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Overview

Introduction to Konawa, Oklahoma

Located just south of the California Road, the original wagon road to the gold fields of California, Konawa was well established in 1904 - three years before Oklahoma statehood. After years of growth with cotton and oil production, MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad) stopped rail service after a flood destroyed the bridge over the South Canadian River just south of town. OG&E (Oklahoma Gas & Electric) built the Seminole Power Plant in the late 70's and is now home to the Konawa Community Health Center and Jobri Industries.

Konawa Culture

The "All Night Singing" event features gospel groups from around Oklahoma and is usually held on the first Saturday evening in August at the Konawa City Park. Konawa has an active genealogy and historical society, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Association for Restoration and Preservation, and a local paper, "The Konawa Leader."

Konawa Sports and Leisure

In addition to high school football, basketball, baseball, and softball games, Konawa is also home to a Band Day competition which is held on the first Saturday in October. Typically attended by 35 to 45 Oklahoma marching bands of all sizes, Band Day begins with a parade downtown which is quickly followed by field competition that lasts into the night. It's an event to remember for all who participate and attend.

Konawa Outdoors

Home to OG&E's Seminole Power Plant, Konawa is virtually on the banks of Konawa Lake - one of Oklahoma's premier trophy bass lakes. Hunting of deer and turkey is a popular pastime in the area.

People

Total Population 1,379
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 471
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 42.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,167
% Above Poverty Level 83.7%
% Below Poverty Level 16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.2%
Median Gross Rent $517
Median House Value $54,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 10.7%

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

Konawa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles SE of Norman, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles SE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Seminole
Standard Zip Codes 74849
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.959
Longitude -96.752

Konawa 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 12.8 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 CHICKASAW NRA
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Station MEEKER 5 W
Distance 39.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Asher 413 $32,750
Bowlegs 391 $45,500
Francis 323 $42,250
Maud 917 $39,125
Sasakwa 126 $45,000
St. Louis 115 $43,125

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

Konawa Public Libraries

Library
Konawa - Kennedy Library Of Konawa
700 W. SOUTH
Konawa, Oklahoma
(580) 925-3662
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Konawa High Schools

KONAWA HS
701 WEST SOUTH STREET
580-925-3221
Serves 153 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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