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Watonga, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

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The City of Watonga had a population of 2,978 as of July 1, 2017. Watonga 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 Watonga is located at latitude 35.8501 and longitude -98.4027 in Blaine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watonga (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Blaine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,516 feet.

The City of Watonga (GNIS ID: 2412193) 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 Watonga is located within Watonga Division of Blaine County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Watonga population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Watonga, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,978
Daytime Population: Workers 1,526
Daytime Population: Residents 1,686
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,212
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 2,941
Population in Familes 2,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 728
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $38,895
Average Household Income $53,077
Per Capita Income $21,340


Total Housing Units 1,509 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 766 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 428 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 315 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $82,563
Average Home Value $94,045


Total Households 1,194
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 753
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -7.18% -0.27%
Households -0.42% -0.34%
Families -0.43% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Watonga, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watonga to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 116 84th
Population Density # 276 62nd
Diversity Index # 26 97th
Median Household Income # 488 33rd
Per Capita Income # 445 39th

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