Hickory, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 72 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.2%
 
Males: 48  (66.9%)
Females: 24  (33.1%)
Median resident age:  33.1 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.2 years

Zip code: 74865

Estimated median household income in 2013: $63,456 (it was $21,000 in 2000)
Hickory:

$63,456
OK:

$45,690

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,684 (it was $6,932 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $54,119 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Hickory:

$54,119
OK:

$116,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $519.

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  • Races in Hickory, OK (2010)

    Hickory races chart
    • 4259.2%White alone
    • 1622.5%American Indian alone
    • 57.0%Hispanic
    • 45.6%Black alone
    • 45.6%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hickory: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (30.5%), English (4.3%), German (4.3%), Irish (2.4%), West Indian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1210 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 131 people per square mile   (very low).

Hickory, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Hickory:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hickory town:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 49.8%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 21.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.9%
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: $336 (0.7%)

Hickory satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Norman, OK (55.8 miles , pop. 95,694).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (74.5 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (121.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Roff, OK (2.2 miles ), Southwest Pontotoc, OK (2.2 miles ), Sulphur, OK (2.8 miles ), East Murray, OK (2.8 miles ), Fitzhugh, OK (2.9 miles ), Mill Creek, OK (3.3 miles ), South Central Pontotoc, OK (3.5 miles ), West Murray, OK (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 34.56 N, Longitude: 96.86 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

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

3.2%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+13.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (50%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Information (19%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (76%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (86%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Hickory, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hickory, Oklahoma average temperatures Hickory, Oklahoma average precipitation Hickory, Oklahoma humidity Hickory, Oklahoma wind speed Hickory, Oklahoma snowfall Hickory, Oklahoma sunshine Hickory, Oklahoma clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Hickory-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 184% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1959, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Hickory town center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1972, a category F4 tornado 18.4 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 6 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hickory-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 25.0 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 248.3 miles away from Hickory 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 44.6 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 90.0 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 43.9 miles away from Hickory center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.1 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 Murray County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hickory topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hickory:

  • SOONER HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SULPHUR, OK)
  • ARTESIAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SULPHUR, OK)
  • CALLAWAY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SULPHUR, OK)
  • ARBUCKLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SULPHUR, OK)
  • BURFORD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; DAVIS, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hickory:

  • East Central University (about 19 miles; Ada, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,030)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 48 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 56 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Grayson College (about 61 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • North Central Texas College (about 68 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 69 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • Rose State College (about 69 miles; Midwest City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,896)

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

Cemetery: Hickory Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Murray 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 86.1. This is about average.

City:

86.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 29.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.9%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.1%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Hickory compared to Oklahoma state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.2
Oklahoma average:

11.2

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hickory town (based on Murray County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,10031
Mainline Protestant1,1295
Catholic2461
Other21
None6,011-
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
Murray County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Murray County:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Murray County:

30.3%
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

7.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,323 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
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 Garvin County, OK  1.02% ($35,068 average AGI)
from Pontotoc County, OK  0.92% ($28,625)
from Carter County, OK  0.74% ($31,938)


6.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
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 Carter County, OK  0.93% ($38,775 average AGI)
to Garvin County, OK  0.91% ($24,821)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.54% ($15,739)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hickory:

  • 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.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, 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)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWLS (640 AM; 5 kW; MOORE, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hickory:

  • KIXO (106.1 FM; SULPHUR, OK; Owner: DFWU, INC.)
  • KFXT (90.7 FM; SULPHUR, OK; Owner: SISTER SHERRY LYNN FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KAZC (88.3 FM; TISHOMINGO, OK; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209AZ (89.7 FM; ADA, OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KADA-FM (99.3 FM; ADA, OK; Owner: THE CHICKASAW NATION)
  • KYKC (100.1 FM; BYNG, OK; Owner: CENTRAL OKLAHOMA COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KQCV-FM (95.1 FM; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KMAD-FM (102.5 FM; WHITESBORO, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • K204BX (88.7 FM; ADA, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTGS (89.9 FM; ADA, OK; Owner: S CENTRAL OK CHRISTIAN BROADC/G INC)

TV broadcast stations around Hickory:

  • KTEN (Channel 10; ADA, OK; Owner: CHANNEL 49 ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KXII (Channel 12; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KXII LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K35CU (Channel 35; ADA, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K44BQ (Channel 44; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K32EK (Channel 32; ARDMORE, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY COMPANY)
  • KOKT-LP (Channel 20; SULPHUR, OK; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Samual T Curtis, Ne Of The Intersection Of E1710 Rd And N3450 Road. 1.4 Mile (Lat: 34.536528 Lon: -96.861389), Type: 109.7, Structure height: 40099 m, Overall height: 109.7 m
    Registrant: 4053438232, Kerrylconn@gmail.Com, 13431 BROADWAY EXTENSION Suite- 120
  • Candice Koenig, Located .25 Miles Nw Of The Intersection Of Hwy 7 And Hwy 1 (Lat: 34.506389 Lon: -96.863806), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 40099 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 4053485460, Lnorwood@clsgroup.Com, 609 SOUTH KELLY AVENUE Suite- D
  • Candice Koenig, Located .25 Miles Nw Of The Intersection Of Hwy 7 And Hwy 1 (Lat: 34.506389 Lon: -96.863806), Type: 91.4, Structure height: 40099 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 4053485460, Lnorwood@clsgroup.Com, 609 SOUTH KELLY AVENUE Suite- D

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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