Dry Creek, Oklahoma

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Population in 2010: 227. Population change since 2000: +5.1%
Males: 115  (51.1%)
Females: 112  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  52.3 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 74427, 74451, 74931.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $31,138 (it was $27,292 in 2000)
Dry Creek:

$31,138
OK:

$49,176

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,314 (it was $14,186 in 2000)

Dry Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $66,917 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
Dry Creek:

$66,917
OK:

$132,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $83,705; Detached houses: $109,320; Mobile homes: $40,626

Median gross rent in 2016: $930.

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  • Races in Dry Creek, OK (2010)

    Dry Creek races chart
    • 13459.0%White alone
    • 8236.1%American Indian alone
    • 83.5%Two or more races
    • 20.9%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dry Creek: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (5.9%), Scottish (5.1%), American (3.4%), Italian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 8.70 square miles.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (very low).

Dry Creek,OK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Dry Creek:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dry Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

3 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.3%
Oklahoma:

5.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $489 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $217 (0.4%)

Dry Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (38.0 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (64.7 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (231.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: East Cherokee, OK (1.7 miles ), Tenkiller, OK (1.7 miles ), Pettit, OK (1.9 miles ), Keys, OK (2.3 miles ), South Cherokee, OK (2.6 miles ), Rocky Mountain, OK (2.6 miles ), Welling, OK (2.7 miles ), White Oak, OK (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 35.75 N, Longitude: 94.88 W

Dry Creek household income distribution Dry Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Oklahoma:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (29%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)

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

Average climate in Dry Creek, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dry Creek-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1960, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Dry Creek place center killed 16 people and injured 106 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/26/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.5 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dry Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 156.1 miles away from Dry Creek 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 115.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 256.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 288.1 miles away from Dry Creek center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 313.1 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 Cherokee County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dry Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dry Creek:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • CORNERSTONE HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • W W HASTINGS INDIAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • DAVITA - TAHLEQUAH (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • CARTER HEALTHCARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • TAHLEQUAH CITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • TRINITY HOSSPICE OF TAHLEQUAH (Hospital, about 13 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dry Creek:

  • Northeastern State University (about 13 miles; Tahlequah, OK; Full-time enrollment: 6,895)
  • John Brown University (about 36 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 39 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • University of Arkansas (about 45 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 52 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Rogers State University (about 58 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 3,482)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 58 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)

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Church in Dry Creek: Cave Springs Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 84.3. This is about average.

City:

84.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.163. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.163
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.69
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.766. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.766
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.8%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for American Indian residents, 57.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  59.5%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Oklahoma average:

11.1

Dry Creek travel time to work - commute Dry Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dry Creek CDP (based on Cherokee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,73365
Mainline Protestant2,71712
Other8423
Catholic8002
None30,895-
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
Cherokee County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Cherokee County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Cherokee County:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

31.0%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.5%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dry Creek:

40.0%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Dry Creek:

28.7
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.9%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dry Creek:

9.5%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dry Creek:

29.6%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

48.4%
Oklahoma:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.1%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dry Creek, OK Residents

7.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,073 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.55%
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 Muskogee County, OK  0.91% ($33,780 average AGI)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.78% ($31,661)
from Adair County, OK  0.44% ($22,393)


7.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
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 Tulsa County, OK  1.06% ($24,404 average AGI)
to Muskogee County, OK  0.79% ($30,468)
to Adair County, OK  0.50% ($21,754)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dry Creek:

  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTLQ (1350 AM; 1 kW; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: JOHNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUOA (1290 AM; 5 kW; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KUOA, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KXTD (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WAGONER, OK; Owner: GAYTAN-GALVAN LIMITED LIABILITY COMP)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, INC)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dry Creek:

  • KEOK (101.7 FM; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: JOHNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KNYD (90.5 FM; BROKEN ARROW, OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • K204CA (88.7 FM; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KDAB (94.9 FM; PRAIRIE GROVE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKBD (95.9 FM; SALLISAW, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMMY (97.1 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY, Inc.)
  • KJSR (103.3 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KEZA (107.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMYZ-FM (104.5 FM; PRYOR, OK; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dry Creek:

  • K48FL (Channel 48; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV 34, INC.)
  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KTUL (Channel 8; TULSA, OK; Owner: KTUL, LLC)
  • KJRH (Channel 2; TULSA, OK; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOED-TV (Channel 11; TULSA, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KOTV (Channel 6; TULSA, OK; Owner: GRIFFIN LICENSING, L.L.C.)
  • KTFO (Channel 41; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWHB (Channel 47; TULSA, OK; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOKI-TV (Channel 23; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K52GX (Channel 52; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K31DY (Channel 31; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K25GJ (Channel 25; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 15m49ftTotal length
  • $3,405,000Total costs
  • 3,848Total average daily traffic
  • 576Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,157Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Wood (13%)

Dry Creek compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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