For population 25 years and over in Wakita:
For population 15 years and over in Wakita town:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $263 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (64.5 miles , pop. 344,284).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (289.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Manchester, OK (3.1 miles) , Medford, OK (3.4 miles ), Southwest Grant, OK (3.7 miles ), Jefferson, OK (3.7 miles) , Bluff City, KS (3.7 miles) , Renfrow, OK (3.9 miles) , Pond Creek, OK (4.0 miles ), Nash, OK (4.1 miles ).
Latitude: 36.88 N, Longitude: 97.92 W
Area code: 580
Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-9.7%).
Work and jobs in Wakita: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Wakita, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Wakita-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 231% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.1 miles away from the Wakita town center killed 20 people and injured 280 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 3/16/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the town center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Wakita-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 18.8 miles away from Wakita center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1994 at 03:28:58, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.1 miles away from Wakita center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Grant County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wakita:
Public high school in Wakita:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Wakita and their reported violations in the past:GRANT COUNTY RWD #1 (Population served: 100, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.0%
(21.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 13.3% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
41 people in nursing homes in 2000
Wakita compared to Oklahoma state average:
Banks with branches in Wakita (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Wakita (based on Grant County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 116.56%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Wakita government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,567 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,489 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2