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Blackwell, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

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The City of Blackwell had a population of 6,960 as of July 1, 2017. Blackwell ranks in the upper 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 Blackwell is located at latitude 36.801 and longitude -97.3006 in Kay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blackwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Kay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,014 feet.

The City of Blackwell (GNIS ID: 2409858) 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 Blackwell is located within Blackwell Division of Kay County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Blackwell: Parker.

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


Total Population 6,960
Daytime Population: Workers 2,377
Daytime Population: Residents 3,843
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,220
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 6,876
Population in Familes 5,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density2 1,267
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $38,642
Average Household Income $51,044
Per Capita Income $20,614


Total Housing Units 3,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,865 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 929 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 567 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $60,911
Average Home Value $86,401


Total Households 2,794
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,814
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 -0.26% -0.34%
Households -0.22% -0.33%
Families -0.2% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Blackwell, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blackwell 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 # 59 92nd
Population Density # 84 89th
Diversity Index # 436 41st
Median Household Income # 502 31st
Per Capita Income # 486 34th

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