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Population in 2012: 151 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.9%
 

Males: 69  (46.3%)
Females: 82  (53.7%)

Median resident age:  40.2 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip code: 73647

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,193 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Foss:

$19,193
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,627

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $62,721 (it was $18,300 in 2000)
Foss:

$62,721
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $56,107; Detached houses: $64,773; Mobile homes: $24,333

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  • White alone - 110 (72.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (10.6%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (8.6%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (5.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Foss: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (21.7%), English (20.0%), German (10.6%), Dutch (8.1%), French (7.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1629 feet

Land area: 0.73 square miles.

Population density: 208 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Foss:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Foss town:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

6 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia).

This town:  3.7%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-11.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (19%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (30%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)


Average climate in Foss, Oklahoma

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Tornado activity:

Foss-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 244% 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 below Oklahoma state average. It is 90% 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 63.1 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 68.0 miles away from Foss center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.4 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 19.3 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 85.7 miles away from Foss center
On 9/27/2007 at 15:21:02, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 5, Ice Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Foss, OK

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foss:

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 27 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,054)
  • Cameron University (about 72 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 3,904)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 87 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 90 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,498)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 91 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 5,513)
  • Oklahoma City University (about 92 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 3,069)
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (about 95 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 3,132)

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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

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:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUN-01-1993 and JAN-18-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-18-1997), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-07-1997), St Compliance achieved (JAN-02-1998)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Foss that have no violations reported:

  • FOSS RESERVOIR MCD (Address: HC 66 BOX 102, Population served: 12, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.5%
(20.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 50.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Foss, OK

Foss compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Foss travel time to work - commute


Foss mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.56%
Here84.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesAmerican Baptist Association
Adherents48.1%18.4%8.4%6.6%3.6%
Congregations17.9%15.4%20.5%5.1%5.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.4%2.4%2.0%1.9%6.2%
Congregations2.6%7.7%5.1%2.6%17.9%
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
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 2007)
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$408
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,275
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,683

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

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $7,000 ($46.36)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $34,000 ($225.17)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($125.83)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($39.74)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($26.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $35,000 ($231.79)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $10,000 ($66.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
    Sewerage: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($33.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($72.85)
    Property Sale Other: $7,000 ($46.36)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($13.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($112.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($13.25)
    Highways: $1,000 ($6.62)
    General Support: $1,000 ($6.62)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $29,000 ($192.05)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.62)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.62)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $110,000 ($728.48)

9.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.79%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Beckham County, OK  1.65% ($28,082 average AGI)
from Custer County, OK  1.38% ($25,686)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.54% ($24,250)


8.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.95%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Custer County, OK  1.92% ($26,000 average AGI)
to Beckham County, OK  1.72% ($51,714)
to Canadian County, OK  0.41% ($50,467)

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 drivers: 1


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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