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Overview

Introduction to Burkburnett, Texas

Burkburnett, Texas is 13 miles N of Wichita Falls, Texas and 112 miles SW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is in Wichita county. The city is part of the Wichita Falls metro area.

Burkburnett History

This site was originally settled in by ranchers as early as 1856. The community was then called Nesterville by some locals. The town had a small store and a population of just over 130 by 1880. Burkburnett was named in the honor of Samuel Burk Burnett, who owned the 6666 Ranch.

Burkburnett and nearby Attractions

  • Sand Beach Skate
  • Burkburnett RV Park
  • Central Church of Christ of Burkburnett
  • Freeman Park
  • Kell House Museum
  • Wichita Falls Railroad Museum

Things To Do In Burkburnett

Golfers can enjoy a round at the River Creek Park Golf Course. There are also several parks, which are great places to plan trips with friends and family members.

Burkburnett Transportation

Air transportation in the city is provided by Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport.

Burkburnett Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by Midwestern State University, Cameron University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

People

Total Population 10,960
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 5,109
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 54.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,435
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,286
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,036

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,580
% Above Poverty Level 88.7%
% Below Poverty Level 11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $853
Median House Value $91,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 14.2%

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

Burkburnett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Wichita Falls, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles SW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Wichita
Metro Area Wichita Falls
Standard Zip Codes 76354
Phone Area Codes 940
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.097
Longitude -98.57

Burkburnett 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 WICHITA FALLS SHEPPRD AP
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 97 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Station HENRIETTA
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 51 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
Station FREDERICK
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 51 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 97 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 31 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Electra 2,737 $53,438
Holliday 1,614 $76,212
Iowa Park 6,386 $53,905

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

Burkburnett Public Libraries

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Burkburnett Library
215 E 4TH ST
Burkburnett, Texas
(940) 569-2991
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Burkburnett High Schools

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BURKBURNETT H S
109 W KRAMER RD
940-569-1411
Serves 956 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

ALTER ED CTR
108 E WILLIAMS DR
940-569-0850
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.8

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