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Waurika, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Waurika had a population of 1,961 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Waurika is located at latitude 34.1837 and longitude -98.0263 in Jefferson County. 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. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 896 feet.

The City of Waurika (GNIS ID: 2412195) 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 Waurika is located within Waurika Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waurika population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Waurika, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,961
Population in Households 1,897
Population in Familes 1,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 157
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 766
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 495
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 980 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 214 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $52,246
Average Home Value $70,809


Median Household Income $29,011
Average Household Income $41,951
Per Capita Income $17,272
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.97% -0.58%
Households -1.06% -0.63%
Families -1.08% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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, 2015 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 # 159 78th
Population Density1 # 525 29th
Diversity Index2 # 529 28th
Median Household Income # 677 8th
Per Capita Income # 604 18th

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