Central Washita, Oklahoma

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Population in July 2007: 3,707.
Males: 1,741  (47.0%)
Females: 1,966  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
Oklahoma median age:  35.5 years

Zip code: 73632

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,325 (it was $27,910 in 2000)
Central Washita:

$42,325
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,079 (it was $15,581 in 2000)

Central Washita CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $77,583 (it was $44,300 in 2000)
Central Washita:

$77,583
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $86,073; Detached houses: $87,705; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $46,252; Mobile homes: $53,390
Central Washita races chart
  • White alone - 3,451 (94.1%)
  • Hispanic - 91 (2.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 62 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 51 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.08%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Central Washita: 166.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 191.8 square miles.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (very low).

Central Washita, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Central Washita:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central Washita CCD:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Central Washita CCD:  0.4% ($199)
Oklahoma:  0.8% ($523)
Central Washita satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (56.4 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (82.2 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (212.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: New Cordell, OK (1.0 miles ), Bessie, OK (2.6 miles) , Dill City, OK (3.0 miles ), Rocky, OK (3.2 miles) , Northeast Washita, OK (3.4 miles ), Burns Flat, OK (3.5 miles ), Corn, OK (3.5 miles ), Southwest Washita, OK (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 35.29 N, Longitude: 98.97 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

Central Washita household income distribution Central Washita home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.4%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Central Washita: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Central Washita, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Central Washita-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Central Washita place center injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/9/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the place center injured 9 people and caused $100 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Central Washita-area historical earthquake activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 186.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.8 miles away from Central Washita center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.3 miles away from Central Washita center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washita County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Ice Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Central Washita:

  • CORDELL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; CORDELL, OK)
  • CORDELL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; CORDELL, OK)
  • CORDELL CHRISTIAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CORDELL, OK)
  • CORN HERITAGE VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CORN, OK)
  • MENNONITE BRETHREN HOME FOR AGED (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CORN, OK)
  • SENTINEL NURSING HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SENTINEL, OK)
  • UNITED METHODIST HEALTH CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CLINTON, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central Washita:

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 23 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,126)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 48 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Cameron University (about 57 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 78 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 79 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 80 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,784)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 80 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 8,904)

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Notable locations in Central Washita: Red Bluff (A), Camp Spring Lake (B), Center Point School (C), Lake Valley Volunteer Fire Department (D), Washita County Sheriff's Office (E), Cordell Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Central Washita include: First Assembly of God Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), Bible MB Church (C), Brethren Church (D), Herold Mennonite Church (E), Grace Family Fellowship (F), First Presbyterian Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Elm Flat Cemetery (1), Sharon Cemetery (2), Cloud Chief Cemetery (3), Pleasant View Cemetery (4), Cordell Cemetery (5), Russell Cemetery (6), Sichar Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Cavalry Creek Watershed 6 Reservoir (A), Cavalry Creek Watershed 7-A Reservoir (B), Boggy Creek Watershed Site 7 Reservoir (C), Cavalry Creek Watershed 8 Reservoir (D), Cavalry Creek Watershed 9 Reservoir (E), Boggy Creek Watershed Site 12a Reservoir (F), Cavalry Creek Watershed 10 Reservoir (G), Cavalry Creek Watershed 11 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Boggy Creek (A), Corn Creek (B), South Fork Cavalry Creek (C), North Cavalry Creek (D), Rocky Creek (E), Cloud Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Washita County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 22.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 8.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.4%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.6%
Whole state:

14.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.8%
Whole state:

6.1%
75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
31 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
120 people in nursing homes in 2000
19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Central Washita compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Central Washita CCD (based on Washita County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.56%
Here: 84.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesAmerican Baptist Association
Adherents48.1%18.4%8.4%6.6%3.6%
Congregations17.9%15.4%20.5%5.1%5.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.4%2.4%2.0%1.9%6.2%
Congregations2.6%7.7%5.1%2.6%17.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Washita County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Washita County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Washita County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Washita County:

26.1%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

8.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,276 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.49%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Beckham County, OK  1.63% ($35,435 average AGI)
from Custer County, OK  1.53% ($43,603)
from Kiowa County, OK  0.40% ($24,467)


9.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.21%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Custer County, OK  1.99% ($38,237 average AGI)
to Beckham County, OK  1.88% ($37,694)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.73% ($41,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central Washita:

  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KCLI (1320 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTJS (1420 AM; 1 kW; HOBART, OK; Owner: FUCHS RADIO, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KADS (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWEY (1590 AM; 1 kW; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLS (640 AM; 5 kW; MOORE, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central Washita:

  • KRMP (103.5 FM; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KQMX (95.5 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC)
  • KYCU (89.1 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KWEY-FM (97.3 FM; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KCDL (99.3 FM; CORDELL, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KTIJ (98.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: FUCHS RADIO, LLC)
  • KQTZ (105.9 FM; HOBART, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KECO (96.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K209DI (89.7 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K216FR (91.1 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXOO (94.3 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAYM (90.5 FM; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Central Washita:

  • K29EI (Channel 29; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K44AP (Channel 44; ELK CITY, ETC., OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K46AN (Channel 46; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K48AP (Channel 48; ELK CITY, ETC., OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K50AL (Channel 50; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K54CM (Channel 54; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K56EY (Channel 56; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K17DH (Channel 17; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K20DX (Channel 20; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K22ED (Channel 22; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
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