Washington, Oklahoma

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Not to be confused with Washington County, Oklahoma.
Washington, Oklahoma
Location of Washington, Oklahoma
Location of Washington, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°03′36″N 97°29′06″W / 35.060°N 97.485°W / 35.060; -97.485Coordinates: 35°03′36″N 97°29′06″W / 35.060°N 97.485°W / 35.060; -97.485
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County McClain
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,112 ft (339 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 520
 • Density 503.8/sq mi (194.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73093
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-78700[1]
GNIS feature ID 1099383[2]

Washington is a town in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 520 as of the 2000 census.


A post office called Washington has been in operation since 1904.[3] The town was named after George Washington, first President of the United States.[4]


Washington is located at 35°03′36″N 97°29′06″W / 35.060°N 97.485°W / 35.060; -97.485.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Washington is located along State Highway 24.[6]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 520 people, 186 households, and 146 families residing in the town. The population density was 503.8 people per square mile (194.9/km²). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 186.0 per square mile (72.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.12% White, 2.88% Native American, 1.15% Pacific Islander, 1.92% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.23% of the population.

There were 186 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.18.

31.7% of the population was under the age of 18, 6.7% were 18 to 24, 31.9% were 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 were 64, and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $36,806. Males had a median income of $31,429 versus $20,089 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,309. About 13.1% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

School System[edit]

Washington is the home of Washington Public Schools, which comprises a single K-12 school at 101 E. Kerby, Washington, OK 73093. The mascot is the warrior and school colors are red and white. As of the 2006–07 school year, the graduation rate was 94.7%, there were 17.4 students per teacher, and 916 enrolled students.[7]

Sports played by students include: softball, football, basketball, baseball, cheerleading, golf, and track. Extra-curricular activities include academic team, band, FCCLA, FFA, newspaper, NHS, science club, STUCO, and yearbook.[8]


  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. ^ "McClain County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Washington, Va., Oldest Of Name". The Free Lance-Star. Oct 3, 1932. p. 3. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Official State Map (Map) (2008 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. 
  7. ^ "Washington High School in Washington, OK 73093". LocalSchoolDirectory.com. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Washington Public Schools". Washington Public Schools. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 

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