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Elk City, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Elk City had a population of 12,857 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Elk City is located at latitude 35.4178 and longitude -99.399 in Beckham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elk City (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Beckham County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,919 feet.

The City of Elk City (GNIS ID: 2410424) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Elk City is located within Elk City Division of Beckham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elk City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk City: Busch.

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Elk City, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,857
Population in Households 12,662
Population in Familes 10,203
Population in Group Qrtrs 195
Population Density1 792
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 5,068
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 3,337
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,992 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,257 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,811 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 924 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $134,920
Average Home Value $155,361


Median Household Income $43,182
Average Household Income $58,902
Per Capita Income $23,438
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.52% 1.63%
Households 1.43% 1.58%
Families 1.39% 1.49%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Elk City, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk City to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 35 95th
Population Density1 # 245 67th
Diversity Index2 # 303 59th
Median Household Income # 291 60th
Per Capita Income # 253 66th

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