Walters, Oklahoma

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Population in 2022: 2,381 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.4%
 
Males: 1,127  (47.3%)
Females: 1,254  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

40.7 years
Oklahoma median age:

37.1 years

Zip codes: 73572.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $48,898 (it was $25,771 in 2000)
Walters:

$48,898
OK:

$59,673

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $24,651 (it was $14,398 in 2000)

Walters city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $124,802 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Walters:

$124,802
OK:

$191,700

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $133,255; detached houses: $138,819; mobile homes: $44,508

Median gross rent in 2022: $686.

March 2022 cost of living index in Walters: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 29.3%
(26.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.1% for American Indian residents, 67.1% for other race residents, 39.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Walters, OK (2022)
    • 1,54566.9%White alone
    • 31213.5%American Indian alone
    • 23610.2%Two or more races
    • 2008.7%Hispanic
    • 100.4%Black alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Walters, Oklahoma as of April 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Walters is 321 to 1.


Crime rates in Walters by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(81.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(166.1)
1
(39.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(81.2)
4
(166.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.8)
6
(254.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(249.2)
4
(156.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(78.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(77.8)
1
(39.0)
9
(362.0)
17
(689.9)
21
(875.4)
16
(672.6)
13
(557.0)
12
(513.7)
15
(635.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
28
(1,163)
9
(352.8)
24
(931.0)
11
(429.5)
14
(545.2)
12
(466.6)
3
(116.9)
25
(1,006)
37
(1,502)
25
(1,042)
17
(714.6)
15
(642.7)
21
(899.0)
28
(1,186)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(120.7)
2
(81.2)
5
(208.4)
5
(210.2)
7
(299.9)
6
(256.8)
4
(169.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.2)
1
(40.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index97.232.937.222.632.724.115.275.2196.0153.0105.188.7101.0156.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Walters, OK

Crime rate in Walters detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 3 (3 officers - 3 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Oklahoma average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (19.9%), English (5.6%), Irish (5.6%), German (3.7%), European (3.0%), Scottish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 990 feet

Land area: 8.13 square miles.

Population density: 293 people per square mile   (very low).

Walters, Oklahoma map

11 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Oklahoma:

6.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $984 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $627 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (18.4 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (89.6 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (139.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Temple, OK (2.7 miles ),
Geronimo, OK (3.1 miles ),
Hastings, OK (3.8 miles),
Randlett, OK (3.9 miles ),
Southwest Cotton, OK (3.9 miles ),
Southeast Comanche, OK (4.0 miles ),
Faxon, OK (4.1 miles),
Empire City, OK (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.36 N, Longitude: 98.32 W

Area code: 580

Distribution of median household income in Walters, OK in 2022
Distribution of house value in Walters, OK in 2022
Walters satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 3 buildings, average cost: $222,000
  • 2020: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $256,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $104,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $117,400
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $65,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Walters, OK residents
Average permit cost in Walters, OK
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.2%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Historical population in Walters, OK
Historical housing units in Walters, OK

Population change in the 1990s: +103 (+4.0%).
Most common industries in Walters, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (11.1%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Utilities (6.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Public administration (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Walters, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)

Average climate in Walters, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Walters, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 81.1. This is about average.

City:

81.1
U.S.:

72.6
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.314. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.251
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 35.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 8.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.60
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Walters-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/26/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the Walters city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 111 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Walters-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 661% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 119.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 163.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 168.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 149.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 141.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from Walters center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cotton County (32) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 12, Winter Storms: 9, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Walters topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Walters:

  • INDIAN TERRITORY HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE I I, LLC (112 N BROADWAY)
  • PERSONAL TOUCH HOME HEALTH, INC (230 E MISSOURI)
  • PARKVIEW MANOR (600 E. CALIFORNIA)

Airports located in Walters:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walters:

  • Cameron University (about 19 miles; Lawton, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,695)
  • Midwestern State University (about 36 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Vernon College (about 59 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 62 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 77 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 81 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 83 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 8,904)

Public high school in Walters:

  • WALTERS HS (Students: 211, Location: 418 SOUTH BROADWAY STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Walters:

  • WALTERS ES (Students: 372, Location: 418 SOUTH BROADWAY STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • WALTERS MS (Students: 136, Location: 418 SOUTH BROADWAY STREET, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Walters

Library in Walters:

  • WALTERS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $47,763; Location: 202 NORTH BROADWAY; 12,935 books; 124 audio materials; 229 video materials; 23 state licensed databases; 16 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Walters: Walters Volunteer Ambulance Service (A), Walters Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Walters include: Walters First United Methodist Church (A), Walters Church of Christ (B), First Christian Church (C), Open Door Church of God (D), Saint Patrick Catholic Church (E), First Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Walters Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Walters Lake (A), Dave Boyer Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Cotton-County - Court Clerk (Court House) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Fred R. Harris - Politician, Van Heflin - (1910-1971), actor, Terry Brown (American football) - Football player.

