For population 25 years and over in Wister:
For population 15 years and over in Wister town:
18 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $186 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (33.2 miles , pop. 80,268).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (105.5 miles , pop. 393,049).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (191.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Howe, OK (2.2 miles ), Fanshawe, OK (2.7 miles ), Poteau, OK (2.9 miles ), Heavener, OK (2.9 miles ), Shady Point, OK (3.4 miles ), Panama, OK (3.8 miles ), Le Flore, OK (3.9 miles) , Bokoshe, OK (4.0 miles ).
Latitude: 34.97 N, Longitude: 94.72 W
Area code: 918
Population change in the 1990s: +92 (+10.1%).
Work and jobs in Wister: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Wister, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Wister-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 158% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/26/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Wister town center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/5/1961, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the town center killed 16 people and injured 58 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Wister-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.2 miles away from Wister center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2007 at 21:03:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from Wister center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Le Flore County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Winter Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Wister:
See full list of schools located in Wister
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wister:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 24.3%
(25.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 28.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Wister compared to Oklahoma state average:
Banks with branches in Wister (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Wister (based on Le Flore County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.59%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Wister government finances in 2002:
6.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,408 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($317 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.38% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,876 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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Wister:
Strongest FM radio stations in Wister:
TV broadcast stations around Wister:
Wister fatal accident list:
Jun 7, 2002 02:25 PM, Us-271, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 27, 1996 09:40 AM, 271, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Dec 3, 1996 06:52 PM, 270, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 28, 1982 02:30 PM, 270, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 20, 1982 08:18 PM, Old 271, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wister)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wister)
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wister, OK