Wakita, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 346 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.6%
 
Males: 188  (54.4%)
Females: 158  (45.6%)
Median resident age:  47.5 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.2 years

Zip codes: 73771.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,619 (it was $30,096 in 2000)
Wakita:

$42,619
OK:

$45,690

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,493 (it was $17,302 in 2000)

Wakita town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $29,745 (it was $24,300 in 2000)
Wakita:

$29,745
OK:

$116,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $31,559; Detached houses: $29,636; Mobile homes: $50,272

Median gross rent in 2013: $605.

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  • Races in Wakita, OK (2010)

    Wakita races chart
    • 32193.3%White alone
    • 154.4%Two or more races
    • 41.2%Black alone
    • 20.6%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Hispanic

Races in Wakita detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wakita: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.7%), English (10.9%), Irish (9.4%), French (8.6%), Dutch (2.9%), Polish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1175 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,051 people per square mile   (low).

Wakita,OK real estate house value index trend

Wakita, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Wakita:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wakita town:

  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 5.0%
  • Widowed: 15.3%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $208 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $212 (0.7%)

Wakita satellite photo by USGS

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) , Nescatunga, OK (3.9 miles) , Pond Creek, OK (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.88 N, Longitude: 97.92 W

Area code: 580

Wakita household income distribution Wakita home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-9.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (38%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (51%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (43%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (35%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (28%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Wakita-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 123% 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 above Oklahoma state average. It is 66% 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 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 155.8 miles away from Wakita center
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 311.3 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 174.9 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 146.9 miles away from Wakita 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 147.8 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 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: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wakita topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wakita:

  • COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (1153 CHEROKEE STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wakita:

  • SERVANT LIVING CENTER - MEDFORD, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MEDFORD, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wakita:

  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 38 miles; Tonkawa, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,414)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 51 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 62 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Newman University (about 63 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 64 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 68 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 71 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 21,700)

Public high school in Wakita:

Public elementary/middle school in Wakita:

See full list of schools located in Wakita

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • There are two universities/college near Wakita that do not have over 1,000 students but they are excellent higher education facilities....Northern Oklahoma College (located at Enid and Tonkawa) and Northwestern Oklahoma State University (located at Alva and Enid)

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Notable location: Wakita Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Wakita include: First Methodist Church (A), Christian Church (B), Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wakita and their reported violations in the past:

GRANT COUNTY RWD #1 (Address: 33239 CR 810 , Population served: 100, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.7%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  50.6%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
31 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
41 people in nursing homes in 2000

Wakita compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Wakita (2011 data):

  • Farmers Exchange Bank: Wakita Branch at 101 South Locust, branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $153.4 mil, Deposits: $132.3 mil, headquarters in Cherokee, OK, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Exchange Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Wakita travel time to work - commute Wakita mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wakita town (based on Grant County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,16812
Evangelical Protestant1,95417
Catholic1702
Other3-
None232-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Grant County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Grant County:

11.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

11.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

28.0%
Oklahoma:

29.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,236$26,8320$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$20
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,183$26,1960$0
Water Supply 1$2,183$26,1960$0
Totals for Government 3$6,602$26,4085$20

Wakita government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $160,000 ($462.43)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($150.29)
    Central Staff Services: $41,000 ($118.50)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($118.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($66.47)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($37.57)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($34.68)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($20.23)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($8.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($5.78)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($2.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $74,000 ($213.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($43.35)

Wakita government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $32,000 ($92.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($72.25)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($66.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $28,000 ($80.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($5.78)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($5.78)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $109,000 ($315.03)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($187.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($289.02)
    General Support: $7,000 ($20.23)
    All Other: $5,000 ($14.45)
    Highways: $4,000 ($11.56)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($5.78)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $29,000 ($83.82)
    Public Utilities: $8,000 ($23.12)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.89)

Wakita government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $235,000 ($679.19)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($86.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $247,000 ($713.87)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($52.02)

Wakita government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $129,000 ($372.83)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

8.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,038 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
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 Garfield County, OK  2.53% ($30,846 average AGI)
from Kay County, OK  1.04% ($50,750)


7.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,153 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
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 Garfield County, OK  2.36% ($26,889 average AGI)
to Kay County, OK  1.18% ($44,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wakita:

  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGWA (960 AM; 1 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: WILLIAMS CAPITOL CORPORATION)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wakita:

  • KQBL (96.9 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: CHAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNID (99.7 FM; ALVA, OK; Owner: CHRISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOFM (103.1 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: WILLIAMS CAPITOL CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Harold L Logsdon, W Edge Of Town (Lat: 36.885556 Lon: -97.925833), Type: 104.5, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 9158962465, Kenb@wcc.Net, 417 FORD ST
  • W Edge Of Town (Lat: 36.885556 Lon: -97.925833), Type: 104.5, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 9158962465, Kenb@wcc.Net, 417 FORD ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 114 W Main (Lat: 36.888917 Lon: -97.919778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 23 m, Call Sign: WQV991
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.490 MHz, 155.685 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/18/2005, Expiration Date: 08/28/2015
    Registrant: Stiner Electronics, 13550 West Hubbard Road, Blackwell, OK 74631, Phone: (580) 363-3309, Email:
  • 1st St At Santa Fe Tracks (Lat: 36.886694 Lon: -97.917278), Call Sign: KKU429, Licensee ID: L00065758
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.870 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/1999, Expiration Date: 08/10/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/06/2002
    Registrant: Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co, Wakita, OK 73771, Phone: (405) 594-2234

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • ACP455, Lat: 36.879750 Lon: -97.926667, Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQLG431
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/13/2010, Expiration Date: 01/31/2019, Certifier: John P Grunsted
    Registrant: Og&e, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, Phone: (405) 553-2417, Email:
  • ACP455, Lat: 36.879750 Lon: -97.926667, Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQLG431
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/13/2010, Expiration Date: 01/31/2019, Certifier: John P Grunsted
    Registrant: Og&e, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, Phone: (405) 553-2417, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA5WIE
    Grant Date: 02/17/1997, Expiration Date: 02/17/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2009
    Registrant: Frank Cromwell, 303 W Sioux, Wakita, OK 73771
  • Call Sign: KD5CCM
    Grant Date: 08/26/1997, Expiration Date: 08/26/2007, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2009
    Registrant: Johnny M Claflin, Rr 1 Box 139, Wakita, OK 73771

Most common first names in Wakita, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1383.4 years
William874.5 years
Ruby882.3 years
John881.0 years
Floyd772.2 years
Carl779.0 years
George776.4 years
Charles681.0 years
Bertha585.2 years
Harry583.8 years
Most common last names in Wakita, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rapp1083.0 years
Conrady974.1 years
Miller873.9 years
Horning781.6 years
Best782.7 years
Coulter674.5 years
Elliott683.1 years
Smith681.3 years
Webb681.5 years
Hess561.6 years
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