Weatherford, OK

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
28,391
0.606% 1-year decline
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.4
0.621% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16%
0.355% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,669
6.53% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$168,700
8.21% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
14,247
2.94% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Weatherford, OK had a population of 28.4k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $58,669. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Weatherford, OK declined from 28,564 to 28,391, a −0.606% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,074 to $58,669, a 6.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Weatherford, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.5%), White (Hispanic) (6.77%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.58%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.19%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.17%).

None of the households in Weatherford, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in Weatherford, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Weatherford, OK are Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1,313 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Weatherford, OK was $168,700, and the homeownership rate was 64.9%.

Most people in Weatherford, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Weatherford, OK was 2 cars per household.

Weatherford, OK borders Elk City, OK.

Population & Diversity

Weatherford, OK is home to a population of 28.4k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.45% of Weatherford, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.55k people).

In 2022, there were 9.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.9k people) in Weatherford, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.92k White (Hispanic) and 1.87k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Weatherford, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Weatherford, OK was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Weatherford, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.9k ± 98
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.92k ± 510
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.87k ± 501
19.2%
Hispanic Population
5.46k people

In 2022, there were 9.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.9k people) in Weatherford, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.92k White (Hispanic) and 1.87k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.2% of the people in Weatherford, OK are hispanic (5.46k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Weatherford, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Oklahoma.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,193 ± 7,747 people
  2. Vietnam
    12,454 ± 2,736 people
  3. India
    10,765 ± 2,544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 102,193 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 12,454 and India with 10,765.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.45%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.55k people
5.95%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.7k people

As of 2022, 5.45% of Weatherford, OK residents (1.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Weatherford, OK was 5.95%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    555 ± 142
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    261 ± 97
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    175 ± 107

Weatherford, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Weatherford, OK employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Weatherford, OK are Retail Trade (2,065 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,934 people), and Educational Services (1,623 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($113,669), Utilities ($75,903), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,552).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,245. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

14.2k
2022 Value
± 922
−2.94%
1 Year decline
± 9.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Weatherford, OK declined at a rate of −2.94%, from 14.7k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Weatherford, OK, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,703 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,649 people), and Management Occupations (1,257 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Weatherford, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.2k
2022 Value
± 922
−2.94%
1 Year decline
± 9.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Weatherford, OK declined at a rate of −2.94%, from 14.7k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Weatherford, OK, are Retail Trade (2,065 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,934 people), and Educational Services (1,623 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Weatherford, OK, though some of these residents may live in Weatherford, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,435
Median earning men ± $4,075
$25,204
Median earning women ± $2,614

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,592), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,194), and Information ($59,464).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,470), Information ($54,226), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,792).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.72M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 332
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 268
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 176
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oklahoma went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oklahoma over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Weatherford, OK awarded 1,313 degrees. The student population of Weatherford, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,732 male students and 3,045 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Weatherford, OK are White (890 and 69.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (106 and 8.3%), Two or More Races (105 and 8.22%), and Black or African American (62 and 4.86%).

The largest universities in Weatherford, OK by number of degrees awarded are Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1,313 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Weatherford, OK are Registered Nursing (228 and 17.4%), General Business Administration & Management (141 and 10.7%), and Pharmaceutical Sciences (76 and 5.79%).

The median tuition cost in Weatherford, OK for a public four year colleges is $6,585 for in-state students and $13,695 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Weatherford, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,777 (36.3% men and 63.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,777 students enrolled in Weatherford, OK, 36.3% men and 63.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,977 records, of which 65.4% were women and 34.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 101 degrees awarded
  2. 76 degrees awarded
  3. 192 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Weatherford, OK was General Business Administration & Management with 101 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Weatherford, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,313 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southwestern Oklahoma State University with 1,313 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 443 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Weatherford, OK, which is 0.509 times less than the 870 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 890 degrees mean that there were 8.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 106 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,585) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,545) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,218) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.873% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.779% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (965k), Some college (734k), and Bachelors Degree (494k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Weatherford, OK was $168,700 in 2022, which is 0.598 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,900 to $168,700, a 8.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Weatherford, OK is 64.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Weatherford, OK have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Weatherford, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Weatherford, OK is $58,669. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Weatherford, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $82,364, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $80,565 and $80,150.

Property

$168,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,780
$6,939
Median Property Taxes
±$578

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Weatherford, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

64.9%
Homeownership
2022
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.9% of the housing units in Weatherford, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Weatherford, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $82,364, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $80,565 and $80,150.

The following map shows all of the counties in Weatherford, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,669
Median Household Income
± $3,871
10.7k
Number of Households
± 773

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.7k households in Weatherford, OK grew to $58,669 from the previous year's value of $55,074.

The following chart displays the households in Weatherford, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Weatherford, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2022, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.507% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.96%)

In 2022, 82% of workers in Weatherford, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (2.96%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Weatherford, OK have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.1% of the workforce in Weatherford, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Weatherford, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Weatherford, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Weatherford, OK (4.29k out of 26.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Weatherford, OK is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.6% of the population of Weatherford, OK has health coverage, with 49.9% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 9.74% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see 1627 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.914% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1601 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 237 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,627 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oklahoma

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,627 patients per year. This represents a 0.914% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.1% under 18 years, 26.5% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.4%
Uninsured
49.9%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
9.74%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
1.21%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Weatherford, OK declined by 3.47% from 10.8% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Weatherford, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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