Guymon, Oklahoma

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Guymon, Oklahoma
City
Location of Guymon, Oklahoma
Location of Guymon, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°40′58″N 101°28′54″W / 36.68278°N 101.48167°W / 36.68278; -101.48167Coordinates: 36°40′58″N 101°28′54″W / 36.68278°N 101.48167°W / 36.68278; -101.48167
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyTexas
Incorporated1901
Government
 • TypeCouncil–Manager
 • MayorKim Peterson
 • City ManagerKimberly Meek
Area
 • Total7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)
 • Land7.3 sq mi (18.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,123 ft (952 m)
Population (2010)[1][2]
 • Total11,442
 • Estimate (2012)11,930
 • Density1,600/sq mi (600/km2)
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code73942
Area code580
FIPS code40-31750 [3]
GNIS feature ID1093452 [4]
WebsiteGuymonOK.org
 
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Guymon, Oklahoma
City
Location of Guymon, Oklahoma
Location of Guymon, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 36°40′58″N 101°28′54″W / 36.68278°N 101.48167°W / 36.68278; -101.48167Coordinates: 36°40′58″N 101°28′54″W / 36.68278°N 101.48167°W / 36.68278; -101.48167
CountryUnited States
StateOklahoma
CountyTexas
Incorporated1901
Government
 • TypeCouncil–Manager
 • MayorKim Peterson
 • City ManagerKimberly Meek
Area
 • Total7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)
 • Land7.3 sq mi (18.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,123 ft (952 m)
Population (2010)[1][2]
 • Total11,442
 • Estimate (2012)11,930
 • Density1,600/sq mi (600/km2)
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code73942
Area code580
FIPS code40-31750 [3]
GNIS feature ID1093452 [4]
WebsiteGuymonOK.org

Guymon is a city in and the county seat of Texas County, Oklahoma.[5] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,442.[1] The 2012 census estimate grew to 11,930.[2] Cattle feedlots, corporate pork farms, and Natural Gas dominate its economy, with wind energy production and transmission recently diversifying land owners farms.

History[edit]

In the 1890s, Edward T. “E.T.” Guymon purchased a section of land west of the Beaver River. The site grew very rapidly after the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway began to pass through it after 1901. The town, first named Sanford, was later renamed Guymon by railroad officials in order to avoid confusion with the town of Stratford, Texas, which was further down the line. Guymon incorporated in 1901.

The Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo has offered tributes to the community’s pioneer spirit every May since the 1930s. The Rodeo is the 5th Largest Outdoor Rodeo and the 10th Largest Rodeo in Prize Money in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). In 2006, the rodeo had over 900 contestants with over $385,000 in prize money.[6]

The Anchor D Ranch is located nearby.

Geography[edit]

Located on the High Plains of the central Oklahoma Panhandle Guymon sits 105 miles (169 km) north of Amarillo, Texas and 120 miles (193 km) west-northwest of Woodward, Oklahoma. Optima National Wildlife Refuge and Optima Lake lie roughly 16 miles (26 km) to the east along the North Canadian River.

Guymon is located at 36°40′58″N 101°28′54″W / 36.68278°N 101.48167°W / 36.68278; -101.48167 (36.6828041,-101.4815493)[7] and sits at an elevation of 3,126 feet (953 m). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles (18.9 km2), of which 7.3 square miles (18.9 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) (0.27%) is water.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Guymon, Oklahoma
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °F (°C)83
(28)
84
(29)
93
(34)
96
(36)
102
(39)
108
(42)
107
(42)
108
(42)
106
(41)
98
(37)
86
(30)
86
(30)
108
(42)
Average high °F (°C)48
(9)
52
(11)
58
(14)
69
(21)
78
(26)
89
(32)
93
(34)
92
(33)
85
(29)
74
(23)
59
(15)
51
(11)
70.7
(21.5)
Average low °F (°C)21
(−6)
25
(−4)
29
(−2)
41
(5)
50
(10)
61
(16)
65
(18)
65
(18)
56
(13)
44
(7)
30
(−1)
24
(−4)
42.6
(5.8)
Record low °F (°C)−19
(−28)
−11
(−24)
−7
(−22)
17
(−8)
28
(−2)
41
(5)
48
(9)
46
(8)
31
(−1)
24
(−4)
4
(−16)
0
(−18)
−19
(−28)
Precipitation inches (mm)0.5
(13)
0.9
(23)
0.8
(20)
1.7
(43)
3.1
(79)
2.5
(64)
3.5
(89)
2.8
(71)
1.9
(48)
1.8
(46)
0.8
(20)
0.6
(15)
20.9
(531)
Snowfall inches (cm)3.2
(8.1)
3.9
(9.9)
3.3
(8.4)
1
(3)
0.1
(0.3)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
1.3
(3.3)
3.5
(8.9)
16.5
(41.9)
Avg. rainy days1.62.62.24.36.24.96.25.43.63.42244.4
 % humidity75716267595858545561587363
Source #1: weather.com
Source #2: Weatherbase.com [8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
19101,342
19201,50712.3%
19302,18144.7%
19402,2905.0%
19504,718106.0%
19605,76822.3%
19707,67433.0%
19808,49210.7%
19907,803−8.1%
200010,47234.2%
201011,4429.3%
Est. 201211,9304.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the 2010 census, there were 11,442 people, 3,651 households, and 2,632 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,600 people per square mile (600/km²). There were 3,941 housing units at an average density of 539.4 per square mile (208.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.6% White, 1.6% African American, 1.5% Native American, 2.7% Asian (1.2% Burmese),[10] 0.3% Pacific Islander, 18.4% from other races, and 3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino comprised 51.5% of the population (40.0% Mexican, 6.2% Guatemalan, 1.1% Cuban).[11][12]

There were 3,651 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,333, and the median income for a family was $44,841. Males had a median income of $26,162 versus $20,450 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,682. About 10.1% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Guymon serves as a trade center for a wide wheat, livestock, and dairy area. A United States soil conservation station sits nearby. The city has oil and gas wells. Manufacturers include agricultural tillage tools, pressure tanks, printing, and formula feeds. The hamlet of Goodwell, Oklahoma, home of Oklahoma Panhandle State University, lies 11 miles (18 km) to the southwest. The city once had scheduled air service.

The city's largest employer, a pork processing plant, operates at double shift capacity and processes about 18,000 hogs each day, and its 2,300 employees make up about 20% of the entire city's population.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Guymon residents are served by the Guymon School District. The city has eight elementary schools, one junior high school and one high school, whose team mascot is the Tiger.[13]

Elementary Schools
Middle School
High School

Media[edit]

Guymon has one newspaper and three radio stations

Recreation[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

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.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

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