Idabel, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 6,879 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.1%
 
Males: 3,307  (48.1%)
Females: 3,572  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

35.4 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip codes: 74745.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,714 (it was $20,496 in 2000)
Idabel:

$30,714
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,364 (it was $12,241 in 2000)

Idabel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,329 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Idabel:

$91,329
OK:

$137,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $120,781; detached houses: $132,969; townhouses or other attached units: $85,469; mobile homes: $43,281; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $7,381

Median gross rent in 2017: $612.

March 2019 cost of living index in Idabel: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 33.6%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.7% for Black residents, 43.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.9% for American Indian residents, 42.8% for other race residents, 38.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Idabel, OK (2017)
    • 3,32646.8%White alone
    • 1,50021.1%Black alone
    • 84911.9%Hispanic
    • 75810.7%American Indian alone
    • 5818.2%Two or more races
    • 1241.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 340.5%Asian alone

Races in Idabel detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Idabel, Oklahoma as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Idabel is 296 to 1.


Crime rates in Idabel by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(14.3)
1
(14.3)
3
(43.4)
3
(43.9)
2
(29.3)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
2
(28.8)
3
(43.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(143.0)
3
(43.0)
11
(159.3)
2
(29.2)
7
(102.5)
8
(117.1)
3
(42.3)
3
(42.5)
5
(71.3)
1
(14.3)
8
(114.2)
3
(43.2)
7
(102.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(57.2)
5
(71.7)
4
(57.9)
7
(102.3)
7
(102.5)
3
(43.9)
1
(14.1)
5
(70.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
5
(71.4)
4
(57.6)
1
(14.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
37
(529.2)
21
(301.0)
29
(419.9)
29
(423.9)
35
(512.4)
25
(366.1)
16
(225.8)
22
(311.6)
28
(399.1)
12
(171.2)
14
(199.8)
14
(201.7)
21
(306.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
50
(715.1)
57
(817.0)
44
(637.1)
61
(891.7)
43
(629.5)
67
(981.1)
57
(804.5)
85
(1,204)
103
(1,468)
146
(2,083)
90
(1,285)
94
(1,354)
98
(1,429)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
187
(2,674)
179
(2,566)
249
(3,606)
149
(2,178)
153
(2,240)
184
(2,694)
180
(2,541)
277
(3,923)
250
(3,564)
337
(4,808)
265
(3,782)
265
(3,818)
276
(4,023)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(286.0)
17
(243.7)
16
(231.7)
16
(233.9)
10
(146.4)
9
(131.8)
15
(211.7)
17
(240.8)
11
(156.8)
7
(99.9)
7
(99.9)
14
(201.7)
10
(145.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(86.9)
3
(43.9)
2
(29.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.1)
2
(28.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
1
(14.3)
5
(72.0)
7
(102.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)445.9324.1523.0394.8419.1396.4258.2378.0394.7396.1430.5413.5507.3

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City-data.com crime index in Idabel, OK

Crime rate in Idabel detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 27 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Oklahoma average:

2.24
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Ancestries: American (4.3%), Irish (4.1%), English (3.0%), German (1.6%), African (1.1%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 489 feet

Land area: 15.9 square miles.

Population density: 432 people per square mile   (low).

Idabel, Oklahoma map

331 residents are foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 0.7% Oceania).

This city:

4.7%
Oklahoma:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $552 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $370 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Longview, TX (96.0 miles , pop. 73,344).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (116.2 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (136.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Garvin, OK (2.8 miles),
Broken Bow, OK (3.3 miles ),
Haworth, OK (3.3 miles ),
Millerton, OK (3.5 miles ),
Southeast McCurtain, OK (3.7 miles ),
Wright City, OK (3.9 miles ),
Valliant, OK (4.1 miles ),
Manchester, TX (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 33.90 N, Longitude: 94.83 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,071 (+15.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,402 (51.4%)

