Introduction to Weatherford, Oklahoma

Weatherford, Oklahoma, in Custer county, is 66 miles N of Lawton, Oklahoma and 67 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city contains a population of approximately 9,859.

Weatherford History

Weatherford was first settled in 1892. The first post office of the area was established in August 1893. It was initially known as Weatherford Settlement, named after William J. Weatherford, the deputy U.S. Marshal and one of the earliest settlers in the area. The Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad first entered the area in the early 1898. The original town site was founded on August 6, 1898. The city was incorporated in the same year.

Weatherford and nearby Attractions

  • Crowder Lake State Park
  • Stafford Air & Space Museum
  • T.B. Ferguson House

Things To Do In Weatherford

Crowder Lake State Park and the Red Rock Canyon State Park. Rader Park and Weber Park provide amenities for several recreational opportunities. The Prairie West Golf Club at Weatherford provides options for a quick game of golf. The T.B. Ferguson House is a historical landmark.

Weatherford Transportation

Will Rodgers World Airport is the nearest major airport.

Weatherford Higher Education

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is the local institution of higher education. Cameron University, Oklahoma City Community College and Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City are also located nearby.


Total Population 11,410
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 7.9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,748
Age of the Population 25


% of people married 43.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,690
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,509
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,653


Median Family Income $49,016
% Above Poverty Level 77%
% Below Poverty Level 23%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $584
Median House Value $151,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 13.1%

Weatherford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles N of Lawton, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Custer
Standard Zip Codes 73096
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.526
Longitude -98.707

Weatherford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 71 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 96 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arapaho 483 $61,094
Clinton 9,281 $53,603
Colony 134 $68,750
Corn 504 $55,875
Hydro 1,029 $51,771

Weatherford Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(580) 772-5551
Emergency Service: No

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Serves 528 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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