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Population in 2012: 560 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.1%
 

Males: 302  (54.1%)
Females: 258  (45.9%)

Median resident age:  48.8 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 74331.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,008 (it was $24,844 in 2000)
Bernice:

$44,008
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,673

Bernice town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $79,020 (it was $55,300 in 2000)
Bernice:

$79,020
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $84,267; Detached houses: $105,545; Mobile homes: $43,149

Median gross rent in 2012: $753.

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  • White alone - 451 (80.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 67 (11.9%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (5.5%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (2.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bernice: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.6%), German (16.4%), English (8.5%), United States (6.9%), Dutch (4.5%), West Indian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 780 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 628 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bernice:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bernice town:

  • Never married: 9.7%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.4%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $380 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $272 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, AR (56.6 miles , pop. 58,047).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (66.5 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (285.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Cleora, OK (2.2 miles ), Afton, OK (2.3 miles ), Dennis, OK (2.5 miles) , Copeland, OK (2.6 miles ), Grove, OK (2.8 miles ), Zena, OK (2.8 miles) , Ketchum, OK (3.0 miles ), Fairland, OK (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 36.63 N, Longitude: 94.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 918

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +174 (+52.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bernice-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 248% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Bernice town center injured 59 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/24/1975, a category F4 tornado 23.3 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Delaware County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 10, Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Wahoo McDaniel - Football linebacker.


Hospitals/medical centers near Bernice:

  • GROVE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GROVE, OK)
  • GRAND LAKE VILLA (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GROVE, OK)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; GROVE, OK)

Political contributions by individuals in Bernice, OK

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bernice:

  • Crowder College (about 34 miles; Neosho, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,111)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 42 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 46 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 3,034)
  • Rogers State University (about 46 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 2,643)
  • Northeastern State University (about 49 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,171)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 55 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,143)
  • University of Arkansas (about 66 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 15,441)

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

Park in Bernice: Bernice State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Delaware 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
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AQI  PM2.5 Ozone  PM10 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.1. This is about average.
City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.97. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.97
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.0317. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0317
U.S.:

0.4934
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 0.546. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.546
U.S.:

3.463
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 6.56. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.56
U.S.:

12.31
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.7
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bernice and their reported violations in the past:

BERNICE (Population served: 504, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.7%
(22.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.6%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bernice, OK

Bernice compared to Oklahoma state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Bernice (2011 data):

  • Bank of the Lakes, National Association: Bernice Branch at 500 Highway 85a, branch established on 1984/07/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $195.6 mil, Deposits: $175.5 mil, headquarters in Owasso, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Lake Bancshares Corporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bernice travel time to work - commute


Bernice mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Other fuel (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bernice town (based on Delaware County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.03%
Here60.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of Christ
Adherents39.1%31.4%9.5%4.5%2.5%
Congregations52.1%1.4%5.6%4.2%7.0%
NameAssemblies of GodCatholic Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%1.7%1.7%1.5%5.6%
Congregations8.5%1.4%1.4%1.4%16.9%
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
Delaware County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Delaware County:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Delaware County:

12.1%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Delaware County:

30.0%
State:

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$600
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$600
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$3,900
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,400
Totals for Government 0$0 7$7,500

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($105.36)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($42.86)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($30.36)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($30.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $56,000 ($100.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($28.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($16.07)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $15,000 ($26.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $30,000 ($53.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($19.64)
    Rents: $6,000 ($10.71)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($3.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $80,000 ($142.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($5.36)
    All Other: $2,000 ($3.57)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $55,000 ($98.21)
    Public Utilities: $8,000 ($14.29)
    NEC: $5,000 ($8.93)

Bernice government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $176,000 ($314.29)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $169,000 ($301.79)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($12.50)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $397,000 ($708.93)

9.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,817 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.93%
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 Benton County, AR  1.46% ($26,699 average AGI)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.71% ($32,063)
from Ottawa County, OK  0.68% ($35,671)


