Wynnewood, Oklahoma

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Wynnewood, Oklahoma
City
Location of Wynnewood, Oklahoma
Location of Wynnewood, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°38′38″N 97°9′53″W / 34.64389°N 97.16472°W / 34.64389; -97.16472Coordinates: 34°38′38″N 97°9′53″W / 34.64389°N 97.16472°W / 34.64389; -97.16472
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Garvin
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,367
 • Density 1,552.3/sq mi (599.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73098
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-82400[1]
GNIS feature ID 1100027[2]

Wynnewood is a city in Garvin County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,367 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

There is also a Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. The railroad workers were from Pennsylvania and named the existing townsites what they wanted. They also named Paoli and Ardmore, Oklahoma after towns in Pennsylvania. Wynnewood was known as "Walner" before that happened.

The original townsite was a rock bottom crossing on the Washita river called Cherokee Crossing. After the Civil War, many veterans of the Southern Cause settled in Wynnewood.

Geography[edit]

Wynnewood is located at 34°38′38″N 97°9′53″W / 34.64389°N 97.16472°W / 34.64389; -97.16472 (34.643884, -97.164694).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all land.

The community is at the junction of U.S. Highway 77 and State Highway 29, which links it to Interstate 35 to the west.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 2,367
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,367 people, 965 households, and 607 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,552.3 people per square mile (601.3/km²). There were 1,104 housing units at an average density of 724.0/sq mi (280.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.27% White, 10.73% African American, 7.77% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 3.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.83% of the population.

There were 965 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,149, and the median income for a family was $31,856. Males had a median income of $28,929 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,539. About 13.6% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

People of note born in Wynnewood include musician Roy Milton, General Tommy Franks, who commanded the invasion forces of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, and Donna Shirley, who led the Mars Pathfinder project at JPL and James Allen, former NFL running back for the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans.[5]

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