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Overview

Introduction to Weatherford, Oklahoma

Weatherford, Oklahoma, in Custer county, is 66 miles N of Lawton, Oklahoma and 67 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Weatherford History

Weatherford was first settled in 1892. The first post office of the area was established in August 1893. It was initially known as Weatherford Settlement, named after William J. Weatherford, the deputy U.S. Marshal and one of the earliest settlers in the area. The Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad first entered the area in the early 1898. The original town site was founded on August 6, 1898. The city was incorporated in the same year.

Weatherford and nearby Attractions

  • Crowder Lake State Park
  • Stafford Air & Space Museum
  • T.B. Ferguson House

Things To Do In Weatherford

Crowder Lake State Park and the Red Rock Canyon State Park. Rader Park and Weber Park provide amenities for several recreational opportunities. The Prairie West Golf Club at Weatherford provides options for a quick game of golf. The T.B. Ferguson House is a historical landmark.

Weatherford Transportation

Will Rodgers World Airport is the nearest major airport.

Weatherford Higher Education

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is the local institution of higher education. Cameron University, Oklahoma City Community College and Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City are also located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,856
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens7.2%
Employed Population 16+6,232
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.1%
Median Earnings25+$34,909
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,341
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,257

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,099
% Above Poverty Level79.9%
% Below Poverty Level20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$661
Median House Value$153,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.9%
Irish14.2%
German10.2%
English7.6%
Dutch3.7%
Scottish1.4%
Iranian1.2%
Polish1.1%
French Except Basque1.1%
Italian0.8%
Finnish0.6%
Arab0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
British0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Weatherford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Custer County
Standard Zip Codes73096
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.53
Approximate Longitude-98.68

Weatherford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEATHERFORD
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp71 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip29.9 inches
StationCLINTON
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 48 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 96 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip31.4 inches
StationCARNEGIE 5 NE
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip31.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arapaho573$50,500
Clinton9,436$54,650
Colony102$78,750
Corn602$57,917
Hydro1,031$52,361

Weatherford Hospitals

Weatherford Regional Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
3701 East Main Street
(580) 772-5551

Weatherford Public Schools

Burcham Es
1401 North Lark Street
ZIP: 73096
(580) 774-0812
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Weatherford East Es
701 East Proctor Avenue
ZIP: 73096
(580) 772-3533
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Weatherford Hs
1500 North Washington Street
ZIP: 73096
(580) 772-3385
High
Total Enrollment 522
Weatherford Ms
509 North Custer Street
ZIP: 73096
(580) 772-2270
Middle
Total Enrollment 480
Weatherford West Es
811 West Huber Avenue
ZIP: 73096
(580) 772-5888
Middle
Total Enrollment 300
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