Dickson, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 1,245 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.3%
 
Males: 540  (43.4%)
Females: 705  (56.6%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.2 years

Zip codes: 73401.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,947 (it was $33,409 in 2000)
Dickson:

$51,947
OK:

$45,690

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,972 (it was $14,821 in 2000)

Dickson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,577 (it was $61,300 in 2000)
Dickson:

$90,577
OK:

$116,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $860.

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  • Races in Dickson, OK (2013)

    Dickson races chart
    • 1,25478.2%White alone
    • 1579.8%Two or more races
    • 1277.9%American Indian alone
    • 483.0%Hispanic
    • 80.5%Black alone
    • 40.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Dickson: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (41.1%), German (7.5%), Irish (4.4%), West Indian (1.9%), Italian (1.5%), English (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 810 feet

Land area: 14.2 square miles.

Population density: 88 people per square mile   (very low).

Dickson,OK real estate house value index trend

Dickson, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Dickson:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dickson town:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

24 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
Oklahoma:

5.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,208 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $447 (0.8%)

Dickson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (46.2 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (80.2 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (97.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Mannsville, OK (2.5 miles ), Gene Autry, OK (2.6 miles) , Ardmore, OK (2.8 miles ), Springer, OK (3.4 miles ), West Johnston, OK (3.5 miles ), Oakland, OK (3.6 miles ), Ravia, OK (3.7 miles ), Madill, OK (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $60,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.19 N, Longitude: 96.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

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

3.6%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +199 (+21.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Dickson, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dickson-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 159% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Dickson town center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1972, a category F4 tornado 27.0 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 6 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dickson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 75% 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 45.3 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 231.8 miles away from Dickson 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 53.0 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 90.9 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 52.0 miles away from Dickson center
On 6/8/2004 at 00:15:09, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 15.3 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 Carter County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 8, Fires: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dickson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dickson:

  • WOODVIEW HOME, INC. (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ARDMORE, OK)
  • ARDMORE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ARDMORE, OK)
  • WHISPERING OAKS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ARDMORE, OK)
  • LAKELAND MANOR, INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ARDMORE, OK)
  • HOMECARE CLINICIANS, L L C (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ARDMORE, OK)
  • CROSS TIMBERS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ARDMORE, OK)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTHCARE OF SO. OK (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ARDMORE, OK)

Amtrak station near Dickson:

  • 8 miles: ARDMORE (210 E. MAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dickson:

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 38 miles; Durant, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,365)
  • Grayson College (about 40 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • North Central Texas College (about 41 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)
  • East Central University (about 45 miles; Ada, OK; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Texas Woman's University (about 68 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 11,837)
  • University of North Texas (about 69 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 31,694)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 75 miles; McKinney, TX; FT enrollment: 18,044)

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Notable locations in Dickson: Dickson Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A), Dickson Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Carter 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 77.6. This is about average.

City:

77.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 9.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.59
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.8%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Black residents, 10.9% for American Indian residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.7%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.6%
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

Dickson 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Banks with branches in Dickson (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank and Trust Company of Ardmore: Highway 199 And 177 Branch at Highway 199 And 177, branch established on 1995/03/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $185.6 mil, Deposits: $149.7 mil, headquarters in Ardmore, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Commerce Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Oklahoma average:

11.2

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (76%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dickson town (based on Carter County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,807104
Mainline Protestant6,80312
Other1,0204
Catholic8561
Black Protestant6514
None15,420-
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: 9
Carter County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Carter County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Carter County:

6.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Here:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Carter County:

28.4%
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$2,600$31,2000$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$248
Judicial and Legal 3$6,266$25,0640$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,314$33,2562$886
Firefighters 0$0 20$1,200
Totals for Government 7$17,180$29,45127$2,334

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

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $11,000 ($8.84)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $138,000 ($110.84)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($41.77)
    Fire Protection: $46,000 ($36.95)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($5.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($2.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $22,000 ($17.67)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($16.06)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($6.43)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $80,000 ($64.26)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $142,000 ($114.06)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($5.62)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $56,000 ($44.98)
    Highways: $10,000 ($8.03)
    General Support: $3,000 ($2.41)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $63,000 ($50.60)
    Public Utilities: $26,000 ($20.88)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $177,000 ($142.17)

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Love County, OK  0.49% ($29,450 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.34% ($28,518)
from Marshall County, OK  0.27% ($31,727)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,436 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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 Oklahoma County, OK  0.46% ($25,107 average AGI)
to Love County, OK  0.40% ($28,600)
to Marshall County, OK  0.27% ($32,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dickson:

  • KVSO (1240 AM; 1 kW; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, 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.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTBK (1700 AM; 10 kW; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KVLH (1470 AM; 1 kW; PAULS VALLEY, OK; Owner: DFWU, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dickson:

  • KACO (98.5 FM; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: A.M. & P.M. COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KTRX (92.7 FM; DICKSON, OK; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KMAD-FM (102.5 FM; WHITESBORO, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKAJ-FM (95.7 FM; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KQPD (91.1 FM; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAZC (88.3 FM; TISHOMINGO, OK; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KLCU (90.3 FM; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KESS-FM (107.9 FM; LEWISVILLE, TX; Owner: KECS-FM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KYNZ (107.1 FM; LONE GROVE, OK; Owner: CHUCKIE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KIXO (106.1 FM; SULPHUR, OK; Owner: DFWU, INC.)
  • K206CW (89.1 FM; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Dickson:

  • KXII (Channel 12; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KXII LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTEN (Channel 10; ADA, OK; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • K32EK (Channel 32; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY COMPANY)
  • KOKT-LP (Channel 20; SULPHUR, OK; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K44BQ (Channel 44; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K08GD (Channel 8; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • Dickson, Oklahoma
  • Fatal accident count25
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents44
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:7
  • Fatalities28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents82
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Oklahoma average
  • Fatal accident count127
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents204
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons44
  • Fatalities141
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents340
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents14
See more detailed statistics of Dickson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $3,214,000Total costs
  • 6,300Total average daily traffic
  • 935Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,080Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dickson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ACP315, Lat: 34.187417 Lon: -97.021361, Type: Upole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQLG431
    Assigned Frequencies: 3653.50 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:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Dickson

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dickson, OK
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