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Sentinel, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Sentinel had a population of 905 as of July 1, 2017. Sentinel 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 Sentinel is located at latitude 35.1571 and longitude -99.1735 in Washita County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sentinel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washita County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,640 feet.

The Town of Sentinel (GNIS ID: 2413271) 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 Sentinel is located within Southwest Washita Division of Washita County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sentinel 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 Sentinel: Barton.

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


Total Population 905
Daytime Population: Workers 258
Daytime Population: Residents 551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 809
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 905
Population in Familes 755
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,470
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $41,662
Average Household Income $65,055
Per Capita Income $26,736


Total Housing Units 409 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 284 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $75,410
Average Home Value $87,764


Total Households 365
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 251
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 0.06% -0.07%
Households 0.15% 0.0%
Families 0.62% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   3.82%

Sentinel, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sentinel 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 # 255 65th
Population Density # 54 93rd
Diversity Index # 304 59th
Median Household Income # 397 46th
Per Capita Income # 163 78th

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