Garvin, Oklahoma

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Population in 2014: 251 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +75.5%
Males: 111  (44.6%)
Females: 140  (55.4%)
Median resident age:  31.7 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 74736, 74745.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $25,592 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Garvin:

$25,592
OK:

$49,176

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,048 (it was $11,633 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $64,629 (it was $29,300 in 2000)
Garvin:

$64,629
OK:

$132,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $77,296; Detached houses: $88,374; Mobile homes: $40,525

Median gross rent in 2016: $601.

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  • Races in Garvin, OK (2010)

    Garvin races chart
    • 21483.6%White alone
    • 218.2%American Indian alone
    • 83.1%Two or more races
    • 62.3%Black alone
    • 52.0%Hispanic
    • 20.8%Other race alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Garvin: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (23.7%), Norwegian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 494 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 827 people per square mile   (low).

Garvin, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Garvin:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Garvin town:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Oklahoma:

5.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $407 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $217 (0.5%)

Garvin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (95.1 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (121.4 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (133.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Millerton, OK (2.2 miles ), Idabel, OK (2.8 miles ), Wright City, OK (2.9 miles ), Valliant, OK (3.0 miles ), Broken Bow, OK (3.6 miles ), Manchester, TX (3.6 miles ), Swink, OK (4.0 miles) , Haworth, OK (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 33.95 N, Longitude: 94.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

Garvin household income distribution Garvin home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Oklahoma:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Average climate in Garvin, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garvin-area historical tornado activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the Garvin town center injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.2 miles away from the town center killed 10 people and injured 170 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garvin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 176.9 miles away from Garvin center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 178.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 286.7 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) earthquake occurred 342.0 miles away from Garvin 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 161.8 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 McCurtain County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garvin topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack Ridley (pilot) - Aviator, Leroy McGuirk - Amateur and professional wrestler.

Hospitals and medical centers near Garvin:

  • NURSES TO GO, INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; IDABEL, OK)
  • TRI-COUNTY HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; IDABEL, OK)
  • HEALTHBACK OF IDABEL (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; IDABEL, OK)
  • MEMORIAL HEIGHTS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; IDABEL, OK)
  • ST JOSEPH'S HOSPICE OF SOUTHEAST OKLA (Hospital, about 10 miles away; VALLIANT, OK)
  • MCCURTAIN MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; IDABEL, OK)
  • PARKVIEW NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; VALLIANT, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garvin:

  • Paris Junior College (about 40 miles; Paris, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,875)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 59 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • Texarkana College (about 62 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 75 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 77 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 83 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Grayson College (about 99 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)

Public elementary/middle school in Garvin:

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Notable location: Garvin Rural Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

McCurtain 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 2016: 32.5%
(37.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 17.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.0%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Oklahoma average:

11.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Garvin town (based on McCurtain County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,35294
Mainline Protestant2,42231
Black Protestant5894
Other3815
Catholic2151
None15,192-
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: 11
McCurtain County:

3.29 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
McCurtain County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
McCurtain County:

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

3.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
McCurtain County:

31.0%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.6%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Garvin:

41.6%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.6%
State:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.6%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Garvin:

6.7
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.4%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

54.2%
Oklahoma:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.0%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Garvin, OK Residents
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$816
Water Supply 1$2,400$28,8000$0
Totals for Government 1$2,400$28,8001$816

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $100,000 ($398.41)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $59,000 ($235.06)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($159.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($11.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($99.60)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($35.86)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($7.97)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($3.98)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $55,000 ($219.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $25,000 ($99.60)
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($43.82)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($11.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($159.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $150,000 ($597.61)
    Housing & Community Development: $18,000 ($71.71)
    Highways: $2,000 ($7.97)
    General Support: $1,000 ($3.98)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $25,000 ($99.60)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $43,000 ($171.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $41,000 ($163.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($7.97)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $89,000 ($354.58)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($7.97)

5.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,853 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
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 Choctaw County, OK  0.34% ($26,455 average AGI)
from Washington County, AR  0.28% ($14,963)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.23% ($16,913)


