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Wister is a town in Le Flore County, in the Fort Smith metro area.
The community was named for a railroad official
The latitude of Wister is 34.967N. The longitude is -94.724W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 486 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,014.
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12% of Wister residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wister ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wister was $11,851, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Wister residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wister, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $272. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $467.
Libraries in Wister include Wister Public Library ... View libraries
Le Flore County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wister political report.
The average commute time for Wister workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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