Elk City, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 11,555 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.9%
 
Males: 5,832  (50.5%)
Females: 5,723  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

33.5 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip codes: 73644, 73662.

Elk City Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,361 (it was $28,268 in 2000)
Elk City:

$42,361
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,484 (it was $15,654 in 2000)

Elk City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $117,105 (it was $57,700 in 2000)
Elk City:

$117,105
OK:

$137,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $179,750; detached houses: $184,711; townhouses or other attached units: $109,487; in 2-unit structures: $95,553; mobile homes: $152,677

Median gross rent in 2017: $840.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elk City: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.2%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.4% for Black residents, 13.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.5% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Elk City, OK (2017)
    • 9,22073.2%White alone
    • 2,17017.2%Hispanic
    • 6625.3%Two or more races
    • 2241.8%Black alone
    • 1821.4%Asian alone
    • 1301.0%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Elk City, Oklahoma as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elk City is 503 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Elk City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.9)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.5)
1
(9.0)
2
(17.9)
2
(17.5)
3
(25.5)
4
(33.8)
2
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.6)
3
(23.2)
1
(7.7)
1
(8.3)
1
(8.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
6
(50.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(24.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.4)
4
(30.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(47.6)
3
(27.7)
15
(135.4)
14
(125.2)
28
(245.4)
17
(144.7)
16
(135.4)
20
(168.6)
27
(216.6)
9
(70.0)
17
(131.3)
7
(54.1)
8
(66.4)
6
(52.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
31
(294.8)
12
(110.7)
40
(361.0)
39
(348.8)
57
(499.6)
25
(212.8)
73
(617.7)
73
(615.5)
76
(609.8)
72
(560.0)
71
(548.2)
60
(463.7)
49
(406.4)
36
(311.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
172
(1,636)
166
(1,532)
192
(1,733)
181
(1,619)
157
(1,376)
92
(783.1)
241
(2,039)
233
(1,964)
240
(1,926)
248
(1,929)
288
(2,224)
224
(1,731)
198
(1,642)
177
(1,533)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(171.2)
7
(64.6)
13
(117.3)
10
(89.4)
9
(78.9)
1
(8.5)
17
(143.8)
25
(210.8)
29
(232.7)
14
(108.9)
17
(131.3)
18
(139.1)
17
(141.0)
18
(155.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(43.8)
6
(51.1)
1
(8.5)
2
(16.9)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)112.194.5143.7171.5179.696.3205.7185.7188.9151.5187.2154.6125.3113.0

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City-data.com crime index in Elk City, OK

Crime rate in Elk City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 39 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Oklahoma average:

2.24
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Ancestries: German (17.3%), American (14.3%), English (9.9%), Irish (8.0%), Norwegian (1.5%), Italian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1928 feet

Land area: 14.6 square miles.

Population density: 790 people per square mile   (low).

Elk City, Oklahoma map

290 residents are foreign born (1.5% Latin America, 0.2% Asia).

This city:

2.3%
Oklahoma:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,320 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $824 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (79.1 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (106.6 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (235.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Canute, OK (2.9 miles ),
Northwest Washita, OK (3.7 miles ),
Carter, OK (3.7 miles ),
Sayre, OK (3.7 miles ),
Burns Flat, OK (3.8 miles ),
Foss, OK (3.8 miles),
Hammon, OK (4.0 miles ),
Dill City, OK (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 35.40 N, Longitude: 99.42 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,759 (+21.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,918 (74.8%)

Area code: 580

Distribution of median household income in Elk City, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Elk City, OK in 2017
Elk City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 1998: 37 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2005: 66 buildings, average cost: $78,300
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2007: 48 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2008: 36 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2012: 59 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2013: 40 buildings, average cost: $244,800
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $210,700
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $216,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $254,000
  • 2017: 28 buildings, average cost: $293,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Elk City, OK residents
Average permit cost in Elk City, OK
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Historical population in Elk City, OK
Historical housing units in Elk City, OK
Most common industries in Elk City, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (15.8%)
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Utilities (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.2%)
  • Educational services (16.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.3%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Elk City, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Extraction workers (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
  • Cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Extraction workers (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)

Average climate in Elk City, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Elk City, Oklahoma average temperatures Elk City, Oklahoma average precipitation Elk City, Oklahoma humidity Elk City, Oklahoma wind speed Elk City, Oklahoma snowfall Elk City, Oklahoma sunshine Elk City, Oklahoma clear and cloudy days

