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Guymon

  •   State: 
    Oklahoma
      County: 
    Texas County
      City: 
    Guymon
      County FIPS: 
    40139
      Coordinates: 
    36°40′58″N 101°28′54″W
      Area total: 
    7.76 sq mi (20.09 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.74 sq mi (20.03 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.06 km²)
      Elevation: 
    3,124 ft (952 m)
      Established: 
    Incorporated 1901
  •   Latitude: 
    36,687
      Longitude: 
    -101,4835
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Guymon, OK
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    73942
      GMAP: 

    Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, United States

  •   Population: 
    12,965
      Population density: 
    1,676.15 residents per square mile of area (647.20/km²)
      Household income: 
    $45,039
      Households: 
    3,574
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.60%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    9.50%
      Income taxes: 
    6.65%

Guymon (GHY-mn) is a city and county seat of Texas County, in the panhandle of Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city population was 12,965, an increase of 13.3% from 11,442 in 2010, and represents more than half of the population of the county. Cattle feedlots, corporate pork farms, and natural gas production dominate its economy, with wind energy production and transmission recently diversifying landowners' farms. The Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo has offered tributes to the community's pioneer spirit every May since 1933. In 2014, the rodeo was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame of the Professional Rodeoing Cowboys Association. Guymon is located at 36°4058N 101°2854W (36.6828041, 101.4815493) and sits at an elevation of 3,124 feet (952 m) According to the United States Census Bureau, Guymon has a total area of 7.3 square miles (18.9 km²), of which 7.4 square miles of land and 0.04 square miles. (0.1 km²) of land is covered by water. The city is located 122 miles (196 km) north of Amarillo, Texas, and 120 miles (193 km) west-northwest of Woodward. The town plat was filed in Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory, in 1904. The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s had a negative effect on Guymon.

History

Guymon is a town in Beaver County, Oklahoma Territory, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The town was founded in 1901 by Edward T. "E.T." Guymon. The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s had a negative effect on Guymon's population. The Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo has offered tributes to the community's pioneer spirit every May since 1933. In 2014, the rodeo was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame of the Professional Rodeso Cowboys Association. The rodeo had over 900 contestants with over $385,000 in prize money in 2006, the most recent year for which data was available. In 2010, Guymon had a population of 2,290, making it the second-largest town in Oklahoma. It is located on the North Canadian River, also known as the Beaver River, which is a tributary of the Oklahoma-Texas border. It was named after Guymon, Oklahoma, a pioneer who purchased a section of land in the 1890s. The community was named Sanford by postal officials to avoid confusion with the town of Stratford, Texas, which was further down the line. It became Guymon after the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway (Rock Island) built a line from Liberal, Kansas, to Texhoma, Texas in 1901. In 1907, the town claimed 839 residents, and was named county seat of the newly created Texas County. In 1910, the census recorded 1,342 residents, which grew to 2,181 in 1930. In 1940, discovery of the nearby Hugoton-Panhandle gas field created many new jobs, and brought the town's population to 2, 290.

Geography

Located on the High Plains of the central Oklahoma Panhandle, Guymon sits 122 miles (196 km) north of Amarillo, Texas. Optima National Wildlife Refuge, Optima Lake, and the state-run Optima Wildlife Management Area lie roughly 16 miles (26 km) to the east along the North Canadian River. Guymon is located at 36°4058N 101°2854W (36.6828041, 101.4815493) and sits at an elevation of 3,124 feet (952 m) According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles (18.9 km²), of which 7.2 square miles are land and 0.04 square miles. (0.1 km²) is covered by water. The city is located on the Oklahoma panhandle and is about 120 miles (193 km) west-northwest of Woodward. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Guymon has a population of 2,788. The town is located in the Oklahoma High Plains region of the state and is located near the Canadian River and the Texas-Oklahoma border. It is about 122 miles north-northeasterly from Amarillo and 120 miles west-southwest from Woodward. It has a climate that is predominantly dry and arid, with an average monthly rainfall of 1.2 inches (4.5 mm) and an average annual temperature of 0.7 degrees (1.4 °C).

Demographics

As of the 2020 census, there were 12,965 people and 3,453 households residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city as of 2020 was 58.1% Hispanic, 29.3% non-Hispanic White, 3.6% Black, 5.6%) Asian, 4.7% of two or more races, and 0. 1% Native American. The median income for a household in the City was $53,164. The per capita income for the city was $19,455. In the 2010 census, Guymon had the fourth largest Hispanic population among cities in the state, trailing only Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton. About 24.6%. of the population was below the poverty line, increasing from 14.3%. in 2010. As of 2010, 39.8% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, and 27.9% were non-families. The average household size was 3.28 persons. The city's population was spread out, with 31.3 per cent under age 18 and 7.6 per cent who were 65 years of age or older. 45.2 per cent of the City's 2020 population was female. In 2010, the city had a median income of $53.164 per household, up from $42.02 per capita in the 2000 census. The City's population is spread out with 31 per cent over age 18, 7.5% under age 65, and 21.5 per cent aged 65 and older.

