For population 25 years and over in Bessie:
For population 15 years and over in Bessie town:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $300 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (62.7 miles , pop. 92,757).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (82.2 miles , pop. 506,132).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (218.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: New Cordell, OK (2.5 miles ), Central Washita, OK (2.6 miles ), Northeast Washita, OK (2.9 miles ), Clinton, OK (2.9 miles ), Burns Flat, OK (3.3 miles ), Dill City, OK (3.3 miles ), Northwest Washita, OK (3.3 miles ), Foss, OK (3.4 miles) .
Latitude: 35.39 N, Longitude: 98.99 W
Area code: 580
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -52 (-21.5%).
Average climate in Bessie, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Bessie-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 270% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/25/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Bessie town center injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 6/10/1967, a category F4 tornado 25.8 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Bessie-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from the city 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 89.5 miles away from Bessie center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.2 miles away from Bessie center
On 4/5/1995 at 05:31:16, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.1 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 Washita County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Ice Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Will Rogers (Oklahoma politician) - Politician.
Hospitals/medical centers near Bessie:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bessie:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Bessie and their reported violations in the past:BESSIE (Population served: 190, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 8.0%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% 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
Bessie compared to Oklahoma state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Bessie (based on Washita County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.56%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Bessie government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Bessie government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Bessie government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
9.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,332 average adjusted gross income)
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:
8.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,985 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:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: