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Carter County

Population in 2012: 1,230 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.0%
 

Males: 617  (50.2%)
Females: 613  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  39.6 years
Oklahoma median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 73401.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $48,557 (it was $33,409 in 2000)
Dickson:

$48,557
Oklahoma:

$43,225
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,358

Dickson town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $107,822 (it was $61,300 in 2000)
Dickson:

$107,822
Oklahoma:

$112,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $119,892; Detached houses: $148,149; Mobile homes: $58,883

Median gross rent in 2011: $798.

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  • White alone - 1,323 (81.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 148 (9.1%)
  • Hispanic - 66 (4.1%)
  • Two or more races - 61 (3.8%)
  • Black alone - 13 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dickson: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (45.1%), Irish (6.7%), German (6.4%), English (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), West Indian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 810 feet

Land area: 14.2 square miles.

Population density: 87 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Dickson:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dickson town:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

22 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
Oklahoma:  4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,021 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $450 (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
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 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

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Latitude: 34.19 N, Longitude: 96.99 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +199 (+21.2%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Dickson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 284% 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 significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 61% 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 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 Dickson 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 the city 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 Dickson center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 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 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, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Fires: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Dickson:

  • MERCY MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; ARDMORE, OK)
  • INTEGRIS MARSHALL COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Federal, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; MADILL, 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: 3,111)
  • Grayson County College (about 40 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • North Central Texas College (about 42 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 3,709)
  • East Central University (about 45 miles; Ada, OK; FT enrollment: 3,253)
  • Texas Woman's University (about 68 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 7,446)
  • University of North Texas (about 69 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 24,158)
  • University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (about 76 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 19,159)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 5.8%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 6.1% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dickson, OK

Dickson compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Dickson travel time to work - commute


Dickson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Dickson (based on Carter County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.23%
Here79.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodCatholic Church
Adherents54.2%17.1%4.9%4.8%4.2%
Congregations28.1%8.3%13.5%8.3%2.1%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsPentecostal Church of GodBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2.3%1.7%1.6%1.2%8.1%
Congregations7.3%7.3%2.1%2.1%20.8%
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: 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 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$800
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$850
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$700
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$2,300
Police - Other 0$0 1$850
Firefighters 0$0 23$1,871
Totals for Government 0$0 35$7,371

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

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $11,000 ($8.94)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $138,000 ($112.20)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($42.28)
    Fire Protection: $46,000 ($37.40)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($5.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($2.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $22,000 ($17.89)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($16.26)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($6.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $80,000 ($65.04)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $142,000 ($115.45)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($5.69)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $56,000 ($45.53)
    Highways: $10,000 ($8.13)
    General Support: $3,000 ($2.44)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $63,000 ($51.22)
    Public Utilities: $26,000 ($21.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $177,000 ($143.90)

6.91% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Love County, OK  0.51% ($26,325 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.41% ($34,750)
from Marshall County, OK  0.29% ($25,578)


6.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($340 average AGI)
Carter County:

0.06%
Oklahoma average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.49% ($27,421 average AGI)
to Love County, OK  0.37% ($25,737)
to Cleveland County, OK  0.35% ($29,815)

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 count: 23
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 37
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 25
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 67
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Oklahoma average:
  • Fatal accident count: 117
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 187
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 130
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 307
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12
See more detailed statistics of Dickson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


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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