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Population in 2012: 1,190 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.7%
Males: 639  (53.7%)
Females: 551  (46.3%)

Median resident age:  39.5 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 73055.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,299 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Central High:

$47,299
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,216

Central High town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,007 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Central High:

$108,007
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $114,327; Detached houses: $138,892; Mobile homes: $46,700

Median gross rent in 2012: $721.

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  • White alone - 1,064 (88.7%)
  • Two or more races - 43 (3.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 41 (3.4%)
  • Hispanic - 41 (3.4%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Central High: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (30.0%), German (13.5%), Irish (12.1%), English (5.2%), Dutch (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1180 feet

Land area: 53.6 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Central High:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central High town:

  • Never married: 12.8%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

37 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe).

This town:  3.7%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $704 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $589 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (19.2 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (67.4 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (146.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Marlow, OK (2.7 miles ), Duncan, OK (3.2 miles ), Sterling, OK (3.2 miles ), Empire City, OK (3.3 miles ), Southeast Comanche, OK (3.5 miles) , Rush Springs, OK (3.7 miles ), Northeast Comanche, OK (3.7 miles) , Bray, OK (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 34.62 N, Longitude: 98.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +118 (+14.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Central High-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 329% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Central High town center killed 4 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/3/1999, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.9 miles away from the town center killed 36 people and injured 583 people and caused $1000 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Central High-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 57% 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 22.3 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 29.6 miles away from Central High 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 93.7 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 29.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 17.7 miles away from Central High 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 29.8 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 Stephens County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Fires: 3, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Central High:

  • MARLOW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MARLOW, OK)
  • GREGSTON NURSING HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MARLOW, OK)
  • TALLEY WALKER HOSP (Hospital, about 8 miles away; MARLOW, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central High:

  • Cameron University (about 21 miles; Lawton, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,904)
  • University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (about 55 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 19,159)
  • Midwestern State University (about 57 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 61 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 5,513)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 66 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,498)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 68 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (about 68 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 3,132)

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Notable locations in Central High: Denton (A), Central High Volunteer Firefighters (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Central High include: Central Church (A), Denton Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Denton Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Oknoname 137088 Reservoir (A), Oknoname 137086 Reservoir (B), Oknoname 137001 Reservoir (C), Oknoname 137002 Reservoir (D), Oknoname 137003 Reservoir (E), Oknoname 137004 Reservoir (F), Oknoname 137005 Reservoir (G), Oknoname 137007 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.2. This is about average.
City:

27.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.314. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.493
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

32.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 9.27. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.27
U.S.:

11.90


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.6%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.0% for American Indian residents, 54.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.9%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Central High, OK

Central High compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Central High travel time to work - commute


Central High mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Central High town (based on Stephens County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 83.42%
Here83.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents55.7%13.0%5.6%5.2%5.1%
Congregations28.7%9.2%2.3%10.3%12.6%
NameAmerican Baptist AssociationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)National Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.3%3.3%1.3%1.1%5.4%
Congregations5.7%2.3%4.6%3.4%20.7%
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: 8
Stephens County:

1.85 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Stephens County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Stephens County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

7.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Stephens County:

30.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 0$0 1$100

Central High government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $73,000 ($61.34)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($5.88)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $4,000 ($3.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $20,000 ($16.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($1.68)

Central High government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $106,000 ($89.08)
    Highways: $9,000 ($7.56)
    General Support: $3,000 ($2.52)
  • Tax - NEC: $11,000 ($9.24)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $28,000 ($23.53)

6.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,095 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($711 average AGI)
Stephens County:

0.10%
Oklahoma average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Comanche County, OK  0.75% ($36,925 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.45% ($32,969)
from Grady County, OK  0.35% ($28,673)


6.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,773 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
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 Comanche County, OK  0.59% ($28,193 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.52% ($30,151)
to Cleveland County, OK  0.36% ($34,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central High:

  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPTK (1380 AM; 1 kW; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • WWLS (640 AM; 5 kW; MOORE, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central High:

  • KFXI (92.1 FM; MARLOW, OK; Owner: DFWU, INC.)
  • KJRF (91.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THE CHRISTIAN CENTER INC)
  • KSYY (105.3 FM; KINGFISHER, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCCU (89.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KKEN (97.1 FM; DUNCAN, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KNIN-FM (92.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKNG-FM (93.3 FM; NEWCASTLE, OK; Owner: TYLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRMP (103.5 FM; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KDDQ (105.3 FM; COMANCHE, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KZCD (94.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAW (101.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVRW (107.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PAT-TOWER, INC.)
  • KBZQ (99.5 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: WILLIAM R. FRITSCH, JR.)
  • KBLP (105.1 FM; LINDSAY, OK; Owner: SO. CENTRAL OKLA. B/C & ADVERTISING)
  • KWCO-FM (105.5 FM; CHICKASHA, OK; Owner: TYLER ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • KMGZ (95.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: BROADCO OF TEXAS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Central High:

  • KWTV (Channel 9; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: GRIFFIN ENTITIES, L.L.C.)
  • K38GL (Channel 38; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K53DS (Channel 53; LAWTON, OK; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K21DC (Channel 21; LAWTON, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K54BB (Channel 54; DUNCAN, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K49GC (Channel 49; LAWTON, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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