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Overview

Introduction to Blackwell, Oklahoma

Blackwell, Oklahoma, in Kay county, is 61 miles S of Wichita, Kansas.

Blackwell History

Blackwell was founded by Colonel Andrew Jackson Blackwell in 1893. Blackwell later went on to become the first mayor of the town. Prior to that, the Native Americans inhabited this land. Blackwell was struck by a F5 tornado on May 25, 1955, and suffered extensive damage.

Blackwell and nearby Attractions

  • Blackwell Plaza Shopping Center
  • Top of Oklahoma Museum
  • Kaw Lake
  • Tonkawa Tribal Museum
  • Marland Estate Mansion

Things To Do In Blackwell

While staying in Blackwell, visitors can plan a trip to the Tonkawa Tribal Museum and the Marland Estate Mansion. The Top of Oklahoma Museum provides insight into the history of the area. Blackwell hosts the Kay County Free Fair every September as well.

Blackwell Transportation

Stillwater Regional Airport is the nearest air transportation facility.

Blackwell Higher Education

Cowley County Community College, Langston University and Oklahoma State University are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,845
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens21.7%
Employed Population 16+2,786
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,335
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,789
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,474
% Above Poverty Level76.9%
% Below Poverty Level23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37%
Median Gross Rent$710
Median House Value$54,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.3%
German13.8%
Irish11.4%
English6.6%
French Except Basque1.9%
Scottish1.6%
Polish1.3%
Italian1%
Russian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Dutch0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
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Blackwell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kay County
Standard Zip Codes74631
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.8
Approximate Longitude-97.29

Blackwell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBLACKWELL
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 43 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 95 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches
StationNEWKIRK 1 NW
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationWELLINGTON
Distance32.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Braman195$43,125
Deer Creek148$0
Lamont282$56,442
Newkirk2,358$49,167
Ponca City24,579$53,990
Tonkawa3,109$55,147

Blackwell Public Libraries

Blackwell Public Library
123 WEST PADON
Blackwell, Oklahoma
(580) 363-1809

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Blackwell Hospitals

Integris Blackwell Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
710 South 13th Street
(580) 363-2311

Blackwell Public Schools

Blackwell Es
2105 West Ferguson Avenue
ZIP: 74631
(580) 363-0118
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Blackwell Hs
303 East Coolidge Avenue
ZIP: 74631
(580) 363-3553
High
Total Enrollment 418
Blackwell Ms
1041 South First Street
ZIP: 74631
(580) 363-2100
Middle
Total Enrollment 309
Huston Ec Ctr
304 Vinnedge Avenue
ZIP: 74631
(580) 363-4175
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