Nowata, OK


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Nowata is a very small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 3,743 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Nowata is the 95th largest community in Oklahoma.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Nowata is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.63% of the Nowata workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Nowata is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Nowata who work in office and administrative support (13.93%), food service (8.65%), and healthcare (8.57%).

Of important note, Nowata is also a city of artists. Nowata has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Nowata’s character.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Nowata has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Nowata a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Nowata is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Nowata are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.41% of adults in Nowata have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Nowata in 2010 was $16,726, which is lower middle income relative to Oklahoma, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,904 for a family of four.

Nowata is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Nowata home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nowata residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Nowata include Irish, English, Dutch, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Nowata is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.

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