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Elk City is a city in Beckham County.

The latitude of Elk City is 35.411N. The longitude is -99.403W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,919 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,511.


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Median household income
Local
$28,268
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elk City demographic reports
Elk City is on Elk Creek.
Former and merged names include:
· Busch
Oil was discovered here in 1947.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jimmy Webb, singer and songwriter
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • Oklahoma State Fiddlers Jam - Oct. 25-27, 2007
  • Route 66 Day - June 1-2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elk City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Elk Lake
Historic sites and museums: Old Town Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Elk City residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elk City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elk City was $15,654, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Elk City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Elk City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $281.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $614.


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Libraries in Elk City include Elk City Carnegie Library ... View libraries

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Beckham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elk City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Elk City workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elk City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Elk City include Best Western Elk City Inn, Days Inn Elk City, Econo Lodge Elk City, Holiday Inn, Red Carpet Inn, Super 8, Travelodge.

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