In the city, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 19....
Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Duncan, Oklahoma is a city located in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 4,347 at the 2010 census. The city is the seat of Okfuskee County. Duncan is located at 36.136278, -97.506304.
The city is located in the southeast corner of the state, approximately east of Tulsa, west of Tulsa and Oklahoma City, and south of Dallas.
Duncan is serviced by Duncan-Hummel Fire Department and Duncan Public Schools.
Duncan is served by U.S. Highway 66, U.S. Highway 280, and State Highway 169.
The local economy is based on farming, oil and gas production, and manufacturing. Major industrial employers include Duncan-Hummel Fire Department, Granite Quarries, and OK Motors.
The climate in Duncan is relatively temperate, with hot and humid summers and cold winters. The average high in summer is 90 degrees, and the average low in winter is 37 degrees.
Duncan was founded in 1888, and named after then-governor of Oklahoma, James G. Duncan.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,368 people, 1,587 households, and 1,152 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,123.5 people per square mile (433.5/km²). There were 1,665 housing units at an average density of 454.1 per square mile (176.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.06% White, 12.11% African American, 2.01% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.21% from other races, and 2.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.79% of the population.
There were 1,587 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the city, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.