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Optima is a town in Texas County, in the Guymon metro area.
The community name derives from Latin for "best possible result"
The latitude of Optima is 36.758N. The longitude is -101.355W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,022 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 267.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Optima demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Texas 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 73942 ZIP code.
18% of Optima residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Optima ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Optima was $12,388, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Optima residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Optima, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $575.
Texas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Optima political report.
The average commute time for Optima workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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