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Elk City, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Elk City had a population of 12,097 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Elk City is located at latitude 35.4178 and longitude -99.399 in Beckham County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elk City (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Beckham County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,919 feet.

The City of Elk City (GNIS ID: 2410424) 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 Elk City is located within Elk City Division of Beckham County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elk City: Busch.

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Elk City, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,097
Population in Households 11,901
Population in Familes 9,653
Population in Group Qrtrs 196
Population Density2 745
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $43,821
Average Household Income $59,231
Per Capita Income $23,434


Total Housing Units 5,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,977 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,762 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 959 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $143,621
Average Home Value $165,297


Total Households 4,739
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 3,104
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.4% -0.82%
Households 0.26% -0.93%
Families 0.17% -1.02%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Elk City, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elk City to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 38 95th
Population Density # 259 65th
Diversity Index # 365 50th
Median Household Income # 344 53rd
Per Capita Income # 323 56th

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