Area code: 580

Distribution of median household income in Idabel, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Idabel, OK in 2017
Idabel satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $32,500
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $32,500
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $44,600
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $65,300
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $64,800
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $72,900
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Idabel, OK residents
Average permit cost in Idabel, OK
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Historical population in Idabel, OK
Historical housing units in Idabel, OK
Most common industries in Idabel, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (11.6%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (12.9%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Wood products (7.1%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Paper (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Food (10.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Idabel, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)

Average climate in Idabel, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Idabel-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 16.5 miles away from the Idabel city center injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/22/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Idabel-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 105.9 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 173.4 miles away from Idabel 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 175.3 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 282.7 miles away from Idabel center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 347.7 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 169.3 miles away from Idabel 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).
Idabel topographic map

Hospitals in Idabel:

  • HOSPICE CENTER OF SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA, INC (1100 NE LINCOLN)
  • MCCURTAIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1301 LINCOLN ROAD)
  • ROYAL CREST HOSPICE, S E O (209 SE AVENUE N)
  • TRI-COUNTY HOSPICE, INC (1 EAST MAIN)

Home Health Centers in Idabel:

  • HEALTHBACK OF IDABEL (1102 SE WASHINGTON STREET)
  • MCCURTAIN MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH (1301 EAST LINCOLN RD)
  • NURSES TO GO, INC (3501 LINCOLN)

Nursing Homes in Idabel:

  • HILL NURSING HOME, INC. (808 NORTHWEST M L KING AVENUE)
  • MEMORIAL HEIGHTS NURSING CENTER (1305 SOUTHEAST ADAMS)
  • OAK GROVE MANOR INC (HWY 259 S BOX 299)
  • OAK GROVE MANOR, INC. (HWY 259 SOUTH)

Airports and heliports located in Idabel:

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College/University in Idabel:

  • Kiamichi Technology Center-Idabel (Full-time enrollment: 154; Location: 3205 Lincoln Road NE; Public; Website: www.ktc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Idabel:

  • Paris Junior College (about 44 miles; Paris, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,875)
  • Texarkana College (about 54 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 55 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 77 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 80 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 90 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • LeTourneau University (about 99 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 2,357)

Public high school in Idabel:

  • IDABEL HS (Students: 501, Location: 901 LINCOLN ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Idabel:

  • IDABEL MS (Students: 295, Location: 100 NORTHEAST AVENUE D, Grades: 6-8)
  • DENISON PUBLIC SCHOOL (Students: 282, Location: 3001 EAST WASHINGTON, Grades: PK-8)
  • CENTRAL ES (Students: 268, Location: 206 SOUTHEAST F AVENUE, Grades: 2-5)
  • IDABEL PRIMARY SOUTH ES (Students: 190, Location: 1212 EAST TYLER DRIVE, Grades: PK-1)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Idabel: Choctaw Village (A), Idabel Wal Mart Center (B), Tiak Ranger Station (C), Idabel Wal Mart Center (D), Idabel Fire Department (E), McCurtain County Emergency Medical Services Dispatch Station (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Jumper Shopping Center (1), Choctaw Village Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Idabel include: Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (A), Ron Short Evangelistic Association Church (B), Plainview Baptist Church (C), Living Hope Victory Center Church (D), Immanuel Baptist Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), First Christian Disciple Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Oknoname 089010 Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: McCurtain County Veteran's Memorial Museum (401 Northwest 16) (1), Museum of the Red River (Highway 70 & 259 Tru) (2), Muscle Car Legends Museum (Highway 70 & 259 North) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Economy Inn (1206 Southeast Washington Street) (1), Budget Inn (1301 Southeast Washington Street) (2), Microtel Inn & Suites (2906 Northwest Texas) (3), Holiday Inn (Highway 70 West) (4), Tramps Club (Highway 70 West) (5), Comfort Suites Idabel (400 Southeast Lincoln Boulevard) (6), Americana Motor Lodge (Highway 70 & 259 Eas) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: McCurtain County - Idabel- Court Clerk (108 North Central Avenue) (1), McCurtain County Drug Court (108 North Central Avenue) (2), McCurtain County - Idabel- District Court Special Judge (108 North Central Avenue) (3), McCurtain County - Idabel- Court Clerk Annex (108 North Central Avenue) (4), McCurtain County - District Judge- Idabel- County Judge- Court Repo (108 North Central Avenue) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Countess Vaughn - Actress, Dennis Parker - Football player and coach, Jerry Iger - Cartoonist, Sunny Murray - Jazz drummer, Guy B. Gardner - Football coach, Ray Burris - Baseball player.