Cotton 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 Walters and their reported violations in the past:

COTTON CO RWD #2 (Population served: 2,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-10-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-10-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-04-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-23-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-25-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2013)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-17-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-06-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-06-2005)
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.0%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
11 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
35 people in nursing homes in 2000
22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Walters (2011 data):

  • Arvest Bank: Walters Branch at 924 West Missouri, branch established on 2001/05/10. Info updated 2010/11/29: Bank assets: $12,520.8 mil, Deposits: $10,446.2 mil, headquarters in Fayetteville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 241 total offices, Holding Company: Arvest Bank Group, Inc.
  • Walters Bank and Trust Company: Walters Bank And Trust Company at 201 North Broadway, branch established on 1934/04/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $56.0 mil, Deposits: $42.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Walters:

Marital status in Walters, OK
  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

For population 25 years and over in Walters:

  • High school or higher: 86.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Oklahoma average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Walters
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Walters, OK (based on Cotton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,58621
Mainline Protestant8066
Catholic351
None766-
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: 1
Cotton County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Cotton County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Cotton County:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.0%
State:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Walters:

50.1%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.4%
Oklahoma:

45.2%

Average BMI:
Walters:

28.4
Oklahoma:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Walters:

21.3%
Oklahoma:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Walters:

10.7%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
Walters:

34.2%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Walters:

55.5%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Walters:

77.2%
Oklahoma:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Walters, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 4$12,097$36,2910$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$10,733$32,1991$1,088
Parks and Recreation 3$7,569$30,2762$373
Streets and Highways 2$6,126$36,7560$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,183$61,0985$25
Other and Unallocable 1$2,800$33,6001$1,200
Water Supply 1$3,828$45,9360$0
Local Libraries 1$2,088$25,0561$1,674
Solid Waste Management 1$2,870$34,4400$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,700
Sewerage 0$0 1$473
Totals for Government 19$58,295$36,81813$6,532

Walters government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,475,000 ($619.49)
    General - Other: $707,000 ($296.93)
    Water Utilities: $451,000 ($189.42)
    Regular Highways: $290,000 ($121.80)
    Police Protection: $270,000 ($113.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $263,000 ($110.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $237,000 ($99.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000 ($75.18)
    Libraries: $59,000 ($24.78)
    Sewerage: $44,000 ($18.48)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($1.68)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($7.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $27,000 ($11.34)
    Electric Utilities: $18,000 ($7.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($5.46)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($5.04)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($3.78)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($3.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,325,000 ($556.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($12.60)

Walters government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $345,000 ($144.90)
    Sewerage: $259,000 ($108.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000 ($34.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $11,000 ($4.62)
    Other: $7,000 ($2.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $78,000 ($32.76)
    General Revenue - Other: $73,000 ($30.66)
    Interest Earnings: $60,000 ($25.20)
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000 ($7.98)
    Rents: $3,000 ($1.26)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,101,000 ($882.40)
    Water Utilities: $432,000 ($181.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $51,000 ($21.42)
    Highways: $22,000 ($9.24)
    Other: $10,000 ($4.20)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $457,000 ($191.94)
    Other: $34,000 ($14.28)
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,000 ($6.30)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($1.68)

Walters government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,570,000 ($659.39)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,477,000 ($620.33)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $243,000 ($102.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $149,000 ($62.58)

Walters government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,000 ($2.94)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,527,000 ($641.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,000 ($6.30)
Businesses in Walters, OK
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
McDonald's1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Walters:

  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KPTK (1380 AM; 1 kW; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Walters:

  • KNIN-FM (92.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZCD (94.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAW (101.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCU (89.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KWFS-FM (102.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KBZQ (99.5 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: WILLIAM R. FRITSCH, JR.)
  • KYYI (104.7 FM; BURKBURNETT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFXI (92.1 FM; MARLOW, OK; Owner: DFWU, INC.)
  • KVRW (107.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PAT-TOWER, INC.)
  • KBZS (106.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLUR (99.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQXC-FM (103.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSYY (105.3 FM; KINGFISHER, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGZ (95.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: BROADCO OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KMOC (89.5 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN SERVICE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KTEO (90.5 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSYE (91.5 FM; FREDERICK, OK; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KJRF (91.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THE CHRISTIAN CENTER INC)
  • KKEN (97.1 FM; DUNCAN, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Walters:

  • KSWO-TV (Channel 7; LAWTON, OK; Owner: KSWO TELEVISION COMPANY, INC.)
  • KJTL (Channel 18; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K38GL (Channel 38; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KFDX-TV (Channel 3; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF WICHITA FALLS, L.L.C.)
  • K47DK (Channel 47; GRANDFIELD, OK; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K53DS (Channel 53; LAWTON, OK; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAUZ-TV (Channel 6; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF WICHITA FALLS, LLC)
  • K21DC (Channel 21; LAWTON, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K49GC (Channel 49; LAWTON, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Walters fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Walters fatal accident list:

Oct 17, 2003 07:45 PM, I-44, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 7, 2001 11:54 PM, I-44, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 21, 1998 07:10 AM, Sr-5, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 24, 1995 05:30 PM, 53, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 15, 1978 07:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 27, 1977 00:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 499ft / 152mTotal length
  • $46,124,000Total costs
  • 113,723Total average daily traffic
  • 34,477Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Walters, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 72010-2019
  • 12020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Walters, OK

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 36. The highest number of fire incidents - 63 took place in 2008, and the least - 3 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Walters, OK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (75.4%), and Structure Fires (11.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Walters, OK
    • 38175.4%Outside Fires
    • 5911.7%Structure Fires
    • 5410.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 112.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Walters, OK
Most common first names in Walters, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4679.5 years
William4274.9 years
James3874.4 years
Mary3383.3 years
Robert2070.7 years
Charles1674.2 years
Thomas1481.4 years
George1477.0 years
Clarence1473.4 years
Roy1474.9 years
Most common last names in Walters, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3280.2 years
Brown1780.0 years
Fletcher1677.1 years
Williams1678.4 years
Jackson1577.8 years
Phillips1579.3 years
Taylor1576.6 years
Davis1579.7 years
Briscoe1478.2 years
Jones1277.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Walters, OK
  • 63.9%Utility gas
  • 35.0%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Walters, OK
  • 58.1%Electricity
  • 37.9%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Walters compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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