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Waurika is a city in Jefferson County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Indian term for "pure water."

The latitude of Waurika is 34.166N. The longitude is -97.997W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 896 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,891.


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Median household income
Local
$23,800
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Waurika demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 27. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 14.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Jefferson County Free Fair - Sept. 6-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Waurika web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Chisholm Trail Historical 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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Waurika demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson 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 73520 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Waurika residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waurika ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waurika was $13,496, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Waurika, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $187.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $529.


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

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Newspapers in Waurika include Waurika News Democrat

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

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The average commute time for Waurika workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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