“Wheatland is a rural community located on State Highway 152 in extreme southwestern Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The post office opened February 10, 1902. The ZIP Code is 73097.”
Let’s see if we can improve on that a little bit.
Wheatland has a Roadhouse, Pioneer Equipment, Midwest Streetcars Automotive, Y Mart, HK&S Iron and Mustang Food Mart. Housing developments include Canadian Estates to the west and Embassy West to the southwest. Will Rogers World Airport is a few miles due east.
The population is 187, living in 84 housing units. The median age is 44 – 48 for men and 38 for women. Ten-year difference. Hmm. But – 95 men and 92 women. Racial breakdown shows 159 white; 8 American Indian or Alaskan Native; 3 Asian (Philippino? Korean? Azeri?); 4 “other races;” and 6 “two or more races.”
Of all households, 52% are husband and wife; 26% are singles. Seventy percent of the households are “without Kids.” That might be because the largest age groups listed as head of household are 55-64 and 75-84, people not likely to have kids at home. All the population is in housing units. Thirty two units were built in 1939 or earlier; 35 in the 1980s. Seven units are vacant.
Thirty-three percent of the population works full time; 6 percent are part time; and 61% report “no earnings.” Again, indications of an elderly population. All working people drive to work, by car, truck or van.
Of those 25 or older, 51% do not have a high school diploma.