8.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.29%
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 Benton County, AR  1.11% ($26,336 average AGI)
to Ottawa County, OK  0.93% ($25,618)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.62% ($40,221)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bernice:

  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KUOA (1290 AM; 5 kW; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KUOA, INC.)
  • KVIS (910 AM; 1 kW; MIAMI, OK; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KITO (1470 AM; 1 kW; VINITA, OK; Owner: DLB BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bernice:

  • KITO-FM (96.1 FM; VINITA, OK; Owner: DLB BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGVE (99.3 FM; GROVE, OK; Owner: CALEB CORPORATION)
  • KGND (107.5 FM; KETCHUM, OK; Owner: NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA BROADCAST NETWORK)
  • KURM-FM (100.3 FM; SOUTHWEST CITY, MO; Owner: KERM, INC.)
  • KQLL-FM (106.1 FM; OWASSO, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBVA (106.5 FM; BELLA VISTA, AR; Owner: GAYLA JOY HENDREN)
  • KGLC (100.9 FM; MIAMI, OK; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bernice:

  • KELF-LP (Channel 43; GROVE, OK; Owner: TONY RUSSELL BICKEL)
  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTUL (Channel 8; TULSA, OK; Owner: KTUL, LLC)
  • KOTV (Channel 6; TULSA, OK; Owner: GRIFFIN LICENSING, L.L.C.)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)

Bernice fatal accident list:

May 9, 1989 11:10 AM, 85a, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 23, 1979 02:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Jimmy L Didier, Oklahoma State Highway 85a (Lat: 36.614889 Lon: -94.924611), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 4794241100, Jdidier@didiercomm.Com, 6315 OLD HARRISON LANE
  • Jimmy L Didier, Oklahoma State Highway 85a (Lat: 36.614889 Lon: -94.924611), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 4794241100, Jdidier@didiercomm.Com, 6315 OLD HARRISON LANE
  • Janis E Merritts, Oklahoma State Highway 85a (Lat: 36.614889 Lon: -94.924611), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 9413648886, Compliancedepartment@gsignal.Com, 301 N. CATTLEMEN RD., # 300
  • Christine A Verre, Oklahoma State Highway 85a (Lat: 36.614889 Lon: -94.924611), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 103.6 m
    Registrant: 3366432524, Christine.Verre@crowncastle.Com, 2000 CORPORATE DRIVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • N Broadway & Lingo Rd (Lat: 36.615361 Lon: -94.918306), Call Sign: KKV559
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.760 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2005, Expiration Date: 03/15/2015
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BERNICE A OK, Oklahoma State Highway 85a (Lat: 36.614889 Lon: -94.924611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 106.3 m, Call Sign: WQPW958
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 09/05/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KA6EMH, Licensee ID: L01118848
    Grant Date: 02/17/2006, Expiration Date: 03/20/2016
    Registrant: Roland H Larson, 210 Ridgeroad, Bernice, OK 74331
  • Call Sign: KE5MSY, Licensee ID: L01250643
    Grant Date: 02/26/2007, Expiration Date: 02/26/2017, Cancellation Date: 03/24/2007, Certifier: Thadd M Coates
    Registrant: Thadd M Coates, Bernice, OK 74331-3560
  • Call Sign: K5TMC, Previous Call Sign: KE5MSY, Licensee ID: L01250643
    Grant Date: 03/24/2007, Expiration Date: 03/24/2017, Certifier: Thadd M Coates
    Registrant: Thadd M Coates, Bernice, OK 74331-3560
  • Call Sign: KF7QFL, Licensee ID: L01641345
    Grant Date: 06/03/2011, Expiration Date: 06/03/2021, Certifier: Robert L Andrae Jr
    Registrant: Robert L Andrae Jr, 104 Northwest Ave., Bernice, OK 74331

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH A35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8692A , Serial Number: D-2200, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 12/14/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Wayne A Crouse, Po Box 3777, Bernice, OK 74331, Other Owners: Cola M Crouse, Chris E Middleton, Michelle L Middleton


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9

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