Warr Acres, Oklahoma

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Warr Acres, Oklahoma
City
Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma.
Location in Oklahoma County and the state of Oklahoma.
Coordinates: 35°31′37″N 97°37′5″W / 35.52694°N 97.61806°W / 35.52694; -97.61806Coordinates: 35°31′37″N 97°37′5″W / 35.52694°N 97.61806°W / 35.52694; -97.61806
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Oklahoma
Area
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Land 2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,312 ft (400 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,043
 • Density 3,586.8/sq mi (1,357.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 73122, 73123, 73132
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-78500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1099375[2]

Warr Acres is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. It was established after World War II by C.B. Warr, a dynamic businessman, builder, and commercial developer.[3] The population was 10,043 at the 2010 census.[4]

The city lies in the Putnam City School District and also Oklahoma City Public Schools.

History[edit]

The Warr Acres housing addition and Warr Acres Second Addition was developed in 1937 by Clyde B. Warr.[3] An addition that would later form part of the city of Warr Acres, Putnam City was developed by state lawmaker Israel Putnam in 1909.[3]

The city formed when the residents of 11 additions, including Putnam City, petitioned to incorporate in February 1948.[3] The city of Bethany filed suit, but lost in an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision.[3]

Shopping districts appeared along MacArthur Avenue in the 1960s and 1970s.[3] By 1979, the town had grown to three square miles after annexing several residential developments.[3]

The City of Warr Acres is a mayor-council form of government. Pat Woolley serves as mayor. The city council is composed of David Dirkschneider, Jan Blake, Roger Godwin, Bill McClure, Dr. Stewart Shapiro, Blayne Allsup, Cathy Maxey and Doug Davis. David Holt represents Warr Acres in the Oklahoma Senate. Representatives Jason Nelson and Elise Hall serve in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Geography[edit]

Warr Acres is a northwest suburb of Oklahoma City. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (1.06%) is water. The city lies in the Sandstone Hills region of Oklahoma, known for hills of 250 to 400 feet (120 m) and forests of blackjack oak and post oak.[5]

Climate[edit]

Warr Acres has a humid subtropical climate, with variations in weather daily and seasonally, except during summer, which is consistently hot and humid. Central Oklahoma is subject to droughts and heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding and flooding. Consistent winds help cool the summers and can lead to winter ice storms. Warr Acres is in the center of Tornado Alley and is prone to frequent and severe tornadoes. The Oklahoma City metropolitan area is one of the most tornado-prone major cities in the world. More than 150 tornadoes have stricken within the city limits since 1890, including eight EF4s and one EF5.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 2,378
1960 7,135 200.0%
1970 9,887 38.6%
1980 9,940 0.5%
1990 9,288 −6.6%
2000 9,735 4.8%
2010 10,043 3.2%
Est. 2012 10,286 2.4%
Sources:[7][8][9][10][1][11]

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the racial composition of Oklahoma City was as follows:

As of the 2010 census, there were 10,043 people, 3,945 households, and 2,600 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,586.8 people per square mile. The population was relatively unchanged since the 2000 census recorded 9,735 people, 3,978 households, and 2,681 families. Households with children under the age of 18 make up 34.5% of the 3,945 households and 43.5% were occupied by married couples living together.[4] Non-family households make up 33.9% of the total households and 16.4% were occupied by a female householder with no husband present.[4] The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.07.[4]

The median income for a household in the city was $40,941, and the median income for a family was $50,533.[4] The per capita income for the city was $29,966.[4] About 13.8% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.2% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.[4]

City government[edit]

The city provides residents with a fire department, police department, animal control, and sewer and sanitation services.[12] The Harrah fire department consists of 17 paid employees that respond to more than 1,200 calls per year.[13] The police department consists of 21 paid employees divided up into patrol, investigative, communications, and administrative divisions.[14]

Education[edit]

As a northwest suburb of Oklahoma City, Warr Acres is close to Oklahoma City University, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Christian University.

The city lies in two school districts, Putnam City School District and Oklahoma City Public Schools.

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b c d e f g Everett, Dianna, "Warr Acres," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (accessed June 18, 2010).
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Search of Warr Acres city, Oklahoma at American FactFinder, United States Census. (accessed August 2, 2013)
  5. ^ Oklahoma Geography, NetState.com. (accessed August 2, 2013)
  6. ^ "Tornadoes Which Have Occurred in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Area Since 1890". National Weather Service Norman Oklahoma. 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Population-Oklahoma". U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Population-Oklahoma". 15th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Oklahoma". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Oklahoma: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  12. ^ City of Warr Acres
  13. ^ City of Warr Acres: Fire Department (accessed August 3, 2013)
  14. ^ City of Warr Acres: Police Department (accessed August 3, 2013)