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Overview

Introduction to Ada, Oklahoma

Ada, Oklahoma, in Pontotoc county, is 53 miles SE of Norman, Oklahoma and 67 miles SE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Ada History

In 1889, Jeff Reed, a native Texan, becmae the first permanent settler in the area. Other settlers soon followed. The city was named after Reed’s oldest daughter. The city was incorporated in 1901.

Ada and nearby Attractions

  • Boggy Depot State Park
  • Lake Thunderbird State Park
  • Henry Overholser Mansion
  • State Capital State Park
  • Woody Guthrie House
  • Lake Murray State Park

Things To Do In Ada

Local churches include the Asbury United Methodist Church, the Ada Church of the Nazarene, the Hickory Hill Church and the Victory Temple Pentecostal Church. Glenwood Park and Wintersmith Park offer multiple facilities for recreation. The Arlington Shopping Center is very popular among local shoppers. The Lakewood Golf Course is a great place to enjoy a round.

Ada Transportation

Will Rogers World is the nearest major airport.

Ada Higher Education

East Central University is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby colleges include Rose State College, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City University and Grayson County College.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,240
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+7,939
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married37.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,516
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,691

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,092
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.6%
Median Gross Rent$618
Median House Value$101,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.9%
Irish14.4%
English6.8%
French Except Basque2.5%
West Indian2.1%
Dutch1.8%
Italian1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Haitian0.3%
African0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Polish0.2%
British0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Australian0.1%
Russian0.1%
German0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Ada Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pontotoc County
Standard Zip Codes74820
P.O. Box Zip Codes74821
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.77
Approximate Longitude-96.66

Ada Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationADA
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches
StationSEMINOLE
Distance31.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip40.8 inches
StationMADILL
Distance45.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allen855$44,286
Fitzhugh218$50,833
Francis308$40,938
Konawa1,389$38,295
Roff726$43,077
Stonewall397$27,500

Ada Public Libraries

Ada Public Library
124 S. RENNIE
Ada, Oklahoma
(580) 436-8124

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Ada Hospitals

Mercy Hospital Ada, Inc.
430 North Monta Vista
(580) 332-2323
Chickasaw Nation Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
1921 Stonecipher Blvd.
(580) 436-3980
Rolling Hills Hospital
(Proprietary)
1000 Rolling Hills Lane
(580) 436-3600

Ada Public Schools

Ada Ec Ctr
603 West 33rd Street
ZIP: 74820
(580) 310-7283
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Ada Hs
1400 Stadium Drive
ZIP: 74820
(580) 310-7220
High
Total Enrollment 484
Ada Jhs
223 West 18th Street
ZIP: 74820
(580) 310-7260
Middle
Total Enrollment 572
Byng Es
500 South New Bethel Boulevard
ZIP: 74820
(580) 310-6723
Middle
Total Enrollment 263
Byng Hs
500 South New Bethel Boulevard
ZIP: 74820
(580) 310-6733
High
Total Enrollment 318
Byng Jhs
500 South New Bethel Boulevard
ZIP: 74820
(580) 310-6744
Middle
Total Enrollment 347
Francis Es
18461 Cr 1480
ZIP: 74820
(580) 559-0270
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Hayes Es
500 South Mississippi Avenue
ZIP: 74820
(580) 310-7294
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Homer Es
1400 North Monte Vista
ZIP: 74820
(580) 559-0200
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
Latta Es
13925 County Road 1560
ZIP: 74820
(580) 332-7669
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Latta Hs
13925 County Road 1560
ZIP: 74820
(580) 332-3300
High
Total Enrollment 220
Latta Ms
13925 County Road 1560
ZIP: 74820
(580) 332-8180
Middle
Total Enrollment 179
Vanoss Es
4665 County Road 1555
ZIP: 74820
(580) 759-2251
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Vanoss Hs
4665 County Road 1555
ZIP: 74820
(580) 759-2503
High
Total Enrollment 137
Washington Es
600 South Oak Avenue
ZIP: 74820
(580) 310-7303
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Willard Es
817 East Ninth Street
ZIP: 74820
(580) 310-7250
Middle
Total Enrollment 388
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