the fort established in 1824; the fort was named for Nathan Towson, paymaster general of the army

The latitude of Fort Towson is 34.018N. The longitude is -95.266W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 463 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 613.


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Median household income
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$19,676
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Towson demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Doaksville
The fort served as a Confederate post during the Civil War
Nearby parks & recreation: Raymond Gary State Park

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6% of Fort Towson residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Towson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Towson was $12,612, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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6% of Fort Towson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fort Towson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $231.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $438.


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

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The average commute time for Fort Towson workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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