Introduction to Guymon, Oklahoma

Guymon, Oklahoma, in Texas county, is 102 miles N of Amarillo, Texas and 235 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Guymon History

The area now known as Guymon was purchased by Edward T. Guymon in the 1890s. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway first entered the area in 1901. At that time, it was known as Sanford. Rock Island officials later renamed the city to avoid confusion with Stratford, Texas. Guymon was officially incorporated in 1901. It is the county seat of Texas County, which was formed on November 16, 1907.

Guymon and nearby Attractions

  • North Ridge Shopping Center
  • Optima National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sunset Lake
  • No Man's Land Museum
  • Sunset Hills Golf Course

Things To Do In Guymon

Guymon has numerous parks. These include Thompson Park, Johnsonville MX Park, Grider Tot Park, Braley Park, No Man's Land Regional Park and Oklahoma Park. The Sunset Hills Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers. Sunset Lake is a popular recreation area where one can enjoy hiking and fishing. One can shop at the Village Shopping Center and the North Ridge Shopping Center as well. Local festivals include the Guymon Fiesta and Pioneer Days.

Guymon Transportation

Amarillo International is the nearest major airport.

Guymon Higher Education

Amarillo College, Wayland Baptist University and West Texas A & M University provide higher education in the area.


Total Population 11,978
Male Share of the Population 52.9%
Female Share of the Population 47.1%
Senior Citizens 9.2%
Employed Population 16+ 6,160
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 54%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,065
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,953
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,946


Median Family Income $53,902
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 25.4%
Median Gross Rent $699
Median House Value $97,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 3.9%

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

Guymon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 102 miles N of Amarillo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 235 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Texas
Standard Zip Codes 73942
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.682
Longitude -101.481

Guymon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 48 F
Apr Temp 39 to 71 F
Jul Temp 64 to 95 F
Oct Temp 41 to 74 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches
Station HOOKER
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 95 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches
Distance 34.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 69 F
Jul Temp 64 to 93 F
Oct Temp 40 to 72 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Goodwell 1,287 $51,397
Hardesty 289 $39,583
Hooker 1,950 $61,076
Optima 501 $40,000
Texhoma 851 $49,250

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

Guymon Public Libraries

Guymon Public Library
Guymon, Oklahoma
(580) 338-7330
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Guymon Hospitals

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(580) 338-6515
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 576 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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