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mustang

mustang

[muhs-tang]
mustang [Sp. mesteño=a stray], small feral horse of the W United States. Mustangs are descended from escaped Native American horses, which in turn were descended from horses of North African blood, brought to the New World by the Spanish c.1500. Mustangs have evolved their own distinguishing traits: they are small, swift, hardy, and intelligent—well suited to plains conditions. As ranching expanded in North America, cowboys began rounding up mustangs for use as cow ponies. Hence, in the terminology of ranchers, mustang often refers to a cow pony of feral stock, and the term bronco is used for an untamed mustang. A cayuse (after the Cayuse of the NE United States) is a domestic Native American horse. Although the mustang, which has spent many generations in the wild, is somewhat different from the cayuse, the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Cow ponies of mustang descent have been crossed with other breeds of horse, so that all horses of the W United States probably have mustang blood. The mustang, a variety of Equus caballus, is classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Perissodactyla, family Equidae.
Mustang is a growing suburban city in Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 13,156 at the 2000 census.

Mustang is a small, family oriented, friendly suburb, 15 miles southwest of downtown Oklahoma City. It is located in the southeast portion of Canadian County, one of the fastest growing counties in the state.

Geography

Mustang is located at (35.392644, -97.722905).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.0 square miles (31.2 km²), of which, 12.0 square miles (31.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.25% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,156 people, 4,721 households, and 3,800 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,095.9 people per square mile (422.9/km²). There were 4,930 housing units at an average density of 410.7/sq mi (158.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.63% White, 0.59% African American, 3.33% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 3.08% from two or more races. 3.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,721 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,284, and the median income for a family was $53,018. Males had a median income of $36,406 versus $24,856 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,860. 5.6% of the population and 4.0% of families were below the poverty line. 7.6% of those under the age of 18 and 8.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Notable natives

Shane Hamman, Olympic Gold Medalist Powerlifter.

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