5.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,760 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
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 Bryan County, OK  0.35% ($21,176 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.28% ($21,679)
to Choctaw County, OK  0.26% ($27,615)

Strongest AM radio stations in Garvin:

  • KBEL (1240 AM; 1 kW; IDABEL, OK; Owner: HAROLD E. COCHRAN)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garvin:

  • KQIB (102.9 FM; IDABEL, OK; Owner: JDC RADIO, INC.)
  • KBEL-FM (96.7 FM; IDABEL, OK; Owner: HAROLD E. COCHRAN)
  • KPLT-FM (107.7 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKBI (106.1 FM; BROKEN BOW, OK; Owner: J.D.C. RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRT (90.9 FM; IDABEL, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KITX (95.5 FM; HUGO, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)
  • KBUS (101.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOYN (93.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGAP (98.5 FM; CLARKSVILLE, TX; Owner: PETRACOM OF TEXARKANA, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Garvin:

  • K63BA (Channel 63; IDABEL, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K28DJ (Channel 28; BROKEN BOW, OK; Owner: TRUSTEES OF J.B.CALLAHAM R.T.)

Garvin fatal accident list:

Mar 18, 2000 02:50 PM, Us-70, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Garvin & Forrest Grove Mm 13 T7s R22e (Lat: 33.954278 Lon: -94.951056), Type: Upole, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPMQ770
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHzGrant Date: 09/19/2013, Expiration Date: 11/09/2023, Certifier: Gary SwiftRegistrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062-8502, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • GARVIN OK, 2.5 Mi Ne (Lat: 33.933889 Lon: -94.973056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQEJ895
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHzGrant Date: 01/26/2016, Expiration Date: 02/15/2026, Certifier: Esta CallahamRegistrant: Pine Telephone Company, Broken Bow, OK 74728, Phone: (580) 584-3300, Email:
  • GARVIN, Rural Property 1 Mile Off Hwy 70 On Forest Grove Rd (Lat: 33.941944 Lon: -94.923056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQRK364
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 06/04/2013, Expiration Date: 06/04/2023, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • GARVIN, 634 Phillips Rd. (Lat: 33.953306 Lon: -94.958806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: WQRN217
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.14 MHz, 5945.20 MHzGrant Date: 06/21/2013, Expiration Date: 06/21/2023, Cancellation Date: 06/26/2015, Certifier: V. David Miller IiRegistrant: Rf Design Services, LLC, 4800 Nw161st Street, Edmond, OK 73013, Phone: (405) 650-3366, Fax: (405) 330-1310, Email:
  • GARVIN, W At Int Of N4550 And E2120 Approx 1.50 Miles South Side Of Rd. (Lat: 33.933889 Lon: -94.973056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQSI960
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHzGrant Date: 09/25/2013, Expiration Date: 09/25/2023, Certifier: Lee BrownRegistrant: Pine Telephone Company, 210 West 2nd Street, Broken Bow, OK 74728, Phone: (580) 584-3300, Fax: (580) 584-9009, Email:
  • GRVN11G, 634 Phillips Rd. (Ok14768-A) (Lat: 33.953306 Lon: -94.958806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: WQVU528
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/12/2015, Expiration Date: 05/12/2025, Certifier: David Miller IiRegistrant: Rf Design Services, 4800 Nw161st Street, Edmond, OK 73013, Phone: (405) 650-3366, Fax: (405) 330-1310, Email:
  • GARVIN11, 634 Phillips Rd. (Ok14768-A) (Lat: 33.953306 Lon: -94.958806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: WQVU530
    Assigned Frequencies: 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHz, 11645.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/12/2015, Expiration Date: 05/12/2025, Certifier: David Miller IiRegistrant: Rf Design Services, 4800 Nw161st Street, Edmond, OK 73013, Phone: (405) 650-3366, Fax: (405) 330-1310, Email:

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

GARVIN (Population served: 150, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAR-2013 and MAY-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAR-2013 and MAY-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Garvin 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 below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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