Eldon, Oklahoma

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Population in 2010: 368. Population change since 2000: -62.9%
Males: 234  (63.7%)
Females: 134  (36.3%)
Median resident age:  55.3 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 74464.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $59,808 (it was $25,086 in 2000)
Eldon:

$59,808
OK:

$49,176

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,897 (it was $11,125 in 2000)

Eldon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $66,046 (it was $59,000 in 2000)
Eldon:

$66,046
OK:

$132,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $649,950; Detached houses: $926,783; Mobile homes: $64,632

Median gross rent in 2016: $736.

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  • Races in Eldon, OK (2010)

    Eldon races chart
    • 18249.5%American Indian alone
    • 15241.3%White alone
    • 267.1%Two or more races
    • 82.2%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Eldon: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (10.1%), English (6.5%), American (5.0%), European (3.0%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 780 feet

Land area: 18.4 square miles.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (very low).

Eldon,OK real estate house value index trend

Eldon, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Eldon:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Eldon CDP:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 28.5%

54 residents are foreign born

This place:

22.5%
Oklahoma:

5.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $470 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $346 (0.2%)

Eldon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, AR (39.5 miles , pop. 58,047).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (62.7 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (243.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Briggs, OK (1.9 miles ), Proctor, OK (2.1 miles ), Titanic, OK (2.1 miles ), Welling, OK (2.4 miles ), Scraper, OK (2.4 miles ), Wauhillau, OK (2.5 miles ), Tahlequah, OK (2.7 miles ), Park Hill, OK (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 35.93 N, Longitude: 94.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 918

Eldon household income distribution Eldon home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Oklahoma:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (45%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Information (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Business and financial operations occupations (45%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (21%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Eldon, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Eldon-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 131% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Eldon place center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1964, a category F3 tornado 7.3 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 157.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 157.4 miles away from Eldon 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 125.6 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 254.2 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 283.5 miles away from Eldon 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 307.1 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).
Eldon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Eldon:

  • W W HASTINGS INDIAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • TAHLEQUAH CITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • DAVITA - TAHLEQUAH (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • CARTER HEALTHCARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • TRINITY HOSSPICE OF TAHLEQUAH (Hospital, about 7 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)
  • CHEROKEE NATION HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; TAHLEQUAH, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eldon:

  • Northeastern State University (about 8 miles; Tahlequah, OK; Full-time enrollment: 6,895)
  • John Brown University (about 25 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • University of Arkansas (about 39 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 47 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 48 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Rogers State University (about 52 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 3,482)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 61 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 12,480)

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Notable locations in Eldon: Camp Egan (A), Indian Campground (B), Welling Tri - Community Fire Department Station 2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Eldon: Oakdale Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Cobb Family Cemetery (1), Cedar Tree Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wall Trip Branch (A), Willow Branch Creek (B). Display/hide their locations 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 9.5 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 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.69
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.489. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.489
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 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 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.1%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.6% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.5%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Oklahoma average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Eldon 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:
Eldon:

51.0%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.9%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Eldon:

28.7
Oklahoma:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.4%
State:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.2%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Eldon:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Eldon:

31.9%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

60.7%
Oklahoma:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Eldon:

81.6%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Eldon, 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 Eldon:

  • KTLQ (1350 AM; 1 kW; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: JOHNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KUOA (1290 AM; 5 kW; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: KUOA, INC.)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KURM (790 AM; 5 kW; ROGERS, AR; Owner: KERM, 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.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Eldon:

  • K204CA (88.7 FM; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KEOK (101.7 FM; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: JOHNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDAB (94.9 FM; PRAIRIE GROVE, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • KNYD (90.5 FM; BROKEN ARROW, OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. 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)
  • KJSR (103.3 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KEZA (107.9 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • KMYZ-FM (104.5 FM; PRYOR, OK; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLRC (101.1 FM; SILOAM SPRINGS, AR; Owner: JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY)
  • KUAF (91.3 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS)
  • KAYH (89.3 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: FAMILY VISION MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Eldon:

  • K52GX (Channel 52; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • 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)
  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • 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.)
  • KAFT (Channel 13; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K48FL (Channel 48; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV 34, INC.)
  • K04DY (Channel 4; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Owner: NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $1,288,000Total costs
  • 4,800Total average daily traffic
  • 768Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,680Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Eldon 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Eldon on our top lists:

  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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