Wister, OK Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,002. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,025 (+2.3% change)
Males: 496 (49.5%), Females: 506 (50.5%)

Le Flore County

Zip code: 74966

Median resident age: 36.6 years
Median household income: $20,602 (year 2000)
Median house value: $36,000 (year 2000)

Races in Wister:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.4%)
  • American Indian (15.0%)
  • Two or more races (4.6%)
  • Hispanic (2.2%)

Ancestries: United States (10.8%), Irish (9.0%), German (7.7%), English (6.2%), French (2.4%), Dutch (1.1%).

Elevation: 497 feet

Land area: 1.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wister

  • High school or higher: 67.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wister town

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +92 (+10.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wister:

  • EASTERN OKLAHOMA MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; POTEAU, OK)
  • CHOCTAW NATION HEALTH SER AUTHORITY (about 28 miles; TALIHINA, OK)
  • SEQUOYAH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 35 miles; SALLISAW, OK)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wister:

  • FORT SMITH REGIONAL (about 36 miles; FORT SMITH, AR; ID: FSM)
  • DRAKE FIELD (about 81 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; ID: FYV)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS RGNL (about 94 miles; FAYETTEVILLE/SPRINGDALE/, AR; ID: XNA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wister:

  • ROBERT S KERR (about 9 miles; POTEAU, OK; ID: RKR)
  • TALIHINA MUNI (about 31 miles; TALIHINA, OK; ID: 6F1)
  • SALLISAW MUNI (about 33 miles; SALLISAW, OK; ID: JSV)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wister:

  • WESTARK COLLEGE (about 37 miles; FT SMITH, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,472)
  • NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; TAHLEQUAH, OK; FT enrollment: 6,610)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 85 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 13,324)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 102 miles; BENTONVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 112 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 4,450)
  • ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY (about 114 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 3,309)
  • TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 114 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 8,727)

Schools

Public high school in Wister:

  • WISTER HS (Students: 146; Location: 201 LOGAN STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Wister:

  • WISTER ES (Students: 404; Location: 201 LOGAN STREET; Grades: PK – 08)