Dacoma, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 110 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.7%
Males: 68  (61.9%)
Females: 42  (38.1%)
Median resident age:  56.1 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip code: 73731

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,523 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Dacoma:

$36,523
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,031 (it was $21,848 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,142 (it was $20,600 in 2000)
Dacoma:

$60,142
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $60,232; Detached houses: $61,001; Mobile homes: $51,197
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  • White alone - 99 (92.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (4.7%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (2.8%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dacoma: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.7%), United States (25.7%), English (14.2%), French (2.7%), Irish (2.7%), Norwegian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1366 feet

Land area: 0.52 square miles.

Population density: 212 people per square mile   (very low).

Dacoma, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Dacoma:

  • High school or higher: 99.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dacoma town:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.4%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $379 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.5%)

Dacoma satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edmond, OK (92.6 miles , pop. 68,315).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (98.2 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (285.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Lambert, OK (2.8 miles) , Carmen, OK (2.8 miles ), South Woods, OK (3.1 miles ), Alva, OK (3.4 miles ), Aline, OK (3.5 miles ), Avard, OK (3.6 miles) , Cherokee, OK (3.6 miles ), Capron, OK (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 36.66 N, Longitude: 98.56 W

Area code: 580

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

3.3%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-15.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Utilities (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Educational services (53%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (19%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15%)
  • Special education teachers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (7%)

Average climate in Dacoma, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dacoma-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Dacoma town center killed one person and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/16/1965, a category F4 tornado 26.1 miles away from the town center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dacoma-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from the city 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 16.1 miles away from Dacoma 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 280.5 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 182.9 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 130.2 miles away from Dacoma 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 141.3 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 Woods County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dacoma topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dacoma:

  • SHARE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; ALVA, OK)
  • BEADLES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ALVA, OK)
  • ALFALFA COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CHEROKEE, OK)
  • THE CARING COMPANY (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CHEROKEE, OK)
  • CHEROKEE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CHEROKEE, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dacoma:

  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 71 miles; Tonkawa, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,414)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 79 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Langston University (about 88 miles; Langston, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 89 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 92 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 21,700)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (about 93 miles; Edmond, OK; FT enrollment: 13,790)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 95 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)

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

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

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

DACOMA PWA (Population served: 148, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.7%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.4%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Dacoma compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (18%)

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 Dacoma town (based on Woods County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.55%
Here: 74.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents29.7%23.2%9.9%6.8%6.0%
Congregations18.8%9.4%6.3%3.1%9.4%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.5%4.1%2.8%2.8%9.1%
Congregations9.4%6.3%3.1%6.3%28.1%
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
Woods County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Woods County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Woods County:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Woods County:

27.5%
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 1$77$9240$0
Other Government Administration 3$31$1240$0
Totals for Government 4$108$3240$0

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

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $48,000 ($436.36)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $57,000 ($518.18)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($218.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($9.09)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($90.91)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $4,000 ($36.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($227.27)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($63.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($400.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $84,000 ($763.64)
    General Support: $2,000 ($18.18)
    Highways: $1,000 ($9.09)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $15,000 ($136.36)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $139,000 ($1263.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $137,000 ($1245.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($18.18)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $161,000 ($1463.64)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $8,000 ($72.73)

6.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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 Garfield County, OK  0.49% ($32,429 average AGI)
from Alfalfa County, OK  0.42% ($18,250)


8.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
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 Garfield County, OK  1.23% ($24,611 average AGI)
to Alfalfa County, OK  0.58% ($36,529)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.51% ($24,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dacoma:

  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KALV (1430 AM; 1 kW; ALVA, OK; Owner: MM&K OF ALVA, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dacoma:

  • KNID (99.7 FM; ALVA, OK; Owner: CHRISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQBL (96.9 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: CHAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dacoma:

  • K56FK (Channel 56; ALVA - CHEROKEE, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K58EM (Channel 58; ALVA - CHEROKEE, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K60ER (Channel 60; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K62EH (Channel 62; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K64EA (Channel 64; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Harold L Logsdon, Center (Lat: 36.619167 Lon: -98.520000), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 24.3 m
    Registrant: 2022968890, Sylvia@independent-Tel.Com, 2120 L STREET NW, SUITE 520
  • Debbie Espolt, Center (Lat: 36.619167 Lon: -98.520000), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 24.3 m
    Registrant: 2022968890, Sylvia@independent-Tel.Com, 2120 L STREET NW, SUITE 520
  • CARISSA L BICK, 13352 Us Hwy 281 (Hopeton #35803) (Lat: 36.602361 Lon: -98.665361), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.6 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, , 1898 LELAND DRIVE, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • CARISSA L BICK, 13352 Us Hwy 281 (Hopeton #35803) (Lat: 36.602361 Lon: -98.665361), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.6 m
    Registrant: 6782656770, , 1898 LELAND DRIVE, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • Center (Lat: 36.619167 Lon: -98.520000), Type: 24.3, Overall height: 24.3 m
    Registrant: 9158961037, Kenb@wcc.Net, BOX 143

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/4 Mi N On W Side (Lat: 36.669472 Lon: -98.570361), Call Sign: WSM917, Licensee ID: L00080142
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.930 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/04/2004, Expiration Date: 07/17/2014
    Registrant: Roger Zahorsky, Dacoma, OK 73731, Phone: (580) 871-2227

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ACP424, Lat: 36.666444 Lon: -98.565361, Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQLG431
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/13/2010, Expiration Date: 01/31/2019, Certifier: John P Grunsted
    Registrant: Og&e, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, Phone: (405) 553-2417, Email:

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