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Wister, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Wister had a population of 1,242 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wister is located at latitude 34.9697 and longitude -94.7206 in Le Flore County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wister (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Le Flore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 486 feet.

The Town of Wister (GNIS ID: 2413504) 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 Wister is located within Wister Division of Le Flore County.

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


Total Population 1,242
Daytime Population: Workers 467
Daytime Population: Residents 743
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,210
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 1,241
Population in Familes 1,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 633
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $43,719
Average Household Income $66,214
Per Capita Income $25,334


Total Housing Units 543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 394 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $122,756
Average Home Value $159,241


Total Households 499
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 356
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 1.66% 1.3%
Households 1.4% 1.21%
Families 3.02% 1.15%
Median Household Income   6.37%
Per Capita Income   3.9%

Wister, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wister 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 # 205 72nd
Population Density # 319 56th
Diversity Index # 489 33rd
Median Household Income # 331 55th
Per Capita Income # 214 71st

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