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Overview

Introduction to Woodward, Oklahoma

Woodward, Oklahoma, in Woodward county, is 119 miles NW of Edmond, Oklahoma and 124 miles NW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Woodward History

Woodward was founded in 1887. The area was settled on September 16, 1893. It was named in honor of Brinton W. Woodward, a railroad director. The first government building in Woodward was constructed in 1893. It became a designated court town for the Western District of Oklahoma by an Act of Congress in 1911. The courthouse was constructed in 1918. The city is the county seat of Woodward County, which was created in 1893.

Woodward and nearby Attractions

  • Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum
  • Boiling Springs State Park
  • Cooper Wildlife Management Area
  • Selman Bat Cave
  • Crystal Beach Park
  • Plaza Shopping Center

Things To Do In Woodward

Woodward offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, as one can visit the Crystal Beach Lake and the Boiling Springs State Park. A visit to the Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum will provide insight into the history of this area. The Plaza Shopping Center and the Westgate Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. Woodward hosts the Woodward County Fair every August.

Woodward Transportation

Will Rodgers World is the nearest major airport.

Woodward Higher Education

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Barton County Community College and Cameron University are the local centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,687
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+5,776
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married52.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,428
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,879
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,453

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,295
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$774
Median House Value$119,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.5%
Irish7.3%
English7%
Dutch2.3%
Swedish1.3%
French Except Basque0.9%
Italian0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Polish0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Welsh0.1%
German0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Woodward Almanac

CategoryValue
County Woodward County
Standard Zip Codes73801
P.O. Box Zip Codes73802
Phone Area Codes580
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.42
Approximate Longitude-99.4

Woodward Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFORT SUPPLY 3 SE
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 93 F
Oct Temp43 to 73 F
Annual Precip24.6 inches
StationMUTUAL
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 96 F
Oct Temp44 to 73 F
Annual Precip26.1 inches
StationFREEDOM
Distance27.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 95 F
Oct Temp44 to 74 F
Annual Precip26.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fargo384$53,333
Fort Supply414$47,404
Gage490$51,429
Mooreland1,771$67,833
Sharon82$55,000
Vici782$62,875

Woodward Public Libraries

Woodward Public Library
1500 MAIN
Woodward, Oklahoma
(580) 254-8544

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Woodward Hospitals

Woodward Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
900 17th Street
(580) 256-5511

Woodward Public Schools

Cedar Heights Es
2121 Cedar
ZIP: 73802
(580) 256-6521
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Highland Park Es
2730 Webster
ZIP: 73802
(580) 256-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Horace Mann Es
1610 2nd Street
ZIP: 73802
(580) 256-2660
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Woodward Ec Ctr
3801 34th Street
ZIP: 73802
(580) 256-2561
Primary
Total Enrollment 787
Woodward Hs
2406 13th Street
ZIP: 73802
(580) 256-5329
High
Total Enrollment 753
Woodward Ms
914 Oak
ZIP: 73802
(580) 256-7901
Middle
Total Enrollment 606

Woodward Private Schools

Woodward Christian Academy
1310 Oklahoma Ave
ZIP: 73801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
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