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Hooker
Texas County, Oklahoma

ZipCodes
73945

Motto
It's a Location, Not a Vocation



Page Contents for Hooker, Oklahoma

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Oklahoma state capital is Oklahoma City.
The population of Hooker is approximately 1,918 2010.
The approximate number of families is 812 2000, 683 2010.
The amount of land area in Hooker is 2.416 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Hooker is 0.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hooker to Washington DC is 1379 miles.
The distance to the Oklahoma state capital is 230 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hooker is positioned 36.85 degrees north of the equator and 101.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hooker per capita income is $ 18,808 2009.
Hooker median income is $ 38,951 2009.
The Hooker median home price is $ 74,562 2009.
Hooker average annual precipitation is 18.2 inches peryear.
The average low temperature is 41.7 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 71.3 degrees F.

Location

in the center of the Oklahoma panhandle about three miles from Tyrone. Other nearby communities include: Optima, Hardesty, Guymon and Goodwell - all in Oklahoma and Liberal, Hugoton and Rolla - all in Kansas.
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Climate


moderate with all four seasons represented. Here is a current weather page for Hooker.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Hooker.

This area that is now HOoker was basically unwanted until John "Hooker" Threlkeld with some others to raise cattle. He was called Hooker because he was a good roper and could hook the calves out of the herd. After he came here in 1873, the town was named for him. A bad fire on 1 June 1908 burned most of the town but the residents quickly began rebuilding. A Dr. Blackmer and his wife arrived in Hooker in 1914 and he eventually founded the First National Bank. The 1930's saw great troubles for the area with serious drought but, once again, the people of Hooker pulled through their difficulties. The discovery of oil and natural gas in the area during the 1940's brought new people to Hooker and many new businesses, parks, homes and parks were built.
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Attractions

Hooker residents are proud of their town's name and play up the humor in it. The nickname, it's a location not a vocation, will hopefully bring more visitors to Hooker.
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Hooker City Government

City of Hooker
P.O. Box 67
111 S. Broadway
Hooker, OK 73945
Phone: 580-652-2885

Hooker has a Mayor-council form of government with four council members and a mayor.

Hooker Chamber

Hooker Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 989
102 West Highway 54
Hooker, OK 73945
Phone: 580-651-2474

Hooker Organizations

Hooker Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 989
102 West Highway 54
Hooker, OK 73945
Phone: 580-651-2474

Hooker Schools

Hooker Public Schools
220 North Swem
Hooker, OK 73945
Phone: 580-652-2162 Hooker

Miscellany

The population of Hooker was:
1910 - 525
1920 - 946
1930 - 1,682
1940 - 1,146
1950 - 1,842
1960 - 1,684
1980 - 1,788
1990 - 1,551
2000 - 1,788
2009 - 1,795
2010 - 1,918

Population Density:
2010 - 2,131 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 36 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 742
2000 - 812


Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 34,688
2009 - $ 38,951

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 18,086
2009 - $ 18,808

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 53,800
2009 - $ 74,562

Hooker is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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