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Enid is a city in Garfield County.

It is the county seat.

The community name believed to have been taken from Tennyson's "Idylls of the King."

The latitude of Enid is 36.395N. The longitude is -97.878W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,240 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 46,436.


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Median household income
Local
$32,227
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Enid demographic reports
Enid was settled during the 1893 land run.

Phillips University, founded here in 1907, declared bankruptcy in 1998 and closed its doors.

An automobile called the Geronimo was once manufactured here.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 201. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Michael Hedges, musician
· Owen K. Garriott, astronaut
· Marquis James, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Cherokee Strip Days - Sept. 13-15, 2007
  • Garfield County Fair - Sept. 4-8, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Tri-State Music Festival - May 2-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Enid web sites and events links in the sections below.
Enid attractions: Adventure Quest
Historic routes: Chisholm Trail
Historic sites and museums: Railroad Museum of Oklahoma, Museum of the Cherokee Strip, Midgley Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 63

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Enid residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Enid ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Enid was $17,471, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Enid residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Enid, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $320.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $667.


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Libraries in Enid include Enid-Public Library of Enid & Garfield Co ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Enid include Enid News & Eagle

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Garfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Enid political report.

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The average commute time for Enid workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Enid between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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