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Overview

Introduction to Konawa, Oklahoma

Located just south of the California Road, the original wagon road to the gold fields of California, Konawa was well established in 1904 - three years before Oklahoma statehood. After years of growth with cotton and oil production, MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad) stopped rail service after a flood destroyed the bridge over the South Canadian River just south of town. OG&E (Oklahoma Gas & Electric) built the Seminole Power Plant in the late 70's and is now home to the Konawa Community Health Center and Jobri Industries.

Konawa Culture

The "All Night Singing" event features gospel groups from around Oklahoma and is usually held on the first Saturday evening in August at the Konawa City Park. Konawa has an active genealogy and historical society, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Association for Restoration and Preservation, and a local paper, "The Konawa Leader."

Konawa Sports and Leisure

In addition to high school football, basketball, baseball, and softball games, Konawa is also home to a Band Day competition which is held on the first Saturday in October. Typically attended by 35 to 45 Oklahoma marching bands of all sizes, Band Day begins with a parade downtown which is quickly followed by field competition that lasts into the night. It's an event to remember for all who participate and attend.

Konawa Outdoors

Home to OG&E's Seminole Power Plant, Konawa is virtually on the banks of Konawa Lake - one of Oklahoma's premier trophy bass lakes. Hunting of deer and turkey is a popular pastime in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,389
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+493
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.1%
Median Earnings25+$24,917
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,639

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,295
% Above Poverty Level79.5%
% Below Poverty Level20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$514
Median House Value$58,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.6%
German10.2%
Irish9.3%
English2.7%
Italian0.8%
Swedish0.6%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Scottish0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Konawa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Seminole County
Standard Zip Codes74849
Phone Area Codes405,580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.95
Approximate Longitude-96.75

Konawa 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
Distance12.8 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
StationCHICKASAW NRA
Distance34 miles
Jan Temp26 to 49 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches
StationMEEKER 5 W
Distance39.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 46 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Asher424$27,000
Bowlegs439$43,750
Francis308$40,938
Maud1,068$43,214
Sasakwa108$51,250
St. Louis124$47,917

Konawa Public Libraries

Konawa - Kennedy Library Of Konawa
701 WEST SOUTH STREET
Konawa, Oklahoma
(580) 925-3662

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Konawa Public Schools

Konawa Es
701 West South Street
ZIP: 74849
(580) 925-3118
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Konawa Hs
701 West South Street
ZIP: 74849
(580) 925-3221
High
Total Enrollment 193
Konawa Ms
701 West South Street
ZIP: 74849
(580) 925-3221
Middle
Total Enrollment 173
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