Central High, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 1,189 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.6%
Males: 548  (46.2%)
Females: 641  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.2 years

Zip codes: 73055.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,847 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Central High:

$48,847
OK:

$45,690

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,835 (it was $16,679 in 2000)

Central High town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $117,739 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Central High:

$117,739
OK:

$116,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $128,372; Detached houses: $148,893; Mobile homes: $52,506

Median gross rent in 2013: $809.

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  • Races in Central High, OK (2010)

    Central High races chart
    • 1,06488.7%White alone
    • 433.6%Two or more races
    • 413.4%American Indian alone
    • 413.4%Hispanic
    • 70.6%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.08%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Central High: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (26.6%), German (16.8%), Irish (9.1%), English (4.7%), West Indian (1.9%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1180 feet

Land area: 53.6 square miles.

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

Central High,OK real estate house value index trend

Central High, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Central High:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central High town:

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

37 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 0.5% Latin America).

This town:

3.2%
Oklahoma:

5.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $796 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $695 (0.7%)

Central High satellite photo by USGS

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

Central High household income distribution Central High home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +118 (+14.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Central High, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Central High-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 189% 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 near Oklahoma state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 189.3 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 22.3 miles away from Central High 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 the city 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 Central High 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 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 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, Winter Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Fires: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Central High topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • COUNTRY CLUB CARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)
  • DAVITA - DUNCAN (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)
  • DUNCAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)
  • CHISHOLM TRAIL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; DUNCAN, OK)

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

  • Cameron University (about 21 miles; Lawton, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,695)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 55 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Midwestern State University (about 57 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 59 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 61 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 8,904)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 66 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,784)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 68 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.0. This is about average.

City:

77.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.314. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.27
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.1%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.2% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for other race 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

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.
  • House age below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Central High travel time to work - commute Central High mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant23,75884
Mainline Protestant4,26811
Catholic6442
Other4832
Black Protestant1602
None15,735-
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: 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 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$194
Totals for Government 0$0 1$194

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

  • Construction - General: $73,000 ($61.40)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($5.89)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $4,000 ($3.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $20,000 ($16.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($1.68)

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

  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $106,000 ($89.15)
    Highways: $9,000 ($7.57)
    General Support: $3,000 ($2.52)
  • Tax - NEC: $11,000 ($9.25)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $28,000 ($23.55)

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,219 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
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 Comanche County, OK  0.68% ($36,394 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.44% ($32,359)
from Grady County, OK  0.36% ($38,481)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,640 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
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 Comanche County, OK  0.60% ($33,830 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.59% ($31,558)
to Grady County, OK  0.38% ($41,782)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 45m148ftTotal length
  • $13,391,000Total costs
  • 31,171Total average daily traffic
  • 7,557Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,880Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 21980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Central High, OK
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