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Nowata, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Nowata had a population of 3,777 as of July 1, 2017. Nowata ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Nowata is located at latitude 36.6986 and longitude -95.6382 in Nowata County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nowata (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nowata County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Nowata (GNIS ID: 2411285) 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 Nowata is located within Nowata Division of Nowata County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nowata 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 Nowata: Metz, Noweta.

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


Total Population 3,777
Daytime Population: Workers 1,478
Daytime Population: Residents 2,488
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,966
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 3,641
Population in Familes 2,916
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density2 1,126
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $33,129
Average Household Income $46,993
Per Capita Income $19,860


Total Housing Units 1,824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,038 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 510 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 276 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $81,693
Average Home Value $117,565


Total Households 1,548
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 992
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 0.17% 0.25%
Households 0.11% 0.23%
Families 0.35% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Nowata, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nowata 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 # 92 88th
Population Density # 127 83rd
Diversity Index # 185 75th
Median Household Income # 655 11th
Per Capita Income # 545 26th

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