Waurika, Oklahoma Population 2024

1,869

Waurika is a city located in Jefferson County and Stephens County Oklahoma. Waurika has a 2024 population of 1,869. It is also the county seat of Jefferson County. Waurika is currently growing at a rate of 0.48% annually and its population has increased by 1.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,835 in 2020.

The average household income in Waurika is $49,413 with a poverty rate of 34.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Waurika is 38.3 years, 36.1 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

Waurika Demographics

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

  • White: 84.92%
  • Two or more races: 10.96%
  • Native American: 1.43%
  • Other race: 1.37%
  • Black or African American: 1.32%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
11.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
156.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.85% (34)
The current population of Waurika, Oklahoma is 1,869 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,835.

Waurika, Oklahoma Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,54984.92%
Two or more races20010.96%
Native American261.43%
Other race251.37%
Black or African American241.32%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Waurika Population by Race

Waurika Population Pyramid 2024

Waurika Median Age

38.3

Total

36.1

Male

44.6

Female

Waurika Adults

There are 1,317 adults, (347 of whom are seniors) in Waurika.

Waurika Age Dependency

88

Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Waurika Sex Ratio

Female92850.88%
Male89649.12%

Waurika Population by Age

Waurika Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6652.5761.538.5
Married243388.911.1
Non Family2421.095050
Female1493.8934.965.1
Male314.3564.535.5

3.29

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Waurika Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade463.83%
9th to 12th Grade1078.91%
High School Graduate52443.63%
Some College28823.98%
Associates Degree453.75%
Bachelors Degree14712.24%
Graduate Degree443.66%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Waurika Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Waurika Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,049933183
2+ Races81756
Hispanic48260
Black24100
Other Race1600
Native American15142

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 93.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.45%.

Waurika Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$28,995$35,000$27,259
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$27,865$31,058$25,909
Some College$28,194$29,554$27,283
Bachelors Degree$50,469$57,031$37,083
Graduate Degree$50,417$0$47,188

$28,995

Average Earnings

$35,000

Average Male

$27,259

Average Female

Waurika Earnings by Educational Attainment

Waurika Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Waurika Language

96.59% of Waurika residents speak only English, while 3.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.97% of the population.

Waurika Language

Waurika Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,40743530.92%
Hispanic15112280.79%
Multiple1866132.8%
Other252080%

34.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.67%

Male Poverty Rate

36.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Waurika

The race most likely to be in poverty in Waurika is Hispanic, with 80.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Waurika is White, with 30.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.71%.

Waurika Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade59.38%
High School35.73%
Some College8.22%
Bachelors or Greater4.35%

Waurika Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed57.58%
Female Unemployed55.56%
Male Employed21.05%
Female Employed17.75%

Waurika Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Waurika Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$40,197$49,413
Families$51,528$61,591
Married Families$62,443$-999,999,999
Non Families$16,625$25,769

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Waurika Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Waurika Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Waurika 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 45-54.

Waurika Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Waurika Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

101

Number of Veterans

95

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War41
Vietnam32
First Gulf War27
World War II7
Korea0

Waurika Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 3424
35 to 5423
75+23
65 to 7419
55 to 6412

Waurika Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White958.22%
Black625%

Waurika Veterans by Race

Waurika Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

31.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Waurika Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.9%

Labor Force Participation

40.8%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Waurika Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Waurika Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Waurika Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.87%

Born in Waurika

99.12%

Native Born

0.88%

Foreign Born

0.16%

Non Citizen

0.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.12% of Waurika residents were born in the United States, with 55.87% having been born in Oklahoma. 0.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Waurika Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,91180.42%
20281,90390.48%
20271,89480.42%
20261,88690.48%
20251,87780.43%
20241,86990.48%
20231,86080.43%
20221,852-5-0.27%
20211,857221.2%
20201,835-43-2.29%
20191,878-32-1.68%
20181,910-24-1.24%
20171,934-25-1.28%
20161,959-9-0.46%
20151,968-11-0.56%
20141,979-28-1.4%
20132,007-2-0.1%
20122,009-41-2%
20112,050-2-0.1%
20102,05200%

Waurika Population by Year