Bell, Oklahoma

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Population in 2010: 535. Population change since 2000: -11.1%
Males: 322  (60.3%)
Females: 213  (39.7%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 74960.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $24,903 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Bell:

$24,903
OK:

$49,176

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $12,759 (it was $8,753 in 2000)

Bell CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $72,694 (it was $40,700 in 2000)
Bell:

$72,694
OK:

$132,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $85,899; Detached houses: $115,524; Mobile homes: $27,300

Median gross rent in 2016: $539.

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  • Races in Bell, OK (2010)

    Bell races chart
    • 31158.1%American Indian alone
    • 17833.3%White alone
    • 387.1%Two or more races
    • 71.3%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Black alone

Races in Bell detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bell: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (13.1%), German (1.5%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 858 feet

Land area: 22.2 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Bell,OK real estate house value index trend

Bell, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Bell:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bell CDP:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

8 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.8%
Oklahoma:

5.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $725 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $217 (0.4%)

Bell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (26.4 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (83.8 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (240.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Salem, OK (1.9 miles) , Elm Grove, OK (2.1 miles) , Zion, OK (2.7 miles) , Cherry Tree, OK (2.8 miles ), Stilwell, OK (2.9 miles ), Maryetta, OK (3.1 miles) , Fairfield, OK (3.1 miles ), Piney, OK (3.2 miles) .

Latitude: 35.74 N, Longitude: 94.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 918

Bell household income distribution Bell home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Oklahoma:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (27%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Bell: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bell, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bell-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 103% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/26/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.7 miles away from the Bell place center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1960, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 136.1 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 136.2 miles away from Bell center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 235.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 268.6 miles away from Bell center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 294.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Adair County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bell:

  • STILWELL NURSING HOME, LLC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; STILWELL, OK)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF STILWELL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; STILWELL, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bell:

  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 26 miles; Fort Smith, AR; Full-time enrollment: 6,103)
  • Northeastern State University (about 29 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,895)
  • University of Arkansas (about 30 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • John Brown University (about 32 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 48 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 49 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Rogers State University (about 75 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 3,482)

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Notable locations in Bell: Bell Rural Fire Department (A), Tri - Community Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Adair County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 88.0. This is about average.

City:

88.0
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.163. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.163
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 6.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.31
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.489. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.489
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 52.3%
(36.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.0% for American Indian residents, 80.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.8%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Oklahoma average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bell CDP (based on Adair County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,32553
Mainline Protestant7413
Other36-
None11,581-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Adair County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Adair County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Adair County:

5.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Adair County:

32.7%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bell:

43.9%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bell:

39.6%
State:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.8
Oklahoma:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

34.6%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

6.1%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.3
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

24.4%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

47.7%
Oklahoma:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.8%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bell, OK Residents

5.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,152 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cherokee County, OK  1.03% ($21,754 average AGI)
from Benton County, AR  0.78% ($27,596)
from Washington County, AR  0.66% ($20,250)


6.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
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 Benton County, AR  1.17% ($26,329 average AGI)
to Cherokee County, OK  0.90% ($22,393)
to Washington County, AR  0.59% ($22,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bell:

  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KUOA (1290 AM; 5 kW; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KUOA, INC.)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFSA (950 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER, SR.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bell:

  • KDAB (94.9 FM; PRAIRIE GROVE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • KEZA (107.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUAF (91.3 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKBD (95.9 FM; SALLISAW, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAYH (89.3 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: FAMILY VISION MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KAOW (88.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KKIX (103.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLSZ-FM (102.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K209CA (89.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bell:

  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KAFT (Channel 13; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KPOM-TV (Channel 24; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: J.D.G. TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K68ET (Channel 68; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KBBL-CA (Channel 9; WINSLOW, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K34EN (Channel 34; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV34, INC.)
  • K48FL (Channel 48; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV 34, INC.)
  • KHOG-TV (Channel 29; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: KHBS HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KFDF-CA (Channel 10; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 270Total average daily traffic
  • 27Total average daily truck traffic
  • 400Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Utility gas (17%)

Bell compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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