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Woodward is a city in Woodward County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Brinton W. Woodward, railroad director.

The latitude of Woodward is 36.433N. The longitude is -99.39W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,909 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,789.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,441
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Woodward demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 77. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.5 per 1,000 people.
Woodward received national attention for a 1947 tornado, which killed 101 people
Local festivals include:
  • Woodward Elks Rodeo/Steer Drive/Hamburger Feed - July 17-21, 2007
  • Woodward County Fair - Aug. 26-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Woodward web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Boiling Springs State Park
Wildlife: Mexican free-tailed bats frequent the Selman Bat Cave during the summer.. Quail, dove, pheasant, turkey and deer inhabit the Cooper Wildlife Management Area

Historic sites and museums: Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Woodward demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Woodward 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 73801 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Woodward residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Woodward ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Woodward was $17,040, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Woodward residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Woodward, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $653.


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

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Newspapers in Woodward include Woodward News

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Woodward workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Woodward between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Woodward include Days Inn, Super 8, Wayfarer Inn.

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