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The Town of Dickson had a population of 1,211 as of July 1, 2017. Dickson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dickson is located at latitude 34.1902 and longitude -96.9987 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dickson (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 817 feet.

The Town of Dickson (GNIS ID: 2412429) 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 Town of Dickson is located within Ardmore Division of Carter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dickson 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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Dickson, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,211
Daytime Population: Workers 227
Daytime Population: Residents 633
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 860
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 1,211
Population in Familes 1,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 87
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $59,883
Average Household Income $71,570
Per Capita Income $26,694


Total Housing Units 502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $136,929
Average Home Value $225,787


Total Households 450
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 352
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 0.05% 0.1%
Households -0.09% -0.04%
Families 0.0% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Dickson, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickson 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 # 212 71st
Population Density # 586 20th
Diversity Index # 520 29th
Median Household Income # 46 94th
Per Capita Income # 165 78th

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