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Stillwater, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Stillwater is the 10th largest city in Oklahoma with a population of 49,796 as of July 1, 2017. Stillwater 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 Stillwater is located at latitude 36.1315 and longitude -97.0737 in Payne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stillwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.48 sq. miles. Payne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 896 feet.

The City of Stillwater (GNIS ID: 2411982) 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 Stillwater is located within Stillwater Division of Payne County.

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


Total Population 49,796
Daytime Population: Workers 28,007
Daytime Population: Residents 26,379
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 54,386
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 42,853
Population in Familes 24,859
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,943
Population Density2 1,686
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $35,360
Average Household Income $58,404
Per Capita Income $24,196


Total Housing Units 21,407 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,286 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,539 (58.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,583 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $170,108
Average Home Value $195,755


Total Households 19,824
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 8,773
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 1.19% 1.0%
Households 1.39% 1.16%
Families 1.42% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Stillwater, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stillwater 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 # 10 99th
Population Density # 36 95th
Diversity Index # 408 44th
Median Household Income # 600 18th
Per Capita Income # 259 65th

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