Wainwright, Oklahoma

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Wainwright, Oklahoma
Location of Wainwright, Oklahoma
Location of Wainwright, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°36′48″N 95°33′58″W / 35.61333°N 95.56611°W / 35.61333; -95.56611Coordinates: 35°36′48″N 95°33′58″W / 35.61333°N 95.56611°W / 35.61333; -95.56611
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Muskogee
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 640 ft (195 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 197
 • Density 673.2/sq mi (259.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74468
Area code(s) 539/918
FIPS code 40-77900[1]
GNIS feature ID 1099291[2]

Wainwright is a town in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 197 at the 2000 census.


Wainwright is located at 35°36′48″N 95°33′58″W / 35.61333°N 95.56611°W / 35.61333; -95.56611 (35.613426, -95.566116).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 197 people, 64 households, and 48 families residing in the town. The population density was 673.2 people per square mile (262.3/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 229.0 per square mile (89.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.16% White, 5.08% African American, 15.23% Native American, 2.03% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.05% of the population.

There were 64 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the town the population was spread out with 36.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 105.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

About 14 years ago there was a major herpesyfillitus outbreak and most of the town was forced to relocate to Warner, OK.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,833, and the median income for a family was $14,861. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $17,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,639. About 27.5% of families and 31.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.