Amado first appeared on the 2000 U.S. Census as a census-designated place (CDP).
As of the census of 2000, there were 275 people, 104 households, and 66 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 24.5 people per square mile (9.5/km2). There were 107 housing units at an average density of 9.5/sq mi (3.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.91% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 26.18% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 43.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 104 households, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.39.
In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 29.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.
Amado in film
The opening “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” sequence in the 1955 film Oklahoma!, with Gordon MacRae singing the famous song while riding a horse past the stalks of corn “as high as an elephant’s eye”, was filmed in Amado. One scene in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore was filmed in Amado at the Longhorn Grill, an iconic restaurant with an entrance in the shape of a large cow skull.
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