is a city in Wagoner County
, United States
. The population was 7,669 at the 2000 census
. It is the county seat
of Wagoner County
Wagoner is located at (35.955501, -95.377938).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.0 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 7,669 people, 2,928 households, and 2,111 families residing in the city. The population density
was 1,101.4 people per square mile (425.4/km²). There were 3,152 housing units at an average density of 452.7/sq mi (174.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.48% White
, 9.27% African American
, 13.21% Native American
, 0.34% Asian
, 0.08% Pacific Islander
, 0.70% from other races
, and 5.92% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.93% of the population.
There were 2,928 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,493, and the median income for a family was $35,426. Males had a median income of $28,163 versus $21,331 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,178. About 12.2% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.
As noted on numerous city-sponsored highway signs outside the city, Wagoner is home to a number of notable persons, most indicative of the blend of Western and Southern culture that the
city embodies. Among these are Bob Cobb
, a bass player in the Western swing movement made famous by Bob Wills
and his Texas Playboys. Cobb has received numerous accolades and is a member of the Western Swing Hall of Fame. In addition, professional bassfisherman Tommy Biffle resides on the shores on nearby Lake Fort Gibson. Biffle has accumulated over $1.5 million in tournament earnings over his twenty-one year career.