Ashland, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 64 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.8%
Males: 33  (52.9%)
Females: 31  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip code: 74570

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,359 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Ashland:

$20,359
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,603 (it was $6,981 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,487 (it was $21,900 in 2000)
Ashland:

$35,487
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $42,800; Detached houses: $55,500; Mobile homes: $28,286
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Ashland races chart
  • White alone - 42 (63.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 20 (30.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (4.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ashland: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.8%), Italian (13.8%), Dutch (3.4%), English (3.4%), United States (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 770 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 330 people per square mile   (very low).

Ashland, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Ashland:

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 24.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashland town:

  • Never married: 7.4%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.9%
  • Divorced: 29.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (2.0%)

Ashland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Norman, OK (82.6 miles , pop. 95,694).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (94.6 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (142.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Stuart, OK (3.1 miles ), Kiowa, OK (3.2 miles ), Pittsburg, OK (3.6 miles ), Gerty, OK (3.7 miles) , Arpelar, OK (3.7 miles ), Savanna, OK (3.7 miles ), Northwest Pittsburg, OK (3.8 miles ), South Hughes, OK (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 34.77 N, Longitude: 96.07 W

Area code: 918

Ashland household income distribution Ashland home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-5.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (43%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (40%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)

Average climate in Ashland, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ashland-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 144% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the Ashland town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1959, a category F4 tornado 26.3 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ashland-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 75% 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 22.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 295.2 miles away from Ashland center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 220.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 221.7 miles away from Ashland center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 133.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: 5, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashland topographic map

Airports located in Ashland:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashland:

  • East Central University (about 34 miles; Ada, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,030)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 56 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 60 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)
  • Grayson College (about 81 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Paris Junior College (about 84 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 3,875)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 84 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 84 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)

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Notable location: Ashland Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Pittsburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.1. This is worse than average.

City:

95.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 21.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.9%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.0%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ashland compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ashland travel time to work - commute Ashland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Other fuel (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ashland town (based on Pittsburg County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.85%
Here: 70.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents60.0%10.0%5.8%4.4%3.5%
Congregations32.5%10.6%3.3%11.4%8.1%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.3%2.4%2.1%1.4%7.1%
Congregations7.3%4.9%0.8%2.4%18.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Pittsburg County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Pittsburg County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Pittsburg County:

7.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pittsburg County:

29.7%
Oklahoma:

29.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

5.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,065 average AGI)
Pittsburg County:

0.11%
Oklahoma average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Latimer County, OK  0.41% ($37,590 average AGI)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.32% ($27,771)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.28% ($26,595)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,833 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.46% ($23,928 average AGI)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.34% ($52,020)
to Latimer County, OK  0.28% ($30,452)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashland:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KEOR (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATOKA, OK; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNED (1150 AM; 1 kW; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashland:

  • KQCV-FM (95.1 FM; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KLRB (89.3 FM; STUART, OK; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE OF PRAYER, INC.)
  • KMCO (101.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKFC (105.5 FM; COALGATE, OK; Owner: WOODSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTMC-FM (105.1 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KESC (103.7 FM; WILBURTON, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC)
  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMMY (97.1 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY, Inc.)
  • KAZC (88.3 FM; TISHOMINGO, OK; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHKC-FM (102.1 FM; ATOKA, OK; Owner: KEYSTONE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBCW (91.9 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA)

TV broadcast stations around Ashland:

  • KTEN (Channel 10; ADA, OK; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • K51EK (Channel 51; McALESTER, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ASHLAND, Approx 2800' W Of Int Ashland Rd And N3920 On Ashland Rd. N Side Of Rd (Lat: 34.753222 Lon: -96.031139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQQF317
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/26/2012, Expiration Date: 11/26/2022, Certifier: Lee Brown
    Registrant: Pine Telephone Company, 210 West 2nd Street, Broken Bow, OK 74728, Phone: (580) 584-3300, Fax: (580) 584-9009, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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