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Overview

Introduction to Ada, Oklahoma

Ada, Oklahoma, in Pontotoc county, is 53 miles SE of Norman, Oklahoma and 67 miles SE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Ada History

In 1889, Jeff Reed, a native Texan, becmae the first permanent settler in the area. Other settlers soon followed. The city was named after Reed’s oldest daughter. The city was incorporated in 1901.

Ada and nearby Attractions

  • Boggy Depot State Park
  • Lake Thunderbird State Park
  • Henry Overholser Mansion
  • State Capital State Park
  • Woody Guthrie House
  • Lake Murray State Park

Things To Do In Ada

Local churches include the Asbury United Methodist Church, the Ada Church of the Nazarene, the Hickory Hill Church and the Victory Temple Pentecostal Church. Glenwood Park and Wintersmith Park offer multiple facilities for recreation. The Arlington Shopping Center is very popular among local shoppers. The Lakewood Golf Course is a great place to enjoy a round.

Ada Transportation

Will Rogers World is the nearest major airport.

Ada Higher Education

East Central University is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby colleges include Rose State College, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City University and Grayson County College.

People

Total Population 17,149
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 8,030
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 37.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.6%
Median Earnings25+ $29,476
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,951
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,944

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,524
% Above Poverty Level 75.7%
% Below Poverty Level 24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 40%
Median Gross Rent $626
Median House Value $94,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 15.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ada Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles SE of Norman, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles SE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Pontotoc
Standard Zip Codes 74820
P.O. Box Zip Codes 74821
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.774
Longitude -96.678

Ada Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ADA
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
Station SEMINOLE
Distance 31.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Station MADILL
Distance 45.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ada, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Pontotoc (74820)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allen 831 $45,114
Fitzhugh 285 $71,250
Francis 323 $42,250
Konawa 1,379 $39,167
Roff 658 $44,844
Stonewall 384 $27,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ada Public Libraries

Library
Ada - Hugh Warren Memorial Library
124 S. RENNIE
Ada, Oklahoma
(580) 436-8124
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Ada Hospitals

VALLEY VIEW REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
430 NORTH MONTA VISTA
(580) 421-6074
Emergency Service: Yes

CARL ALBERT INDIAN HEALTH FACILITY
(Government - Local)
1001 NORTH COUNTRY CLUB ROAD
(405) 436-3980
Emergency Service: Yes

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Ada High Schools

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ADA HS
1400 STADIUM DR.
580-310-7220
Serves 524 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

BYNG HS
500 S. NEW BETHEL BLVD.
580-310-6733
A Title I School.
Serves 315 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.8

VANOSS HS
4665 COUNTY ROAD 1555
580-759-2503
A Title I School.
Serves 183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

LATTA HS
13925 CO RD 1560
580-332-3300
Serves 157 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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