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Waurika, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Waurika had a population of 1,945 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Waurika is located at latitude 34.1837 and longitude -98.0263 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waurika (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 1,945
Daytime Population: Workers 778
Daytime Population: Residents 1,125
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,903
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 1,881
Population in Familes 1,518
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 156
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $32,729
Average Household Income $47,818
Per Capita Income $19,784


Total Housing Units 936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 499 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $61,416
Average Home Value $84,218


Total Households 753
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 487
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 -0.82% -0.59%
Households -1.0% -0.73%
Families -1.0% -0.84%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Waurika, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waurika 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 # 158 79th
Population Density # 528 28th
Diversity Index # 487 34th
Median Household Income # 663 9th
Per Capita Income # 547 25th

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