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Overview

Introduction to Guymon, Oklahoma

Guymon, Oklahoma, in Texas county, is 102 miles N of Amarillo, Texas and 235 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Guymon History

The area now known as Guymon was purchased by Edward T. Guymon in the 1890s. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway first entered the area in 1901. At that time, it was known as Sanford. Rock Island officials later renamed the city to avoid confusion with Stratford, Texas. Guymon was officially incorporated in 1901. It is the county seat of Texas County, which was formed on November 16, 1907.

Guymon and nearby Attractions

  • North Ridge Shopping Center
  • Optima National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sunset Lake
  • No Man's Land Museum
  • Sunset Hills Golf Course

Things To Do In Guymon

Guymon has numerous parks. These include Thompson Park, Johnsonville MX Park, Grider Tot Park, Braley Park, No Man's Land Regional Park and Oklahoma Park. The Sunset Hills Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golfers. Sunset Lake is a popular recreation area where one can enjoy hiking and fishing. One can shop at the Village Shopping Center and the North Ridge Shopping Center as well. Local festivals include the Guymon Fiesta and Pioneer Days.

Guymon Transportation

Amarillo International is the nearest major airport.

Guymon Higher Education

Amarillo College, Wayland Baptist University and West Texas A & M University provide higher education in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,934
Male Share of the Population52.2%
Female Share of the Population47.8%
Senior Citizens9.4%
Employed Population 16+6,341
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married55.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,304
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,764
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,839

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,327
% Above Poverty Level87.6%
% Below Poverty Level12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$687
Median House Value$110,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.8%
German10.4%
English5.9%
Irish2.5%
Dutch1.3%
African1.1%
Ethiopian1.1%
Scottish1.1%
French Except Basque0.6%
Polish0.4%
Canadian0.2%
Italian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Guymon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Texas County
Standard Zip Codes73942
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.68
Approximate Longitude-101.48

Guymon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGOODWELL RESEARCH STA
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 48 F
Apr Temp39 to 71 F
Jul Temp64 to 95 F
Oct Temp41 to 74 F
Annual Precip16.9 inches
StationHOOKER
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 47 F
Apr Temp41 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 95 F
Oct Temp44 to 74 F
Annual Precip18.3 inches
StationHUGOTON
Distance34.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 45 F
Apr Temp39 to 69 F
Jul Temp64 to 93 F
Oct Temp40 to 72 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Goodwell1,253$75,833
Hardesty263$40,417
Hooker1,897$56,875
Optima397$59,688
Texhoma799$57,188

Guymon Public Libraries

Guymon Public Library & Arts Center
1718 N. OKLAHOMA ST
Guymon, Oklahoma
(580) 338-7330

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Guymon Hospitals

Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
520 Medical Drive
(580) 338-6515

Guymon Public Schools

Academy Es
712 North Academy
ZIP: 73942
(580) 338-4370
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Carrier Es
103 N Perkins
ZIP: 73942
(580) 338-0420
Primary
Total Enrollment 166
Central Jhs
801 North Beaver
ZIP: 73942
(580) 338-4360
Middle
Total Enrollment 398
Guymon Hs
1900 North James
ZIP: 73942
(580) 338-4350
High
Total Enrollment 816
Homer Long Es
1500 N Beaver
ZIP: 73942
(580) 338-4380
Primary
Total Enrollment 223
North Park Es
1400 North Crumley
ZIP: 73942
(580) 338-4390
Middle
Total Enrollment 405
Northeast Es
220 Medical Drive
ZIP: 73942
(580) 338-4380
Primary
Total Enrollment 167
Prairie Es
1501 E Hwy 3
ZIP: 73942
(580) 338-0420
Primary
Total Enrollment 171
Salyer Es
North 1st Ellison
ZIP: 73942
(580) 338-0420
Primary
Total Enrollment 120
Straight Public School
Rural Route 1 # 89
ZIP: 73942
(580) 652-2232
Primary
Total Enrollment 45
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