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Wakita, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

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The Town of Wakita had a population of 329 as of July 1, 2016. Wakita ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wakita is located at latitude 36.8817 and longitude -97.9238 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wakita (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,175 feet.

The Town of Wakita (GNIS ID: 2413439) 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 Town of Wakita is located within Wakita Division of Grant County.

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

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


Total Population 329
Population in Households 313
Population in Familes 230
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 1,006
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 114 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (28.1%)
Median Home Value $46,721
Average Home Value $89,035


Median Household Income $39,137
Average Household Income $61,680
Per Capita Income $29,627
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.71% -0.55%
Households -0.52% -0.54%
Families 0.99% -0.72%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.

Wakita, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakita 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 # 450 39th
Population Density1 # 152 79th
Diversity Index2 # 710 3rd
Median Household Income # 435 41st
Per Capita Income # 63 92nd

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