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Blanchard, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Blanchard had a population of 8,310 as of July 1, 2016. Blanchard ranks in 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 Blanchard is located at latitude 35.1523 and longitude -97.6652 in McClain County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blanchard (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. McClain County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,270 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Blanchard are located in McClain County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Grady County.

The City of Blanchard (GNIS ID: 2409861) 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 Blanchard is located within Newcastle-Blanchard Division of McClain County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blanchard 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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Blanchard, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,310
Population in Households 8,277
Population in Familes 7,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 280
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 3,040
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 2,346
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,437 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 603 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $205,858
Average Home Value $201,190


Median Household Income $56,807
Average Household Income $71,788
Per Capita Income $26,775
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.77% 1.84%
Households 1.85% 1.9%
Families 1.24% 1.82%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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.

Blanchard, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blanchard 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 # 51 93rd
Population Density1 # 464 37th
Diversity Index2 # 650 11th
Median Household Income # 60 92nd
Per Capita Income # 123 83rd

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