Waukomis, Oklahoma

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Waukomis, Oklahoma
Town
Location in Garfield County and the state of Oklahoma
Location in Garfield County and the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°16′50″N 97°54′8″W / 36.28056°N 97.90222°W / 36.28056; -97.90222Coordinates: 36°16′50″N 97°54′8″W / 36.28056°N 97.90222°W / 36.28056; -97.90222
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Garfield
Area
 • Total 3.31 sq mi (8.56 km2)
 • Land 3.29 sq mi (8.53 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,250 ft (381 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,286
 • Density 390/sq mi (150.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 73773
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-79200[1]
GNIS feature ID 1099437[2]

Waukomis is a town in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,286 at the 2010 census,[3] an increase of 2.0 percent from 1,261 in 2000.[4]

Geography[edit]

Waukomis is located south of the center of Garfield County at 36°16′50″N 97°54′8″W / 36.28056°N 97.90222°W / 36.28056; -97.90222 (36.280604, -97.902189).[5] U.S. Route 81 forms the eastern border of the town; the highway leads north 8 miles (13 km) to Enid, the county seat, and south 11 miles (18 km) to Hennessey.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.37%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 688
1910 533 −22.5%
1920 463 −13.1%
1930 445 −3.9%
1940 397 −10.8%
1950 537 35.3%
1960 516 −3.9%
1970 842 63.2%
1980 1,551 84.2%
1990 1,322 −14.8%
2000 1,261 −4.6%
2010 1,286 2.0%
Est. 2015 1,365 [6] 6.1%
[4]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,261 people, 510 households, and 352 families residing in the town. The population density was 410.6 people per square mile (158.6/km²). There were 567 housing units at an average density of 184.6 per square mile (71.3/km²). The racial make-up of the town was 92.31% White, 0.71% African American, 3.41% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

There were 510 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,014, and the median income for a family was $40,208. Males had a median income of $26,959 versus $21,641 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,213. About 12.8% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65.

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 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Waukomis town, Oklahoma". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Dianna Everett, Waukomis", Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Accessed April 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 

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