For population 25 years and over in Alderson:
For population 15 years and over in Alderson town:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $300 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (78.7 miles , pop. 74,859).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (86.2 miles , pop. 393,049).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (158.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Krebs, OK (1.6 miles ), McAlester, OK (2.2 miles ), Haileyville, OK (2.7 miles ), Twin Cities, OK (2.7 miles ), Hartshorne, OK (2.9 miles ), Savanna, OK (3.1 miles ), Crowder, OK (3.9 miles ), Pittsburg, OK (4.0 miles ).
Latitude: 34.90 N, Longitude: 95.69 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 918
Unemployment in August 2012:
Population change in the 1990s: -131 (-33.4%).
Work and jobs in Alderson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Alderson, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Alderson-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 234% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/11/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the Alderson town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 5/5/1960, a category F4 tornado 22.3 miles away from the town center killed 16 people and injured 106 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Alderson-area historical earthquake activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from Alderson center
On 5/27/2007 at 21:03:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/2006 at 08:30:25, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/9/2008 at 22:59:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from Alderson center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Pittsburg County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Alderson:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alderson:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 21.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 7.8%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 46.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Alderson compared to Oklahoma state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Alderson (based on Pittsburg County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.85%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Alderson government finances in 2002:
7.15% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,088 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($407 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,922 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Alderson:
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TV broadcast stations around Alderson:
Alderson, Oklahoma:See more detailed statistics of Alderson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $644,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 525
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 5,600
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: