Watonga, Oklahoma Population 2021

2,815
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Watonga is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 2,815, it is the 115th largest city in Oklahoma and the 6441st largest city in the United States. Watonga is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -44.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,111 in 2010. Watonga reached it's highest population of 4,658 in 2000. Spanning over 4 miles, Watonga has a population density of 688 people per square mile.

The average household income in Watonga is $54,758 with a poverty rate of 15.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $560 per month, and the median house value is $81,900. The median age in Watonga is 42 years, 39.5 years for males, and 50.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 269.8 males.

Watonga Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Watonga was:

  • White: 65.26%
  • Black or African American: 12.63%
  • Native American: 9.75%
  • Other race: 7.74%
  • Two or more races: 4.62%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Watonga, Oklahoma is 2,815, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,854.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,111.

Watonga, Oklahoma Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,88065.26%
Black or African American36412.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native2819.75%
Some Other Race2237.74%
Two or More Races1334.62%
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Watonga Population by Race

Watonga Population Pyramid 2021

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Watonga Median Age

42


Total

39.5


Male

50.9


Female

Watonga Adults

There are 2,670 adults, (355 of whom are seniors) in Watonga.

Watonga Age Dependency

24.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

9.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Watonga Sex Ratio

Female

779

27.04%

Male

2,102

72.96%

Watonga Population by Age

Watonga Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Watonga Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.6%21.4%
All55.6%44.4%
Non Family47.8%52.2%
Female23.7%76.3%
Male0%100%

55.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watonga Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8341.7655.6
Married3642.2878.6
Non Family3161.0347.8
Female1141.5823.7
Male403.280

2.2

Average Family Size

1.76

Average Household Size

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Watonga Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade34013.57%
9th to 12th Grade38815.49%
High School Graduate96938.68%
Some College51020.36%
Associates Degree1014.03%
Bachelors Degree1094.35%
Graduate Degree883.51%
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Watonga Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watonga Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,148981128
Hispanic75428013
Black34430544
Other Race21882
Native American20014212
Multiple Races132112

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 88.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 12.79%.

Watonga Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,179$28,918$18,508
Less Than High School$$31,827$13,413
High School Grad$18,576$$18,634
Some College$26,952$42,153$23,750
Bachelors Degree$31,250$42,000$
Graduate Degree$40,938$$41,250

$25,179

Average Earnings

$28,918

Average Male

$18,508

Average Female

Watonga Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watonga Language by Age

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Watonga Language

71.88% of Watonga residents speak only English, while 28.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.89% of the population.

Watonga Language

Watonga Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White99216516.63%
Hispanic1063230.19%
Black1601911.88%
Other401947.50%
Native185168.65%
Multiple5111.96%

15.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.31%

Male Poverty Rate

19.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watonga

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watonga is Other, with 47.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watonga is Multiple, with 1.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.92%.

Watonga Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School21.96%
Less Than High School20.95%
Bachelors or Greater7.91%
Some College5.20%

Watonga Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed11.85%
Male Employed8.13%
Male Unemployed4.55%

Watonga Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watonga Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,771$54,758
Families$48,333$61,454
Married Families$56,912-
Non Families$39,583$43,781
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Income by Household Type

Watonga Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Watonga Married by Age and Sex

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Watonga Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Watonga Marital Status by Race

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Watonga Marital Status

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184

Number of Veterans

163

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam81
Second Gulf War44
Korea14
First Gulf War14
World War II6

Watonga Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6452
75+49
65 to 7434
18 to 3430
35 to 5419

Watonga Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1669.54%
Indian114.95%
Black61.68%
2 or More10.76%

Watonga Veterans by Race

Watonga Veterans by Education

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16.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watonga Veterans by Education

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29.9%

Labor Force Participation

28.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Watonga Employment by Age

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Watonga Employment by Race

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Watonga Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.58%

Born in Oklahoma

75.36%

Native Born

24.64%

Foreign Born

23.08%

Non Citizen

1.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.36% of Watonga residents were born in the United States, with 51.58% having been born in Oklahoma. 23.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Watonga Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,815-13-0.46%
20202,828-13-0.46%
20192,841-13-0.46%
20182,854-24-0.83%
20172,878-42-1.44%
20162,920-46-1.55%
20152,966-33-1.10%
20142,999120.40%
20132,987-14-0.47%
20123,001311.04%
20112,970-72-2.37%
20103,042-1,616-4.17%
20004,6581,2503.17%
19903,408-731-1.92%
19804,1394431.14%
19703,6964441.29%
19603,25230.01%
19503,2494211.40%
19402,8280.00%

Watonga Population by Year