For population 25 years and over in Foss:
For population 15 years and over in Foss town:
8 residents are foreign born (6.0% Latin America, 1.5% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (0.4%)
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
Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-11.2%).
Average climate in Foss, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Foss:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Foss:
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:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Foss that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 30.1%
(27.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Foss compared to Oklahoma state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Foss (based on Washita County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.56%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Foss government finances in 2002(per resident):
9.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,332 average adjusted gross income)
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:
8.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,985 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: