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Bessie is a town in Washita County.
The community name derives from the Blackwell, Enid and Southwestern Railroad, which was nicknamed the Bess Line
The latitude of Bessie is 35.385N. The longitude is -98.987W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,552 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 186.
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36% of Bessie residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bessie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bessie was $15,110, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Bessie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Washita County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bessie political report.
The average commute time for Bessie workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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