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Wickes is a town in Polk County.
Tradition says the community was named after a peddler came through town, shouting, "Wicks, wicks for sale!"
The latitude of Wickes is 34.303N. The longitude is -94.338W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,030 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 686.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wickes demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 71973 ZIP code.
5% of Wickes residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wickes ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wickes was $7,572, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Wickes residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Wickes, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $179. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $540.
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wickes political report.
The average commute time for Wickes workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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