Ryan is a town in Jefferson County, Oklahoma, United States. It is north from the Texas state line. The population was 816 at the 2010, a decline from 894 at the 2000 census. It is also the birthplace of actor and martial arts master, Chuck Norris.
Ryan is located at 34°1′18″N 97°57′15″W / 34.02167°N 97.95417°W / 34.02167; -97.95417 (34.021679, -97.954300). Ryan is 10 miles (16 km) north of the Red River, 11 miles (18 km) south of Waurika and 115 miles (185 km) south southwest of Oklahoma City.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 894 people, 358 households, and 233 families residing in the town. The population density was 987.5 people per square mile (379.3/km²). There were 439 housing units at an average density of 484.9 per square mile (186.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.47% White, 0.67% African American, 3.24% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 6.82% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 12.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 358 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $20,855, and the median income for a family was $26,167. Males had a median income of $22,813 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,057. About 26.7% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.3% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.