Bowlegs, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 405 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.2%
 
Males: 170  (42.1%)
Females: 235  (57.9%)
Median resident age:  42.7 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 74830, 74868.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,392 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Bowlegs:

$52,392
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,872 (it was $12,459 in 2000)

Bowlegs town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $63,855 (it was $18,700 in 2000)
Bowlegs:

$63,855
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $95,408; Detached houses: $89,933; Mobile homes: $124,150

Median gross rent in 2012: $800.

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  • White alone - 305 (75.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 60 (14.8%)
  • Two or more races - 28 (6.9%)
  • Black alone - 6 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bowlegs: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (15.1%), English (10.6%), German (9.9%), United States (7.7%), Italian (4.7%), West Indian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 930 feet

Land area: 3.76 square miles.

Population density: 108 people per square mile   (very low).

Bowlegs,OK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Bowlegs:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowlegs town:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $394 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $394 (0.5%)

Bowlegs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Norman, OK (42.6 miles , pop. 95,694).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (54.1 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (162.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Lima, OK (2.1 miles) , Maud, OK (2.5 miles ), Seminole, OK (2.5 miles ), Wewoka, OK (3.1 miles ), St. Louis, OK (3.5 miles ), Earlsboro, OK (3.6 miles ), Konawa, OK (3.7 miles ), Spaulding, OK (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 35.15 N, Longitude: 96.67 W

Area code: 405

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

6.5%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-3.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Financial managers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Bowlegs, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bowlegs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 218% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1960, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the Bowlegs town center killed 5 people and injured 81 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1960, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bowlegs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 74% 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 36.3 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 276.6 miles away from Bowlegs 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 58.5 miles away from the city 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 102.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from Bowlegs center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 252.3 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 Seminole County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 10, Winter Storms: 9, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Bowlegs:

  • SEMINOLE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SEMINOLE, OK)
  • SUNSET ESTATES OF MAUD (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MAUD, OK)
  • SEMINOLE PIONEER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SEMINOLE, OK)
  • SEMINOLE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SEMINOLE, OK)
  • FAITH HOSPICE OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SEMINOLE, OK)
  • INTEGRIS SEMINOLE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SEMINOLE, OK)
  • THE PALLIATIVE HOSPICE CENTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SEMINOLE, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bowlegs:

  • East Central University (about 26 miles; Ada, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,030)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 45 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Rose State College (about 47 miles; Midwest City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,896)
  • University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center (about 52 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 53 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 54 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 54 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 8,904)

Public high school in Bowlegs:

Public elementary/middle school in Bowlegs:

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

Seminole 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 2004 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1

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

BOWLEGS LIMA WATER (Population served: 2,500, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-29-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-12-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.4%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 7.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.7%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
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

Bowlegs compared to Oklahoma 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bowlegs town (based on Seminole County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.53%
Here: 61.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents54.1%11.4%7.2%6.3%3.9%
Congregations23.5%8.6%11.1%11.1%6.2%
NameAmerican Baptist AssociationCatholic ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.8%3.2%2.0%1.5%6.6%
Congregations4.9%3.7%6.2%1.2%23.5%
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
Seminole County:

2.07 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Seminole County:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Seminole County:

32.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$248
Totals for Government 0$0 1$248

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,000 ($4.94)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $81,000 ($200.00)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($17.28)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($12.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($9.88)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($19.75)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($29.63)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($2.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($7.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($12.35)
    Highways: $3,000 ($7.41)
    General Support: $2,000 ($4.94)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $32,000 ($79.01)
    Public Utilities: $9,000 ($22.22)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $87,000 ($214.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $81,000 ($200.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($14.81)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $65,000 ($160.49)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

7.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
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 Pottawatomie County, OK  1.32% ($28,133 average AGI)
from Hughes County, OK  0.66% ($25,980)
from Pontotoc County, OK  0.66% ($22,633)


7.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,077 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
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 Pottawatomie County, OK  1.78% ($24,850 average AGI)
to Pontotoc County, OK  0.88% ($25,227)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.71% ($28,943)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowlegs:

  • KWSH (1260 AM; 1 kW; WEWOKA, OK; Owner: ONE TEN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WWLS (640 AM; 5 kW; MOORE, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTOK (1000 AM; 5 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KGFF (1450 AM; 1 kW; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: CITIZEN BAND POTAWATOMI INDIAN TRIBE)
  • WKY (930 AM; 5 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowlegs:

  • KQCV-FM (95.1 FM; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KSLE (104.7 FM; WEWOKA, OK; Owner: ONE TEN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KIRC (105.9 FM; SEMINOLE, OK; Owner: ONE TEN BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • KYKC (100.1 FM; BYNG, OK; Owner: CENTRAL OKLAHOMA COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KKNG-FM (93.3 FM; NEWCASTLE, OK; Owner: TYLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTLS-FM (106.5 FM; HOLDENVILLE, OK; Owner: WOODSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bowlegs:

  • KWTV (Channel 9; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: GRIFFIN ENTITIES, L.L.C.)
  • KOCO-TV (Channel 5; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: OHIO/OKLAHOMA HEARST- ARGYLE TELEVISION)
  • KDSA-LP (Channel 11; NORMAN, OK; Owner: DAY STAR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOKH-TV (Channel 25; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: KOKH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KOPX (Channel 62; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: PAXSON OKLAHOMA CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • KETA-TV (Channel 13; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KFOR-TV (Channel 4; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KOCB (Channel 34; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: KOCB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KQOK (Channel 30; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: SHAWNEE BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC5RMT
    Grant Date: 10/31/1995, Expiration Date: 10/31/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2007
    Registrant: Glen E Denwalt, Bowlegs, OK 74868

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Bowlegs, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William874.5 years
John576.0 years
James378.0 years
Charles362.7 years
Joan270.0 years
Betty268.0 years
Bill261.0 years
Bobby272.0 years
Bonnie272.0 years
Jess279.0 years
Most common last names in Bowlegs, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Harjo765.7 years
Burgess469.7 years
Weaver472.8 years
Johnson379.4 years
Hook361.7 years
Odell377.0 years
Smith371.1 years
Stafford377.0 years
Walker370.0 years
Carbitcher269.0 years

Bowlegs on our top lists:

  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #30 (74868) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch West Indian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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