Sentinel, Oklahoma

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Sentinel, Oklahoma

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Comparative Profile of Sentinel, Oklahoma

Comparing Sentinel 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
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 6 8
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Racial Diversity 6 4
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 3 7
Median Family Income 3 6
People Above Poverty 3 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 6 6
Public Transportation Use 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
People Living Alone 3 3
Housing Recently Built 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Sentinel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles NW of Lawton, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Washita
Standard Zip Codes 73664
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.157
Longitude -99.175

Sentinel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
Station ELK CITY
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 47 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
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Sentinel Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 859 100%
Male 415 48.3%
Female 444 51.7%
Under 18 228 26.5%
18+ 631 73.5%
65+ 163 19%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.93
White 756 88%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 3%
Other 47 5.5%
Mixed Race 29 3.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 97 11.3%

Estimated Sentinel Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 860
Growth 1
Growth % 0.1%

Sentinel 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) 28.1%
US/American 23.5%
Irish 14.5%
German 12.4%
English 11.5%
Scotch-Irish 2%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Dutch 1.6%
Italian 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Swedish 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sentinel 859 $34,531
Burns Flat 1,782 $35,870
Dill City 526 $26,500
Granite 1,844 $30,703
Hobart 3,997 $35,313
Lone Wolf 500 $32,000
Rocky 174 $42,500
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Sentinel High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 118 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 53.6

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