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Overview

Introduction to Weatherford, Oklahoma

Weatherford, Oklahoma, in Custer county, is 66 miles N of Lawton, Oklahoma and 67 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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.

People

Total Population 11,663
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 7.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,089
Age of the Population 25

Families

% of people married 43.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.6%
Median Earnings25+ $32,058
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,932
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,922

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,797
% Above Poverty Level 79%
% Below Poverty Level 21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $607
Median House Value $148,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 13.9%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station WEATHERFORD
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
Station CLINTON
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
Station CARNEGIE 5 NE
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 550 $49,167
Clinton 9,397 $54,163
Colony 133 $78,125
Corn 518 $57,250
Hydro 976 $57,625

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

Weatherford Hospitals

SOUTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
215 NORTH KANSAS
(580) 772-5551
Emergency Service: No

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Weatherford High Schools

WEATHERFORD HS
1500 NORTH WASHINGTON STREET
580-772-3385
Serves 528 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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