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Grant County

Population in 2012: 344 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.1%
 

Males: 161  (46.8%)
Females: 183  (53.2%)

Median resident age:  51.1 years
Oklahoma median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 73771.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $39,389 (it was $30,096 in 2000)
Wakita:

$39,389
Oklahoma:

$43,225
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $18,503

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $31,474 (it was $24,300 in 2000)
Wakita:

$31,474
Oklahoma:

$112,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $35,731; Detached houses: $35,800; Mobile homes: $34,480

Median gross rent in 2011: $500.

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  • White alone - 321 (93.3%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (4.4%)
  • Black alone - 4 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wakita: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.0%), English (12.9%), Irish (12.1%), French (4.9%), Dutch (3.8%), Scottish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1175 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 1045 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wakita:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wakita town:

  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 37.3%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 18.1%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Oklahoma:  4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $263 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $199 (0.7%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.9%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -45 (-9.7%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (45%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (16%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wakita:

  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 38 miles; Tonkawa, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,664)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 51 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Wichita State University (about 68 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 71 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 17,377)
  • Langston University (about 75 miles; Langston, OK; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 82 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Butler Community College (about 87 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)

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Public elementary/middle school in Wakita:

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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 (Population served: 100, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major 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)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wakita, OK

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.
  • 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Wakita travel time to work - commute


Wakita mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wakita (based on Grant County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 116.56%
Here116.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents28.4%25.3%20.0%8.3%7.3%
Congregations19.4%16.7%13.9%11.1%8.3%
NameChurches of ChristChurch of the NazareneAssemblies of GodMennonite Church USAOther
Adherents3.9%2.1%1.6%1.5%1.7%
Congregations8.3%2.8%11.1%2.8%5.6%
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: 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,110$25,3200$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,060$24,7200$0
Water Supply 1$2,120$25,4400$0
Totals for Government 3$6,290$25,1600$0

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $160,000 ($465.12)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($151.16)
    Central Staff Services: $41,000 ($119.19)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($119.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($66.86)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($37.79)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($34.88)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($20.35)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($8.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($5.81)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($2.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $74,000 ($215.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($43.60)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $32,000 ($93.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($72.67)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($66.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $28,000 ($81.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($5.81)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($5.81)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $109,000 ($316.86)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($188.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($290.70)
    General Support: $7,000 ($20.35)
    All Other: $5,000 ($14.53)
    Highways: $4,000 ($11.63)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($5.81)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $29,000 ($84.30)
    Public Utilities: $8,000 ($23.26)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.91)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $235,000 ($683.14)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($87.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $247,000 ($718.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($52.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $129,000 ($375.00)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

6.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,567 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

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:
from Garfield County, OK  1.85% ($25,172 average AGI)
from Kay County, OK  0.77% ($27,000)


8.18% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

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:
to Garfield County, OK  2.06% ($33,333 average AGI)
to Kay County, OK  1.50% ($32,083)

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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