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Waurika, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Waurika is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 34.1837 and longitude -98.0263. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 896 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Waurika 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 Waurika (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,951
Population in Households 1,887
Population in Familes 1,522
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 156
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 762
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 494
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 517 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $68,258
Average Home Value $85,950


Median Household Income $29,559
Average Household Income $42,124
Per Capita Income $17,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.32% -0.65%
Households -1.43% -0.72%
Families -1.38% -0.82%
Median Household Income   3.51%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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.


Waurika, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waurika 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 # 157 79th
Population Density1 # 526 28th
Diversity Index2 # 511 30th
Median Household Income # 658 10th
Per Capita Income # 580 21st

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