Place:Pink, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States

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NamePink
TypeTown
Coordinates35.232°N 97.107°W
Located inPottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
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Pink is a town in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States, and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The only town in the United States bearing this name, Pink lies within the boundaries of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The 2010 census population was 2,058, a 76.7 percent increase from 1,165 at the 2000 census.

The town name of Pink may have been chosen because it is complementary to Brown (now part of Pink), which was located a few miles east in the same township and range. This would be an example of the "twin name fad" in Pottawatomie County, like the towns of Romulus and Remus. Oral history suggests that the town name was in honor of a local resident named Pink. A survey of the 1910 Census does list some inhabitants bearing a first or middle name of “Pink" which was an occasional given name for men during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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