Elk City, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Elk City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 118% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/10/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the Elk City city center killed 4 people and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1962, a category F4 tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elk City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 181.2 miles away from the city center
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 104.0 miles away from Elk 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 71.4 miles away from Elk 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 112.2 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 176.9 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 109.5 miles away from Elk City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Beckham County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elk City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Elk City:

  • FAITH HOSPICE OF WESTERN OKLAHOMA (2312 WEST 3RD STREET)
  • GREAT PLAINS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1801 WEST 3RD STREET)
  • BELL AVENUE NURSING CENTER (2301 BELL AVENUE)
  • ELK CITY NURSING CENTER (301 NORTH GARRETT)
  • ELK CITY NURSING HOME (301 N GARRETT BOX 629)
  • DAVITA - ELK CITY DIALYSIS (1601 W 2ND ST)
  • FAMILY CHOICE HOME CARE, L L C (2312 W THIRD STREET)
  • GREAT PLAINS HOME CARE (1801 W 3RD STREET)

Airports located in Elk City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk City:

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 42 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,126)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 52 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Cameron University (about 79 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Vernon College (about 87 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 102 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 104 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,784)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 105 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)

Public high school in Elk City:

  • SANTA FE SOUTH HS (Students: 535, Location: 301 SE 38TH STREET, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
See full list of schools located in Elk City

Library in Elk City:

  • ELK CITY CARNEGIE LIBRARY (Operating income: $204,280; Location: 221 WEST BROADWAY; 48,159 books; 2,640 audio materials; 711 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 23 state licensed databases; 28 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Elk City: Kingdom Hall (A), Elk City Fire Department (B), Old Town Museum (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elk City include: Grandview Church (A), First Love Christian Fellowship Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), First Free Will Baptist Church (D), First Christian Church (E), Eastside Church of Christ (F), Eastside Baptist Church (G), Church of the Nazarene (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fairlawn Cemetery (1), East Fairlawn Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3), Fairlawn Cemetery (4), Evergreen Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Elk City (A), Elk City Reservoir (B), Upper Elk Creek Site 23a Reservoir (C), Upper Elk Creek Site 22r Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Elk City include: Ackley Park (1), Kiwanis Park (2), Rotary Park (3), Colonel Herring Park (4), Lions Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: National Route 66 Museum (2717 West Highway 66th West # 3RD) (1), Anadarko Basin Museum (204 North Main Street) (2), Anadarko Basin Museum of Natural History (204 North Main Street) (3), West John Oil & Gas (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 204 North Main Street) (4), Route 66 World News & Association (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 204 North Main Street) (5), Great American Family Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1203 South Main Street) (6), Canard Atv & Cycle LLC (Tours & Charters; 625 North Van Buren Avenue) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Travelodge Elk City (2500 East Highway 66) (1), Ramada Inn (102 Hughes Access Road) (2), Bedford Inn (2004 South Main Street) (3), Econo Lodge Elk City (108 Meadow Ridge) (4), Motel 6 (2604 East Highway 66) (5), Travel Inn (301 Sleepy Hollow Court) (6), Elk City-Days Inn (1100 Highway 34) (7), Days Inn (1100 Highway 34) (8), Holiday Inn I-40 (I-40 And State Highway 6) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Federal Bureau of Investigation (103 North Jefferson Avenue) (1), Elk City City - Municipal Court Clerk (422 East 3rd Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jack Petersen (guitarist) - Jazz guitarist, Susan Powell (entertainer) - Opera singer, Jimmy Webb - (born 1946), composer, musician, Bennie Warren - Baseball player, Taymon Domzalski - Basketball player.

Beckham 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 Elk City and their reported violations in the past:

ELK CITY (Population served: 10,510, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1992, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-07-1993), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2005), Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2005)
BECKHAM CO RWD # 3 (Address: 1925 S. Randall Avenue , Population served: 1,318, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-27-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2010)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.0%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
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: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Elk City in 2010:

  • 110 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 90 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 5 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Elk City in 2000:

  • 151 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in state prisons
  • 6 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Elk City (2011 data):

