community profile.

Human Resources –

Current Population 6,932

  • Labor Pool - Within the 40-minute commute pattern a population of over 72 thousand, 60 miles it reaches 186 thousand.  The median household income in Blackwell, OK was $42,622 in 2018.

  • Local Schools - Blackwell Public Schools rated highest in Kay County in annual state evaluation. 

  • Customized training - Pioneer Technology Center, our regional technology training facility, is located less than 20 miles from Blackwell in Ponca City, Okla.  There are state-sponsored programs offering custom free and reduced rate training options.  Pioneer Tech rated one of the best in Oklahoma.

  • Higher Education – There are a number of options in the region, Oklahoma State University is an hour drive from Blackwell. Regional higher education options listed in next section.


  • Rail – Currently there is rail adjacent to this site.  An important point, BIA, owns and manages the rail system from Blackwell to Wellington Kansas where both Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific lines are available, approximately 31 miles.  The state of Oklahoma owns a 13-mile portion of the line to the state border. The rails bridges need to be upgraded to bring them up to full load capacity, currently rated at 263,000 #– we hope to have this process started in 2020.

  • Airport – Blackwell is located 110 miles from Will Rodgers Airport, Oklahoma City – *Wichita Ks, Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport is 67 miles from Blackwell.

  • Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad - contracted through the Blackwell Industrial Authority, is the operational coordinator for the rail.

Located in north central Oklahoma, our hospital is a 53-bed hospital.
Blackwell offers acute inpatient services, outpatient services,
physical therapy, and respiratory therapy.

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Blackwell/Tonkawa Airport

Blackwell–Tonkawa Municipal Airport covers an area of 209 acres (85 ha) at an elevation of 1,030 feet (314 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,501 by 60 feet (1,067 x 18 meters).

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Colleges & Universities

All located between 9 & 80 miles of Blackwell.


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