Wister, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 1,062 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.0%
 
Males: 520  (49.0%)
Females: 542  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

43.6 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip codes: 74966.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,873 (it was $20,602 in 2000)
Wister:

$30,873
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,779 (it was $11,851 in 2000)

Wister town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $72,252 (it was $35,600 in 2000)
Wister:

$72,252
OK:

$137,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $114,784; detached houses: $116,035; mobile homes: $101,760

Median gross rent in 2017: $540.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wister: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.3%
(21.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.6% for American Indian residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wister, OK (2010)
    • 80473.0%White alone
    • 19217.4%American Indian alone
    • 645.8%Two or more races
    • 393.5%Hispanic
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 10.09%Asian alone

Races in Wister 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 Wister, Oklahoma as of November 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wister is 115 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Oklahoma average:

2.24
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Ancestries: English (16.6%), Irish (12.1%), American (7.2%), German (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 497 feet

Land area: 1.44 square miles.

Population density: 736 people per square mile   (low).

Wister, Oklahoma map

10 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Oklahoma:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $591 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $321 (0.6%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Wister, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wister, OK in 2017
Wister satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +92 (+10.1%).
Most common industries in Wister, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Food (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.1%)
  • Food (7.7%)
  • Truck transportation (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Wister, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.9%)
  • Religious workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.0%)
  • Child care workers (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)

Average climate in Wister, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wister, Oklahoma average temperatures Wister, Oklahoma average precipitation Wister, Oklahoma humidity Wister, Oklahoma wind speed Wister, Oklahoma snowfall Wister, Oklahoma sunshine Wister, Oklahoma clear and cloudy days

Wister, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Wister-area historical tornado activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 74% 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 slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 76% 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 Wister center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 143.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 144.1 miles away from Wister center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 252.4 miles away from Wister center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 296.3 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 163.6 miles away from Wister center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Le Flore County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 8, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wister topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wister:

  • POTEAU NH (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; POTEAU, OK)
  • EASTERN OKLAHOMA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; POTEAU, OK)
  • EASTERN OKLAHOMA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; POTEAU, OK)
  • THE OAKS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; POTEAU, OK)
  • VISTA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HEAVENER, OK)
  • MAYS HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; POTEAU, OK)
  • POTEAU DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; POTEAU, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wister:

  • Carl Albert State College (about 7 miles; Poteau, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,041)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 35 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • Northeastern State University (about 68 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,895)
  • University of Arkansas (about 82 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 83 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)
  • John Brown University (about 86 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 93 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)

Public high school in Wister:

  • WISTER HS (Students: 154, Location: 201 LOGAN STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Wister:

  • WISTER ES (Students: 398, Location: 201 LOGAN STREET, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Wister

Points of interest:

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

Church in Wister: Bethel Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Le Flore 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 Wister and their reported violations in the past:

LATIMER RWD #3 (Address: 13055 S.E. 136TH Rd. , Population served: 175, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.6%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Wister (2011 data):

  • The Community State Bank: The First State Bank Branch at 211 Plum Street, branch established on 1909/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $188.3 mil, Deposits: $157.8 mil, headquarters in Poteau, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Poteau Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Wister:

Marital status in Wister, OK
  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 20.8%

For population 25 years and over in Wister:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wister
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wister, OK (based on Le Flore County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,481138
Mainline Protestant1,89115
Other8424
Catholic3033
Black Protestant1861
None21,681-
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: 8
Here:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Le Flore County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Le Flore County:

7.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

12.8%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.8%
State:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.6%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wister:

43.0%
State:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Wister:

29.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.7%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.0%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wister:

34.6%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

53.6%
Oklahoma:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.2%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wister, OK Residents
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
Water Supply 4$7,434$22,3020$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,850$29,1004$2,170
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,748
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,225
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,330
Totals for Government 6$12,284$24,5688$6,473

Wister government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $281,000 ($264.60)
    Libraries: $119,000 ($112.05)
    Water Utilities: $113,000 ($106.40)
    Police Protection: $64,000 ($60.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000 ($55.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($32.02)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($23.54)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($17.89)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($12.24)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000 ($8.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($6.59)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $230,000 ($216.57)

