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Waurika, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Waurika had a population of 2,069 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 2,069
Population in Households 2,005
Population in Familes 1,619
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 166
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 797
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 516
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 534 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 262 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $60,029
Average Home Value $82,991


Median Household Income $30,023
Average Household Income $46,596
Per Capita Income $19,117
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.09%
Households -0.26% -0.23%
Families -0.25% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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 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 # 156 79th
Population Density1 # 519 29th
Diversity Index2 # 496 33rd
Median Household Income # 688 6th
Per Capita Income # 549 25th

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