Gerty, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 112 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.9%
 
Males: 56  (50.6%)
Females: 56  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

49.3 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip code: 74531

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,345 (it was $20,250 in 2000)
Gerty:

$30,345
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $12,745 (it was $8,496 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $28,211 (it was $13,900 in 2000)
Gerty:

$28,211
OK:

$137,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $58,330; detached houses: $66,134; mobile homes: $33,752
March 2019 cost of living index in Gerty: 75.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.7%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Gerty, OK (2010)
    • 8975.4%White alone
    • 1815.3%American Indian alone
    • 75.9%Two or more races
    • 43.4%Hispanic
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Ancestries: American (64.8%), Irish (9.9%), German (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 840 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 459 people per square mile   (low).

Gerty, Oklahoma map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $222 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $260 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Norman, OK (69.2 miles , pop. 95,694).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (83.4 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (143.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

South Hughes, OK (2.2 miles ),
Allen, OK (2.7 miles ),
Atwood, OK (3.0 miles),
Calvin, OK (3.1 miles ),
Stuart, OK (3.4 miles ),
Ashland, OK (3.7 miles),
Northeast Pontotoc, OK (3.9 miles ),
Spaulding, OK (3.9 miles)

Latitude: 34.84 N, Longitude: 96.29 W

Area code: 580

Distribution of median household income in Gerty, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gerty, OK in 2017

Gerty satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+6.3%).

Average climate in Gerty, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gerty-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the Gerty town center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1950, a category F4 tornado 18.0 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 32 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gerty-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 75% 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 14.7 miles away from Gerty 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 285.6 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 74.3 miles away from the city 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 120.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.0 miles away from Gerty center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 232.4 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 Hughes County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Gerty:

  • GOOD JOURNEY HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE, L L C (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; ALLEN, OK)
  • WOODLAND HILLS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ALLEN, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gerty:

  • East Central University (about 22 miles; Ada, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,030)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 58 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 59 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 71 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Rose State College (about 77 miles; Midwest City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,896)
  • Grayson College (about 81 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 82 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)

Points of interest:

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

Hughes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

68.9%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

13.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Gerty:

Marital status in Gerty, OK
  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 2.6%

For population 25 years and over in Gerty:

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gerty, OK (based on Hughes County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,59045
Mainline Protestant95413
Catholic381
Other14-
None6,407-
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: 5
Here:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Hughes County:

4.42 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.9%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

55.1%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

54.9%
State:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Gerty:

29.1
Oklahoma:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.5%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.1%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gerty:

6.9
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.4%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

58.8%
State:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Gerty:

82.2%
State:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gerty, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Gerty government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,000 ($44.64)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($17.86)
    Gas Utilities: $1,000 ($8.93)

Gerty government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($17.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($17.86)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($8.93)
    Highways: $1,000 ($8.93)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,000 ($71.43)

Gerty government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,000 ($35.71)

7.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($32,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Oklahoma average:

7.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Seminole County, OK  1.15% ($28,909 average AGI)
from Pontotoc County, OK  0.73% ($8,107)
from Pittsburg County, OK  0.60% ($56,522)


7.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.47%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pontotoc County, OK  1.05% ($36,250 average AGI)
to Seminole County, OK  0.94% ($24,333)
to Pittsburg County, OK  0.73% ($39,536)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gerty:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KEOR (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATOKA, OK; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KADA (1230 AM; 1 kW; ADA, OK; Owner: THE CHICKASAW NATION)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gerty:

  • KQCV-FM (95.1 FM; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KLRB (89.3 FM; STUART, OK; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE OF PRAYER, INC.)
  • KTLS-FM (106.5 FM; HOLDENVILLE, OK; Owner: WOODSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSLE (104.7 FM; WEWOKA, OK; Owner: ONE TEN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KAZC (88.3 FM; TISHOMINGO, OK; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYKC (100.1 FM; BYNG, OK; Owner: CENTRAL OKLAHOMA COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KMCO (101.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • K209AZ (89.7 FM; ADA, OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KKFC (105.5 FM; COALGATE, OK; Owner: WOODSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTMC-FM (105.1 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHKC-FM (102.1 FM; ATOKA, OK; Owner: KEYSTONE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Gerty:

  • KTEN (Channel 10; ADA, OK; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • K35CU (Channel 35; ADA, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.3mTotal length
  • $6,101,000Total costs
  • 2,720Total average daily traffic
  • 402Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,352Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gerty)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • OK01867A, Gerty, Ok (Lat: 34.806028 Lon: -96.248389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 98.7 m, Call Sign: WQWA752,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/02/2015, Expiration Date: 07/02/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • Coal, Coal County (Lat: 34.743944 Lon: -96.233139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WRAI820,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 11/30/2017, Expiration Date: 11/30/2027, Certifier: Billy R Huffman, Registrant: Peoples Electric Cooperative, 1600 Country Club Road, Ada, OK 74821, Phone: (580) 272-1581, Fax: (580) 272-1558, Email:
  • Gerty Gen, N3810 Rd (Lat: 34.855944 Lon: -96.229611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WRAI821,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/30/2017, Expiration Date: 11/30/2027, Certifier: Billy R Huffman, Registrant: Peoples Electric Cooperative, 1600 Country Club Road, Ada, OK 74821, Phone: (580) 272-1581, Fax: (580) 272-1558, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gerty, OK
  • 57.1%Electricity
  • 28.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.7%Wood
  • 3.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gerty, OK
  • 66.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Electricity


Gerty compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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