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Waurika, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Waurika had a population of 1,925 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Waurika is located at latitude 34.167 and longitude -97.9975 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waurika encompass a land area of 12.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 896 feet.

The City of Waurika (GNIS ID: 2412195) 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 Waurika is located within Waurika Division of Jefferson County.


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Waurika, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Waurika, OK Housing Affordability Index is 253
State of Oklahoma Housing Affordability Index is 166
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Waurika, OK Wealth Index is 45
State of Oklahoma Wealth Index is 74
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,925 (100%)
Population in Households 1,861 (96.7%)
Population in Families 1,498 (77.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 64 ( 3.3%)
Population Density 154
Diversity Index2 42
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,980
Average Household Income $50,816
Per Capita Income $20,484
Wealth Index4 45

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 457 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 288 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $66,851
Housing Affordability Index3 253
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 745
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 479
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.75% -0.73%
Households -0.9% -0.82%
Families -0.97% -0.89%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Waurika, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waurika to the other 743 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 159 79th
Population Density # 530 29th
Diversity Index # 511 31st
Median Household Income # 688 8th
Per Capita Income # 510 31st

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