Dibble, Oklahoma

Dibble, Oklahoma

Dibble, Oklahoma is a small town located in Grady County. With a population of just over 1,000 people, it’s a close-knit community with a rich history and culture. Geographically, Dibble is located in the south central part of the state, about an hour south of Oklahoma City. The climate is generally mild and temperate, with hot summers and cold winters. Average summer temperatures range from 85°F to 95°F while winter temperatures range from 40°F to 50°F. Check whicheverhealth for information about Agra, Oklahoma.

The town was founded in 1892 by the Dibble family and has been home to farmers, ranchers and Native Americans ever since. In more recent years, Dibble has become more diverse as other ethnicities have moved into the area. Politically speaking, Dibble is conservative but leans towards independent thinking when it comes to local issues.

The economy of Dibble is mainly agricultural-based but there are also several small businesses in town such as restaurants and stores that serve the needs of its citizens. There are also several schools in town including elementary schools for grades K-5 and high school for grades 6-12.

In addition to its many farms and ranches, there are also some great landmarks in Dibble such as the old railroad station which was built in 1912 and still stands today as a reminder of the town’s past; the local library which was established in 1959; and the historic courthouse which was built in 1902 and renovated recently to preserve its original architecture. There’s also an annual festival held each year that celebrates all things related to the local culture and heritage of Dibble – from food to music – that draws visitors from across Oklahoma each year!

Dibble, Oklahoma

Population: 289. Estimated population in July 2020: 295 (+2.1% change)
Males: 135 (46.7%), Females: 154 (53.3%)

McClain County

Zip code: 73031

Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $30,781
Median house value: $50,000

Races in Dibble:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.9%)
  • American Indian (9.7%)
  • Two or more races (5.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)

Ancestries: United States (15.6%), German (8.3%), Irish (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (5.5%), English (5.2%), Dutch (3.5%).

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 2.7 square miles


Dibble, Oklahoma is home to a population of just over 2,000 residents. The median age of the population is 36.7 years old, and the gender ratio is almost even with slightly more females than males. The median household income in Dibble is $31,800 and the poverty rate is 17.2%. The median home value in Dibble is $70,400 which is lower than both the state and national averages. Renters account for 54% of the population with an average rent cost of $722 per month.

The cost of living in Dibble primarily revolves around housing costs as they account for nearly 40% of all expenditures for residents living there. Groceries are also relatively expensive compared to other parts of Oklahoma and the nation due to limited access to large supermarkets or discount stores within city limits. Transportation costs are also high due to limited public transportation options and fuel prices that tend to be higher than the national average. Health care expenses are also higher than other parts of Oklahoma due to a lack of health care providers in town. Despite these higher costs, most people find that they can still live comfortably while in Dibble given its lower cost of living compared to other areas in Oklahoma and beyond.

For population 25 years and over in Dibble

  • High school or higher: 59.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dibble town

  • Never married: 15.4%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +105 (+57.1%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Dibble:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dibble:

  • WILL ROGERS WORLD (about 24 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Abbreviation: OKC)
  • TINKER AFB (about 31 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Abbreviation: TIK)
  • HENRY POST AAF (about 60 miles; FORT SILL, OK; Abbreviation: FSI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Dibble:

  • LINDSAY MUNI (about 14 miles; LINDSAY, OK; Abbreviation: 1K2)
  • DAVID JAY PERRY (about 15 miles; GOLDSBY, OK; Abbreviation: 1K4)
  • UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA WESTHEIMER (about 18 miles; NORMAN, OK; Abbreviation: OUN)

Amtrak stations near Dibble:

  • 19 miles: NORMAN (200 S. JONES AVE.)
  • 20 miles: PURCELL (EAST MAIN ST. AT RAILROAD). Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dibble:

  • UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA NORMAN CAMPUS (about 18 miles; NORMAN, OK; Full-time enrollment: 20,154)
  • OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Full-time enrollment: 5,220)
  • OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY-OKLAHOMA CITY (about 31 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,164)
  • OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,234)
  • UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER (about 32 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,447)
  • SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; BETHANY, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • ROSE STATE COLLEGE (about 34 miles; MIDWEST CITY, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,067)


Public high school in Dibble:

  • DIBBLE HS (Students: 184; Location: 100 MAIN ST.; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Dibble:

  • DIBBLE ES (Students: 445; Location: 1OO MAIN STREET; Grades: PK – 08)