Short is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 328 at the 2000 census.
Short is located at 35°34′23″N 94°30′22″W (35.573047, -94.506071). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 23.8 square miles (62 km2), of which, 23.8 square miles (62 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.25%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 328 people, 116 households, and 101 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 13.8 people per square mile (5.3/km²). There were 143 housing units at an average density of 6.0/sq mi (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 73.48% White, 22.87% Native American, 0.30% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.
There were 116 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.9% were non-families. 12.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 117.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.0 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $25,938. Males had a median income of $26,042 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,613. About 29.2% of families and 31.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 35.3% of those age 65 or over.