Waukomis, Oklahoma

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Waukomis, Oklahoma
Town
Garfield County Oklahoma incorporated and unincorporated areas Waukomis highlighted.svg
Location in Garfield County and the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°16′50″N97°54′8″W / 36.28056°N 97.90222°W / 36.28056; -97.90222 Coordinates: 36°16′50″N97°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]

Garfield County, Oklahoma County in the United States

Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,580. Enid is the county seat and largest city within Garfield County. The county is named after President James A. Garfield.

Oklahoma State of the United States of America

Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which dramatically increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

2010 United States Census 23rd national census of the United States, taken in 2010

The 2010 United States Census is the twenty-third and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. The census was taken via mail-in citizen self-reporting, with enumerators serving to spot-check randomly selected neighborhoods and communities. As part of a drive to increase the count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census. This was the first census in which all states recorded a population of over half a million, as well as the first in which all 100 largest cities recorded populations of over 200,000.

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Geography

Waukomis is located south of the center of Garfield County at 36°16′50″N97°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.

U.S. Route 81 highway in the United States

U.S. Route 81 is a major north-south highway that extends for 1220 miles in the central United States and is one of the earliest United States Numbered Highways established in 1926 by the US Department of Agriculture Bureau of Public Roads.

Enid, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, United States

Enid (ē'nĭd) is a city in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,379, making it the ninth-largest city in Oklahoma. It is the county seat of Garfield County. Enid was founded during the opening of the Cherokee Outlet in the Land Run of 1893, and is named after Enid, a character in Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King. In 1991, the Oklahoma state legislature designated Enid the "purple martin capital of Oklahoma." Enid holds the nickname of "Queen Wheat City" and "Wheat Capital" of Oklahoma and the United States for its immense grain storage capacity, and has the third-largest grain storage capacity in the world.

A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, China, Romania, Taiwan and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and historically in Jamaica.

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]

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Water chemical compound

Water is a transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms. It is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients. Its chemical formula is H2O, meaning that each of its molecules contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms, connected by covalent bonds. Water is the name of the liquid state of H2O at standard ambient temperature and pressure. It forms precipitation in the form of rain and aerosols in the form of fog. Clouds are formed from suspended droplets of water and ice, its solid state. When finely divided, crystalline ice may precipitate in the form of snow. The gaseous state of water is steam or water vapor. Water moves continually through the water cycle of evaporation, transpiration (evapotranspiration), condensation, precipitation, and runoff, usually reaching the sea.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 688
1910 533−22.5%
1920 463−13.1%
1930 445−3.9%
1940 397−10.8%
1950 53735.3%
1960 516−3.9%
1970 84263.2%
1980 1,55184.2%
1990 1,322−14.8%
2000 1,261−4.6%
2010 1,2862.0%
Est. 20151,365 [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.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

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.

Marriage Social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

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.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

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