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Watonga is a city in Blaine County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Arapaho chief.

The latitude of Watonga is 35.844N. The longitude is -98.412W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,516 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,457.


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Median household income
Local
$27,208
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Watonga demographic reports
Watonga is northwest of Oklahoma City.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Clarence Nash, the voice of Walt Disney's Donald Duck
Local festivals include:
  • Cheese Festival - Oct. 12-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Watonga web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Roman Nose State Park
Historic sites and museums: T.B. Ferguson Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Watonga residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Watonga ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Watonga was $10,567, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Watonga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Watonga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $220.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $548.


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Libraries in Watonga include Watonga Public Library ... View libraries

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Blaine County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Watonga political report.

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The average commute time for Watonga workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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