  • Great Plains National Bank: Wal-Mart Branch, at 2017 West Third, Elk City South Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $395.1 mil, Deposits: $357.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Great Plains Bancshares, Inc.
  • The First National Bank & Trust: at 2714 West Third Street, branch established on 1901/04/19; Main Branch at 102 South Main Street, branch established on 1986/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $284.2 mil, Deposits: $251.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Western Oklahoma Financial Services, Inc.
  • Legacy Bank: Elk City Branch at 921 West Third Street, branch established on 1985/03/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $452.0 mil, Deposits: $409.1 mil, headquarters in Hinton, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Midstate Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of Western Oklahoma: Bank Of Western Oklahoma at 201 East Broadway Street, branch established on 1908/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $238.7 mil, Deposits: $221.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Western Oklahoma Bancshares, Inc.
  • International Bank of Commerce: Elk City Branch at 200 E Broadway, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2007/03/28: Bank assets: $9,621.9 mil, Deposits: $6,548.8 mil, headquarters in Laredo, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 197 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • InterBank: Elk City Branch at 1620 West Third Street, branch established on 1901/09/11. Info updated 2011/08/30: Bank assets: $1,842.7 mil, Deposits: $1,589.2 mil, headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Olney Bancshares Of Texas, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Elk City:

Marital status in Elk City, OK
  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Elk City:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Elk City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elk City, OK (based on Beckham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,87346
Mainline Protestant2,0727
Catholic1,1251
Other11
None7,048-
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: 5
Beckham County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Beckham County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

10.10 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

11.54 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Beckham County:

9.8%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Beckham County:

29.9%
State:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Elk City:

47.3%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elk City:

42.4%
State:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Elk City:

28.6
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.5%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Elk City:

11.0%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elk City:

6.8
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elk City:

33.0%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
Elk City:

53.0%
State:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Elk City:

76.9%
State:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elk City, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 29$92,832$38,4130$0
Other and Unallocable 27$72,102$32,0452$3,897
Firefighters 24$77,893$38,94725$4,277
Streets and Highways 17$62,348$44,0100$0
Solid Waste Management 16$39,778$29,8340$0
Correction 13$29,967$27,6620$0
Water Supply 11$30,284$33,0370$0
Parks and Recreation 6$12,910$25,8200$0
Local Libraries 5$15,276$36,6620$0
Other Government Administration 2$12,908$77,4480$0
Financial Administration 2$12,908$77,4480$0
Airports 2$8,267$49,6021$275
Sewerage 2$6,970$41,8200$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,254$27,0482$4,248
Totals for Government 157$476,697$36,43530$12,697

Elk City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,708,000 ($234.36)
    Water Utilities: $1,402,000 ($121.33)
    Regular Highways: $819,000 ($70.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $96,000 ($8.31)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,726,000 ($322.46)
    Central Staff Services: $2,755,000 ($238.42)
    Police Protection: $2,650,000 ($229.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,329,000 ($201.56)
    Water Utilities: $1,441,000 ($124.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,288,000 ($111.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,160,000 ($100.39)
    Regular Highways: $1,096,000 ($94.85)
    Health - Other: $655,000 ($56.69)
    Air Transportation: $345,000 ($29.86)
    Sewerage: $263,000 ($22.76)
    Libraries: $189,000 ($16.36)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $155,000 ($13.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $144,000 ($12.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $127,000 ($10.99)
    Financial Administration: $84,000 ($7.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $711,000 ($61.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $524,000 ($45.35)
    Air Transportation: $381,000 ($32.97)
    Central Staff Services: $223,000 ($19.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $217,000 ($18.78)
    Police Protection: $130,000 ($11.25)
    Health - Other: $126,000 ($10.90)
    Regular Highways: $102,000 ($8.83)
    Sewerage: $85,000 ($7.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000 ($6.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $45,000 ($3.89)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($2.77)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,982,000 ($863.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $309,000 ($26.74)

Elk City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $3,963,000 ($342.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,850,000 ($160.10)
    Sewerage: $665,000 ($57.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $459,000 ($39.72)
    Air Transportation: $300,000 ($25.96)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $50,000 ($4.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $46,000 ($3.98)
    Air Transportation: $26,000 ($2.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $888,000 ($76.85)
    Other: $837,000 ($72.44)
    Highways: $92,000 ($7.96)
    General Local Government Support: $80,000 ($6.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $1,922,000 ($166.33)
    General Revenue - Other: $755,000 ($65.34)
    Fines and Forfeits: $472,000 ($40.85)
    Interest Earnings: $225,000 ($19.47)
    Sale of Property: $130,000 ($11.25)
    Donations From Private Sources: $118,000 ($10.21)
    Rents: $60,000 ($5.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,987,000 ($171.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $157,000 ($13.59)
    Health and Hospitals: $76,000 ($6.58)
    Highways: $25,000 ($2.16)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,886,000 ($1201.73)
    Other Selective Sales: $473,000 ($40.93)
    Public Utilities Sales: $472,000 ($40.85)
    Property: $114,000 ($9.87)
    Other License: $92,000 ($7.96)