McCurtain 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 Idabel and their reported violations in the past:

IDABEL PUBLIC WORKS AUTHORITY (Address: 201 East Main , Population served: 6,952, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUN-18-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-22-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-20-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2012)
  • 15 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAR-2014 and MAY-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAR-2014 and MAY-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2014)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2012)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2012)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 22 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.7%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Idabel in 2010:

  • 123 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 103 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 82 people in state prisons

People in group quarters in Idabel in 2000:

  • 140 people in nursing homes
  • 63 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 60 people in state prisons

Banks with branches in Idabel (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: East Main Street Branch at 8 East Main Street, branch established on 1938/09/01; 702 Washington Branch at 702 Washington, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/13: Bank assets: $718.1 mil, Deposits: $547.7 mil, headquarters in Hot Springs, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: First National Security Company
  • McCurtain County National Bank: Idabel Branch at 1501 S.E. Washington St, branch established on 1998/03/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $173.6 mil, Deposits: $157.5 mil, headquarters in Broken Bow, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Mccurtain County Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Idabel National Bank: at 1201 Southeast Washington, branch established on 1921/02/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $116.1 mil, Deposits: $84.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Southeast Capital Corporation Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 1st Bank & Trust: 1912 East Washington Branch at 1912 East Washington, branch established on 2005/10/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $109.8 mil, Deposits: $97.6 mil, headquarters in Broken Bow, OK, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Southeastern Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Idabel:

Marital status in Idabel, OK
  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Idabel:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Idabel
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Idabel, OK (based on McCurtain County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This 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.
State:

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

7.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.59 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

10.5%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.0%
State:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Idabel:

47.4%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Idabel:

43.3%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Idabel:

28.9
Oklahoma:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.0%
State:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Idabel:

11.8%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Idabel:

34.0%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

52.5%
State:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.0%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Idabel, 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
Police Protection - Officers 19$43,186$27,2750$0
Other and Unallocable 13$33,052$30,5102$1,124
Streets and Highways 12$24,336$24,3360$0
Firefighters 10$21,290$25,5480$0
Solid Waste Management 8$18,960$28,4401$846
Health 7$9,422$16,1520$0
Water Supply 7$18,674$32,0130$0
Police - Other 6$13,022$26,0440$0
Financial Administration 5$11,490$27,5760$0
Sewerage 2$4,632$27,7920$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,004$36,0480$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,728$20,7360$0
Airports 0$0 1$1,594
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$878
Totals for Government 91$202,796$26,7425$4,442

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,300,000 ($188.98)
    Water Utilities: $920,000 ($133.74)
    Sewerage: $793,000 ($115.28)
    Regular Highways: $683,000 ($99.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $678,000 ($98.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $522,000 ($75.88)
    Central Staff Services: $366,000 ($53.21)
    General - Other: $313,000 ($45.50)
    Air Transportation: $250,000 ($36.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $230,000 ($33.44)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $199,000 ($28.93)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $65,000 ($9.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000 ($6.83)
    Libraries: $34,000 ($4.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $178,000 ($25.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $76,000 ($11.05)
    Police Protection: $44,000 ($6.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($4.07)
    Air Transportation: $20,000 ($2.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $14,000 ($2.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($0.73)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $725,000 ($105.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($2.76)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $703,000 ($102.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $627,000 ($91.15)
    Air Transportation: $270,000 ($39.25)
    Other: $82,000 ($11.92)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $23,000 ($3.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $70,000 ($10.18)
    Air Transportation: $7,000 ($1.02)
    Other: $3,000 ($0.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $256,000 ($37.21)
    Fines and Forfeits: $141,000 ($20.50)
    Interest Earnings: $129,000 ($18.75)
    Donations From Private Sources: $101,000 ($14.68)
    Rents: $41,000 ($5.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,020,000 ($148.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $156,000 ($22.68)
    Highways: $66,000 ($9.59)
    Other: $5,000 ($0.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,542,000 ($514.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $218,000 ($31.69)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $42,000 ($6.11)
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000 ($4.51)