Wister government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $64,000 ($60.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000 ($55.56)
    Other: $11,000 ($10.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $52,000 ($48.96)
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000 ($3.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $209,000 ($196.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $24,000 ($22.60)
    Highways: $10,000 ($9.42)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($7.53)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $220,000 ($207.16)
    Public Utilities Sales: $23,000 ($21.66)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $20,000 ($18.83)
    Other: $3,000 ($2.82)

Wister government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $163,000 ($153.48)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $161,000 ($151.60)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,000 ($22.60)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000 ($20.72)

Wister government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,000 ($59.32)

6.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,874 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Oklahoma average:

7.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sebastian County, AR  1.70% ($28,440 average AGI)
from Latimer County, OK  0.36% ($29,925)
from Sequoyah County, OK  0.31% ($35,065)


5.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,843 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sebastian County, AR  1.65% ($28,515 average AGI)
to Sequoyah County, OK  0.31% ($37,457)
to Crawford County, AR  0.27% ($27,154)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wister:

  • KPRV (1280 AM; 1 kW; POTEAU, OK; Owner: LEROY BILLY)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wister:

  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KPRV-FM (92.5 FM; HEAVENER, OK; Owner: LEROY BILLY)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • KMMY (97.1 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY, Inc.)
  • KTTG (96.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF MENA, INC.)
  • KKBD (95.9 FM; SALLISAW, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • KLSZ-FM (102.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBBQ-FM (100.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K207DS (89.3 FM; WISTER, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wister:

  • K18EU (Channel 18; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV 34, INC.)
  • KHBS (Channel 40; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: KHBS HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)

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
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 33.9mTotal length
  • $9,890,000Total costs
  • 31,075Total average daily traffic
  • 4,957Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,720Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wister, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wister, OK

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wister)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • County Rd 141 (Lat: 35.011556 Lon: -94.722694), Type: Pole, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WPLW667,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.377 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2013, Expiration Date: 03/24/2023, Certifier: Mike Young, Registrant: Central, 4285 Fairfield Road, Poteau, OK 74953, Phone: (918) 647-0401, Fax: (717) 642-9516, Email:
  • City Hall Int Of Highland & Old 270 (Lat: 34.961222 Lon: -94.724389), Call Sign: KNFX715, Licensee ID: L00094478,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.760 MHz, Grant Date: 04/03/1997, Expiration Date: 06/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2002, Registrant: City Of Wister, City Hall, Wister, OK 74966
  • City Hall Int Highland & Old Hwy 270 (Lat: 34.961222 Lon: -94.724389), Call Sign: KNDB760, Licensee ID: L00094478,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.490 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/1997, Expiration Date: 06/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2002, Registrant: City Of Wister, City Hall, Wister, OK 74966
  • Lat: 35.031722 Lon: -94.687222, Call Sign: WQPX376,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.512 MHz, 457.512 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2012, Expiration Date: 09/07/2022, Certifier: Sonny Faust, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 34.918111 Lon: -94.689417, Call Sign: WQTM668,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4940.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2014, Expiration Date: 03/06/2024, Certifier: Michael Davidson, Registrant: Le Flore County Emergency Management, 1215 South Broadwat, Poteau, OK 74953, Phone: (918) 649-0530, Fax: (918) 649-1086, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wister)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 34. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 75 took place in 2011, and the least - 5 in 2013. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wister, OK When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (63.6%), and Structure Fires (20.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wister, OK
    • 34263.6%Outside Fires
    • 11020.4%Structure Fires
    • 529.7%Other
    • 346.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wister, OK
Most common first names in Wister, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3170.5 years
William3076.5 years
John2278.9 years
Robert1576.8 years
George1468.9 years
Mary1282.0 years
Thomas1275.9 years
Ruby1079.7 years
Billy860.9 years
Charles875.8 years
Most common last names in Wister, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1873.0 years
Adams1474.7 years
Baldwin1384.2 years
Thompson1376.7 years
Martin1380.7 years
Robinson1174.3 years
Wann1085.2 years
Morris1070.3 years
Brown968.2 years
Jones981.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wister, OK
  • 50.9%Electricity
  • 45.0%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wister, OK
  • 59.8%Utility gas
  • 40.2%Electricity


Wister compared to Oklahoma state average:

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