Elk City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,544,000 ($2816.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,122,000 ($2779.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,670,000 ($231.07)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,248,000 ($194.55)

Elk City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,595,000 ($4984.42)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,800,000 ($155.78)

6.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Oklahoma average:

7.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Washita County, OK  1.10% ($43,468 average AGI)
from Custer County, OK  0.56% ($43,250)
from Roger Mills County, OK  0.43% ($43,226)


10.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,352 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.79%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Oklahoma County, OK  1.05% ($38,367 average AGI)
to Washita County, OK  1.02% ($38,195)
to Custer County, OK  0.60% ($39,422)
Businesses in Elk City, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Ashley Furniture2Nike3
AutoZone1Nissan1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Carl\s Jr.1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Clarion1Ramada1
ColorTyme1Rodeway Inn1
Comfort Inn1SAS Shoes1
DHL1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Dennys1Subway2
FedEx4Super 81
Ford1U-Haul2
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Jones New York1UPS2
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Elk City:

  • KADS (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KCLI (1320 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elk City:

  • KECO (96.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXOO (94.3 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K209DI (89.7 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K220FP (91.9 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KRMP (103.5 FM; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KTIJ (98.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: FUCHS RADIO, LLC)
  • KQMX (95.5 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC)
  • KYCU (89.1 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KQTZ (105.9 FM; HOBART, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • K202AG (88.3 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: TOP O' TEXAS ED B/CASTING FOUNDATION)
  • K216EO (91.1 FM; BERLIN, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elk City:

  • KOKJ-LP (Channel 2; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: WELLSPRINGS TELEVISION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KWET (Channel 12; CHEYENNE, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K29EI (Channel 29; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K44AP (Channel 44; ELK CITY, ETC., OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K46AN (Channel 46; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K48AP (Channel 48; ELK CITY, ETC., OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K50AL (Channel 50; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K54CM (Channel 54; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K56EY (Channel 56; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K26EU (Channel 26; SAYRE, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K58CS (Channel 58; ERICK, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K60CK (Channel 60; ERICK, ETC., OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANS. SYSTEM)
  • K62BQ (Channel 62; ERICK, ETC., OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K66AQ (Channel 66; ERICK, ETC., OK; Owner: NORTHFORK T.V. TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Elk City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 93Number of bridges
  • 666ft / 203mTotal length
  • $72,400,000Total costs
  • 382,406Total average daily traffic
  • 125,739Total average daily truck traffic
  • 447,194Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Elk City, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 411960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 181980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elk City, OK

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 121. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 211 took place in 2008, and the least - 1 in 2012. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Elk City, OK When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (63.0%), and Structure Fires (20.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elk City, OK
    • 1,29163.0%Outside Fires
    • 41020.0%Structure Fires
    • 23711.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1125.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elk City, OK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Elk City, Oklahoma:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 2802 S Main St, Elk City, Oklahoma 73644 , Phone: (580) 303-9100, Fax: (580) 225-0361
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Elk City, 102 Regional Dr, Elk City, Oklahoma 73644 , Phone: (580) 225-2553, Fax: (580) 225-2560
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites, 2101 E 3rd St, Elk City, Oklahoma 73644 , Phone: (580) 303-4556, Fax: (580) 303-4557
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 2710 E Hwy 66, Elk City, Oklahoma 73644 , Phone: (580) 303-4574, Fax: (580) 303-4581
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 2611 E Hwy 66, Elk City, Oklahoma 73644 , Phone: (580) 303-4536, Fax: (580) 303-4543
  • EconoLodge, 2606 E Hwy 66, Elk City, Oklahoma 73644 , Phone: (580) 225-3111, Fax: (580) 225-5922
  • Best Western Plus Executive Residency, 105 Meadow Rdg Dr580, Elk city, Oklahoma 73644 , Phone: (580) 303-4851, Fax: (580) 303-4914
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Elk City, Oklahoma
Most common first names in Elk City, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10775.5 years
Mary9581.7 years
William9378.9 years
James8975.8 years
Robert6072.9 years
George5375.0 years
Charles4576.5 years
Ruby4282.0 years
Ruth3781.2 years
Roy3473.6 years
Most common last names in Elk City, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones6377.2 years
Smith6177.0 years
Williams4173.9 years
Johnson3975.0 years
Davis3175.6 years
Martin3077.2 years
Brown2875.0 years
Wilson2578.6 years
Thompson2379.6 years
Jackson2372.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elk City, OK
  • 79.3%Utility gas
  • 19.3%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elk City, OK
  • 57.6%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Elk City compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Elk City on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
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