Warr Acres, Oklahoma

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Warr Acres is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. It was established after World War II by C.B. Warr, a dynamic businessman, builder, and commercial developer.[3] The population was 9,735 at the 2000 census.



The Warr Acres housing addition and Warr Acres Second Addition was developed in 1937 by Clyde B. Warr.[3] An addition that would later form part of the city of Warr Acres, Putnam City was developed by state lawmaker Israel Putnam in 1909.[3]

The city was formed when the residents of 11 additions, including Putnam City, petitioned to incorporate in February 1948.[3] The city of Bethany filed suit, but lost in a Oklahoma Supreme Court decision.[3]

Shopping districts appeared along MacArthur Avenue in the 1960s and 1970s.[3] By 1979, the town had grown to three square miles after annexing several residential developments.[3]


Warr Acres is located at 35°31′37″N 97°37′05″W / 35.526823°N 97.617979°W / 35.526823; -97.617979.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.4 km2), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (1.06%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,735 people, 3,978 households, and 2,681 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,460.4 people per square mile (1,337.6/km2). There were 4,253 housing units at an average density of 1,511.8/sq mi (584.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.51% White, 7.80% African American, 2.55% Native American, 1.96% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.84% from other races, and 3.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.68% of the population.

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