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Population in 2012: 95 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.0%
 

Males: 36  (38.4%)
Females: 59  (61.6%)

Median resident age:  40.5 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip code: 73539

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,001 (it was $35,208 in 2000)
Elmer:

$51,001
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,399

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,001 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Elmer:

$98,001
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,297; Detached houses: $65,265; Mobile homes: $20,113
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  • White alone - 71 (74.0%)
  • Hispanic - 22 (22.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elmer: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.3%), English (20.9%), Irish (20.3%), Polish (8.7%), Norwegian (4.7%), Arab (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1308 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 219 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Elmer:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elmer town:

  • Never married: 12.5%
  • Now married: 72.1%
  • Separated: 7.7%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:  5.4%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,000 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $250 (0.3%)

Elmer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (54.0 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (124.2 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (188.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Olustee, OK (2.5 miles ), Altus, OK (3.4 miles ), Tipton, OK (3.5 miles ), West Jackson, OK (3.5 miles) , Fargo-Odell, TX (3.8 miles) , Headrick, OK (4.0 miles) , East Jackson, OK (4.1 miles) , Friendship, OK (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 34.48 N, Longitude: 99.35 W

Area code: 580

Elmer household income distribution Elmer home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.2%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -35 (-26.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


Average climate in Elmer, Oklahoma

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Tornado activity:

Elmer-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 212% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/10/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Elmer town center killed 11 people and injured 68 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/1/1954, a category F4 tornado 27.3 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elmer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.0 miles away from Elmer center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1997 at 09:08:55, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/5/1995 at 05:31:16, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.1 miles away from Elmer center
On 11/23/1996 at 10:54:18, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Elmer:

  • ALTUS HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ALTUS, OK)
  • GRACE LIVING CENTER-ALTUS (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ALTUS, OK)
  • JACKSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, SNF (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ALTUS, OK)

Political contributions by individuals in Elmer, OK

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elmer:

  • Cameron University (about 54 miles; Lawton, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,904)
  • Midwestern State University (about 64 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 82 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,054)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 120 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 5,513)
  • University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (about 120 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 19,159)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 121 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 122 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,498)

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Notable location: Elmer Rural Volunteer Fire Association (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Jackson 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 2012: 11.6%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.9%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Elmer compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Elmer travel time to work - commute


Elmer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Utility gas (29%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elmer town (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.82%
Here85.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents55.6%18.2%7.9%4.9%3.0%
Congregations25.0%13.3%1.7%16.7%8.3%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents1.8%1.5%1.4%1.2%4.4%
Congregations1.7%8.3%1.7%1.7%21.7%
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: 2
Jackson County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Jackson County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Jackson County:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

30.5%
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


10.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,575 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.35%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

0.92% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,468 average AGI)
Jackson County:

0.92%
Oklahoma average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.37% ($23,912 average AGI)
from Comanche County, OK  0.33% ($25,167)
from Greer County, OK  0.30% ($26,741)


12.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,056 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.20%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

1.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,132 average AGI)
Jackson County:

1.15%
Oklahoma average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.59% ($32,255 average AGI)
to Comanche County, OK  0.39% ($25,917)
to Bexar County, TX  0.32% ($39,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elmer:

  • KWHW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALTUS, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KVWC (1490 AM; 1 kW; VERNON, TX; Owner: K V W C, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elmer:

  • KRKZ (93.5 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KQTZ (105.9 FM; HOBART, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KJCM (100.3 FM; SNYDER, OK; Owner: ALTUS EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KTIJ (98.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: FUCHS RADIO, LLC)
  • KYYI (104.7 FM; BURKBURNETT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KEYB (107.9 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: ALTUS FM, INC.)
  • KIXC-FM (100.9 FM; QUANAH, TX; Owner: KIXC-FM L.L.C.)
  • KSYE (91.5 FM; FREDERICK, OK; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KYBE (95.9 FM; FREDERICK, OK; Owner: TOMAR BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOCU (90.1 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Elmer:

  • K45FH (Channel 45; ALTUS, OK; Owner: COPPER BREAKS TV. TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K42FL (Channel 42; ALTUS, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K38FJ (Channel 38; ALTUS, OK; Owner: COPPER BREAKS TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K40FL (Channel 40; ALTUS, OK; Owner: COPPER BREAKS TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K49FE (Channel 49; ALTUS, OK; Owner: COPPER BREAKS TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • KSWO-TV (Channel 7; LAWTON, OK; Owner: KSWO TELEVISION COMPANY, INC.)
  • KJTL (Channel 18; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K56BQ (Channel 56; FREDERICK, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Elmer)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 34.481278 Lon: -99.357556, Call Sign: KNCL992
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.100 MHz, 160.320 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/02/2013, Expiration Date: 09/29/2022
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5993, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Elmer, North Of Intersections Of Hwys 283 & 5, 3.2 Km North Of (Lat: 34.511000 Lon: -99.333139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 83.5 m, Call Sign: WQHL224
    Assigned Frequencies: 6835.00 MHz, 6795.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/2007, Expiration Date: 08/28/2017, Certifier: Richard A Ruhl
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • ELMER, 17573 Us Hwy 283 (Lat: 34.469389 Lon: -99.334278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQOH376
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/2011, Expiration Date: 09/27/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC5VZT
    Grant Date: 09/03/1996, Expiration Date: 09/03/2006, Cancellation Date: 09/04/2008
    Registrant: Allan R Mc Gee, Elmer, OK 73539


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