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Wakita is a town in Grant County.
The community name derives from Cherokee term for water pooled in a depression.
The latitude of Wakita is 36.883N. The longitude is -97.921W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,178 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 411.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wakita demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grant 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 73771 ZIP code.
26% of Wakita residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wakita ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wakita was $17,302, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Wakita residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Wakita, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $198. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $506.
Grant County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wakita political report.
The average commute time for Wakita workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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