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Thomas, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Thomas is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Custer County at latitude 35.7476 and longitude -98.7494. Custer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,745 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Thomas, but most people and references simply refer to it as Thomas, Oklahoma.

The P1 Census Class Code for Thomas indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Thomas (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Thomas, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,405
Population in Households 1,372
Population in Familes 1,143
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 1,187
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 560
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 374
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 691 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $80,200
Average Home Value $94,444


Median Household Income $46,645
Average Household Income $53,865
Per Capita Income $21,543
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 4.17% 4.02%
Households 4.37% 4.14%
Families 4.28% 4.14%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.


Thomas, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thomas to the other 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 188 74th
Population Density1 # 109 85th
Diversity Index2 # 561 24th
Median Household Income # 200 73rd
Per Capita Income # 289 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.