Cushing, Oklahoma Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

Cushing is a city in Payne County, Oklahoma. The population was 7,826 at the 2010 census, down 6.5 percent from the 2000 census. The town was founded by William "Billy Rae" Little in 1891, and was named for Marshall Cushing, a private secretary to U.S. Postmaster General John Wanamaker. In 1912, an oil boom began in Cushing, and the town became a major trading center for crude oil. Cushing is famous for being the price settlement point for West Texas Intermediate on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The oil boom did not last for long, however. In 1915, production topped out at 8.3 million barrels, and then fell by 50% by 1916. Refining operations continued in Cushing until the 1980s, when the Hudson and Kerr-McGee refineries closed. The oil fields in Cushing remain a large part of the local economy, but the town also offers a number of educational facilities, including Cushing State University and Langston University.

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