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The City of Thomas had a population of 1,429 as of July 1, 2017. Thomas ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Thomas is located at latitude 35.7476 and longitude -98.7494 in Custer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thomas (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Custer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,745 feet.

The City of Thomas (GNIS ID: 2412061) 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 Thomas is located within Thomas Division of Custer County.

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


Total Population 1,429
Daytime Population: Workers 461
Daytime Population: Residents 875
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,336
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 1,396
Population in Familes 1,159
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 1,208
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $42,495
Average Household Income $58,661
Per Capita Income $23,452


Total Housing Units 695 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 416 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $80,901
Average Home Value $98,133


Total Households 564
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 374
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 2.66% 1.87%
Households 2.64% 1.88%
Families 2.49% 1.81%
Median Household Income   4.22%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Thomas, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thomas 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 # 184 75th
Population Density # 106 86th
Diversity Index # 558 24th
Median Household Income # 374 49th
Per Capita Income # 302 59th

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