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Overview

Introduction to Elk City, Oklahoma

Elk City, Oklahoma, in Beckham county, is 79 miles NW of Lawton, Oklahoma and 106 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Elk City History

Elk City was founded by Beeks Erick, Charles H. Dewaide, B.C. Hendricks, M.G. Robinson and J.N. Cook, who formed the Choctaw Townsite and Development Company. The first lot of the town was sold on March 20, 1901. The city was named because of its location at the head of Elk Creek. The city is located in Beckham County, which was founded on November 16, 1907 and was named after J. C. W. Beckham, the 35th Governor of Kentucky.

Elk City and nearby Attractions

  • Old Town Museum
  • Elk City Lake
  • Anadarko Basin Museum of Natural History
  • Washita National Wildlife Refuge
  • Foss State Park
  • National Route 66 & Transportation Museum

Things To Do In Elk City

The National Route 66 Museum, the Anadarko Basin Museum of Natural History and the Old Town Museum may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. The Colonel Herring Park, Lions Park, Kiwanis Park, Ackley Park and Rotary Park provide amenities for several different types of recreation. Local festivals include the Fall Festival, Route 66 Day and the Oklahoma State Fiddlers Jam.

Elk City Transportation

Lawton-Fort Sill Airport is nearby.

Elk City Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Midwestern State University and Cameron University.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,426
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+5,165
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.9%
Median Earnings25+$35,539
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,697
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,998

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,042
% Above Poverty Level85.8%
% Below Poverty Level14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone19.9%
Median Gross Rent$800
Median House Value$151,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.8%
German16.7%
Irish11.5%
English8.8%
Italian3.3%
French Except Basque1.4%
Polish1.2%
Scottish0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Czech0.6%
Slovak0.4%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Elk City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Beckham County
Standard Zip Codes73644
P.O. Box Zip Codes73648
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.4
Approximate Longitude-99.41

Elk City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationELK CITY
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 47 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip28.7 inches
StationHAMMON 3 SSW
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 48 F
Apr Temp42 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 95 F
Oct Temp44 to 74 F
Annual Precip27.7 inches
StationERICK
Distance29.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 49 F
Apr Temp43 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 94 F
Oct Temp45 to 74 F
Annual Precip26.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burns Flat2,117$47,328
Canute454$49,167
Carter320$57,500
Foss210$74,750
Hammon473$39,500
Sayre4,641$61,346

Elk City Public Libraries

Elk City Carnegie Library
221 WEST BROADWAY AVE
Elk City, Oklahoma
(580) 225-0136

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Elk City Hospitals

Great Plains Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1801 West Third Street
(580) 225-2511

Elk City Public Schools

8th And 9th Grade Ctr
400 N Boone
ZIP: 73644
(580) 225-0476
Middle
Total Enrollment 464
Elk City Hs
1221 N Pioneer Rd
ZIP: 73644
(580) 225-0105
High
Total Enrollment 428
Fairview Es
1501 West 7th
ZIP: 73644
(580) 225-2590
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Grandview 5th/6th Grade Ctr
80 N Pioneer Rd
ZIP: 73644
(580) 225-2687
Middle
Total Enrollment 330
Merritt Es
19693 East 1130 Road
ZIP: 73644
(580) 225-5460
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
Merritt Hs
19693 East 1130 Road
ZIP: 73644
(580) 225-5460
High
Total Enrollment 170
Northeast Es
301 E Country Club
ZIP: 73644
(580) 225-0194
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Pioneer Es
2601 West Ave C
ZIP: 73644
(580) 225-7722
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
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