Konawa, Oklahoma

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Konawa, Oklahoma

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.

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High Points

Konawa strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oklahoma):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Konawa Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 18% Konawa Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Konawa, Oklahoma

Comparing Konawa to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oklahoma (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Racial Diversity 7 6
Senior Citizens 6 6
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 7
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 4
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Short Commute Times 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Working at Home 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Housing Recently Built 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 7
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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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

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  • 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
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
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Konawa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,479 100%
Male 705 47.7%
Female 774 52.3%
Under 18 427 28.9%
18+ 1,052 71.1%
65+ 251 17%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3.19
White 1,037 70.1%
African-American 28 1.9%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 339 22.9%
Other 12 0.8%
Mixed Race 60 4.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 32 2.2%

Estimated Konawa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,434
Growth -45
Growth % -3%

Konawa Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.3%
US/American 24.9%
Irish 9.8%
English 7%
German 5.6%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Swedish 1.2%
Italian 0.8%
Lebanese 0.8%
Dutch West Indian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Dutch 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Konawa 1,479 $23,375
Asher 419 $21,875
Bowlegs 371 $28,333
Francis 332 $26,094
Maud 1,136 $27,847
Sasakwa 150 $24,286
St. Louis 206 $30,625

Konawa Public Libraries

Konawa - Kennedy Library Of Konawa
700 W. SOUTH
Konawa, Oklahoma
(580) 925-3662
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Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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1. Carnegie, Oklahoma 90.3   30.9% 21% 14% 21 $24,737 6.5% 35.4% 1,637 30.5% 22 0.1% 3.7
2. Hominy, Oklahoma 88.9   30.4% 16.2% 8.5% 26 $27,578 7% 35.7% 2,584 22.7% 19 0.3% 8.1
3. Halls, Tennessee 87.5   30.3% 16.4% 7.2% 22 $29,063 6.8% 29.6% 2,311 23.3% 24.2 0.4% 4.8
4. Okolona, Mississippi 85.4   33.4% 14.5% 10.8% 23 $32,147 9% 60.6% 3,056 35.4% 6.2 0.4% 3.3
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