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Ada, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Ada had a population of 16,876 as of July 1, 2016. Ada ranks in the upper 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 Ada is located at latitude 34.7684 and longitude -96.6691 in Pontotoc County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ada (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Pontotoc County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,010 feet.

The City of Ada (GNIS ID: 2409660) 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 Ada is located within Ada Division of Pontotoc County.

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


Total Population 16,876
Population in Households 15,467
Population in Familes 11,364
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,409
Population Density1 854
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 6,766
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 3,862
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,982 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,324 (41.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,442 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,216 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $120,876
Average Home Value $151,474


Median Household Income $36,306
Average Household Income $52,001
Per Capita Income $21,132
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.06%
Households -0.17% -0.02%
Families 0.06% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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.

Ada, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ada 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 # 31 96th
Population Density1 # 215 71st
Diversity Index2 # 167 77th
Median Household Income # 539 26th
Per Capita Income # 398 46th

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