Idabel government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,665,000 ($678.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,217,000 ($613.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $448,000 ($65.13)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,417,000 ($932.84)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,046,000 ($152.06)

5.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
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 Choctaw County, OK  0.33% ($43,636 average AGI)
to Bryan County, OK  0.30% ($27,433)
to Sevier County, AR  0.26% ($23,923)
Businesses in Idabel, OK
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike3
Ashley Furniture2Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Quality1
Comfort Suites1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular2
Lane Furniture1UPS2
McDonald's1Walmart1
Microtel1

Strongest AM radio stations in Idabel:

  • 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.)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Idabel:

  • KQIB (102.9 FM; IDABEL, OK; Owner: JDC RADIO, INC.)
  • KXRT (90.9 FM; IDABEL, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • 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.)
  • KGAP (98.5 FM; CLARKSVILLE, TX; Owner: PETRACOM OF TEXARKANA, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Idabel:

  • K63BA (Channel 63; IDABEL, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K28DJ (Channel 28; BROKEN BOW, OK; Owner: TRUSTEES OF J.B.CALLAHAM R.T.)
Idabel fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Idabel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 41.3mTotal length
  • $17,043,000Total costs
  • 52,574Total average daily traffic
  • 5,970Total average daily truck traffic
  • 84,118Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Idabel, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Idabel, OK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Idabel)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Idabel, OK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Idabel)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Idabel)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 109. The highest number of fire incidents - 218 took place in 2006, and the least - 4 in 2011. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Idabel, OK When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (63.8%), and Structure Fires (23.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Idabel, OK
    • 1,11363.8%Outside Fires
    • 41523.8%Structure Fires
    • 1609.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 563.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Idabel, OK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Idabel, Oklahoma:

  • Comfort Suites Idabel Oklahoma, 400 SE Lincoln Rd, Idabel, Oklahoma 74745 , Phone: (580) 286-9393, Fax: (580) 286-2005
  • Quality Inn Of Idabel, Us Hwy 70 W, Idabel, Oklahoma 74745 , Phone: (580) 286-6501, Fax: (580) 286-7482
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2906 NW Texas Hwy 70, Idabel, Oklahoma 74745 , Phone: (580) 286-4466, Fax: (580) 286-9166
  • Super 8 Idabel, 401 NE Lincoln Rd, Idabel, Oklahoma 74745 , Phone: (580) 286-2888, Fax: (580) 286-7877
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Idabel, Oklahoma
Most common first names in Idabel, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11070.6 years
William10176.5 years
Mary10077.7 years
John9076.6 years
Robert6371.9 years
Willie5373.5 years
George4375.7 years
Henry4069.0 years
Charles3869.2 years
Joe3074.4 years
Most common last names in Idabel, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9275.8 years
Williams7175.7 years
Smith6874.6 years
Jones5676.0 years
Brown3875.5 years
Davis3478.9 years
Harris3175.5 years
Martin3175.6 years
Butler2975.5 years
Thomas2773.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Idabel, OK
  • 56.5%Electricity
  • 37.0%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Idabel, OK
  • 68.4%Electricity
  • 28.8%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Idabel compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Idabel on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
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