Watonga, Oklahoma

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Watonga is a city in Blaine County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 4,658 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Blaine County[3].

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Notable residents and natives

One of its most notable citizens is Clarence Nash, born in 1904 and died in 1985, who Walt Disney hired to be the voice of Donald Duck in the 1920s. Mr. Nash provided the voice of Donald Duck exclusively for over 50 years. Robert J. Helberg, who was born in Watonga, was awarded the Public Service Medal by NASA for his contributions to the Lunar Orbiter program.

Geography

Watonga is located at 35°50′57″N 98°24′42″W / 35.84917°N 98.41167°W / 35.84917; -98.41167 (35.849249, -98.411591)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,658 people, 1,273 households, and 858 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,703.1 people per square mile (656.4/km²). There were 1,507 housing units at an average density of 551.0/sq mi (212.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.19% White, 15.33% African American, 8.24% Native American, 1.55% Asian, 2.02% Pacific Islander, 4.89% from other races, and 6.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.91% of the population.

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