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Population in July 2007: 24.
Males: 12  (53.8%)
Females: 12  (46.2%)

Median resident age:  42.5 years
Oklahoma median age:  35.5 years

Zip code: 73717

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,081 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Avard:

$41,081
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,675

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $19,417 (it was $11,700 in 2000)
Avard:

$19,417
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $87,885; Detached houses: $58,590; Mobile homes: $175,770

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  • White alone - 25 (96.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (3.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Avard: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (38.9%), French (29.6%), Scottish (29.6%), Irish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1481 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 117 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Avard:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Avard town:

  • Never married: 4.7%
  • Now married: 88.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Avard town:  1.7% ($200)
Oklahoma:  0.8% ($523)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edmond, OK (103.3 miles , pop. 68,315).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (105.4 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (292.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: South Woods, OK (2.7 miles) , Waynoka, OK (3.1 miles ), Alva, OK (3.1 miles ), Dacoma, OK (3.6 miles) , Capron, OK (4.2 miles) , Freedom, OK (4.3 miles ), Carmen, OK (4.5 miles ), Lambert, OK (4.5 miles) .

Latitude: 36.70 N, Longitude: 98.79 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

Avard household income distribution Avard home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.2%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (88%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Construction (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Avard-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 174% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.4 miles away from the Avard town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1979, a category F4 tornado 29.9 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Avard-area historical earthquake activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 13.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from Avard center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1999 at 23:19:58, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 16.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1994 at 03:28:58, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from Avard center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Woods County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Avard:

  • SHARE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, about 10 miles away; ALVA, OK)
  • WAYNOKA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WAYNOKA, OK)
  • E P CLAPPER MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; WAYNOKA, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Avard:

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 81 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,054)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 83 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,664)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 100 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Langston University (about 101 miles; Langston, OK; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (about 103 miles; Edmond, OK; FT enrollment: 10,514)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 104 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 17,377)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 105 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,044)

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 33.3%

Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  46.2%
Whole state:  69.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.7%
Whole state:  4.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 7.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Avard compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above 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 college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009


Avard travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Wood (35%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Avard town (based on Woods County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.55%
Here74.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents29.7%23.2%9.9%6.8%6.0%
Congregations18.8%9.4%6.3%3.1%9.4%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.5%4.1%2.8%2.8%9.1%
Congregations9.4%6.3%3.1%6.3%28.1%
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
Woods County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Woods County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Woods County:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Woods County:

27.5%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Avard government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $71,000 ($2958.33)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $2,000 ($83.33)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($41.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $1,000 ($41.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($41.67)

Avard government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($41.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($41.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($41.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $75,000 ($3125.00)
    General Support: $1,000 ($41.67)
    Highways: $1,000 ($41.67)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $1,000 ($41.67)

Avard government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($375.00)

7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Alfalfa County, OK  0.45% ($32,846 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.45% ($33,462)
from Garfield County, OK  0.41% ($30,750)


8.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.15%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

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:
to Woodward County, OK  0.72% ($30,619 average AGI)
to Garfield County, OK  0.65% ($24,947)
to Alfalfa County, OK  0.48% ($21,143)

Strongest AM radio stations in Avard:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KALV (1430 AM; 1 kW; ALVA, OK; Owner: MM&K OF ALVA, INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Avard:

  • KQBL (96.9 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: CHAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNID (99.7 FM; ALVA, OK; Owner: CHRISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWOX (101.1 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: OMNI COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWFX (93.5 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: CLASSIC COMMUNICATIONS INC)

TV broadcast stations around Avard:

  • K60ER (Channel 60; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K62EH (Channel 62; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K64EA (Channel 64; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K56FK (Channel 56; ALVA - CHEROKEE, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K58EM (Channel 58; ALVA - CHEROKEE, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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