Colony, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 137 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.8%
 
Males: 62  (45.3%)
Females: 75  (54.7%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip code: 73021

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,016 (it was $26,912 in 2000)
Colony:

$37,016
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $47,670 (it was $18,106 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,729 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Colony:

$59,729
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $71,877; Detached houses: $76,573; Mobile homes: $6,143

Median gross rent in 2012: $479.

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  • White alone - 100 (73.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 19 (14.0%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (12.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Colony: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.0%), Irish (16.0%), United States (14.0%), Dutch (10.7%), English (9.3%), Greek (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1470 feet

Land area: 0.94 square miles.

Population density: 146 people per square mile   (very low).

Colony, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Colony:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colony town:

  • Never married: 10.4%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.7%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

3 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America).

This town:  2.0%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $614 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $233 (0.2%)

Colony satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (53.3 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (64.8 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (206.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Corn, OK (2.5 miles ), Southeast Washita, OK (2.6 miles ), Eakly, OK (2.7 miles ), Northeast Washita, OK (3.2 miles ), Weatherford, OK (3.6 miles ), Hydro, OK (3.8 miles ), Lookeba, OK (4.2 miles) , Central Washita, OK (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 35.35 N, Longitude: 98.67 W

Area code: 405

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

3.4%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-9.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Information (19%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (10%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (10%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Special education teachers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)

Average climate in Colony, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Colony-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 177% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the Colony town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1962, a category F4 tornado 23.2 miles away from the town center injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colony-area historical earthquake activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 70% 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 200.3 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 42.0 miles away from Colony center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 138.2 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 72.9 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 135.5 miles away from Colony center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.1 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 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: 6, Ice Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colony topographic map

Birthplace of: Dale Mitchell (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Colony:

  • MENNONITE BRETHREN HOME FOR AGED (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CORN, OK)
  • CORN HERITAGE VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CORN, OK)
  • TRINITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WEATHERFORD, OK)
  • HEALTHWATCH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WEATHERFORD, OK)
  • ENCOMPASS HOME HEALTH OF WESTERN OKLAHOMA (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WEATHERFORD, OK)
  • CORN HERITAGE VILLAGE OF WEATHERFORD (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WEATHERFORD, OK)
  • WEATHERFORD REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WEATHERFORD, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colony:

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 13 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,126)
  • Cameron University (about 54 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 60 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 61 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 62 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 63 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,784)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 63 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 8,904)

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

Church in Colony: Colony Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Washita 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 22.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 8.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.8%
(25.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.5%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Colony compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Colony town (based on Washita County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.56%
Here: 84.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesAmerican Baptist Association
Adherents48.1%18.4%8.4%6.6%3.6%
Congregations17.9%15.4%20.5%5.1%5.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.4%2.4%2.0%1.9%6.2%
Congregations2.6%7.7%5.1%2.6%17.9%
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: 2
Washita County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Washita County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Washita County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Washita County:

26.1%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $13,000 ($94.89)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($43.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($14.60)

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

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.30)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($7.30)
    General Support: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $6,000 ($43.80)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($14.60)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $13,000 ($94.89)

8.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,276 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.49%
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 Beckham County, OK  1.63% ($35,435 average AGI)
from Custer County, OK  1.53% ($43,603)
from Kiowa County, OK  0.40% ($24,467)


9.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.21%
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 Custer County, OK  1.99% ($38,237 average AGI)
to Beckham County, OK  1.88% ($37,694)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.73% ($41,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colony:

  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • 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.)
  • KWEY (1590 AM; 1 kW; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KCLI (1320 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WWLS (640 AM; 5 kW; MOORE, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKY (930 AM; 5 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KTOK (1000 AM; 5 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colony:

  • KRMP (103.5 FM; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KWEY-FM (97.3 FM; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KCDL (99.3 FM; CORDELL, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KQMX (95.5 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC)
  • KYCU (89.1 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KAYM (90.5 FM; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K216FR (91.1 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Colony:

  • KWTV (Channel 9; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: GRIFFIN ENTITIES, L.L.C.)
  • K17DH (Channel 17; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K20DX (Channel 20; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K22ED (Channel 22; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K41DS (Channel 41; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K59GE (Channel 39; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Randal Gardner, 11906 Hwy 115 (Lat: 35.289917 Lon: -98.710611), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 4053754111, Dnbrown@ptci.Com, 108 EAST ROBBERTS
  • Neal Brown, 11906 Hwy 115 (Lat: 35.289917 Lon: -98.710611), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 4053754111, Dnbrown@ptci.Com, 108 EAST ROBBERTS
  • Neal Brown, 11906 Hwy 115 (Lat: 35.289917 Lon: -98.710611), Type: 89.6, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 4053754111, Dnbrown@ptci.Com, 108 EAST ROBBERTS
  • Neal Brown, 11906 Hwy 115 (Lat: 35.289917 Lon: -98.710611), Type: 89.6, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 4053754111, Dnbrown@ptci.Com, 108 EAST ROBBERTS

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 35.292000 Lon: -98.768139, Call Sign: WPBV979
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.655 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/02/2013, Expiration Date: 03/17/2023, Certifier: Mark Graf
    Registrant: Colony, OK 73021, Phone: (580) 343-2613, Email:
  • 1 Mi S 2 W 5/8 S (Lat: 35.327278 Lon: -98.706444), Call Sign: WSG529
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/07/2004, Expiration Date: 12/04/2014
    Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:
  • Lat: 35.320833 Lon: -98.643333, Call Sign: WPSQ237
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.037 MHz, 451.112 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/09/2001, Expiration Date: 07/09/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/10/2011, Certifier: Kevin J Intemann
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • 9 Miles Ne Of Colony (Lat: 35.415306 Lon: -98.484778), Call Sign: WQZ687
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/04/1998
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Jackson & Dickens, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • 11.7 Miles Ene Of (Lat: 35.415306 Lon: -98.484778), Call Sign: WRD668, Licensee ID: L00122069
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/25/2000, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2008
    Registrant: Ventures In Paging, 120 West Main, Hinton, OK 73047

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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