Foss, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 152 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.7%
 
Males: 75  (49.7%)
Females: 77  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  39.5 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.2 years

Zip code: 73647

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,398 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Foss:

$27,398
OK:

$45,690

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,608 (it was $12,168 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $66,203 (it was $18,300 in 2000)
Foss:

$66,203
OK:

$116,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $66,198; Detached houses: $76,801; Mobile homes: $23,492
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  • Races in Foss, OK (2010)

    Foss races chart
    • 11072.8%White alone
    • 1610.6%American Indian alone
    • 138.6%Hispanic
    • 85.3%Two or more races
    • 21.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.7%Asian alone
    • 10.7%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Foss: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.8%), English (16.5%), German (12.0%), Dutch (7.4%), French (5.4%), Polish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1629 feet

Land area: 0.73 square miles.

Population density: 209 people per square mile   (very low).

Foss, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Foss:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Foss town:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

11 residents are foreign born (5.8% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

This town:

5.8%
Oklahoma:

5.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $208 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $212 (0.3%)

Foss satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (72.3 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (92.2 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (228.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Northwest Washita, OK (2.0 miles ), Canute, OK (2.6 miles ), Burns Flat, OK (2.6 miles ), Bessie, OK (3.4 miles) , Clinton, OK (3.4 miles ), Dill City, OK (3.5 miles ), Butler, OK (3.6 miles ), Arapaho, OK (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 35.45 N, Longitude: 99.17 W

Area code: 580

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

3.4%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-11.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Retail trade (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (24%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (34%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Foss, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Foss-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 132% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Foss town center injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/10/1967, a category F4 tornado 15.5 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Foss-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 62% 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 190.8 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 111.8 miles away from Foss 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 63.1 miles away from the 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 100.7 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 164.3 miles away from Foss 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 101.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washita County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Ice Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Foss topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Foss:

  • SAMARITAN HOME CARE, LLC (SUBUNIT) (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CLINTON, OK)
  • WESTERN OKLAHOMA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CLINTON, OK)
  • DAVITA - CLINTON DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; CLINTON, OK)
  • CARTER HOSPICE CARE, INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CLINTON, OK)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CLINTON, OK)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW MANOR NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CLINTON, OK)
  • INTEGRIS CLINTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; CLINTON, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foss:

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 27 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,126)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 56 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Cameron University (about 72 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 87 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 90 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,784)
  • Vernon College (about 90 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 91 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)

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

Creek: Sand Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Washita County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 22.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 8.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.14

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

FOSS (Population served: 127, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FOSS RESERVOIR MCD (Address: 10075 N 2140 RD , Population served: 12, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAR-14-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2014)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-07-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-07-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-28-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-28-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-31-2013), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-11-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2012)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.7%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.5%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Foss compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Oklahoma average:

11.2

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (51%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Foss town (based on Washita County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,64131
Mainline Protestant1,0847
Catholic811
None3,823-
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: 2
Washita County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Washita County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Washita County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Washita County:

26.1%
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 0$0 1$500
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,425
Totals for Government 0$0 3$2,925

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

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $7,000 ($46.05)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $34,000 ($223.68)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($125.00)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($39.47)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($26.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $35,000 ($230.26)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $10,000 ($65.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
    Sewerage: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($32.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($72.37)
    Property Sale Other: $7,000 ($46.05)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($13.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($111.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($13.16)
    Highways: $1,000 ($6.58)
    General Support: $1,000 ($6.58)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $29,000 ($190.79)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.58)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.58)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $110,000 ($723.68)

8.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,276 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.49%
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 Beckham County, OK  1.63% ($35,435 average AGI)
from Custer County, OK  1.53% ($43,603)
from Kiowa County, OK  0.40% ($24,467)


9.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.21%
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 Custer County, OK  1.99% ($38,237 average AGI)
to Beckham County, OK  1.88% ($37,694)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.73% ($41,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Foss:

  • KCLI (1320 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWEY (1590 AM; 1 kW; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KTJS (1420 AM; 1 kW; HOBART, OK; Owner: FUCHS RADIO, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in Foss:

  • KQMX (95.5 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC)
  • KYCU (89.1 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KRMP (103.5 FM; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KECO (96.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K209DI (89.7 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXOO (94.3 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCDL (99.3 FM; CORDELL, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KWEY-FM (97.3 FM; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KTIJ (98.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: FUCHS RADIO, LLC)
  • K220FP (91.9 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KQTZ (105.9 FM; HOBART, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • K216FR (91.1 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Foss:

  • 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)
  • KWET (Channel 12; CHEYENNE, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

Foss fatal accident list:

Jul 14, 1980 09:25 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • $4,659,000Total costs
  • 19,800Total average daily traffic
  • 6,561Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Foss)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • E Side Foss Dam (Lat: 35.542000 Lon: -99.186194), Call Sign: KNFE362
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.360 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/2002, Expiration Date: 03/26/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2012
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC5NIB, Licensee ID: L00982507
    Grant Date: 02/24/2005, Expiration Date: 03/21/2015
    Registrant: Tim E Johnston, Box 1, Foss, OK 73647
  • Call Sign: KD5DPV
    Grant Date: 03/12/1998, Expiration Date: 03/12/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/13/2010
    Registrant: Jessie C Andrews, Foss, OK 73647
  • Call Sign: KD5GOV, Previous Call Sign: KD5COH, Licensee ID: L00689649
    Grant Date: 08/08/2007, Expiration Date: 11/03/2017, Certifier: Alan H Snider
    Registrant: Alan H Snider, 302 Cimarron, Foss, OK 73647
  • Call Sign: KF5IDJ, Licensee ID: L01587072
    Grant Date: 08/10/2010, Expiration Date: 08/10/2020, Certifier: Tyrel T French
    Registrant: Tyrel T French, 10543 N 2170 Rd, Foss, OK 73647

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6356A , Serial Number: 33156, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 04/11/1956
    Registrant (Individual): David L Fetterolf, Rr 2 Box 17, Foss, OK 73647

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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