Introduction to Woodward, Oklahoma

Woodward, Oklahoma, in Woodward county, is 119 miles NW of Edmond, Oklahoma and 124 miles NW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city is home to some 11,853 residents.

Woodward History

Woodward was founded in 1887. The area was settled on September 16, 1893. It was named in honor of Brinton W. Woodward, a railroad director. The first government building in Woodward was constructed in 1893. It became a designated court town for the Western District of Oklahoma by an Act of Congress in 1911. The courthouse was constructed in 1918. The city is the county seat of Woodward County, which was created in 1893.

Woodward and nearby Attractions

  • Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum
  • Boiling Springs State Park
  • Cooper Wildlife Management Area
  • Selman Bat Cave
  • Crystal Beach Park
  • Plaza Shopping Center

Things To Do In Woodward

Woodward offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, as one can visit the Cyrstal Beach Lake and the Boiling Springs State Park. A visit to the Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum will provide insight into the history of this area. The Plaza Shopping Center and the Westgate Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. Woodward hosts the Woodward County Fair every August.

Woodward Transportation

Will Rodgers World is the nearest major airport.

Woodward Higher Education

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Barton County Community College and Cameron University are the local centers of higher education.


Total Population 12,591
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,997
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 51%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $35,347
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,477


Median Family Income $69,821
% Above Poverty Level 86.3%
% Below Poverty Level 13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $689
Median House Value $115,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 7.4%

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

Woodward Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 119 miles NW of Edmond, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 124 miles NW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Woodward
Standard Zip Codes 73801
P.O. Box Zip Codes 73802
Phone Area Codes 580
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.433
Longitude -99.39

Woodward Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 46 F
Apr Temp 41 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 43 to 73 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
Station MUTUAL
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 96 F
Oct Temp 44 to 73 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fargo 335 $45,417
Fort Supply 447 $46,518
Gage 473 $46,250
Mooreland 1,724 $59,375
Sharon 65 $50,625
Vici 813 $51,364

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

Woodward Public Libraries

Woodward Public Library
1500 MAIN
Woodward, Oklahoma
(580) 254-8544

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Woodward Hospitals

(580) 256-5511
Emergency Service: Yes

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Woodward High Schools

Serves 709 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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