Introduction to Blackwell, Oklahoma

Blackwell, Oklahoma, in Kay county, is 61 miles S of Wichita, Kansas. There are 7,668 residents in the city.

Blackwell History

Blackwell was founded by Colonel Andrew Jackson Blackwell in 1893. Blackwell later went on to become the first mayor of the town. Prior to that, the Native Americans inhabited this land. Blackwell was struck by a F5 tornado on May 25, 1955, and suffered extensive damage.

Blackwell and nearby Attractions

  • Blackwell Plaza Shopping Center
  • Top of Oklahoma Museum
  • Kaw Lake
  • Tonkawa Tribal Museum
  • Marland Estate Mansion

Things To Do In Blackwell

While staying in Blackwell, visitors can plan a trip to the Tonkawa Tribal Museum and the Marland Estate Mansion. The Top of Oklahoma Museum provides insight into the history of the area. Blackwell hosts the Kay County Free Fair every September as well.

Blackwell Transportation

Stillwater Regional Airport is the nearest air transportation facility.

Blackwell Higher Education

Cowley County Community College, Langston University and Oklahoma State University are all nearby.


Total Population 6,932
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 19.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,981
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 49.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.9%
Median Earnings25+ $27,479
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,097
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,750


Median Family Income $42,813
% Above Poverty Level 76.9%
% Below Poverty Level 23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $530
Median House Value $51,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 12.9%

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

Blackwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 61 miles S of Wichita, Kansas
County Kay
Standard Zip Codes 74631
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.804
Longitude -97.282

Blackwell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 95 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Station NEWKIRK 1 NW
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Braman 178 $46,667
Deer Creek 143 $60,625
Lamont 298 $50,750
Newkirk 2,283 $46,250
Ponca City 24,846 $51,594
Tonkawa 3,149 $52,763

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

Blackwell Public Libraries

Blackwell Public Library
Blackwell, Oklahoma
(580) 363-1809

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Blackwell Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(580) 363-2311
Emergency Service: Yes

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Blackwell High Schools

Serves 432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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