Medicine Park is located in Comanche County, Oklahoma, and has a population of around 500 people. The town is nestled within the Wichita Mountains, which provide a breathtaking backdrop to the area. The geography of the area is diverse and includes rolling hills, grasslands, and wetland areas. The climate in Medicine Park is generally mild with warm summers and cold winters.
The history of Medicine Park dates back to 1908 when it was established as an exclusive resort town for wealthy individuals from Oklahoma City. This resort town quickly grew in popularity and by 1910 had over 500 visitors each day. As a result of its popularity, the town was incorporated in 1911.
Politically, Medicine Park is a non-partisan city with no registered political party affiliations for its residents or local government officials. The economy of Medicine Park is based largely on tourism with several attractions including art galleries, unique shops and restaurants located within the city limits.
The school system in Medicine Park consists of one elementary school and one high school both located within the city limits. Both schools are part of the Comanche Public School District which also covers other nearby towns as well as some parts of rural Comanche County.
Finally, some notable landmarks in Medicine Park include Bath Lake which offers swimming opportunities during summer months as well as fishing year round; Meers Store & Restaurant where you can enjoy delicious homemade burgers; and finally Fort Sill National Historic Landmark which boasts an impressive array of historic buildings and artifacts from various eras throughout American history.
Population: 373. Estimated population in July 2020: 372 (-0.3% change)
Males: 175 (46.9%), Females: 198 (53.1%)
Zip code: 73557
Median resident age: 40.2 years
Median household income: $26,607
Median house value: $48,800
Races in Medicine Park:
- White Non-Hispanic (80.4%)
- American Indian (11.3%)
- Hispanic (6.7%)
- Two or more races (5.9%)
- Other race (2.7%)
- Black (1.3%)
- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
Ancestries: Irish (16.1%), German (13.1%), English (11.8%), United States (9.7%), Dutch (2.1%), French (2.1%).
Elevation: 1270 feet
Land area: 1.7 square miles
Medicine Park, Oklahoma is a small town located in the southwestern corner of the state. It has a population of around 740 people, according to the 2018 US Census. The majority of its citizens are Native Americans, making up over 50% of its population. The median household income is around $33,000 and the median home value is approximately $81,000.
Living costs in Medicine Park are quite reasonable compared to other areas in Oklahoma. Rent prices average around $500 per month for a one-bedroom apartment while two-bedroom apartments are slightly more expensive at an average price of $600 per month. Groceries also tend to be relatively cheap with most items being available for under $10 each. Utility bills such as electricity and water are also relatively low due to the town’s location near several natural sources of energy like wind and solar power. Health care is available through local clinics and hospitals but may be limited depending on your insurance plan. There are also numerous outdoor activities available such as hiking, biking, fishing, and camping that can help keep living costs down since most parks have free admission or low entrance fees.
For population 25 years and over in Medicine Park
- High school or higher: 76.8%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.4%
- Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
- Unemployed: 10.0%
- Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Medicine Park town
- Never married: 21.3%
- Now married: 55.8%
- Separated: 3.9%
- Widowed: 9.7%
- Divorced: 9.4%
2.9% Foreign born (2.4% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).
Population change in the 1990s: +125 (+50.4%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Medicine Park:
- COMANCHE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; LAWTON, OK)
- JIM TALIAFERRO COMM MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 9 miles; LAWTON, OK)
- SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; LAWTON, OK)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Medicine Park:
- HENRY POST AAF (about 9 miles; FORT SILL, OK; Abbreviation: FSI)
- LAWTON-FORT SILL REGIONAL (about 13 miles; LAWTON, OK; Abbreviation: LAW)
- SHEPPARD AFB/WICHITA FALLS MUNI (about 52 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Abbreviation: SPS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Medicine Park:
- WALTERS MUNI (about 26 miles; WALTERS, OK; Abbreviation: 3O5)
- CARNEGIE MUNI (about 27 miles; CARNEGIE, OK; Abbreviation: 86F)
- ANADARKO MUNI (about 28 miles; ANADARKO, OK; Abbreviation: F68)
Colleges and Universities
According to educationvv, Oklahoma is home to the following higher educational institutes:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Medicine Park:
- CAMERON UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; LAWTON, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
- SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; WEATHERFORD, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,360)
- MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,619)
- OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 79 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Full-time enrollment: 5,220)
- SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; BETHANY, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
- UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA NORMAN CAMPUS (about 79 miles; NORMAN, OK; Full-time enrollment: 20,154)
- OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY-OKLAHOMA CITY (about 82 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,164)