Forgan, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 538 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.1%
 
Males: 269  (50.2%)
Females: 269  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 73938.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,589 (it was $26,739 in 2000)
Forgan:

$50,589
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,707 (it was $13,250 in 2000)

Forgan town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $49,619 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Forgan:

$49,619
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $89,528; Detached houses: $74,394; Mobile homes: $157,957

Median gross rent in 2012: $639.

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  • White alone - 417 (76.2%)
  • Hispanic - 112 (20.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forgan: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (10.8%), Irish (9.7%), German (9.4%), Dutch (4.3%), English (4.0%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2590 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 1,436 people per square mile   (low).

Forgan,OK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Forgan:

  • High school or higher: 69.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Forgan town:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 65.4%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

110 residents are foreign born

This town:  17.1%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $407 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.5%)

Forgan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (138.9 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (184.3 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (355.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: North Beaver, OK (1.6 miles ), Beaver, OK (2.6 miles ), South Beaver, OK (4.3 miles ), Turpin, OK (4.3 miles ), Knowles, OK (4.4 miles) , Kismet, KS (4.7 miles ), Liberal, KS (4.8 miles ), Plains, KS (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.91 N, Longitude: 100.54 W

Area code: 580

Forgan household income distribution Forgan home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +50 (+10.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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

Average climate in Forgan, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Forgan-area historical tornado activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/18/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Forgan town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/15/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Forgan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 29.4 miles away from the city center
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 268.5 miles away from Forgan center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.8 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 102.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.9 miles away from Forgan center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 225.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Beaver County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 7, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Forgan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Forgan:

  • BEAVER COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BEAVER, OK)
  • BEAVER COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BEAVER, OK)

Airports located in Forgan:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forgan:

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 140 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,126)
  • Amarillo College (about 140 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Barton County Community College (about 144 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 151 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 154 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 165 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 169 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)

Public high school in Forgan:

Public elementary/middle school in Forgan:

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Notable location: Forgan Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Sunset Motel (Po Box 307).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Forgan and their reported violations in the past:

FORGAN (Population served: 532, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAY-09-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.2%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 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:  4.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Forgan compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above 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 below state average.

Banks with branches in Forgan (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Beaver City: Forgan Branch at Main And Broadway, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $138.4 mil, Deposits: $124.4 mil, headquarters in Beaver, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Beaver Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Forgan town (based on Beaver County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.19%
Here: 73.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristMennonite Church USA
Adherents38.4%37.7%8.2%3.2%2.9%
Congregations22.2%22.2%7.4%11.1%3.7%
NameChurch of the Nazarene U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesCatholic ChurchFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents2.0%1.8%1.6%1.4%2.7%
Congregations7.4%3.7%3.7%3.7%14.8%
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: 1
Beaver County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Beaver County:

9.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Beaver County:

29.7%
Oklahoma:

29.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,984$35,8080$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,984$35,8085$476
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$476
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$715
Water Supply 1$3,053$36,6360$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$430
Totals for Government 3$9,021$36,0848$2,097

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

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $39,000 ($72.49)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $205,000 ($381.04)
    Water Utilities: $71,000 ($131.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($39.03)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($9.29)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($5.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $70,000 ($130.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($18.59)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($68.77)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($27.88)
    All Other: $4,000 ($7.43)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $24,000 ($44.61)
    Housing & Community Development: $9,000 ($16.73)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $18,000 ($33.46)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($7.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $97,000 ($180.30)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $38,000 ($70.63)
    NEC: $11,000 ($20.45)
    Public Utilities: $11,000 ($20.45)

Forgan government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $172,000 ($319.70)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $166,000 ($308.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($11.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $78,000 ($144.98)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($26.02)

7.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
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 Seward County, KS  1.77% ($39,581 average AGI)
from Texas County, OK  0.57% ($28,600)


8.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
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 Seward County, KS  1.35% ($29,083 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forgan:

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KYUU (1470 AM; 1 kW; LIBERAL, KS)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forgan:

  • KSLS (101.5 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KZQD (105.1 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: MARIO LOREDO)
  • KJIL (99.1 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • K242AK (96.3 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Forgan:

  • K56AY (Channel 56; BEAVER, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K25EG (Channel 25; BALKO, OK; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Forgan, OK)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • FORGAN #21, Ne Corner Of Forgan, East Of The Football Field (Lat: 36.910167 Lon: -100.545722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQNS388
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2011, Expiration Date: 05/09/2021, Certifier: Troy Barnett
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • FORGAN WEST #18, 4.52 Miles East, .05 Miles North Of Jcy Hwy 83 & 64 (Lat: 36.907500 Lon: -100.791667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WQNS389
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2011, Expiration Date: 05/09/2021, Certifier: Troy Barnett
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • STATION, West City Limit (Lat: 36.906944 Lon: -100.546806), Overall height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WBB728
    Assigned Frequencies: 2137.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2011, Expiration Date: 11/21/2021, Cancellation Date: 09/06/2012, Certifier: Jerry D Hasten
    Registrant: Panhandle Energy, 5444 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056, Phone: (713) 989-2193, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N5AKN, Licensee ID: L01038503
    Grant Date: 07/07/2005, Expiration Date: 07/31/2015, Certifier: Albert E Hodges Jr
    Registrant: Albert E Hodges Jr, Box 67, Forgan, OK 73938
  • Call Sign: WD5ESQ, Licensee ID: L00550447
    Grant Date: 06/09/2008, Expiration Date: 06/23/2018, Certifier: Emma L Hodges
    Registrant: Emma L Hodges, Forgan, OK 73938

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Forgan, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John873.3 years
Robert582.0 years
Paul483.5 years
James466.5 years
Pearl484.3 years
Blanche378.4 years
George376.7 years
Gladys376.0 years
William380.0 years
Laura384.3 years
Most common last names in Forgan, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hodges779.0 years
Riggs582.2 years
Underwood478.5 years
Dixon481.8 years
Angleton479.2 years
Mulanax475.0 years
Williams466.2 years
Phelps472.2 years
Johnson375.0 years
Andrew374.3 years
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