Weatherford is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 12,126 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Weatherford is the 40th largest community in Oklahoma.
Weatherford real estate is some of the most expensive in Oklahoma, although Weatherford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Weatherford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Weatherford is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Weatherford who work in sales jobs (11.15%), office and administrative support (10.26%), and teaching (9.29%).
Weatherford is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Weatherford to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
The education level of Weatherford citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.70% of adults in Weatherford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Weatherford in 2010 was $20,609, which is upper middle income relative to Oklahoma, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,436 for a family of four. However, Weatherford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Weatherford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Weatherford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Weatherford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Weatherford include Irish, English, Dutch, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Weatherford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.