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Picher is a city in Ottawa County, in the Miami metro area.
The community was named for W.S. Picher of the Eagle-Picher Lead Company
The latitude of Picher is 36.986N. The longitude is -94.83W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 820 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,617.
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11% of Picher residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Picher ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Picher was $10,938, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Picher residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Picher, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $192. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $508.
Ottawa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Picher political report.
The average commute time for Picher workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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