Wanette, Oklahoma

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Wanette is a town in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 402 at the 2000 census. Wanette is part of the Purcell-Lexington retail trade area, and is within the Greater Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area

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Wanette High School

Wanette High School has an average graduating class of 16. The percentage of children on Individualized Education Programs is well over 30%. Wanette High School is also the largest business in the town. The current superintendent is Rick Riggs. The school board consist of Curtis Compton, Bryan Richards, Eddie Williamson, Linda Fullingim and Rick Middleton. Wanette High School is home of the tigers.

Geography

Wanette is located at 34°57′46″N 97°1′52″W / 34.96278°N 97.03111°W / 34.96278; -97.03111 (34.962707, -97.031170)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 402 people, 147 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 978.8 people per square mile (378.6/km²). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 409.0/sq mi (158.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.31% White, 8.71% Native American, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 13.7% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

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