Economy

The town of Guymon is located in the Oklahoma Panhandle. It is home to the Guymon Municipal Hospital. The city's largest employer is the Seaboard pork processing plant, which processes about 18,000 hogs a day. The town is also home to Hitch Ranch, which began opening cattle feedlots in the 1960s. The DeWind Company is developing a wind farm in the area, which is expected to be completed in 2015. The Guymon area has a population of about 2,000. It was the site of the World War II-era Guymon Air Force Base, which was built in the 1950s and 1960s as a training facility for aircrews. It has since been the location of several other military bases, including the U.S. Air Force base in Oklahoma City, and the Oklahoma Army National Guard base in Goodwell, Oklahoma, which opened in the 1970s. In the 1980s, the GuyMon Air Force Station was built, and it is located near the center of the city. The airport is a major hub for air travel in the region, with more than 1,000 flights a day coming in and out of the area. It also has a number of other military installations, such as the Oklahoma Air National Guard Station, which has a base in the town of Goodwell. The US Air Force bases in Oklahoma and Oklahoma City are located near each other, making it easier to get to and from the rest of the state.

Government

Guymon has a council-manager form of government. Mitch Wagner was the city manager as of February 2018. The city has a population of about 1,000 people. The council is made up of seven members. The mayor and city council are elected by the city's residents.

Education

Guymon residents are served by the Guymon School District. The school system was begun in 19023. The city has eight elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school. Guymon High School lags behind the state average in several measures. About 30% of residents lack a high school diploma; the city has the lowest educational level in the state. More than 80% of high school students qualify for a reduced-price school lunch, a common proxy for poverty. The team mascot is the Tiger, which is also the name of the school district's football team. The first high-school building was built in 1917. The district opened a new high school in 1954. This was replaced with a new facility in 1974. The high school was closed for one year during the Great Depression because funds were insufficient to keep them operating. It was replaced by a new building in 1958. It is the only high school on the city's main road, which was built during the 1920s and 1930s. It has a football team called the Tiger. It also has a middle school, middle school and elementary schools. The elementary schools are called Academy "C" and "Academy "A" The middle school is called "C/A" and the elementary school is known as "A/B/C/C" The elementary school has a name that means "castle" or "castle". The junior high and high school have the name "Junior High" The school district has a mascot that is called the "Tiger".

Recreation

Golden Mesa Casino is 2 1/2 mi west on US Hwy 54. Sunset Lake and Thompson Park is open to fishing year-round. Optima National Wildlife Refuge offers bird and wildlife viewing opportunities, and the Optima Wildlife Management Area, run by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, offers hunting opportunities. No Mans Land Rifle and Pistol Club a 50-station handgun and rimfire rifle range - open to members of the club, located near Sunset Lake andThompson Park, and open for use during daylight hours. An 18-hole par-71 golf course is available for members and guests in Guymon, Oklahoma. A miniature train, ducks to be fed, playground equipment for children, picnic tables, and covered pavilions are available in the nearby town of Piedmont, Oklahoma, which is just south of the city of Oklahoma City. A golf course with 18 holes is available to members and visitors in the town of Ponca City, Oklahoma which is about 3 miles from the city center. The town's main square is called the Painted Post, and it is located on the banks of the Oklahoma River, about 2 miles north of the main highway. The city's main street is called Paintedpost Road, and is about 1 mile from the town center. A small town called Oklahoma City is about 4 miles away, about 1.5 miles from Oklahoma City, and on the other side of the river is the town's largest town, Oklahoma City and the city centre.

Infrastructure

Guymon Municipal Airport is a city-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the central business district of Guymon.Commercial air transport is available out of Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport in Kansas, about 41 miles northeast of town. Guymon is served by US-54, US-64, US-412, SH-3, and SH-136, some of said roads being partially concurrent or completely concurrent with others through Guymon, and the town's main street. The town is located on the U.S. Interstate 66, which runs through GuyMon. The U.N. World Trade Center is located in Guymon and is a major international airport. The city's main road is the US 54, US-64, U.S.-412, SH-3 and Sh-136. The Guymon area is also served by the US-42, US 412, and US-136 highways, all of which run through the town. The nearest major city is Kansas City, Kansas, which is about 20 miles (32 km) to the east. The closest major city to Guymon on the US highway system is Wichita, Kansas. The airport is located near the town of Liberal, Kansas and has a population of about 2,000. It is the largest airport in the state of Kansas, with a total air traffic capacity of about 1,500 (1,500 commercial flights a day.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma = 95.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Guymon = 5.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 12,965 individuals with a median age of 32.4 age the population grows by 1.02% in Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,676.15 residents per square mile of area (647.20/km²). There are average 2.91 people per household in the 3,574 households with an average household income of $45,039 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.60% of the available work force and has dropped -26.06% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by -17.72%. The number of physicians in Guymon per 100,000 population = 74.9.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Guymon = 18.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 11.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 63. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 259. 93 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 26, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma which are owned by the occupant = 57.09%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $83,260 and home appreciation of 0.73%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.75 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,992 per student. There are 11.1 students for each teacher in the school, 242 students for each Librarian and 411 students for each Counselor. 2.79% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.92% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.09% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Guymon's population in Texas County, Oklahoma of 2,188 residents in 1900 has increased 5,93-fold to 12,965 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.01% female residents and 51.99% male residents live in Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma.

    As of 2020 in Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma are married and the remaining 36.57% are single population.

  • 15.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Guymon require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    70.23% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 22.18% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.71% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.09% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, 57.09% are owner-occupied homes, another 33.09% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.82% are vacant.

  • The 81.05% of the population in Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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