North Alfalfa, Oklahoma

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Population in July 2007: 1,485.
Males: 727  (49.0%)
Females: 758  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  35.5 years

Zip code: 73722

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,910 (it was $28,083 in 2000)
North Alfalfa:

$41,910
OK:

$45,690

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,052 (it was $16,329 in 2000)

North Alfalfa CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,630 (it was $27,900 in 2000)
North Alfalfa:

$57,630
OK:

$116,500
  • Races in North Alfalfa, OK (2000)

    North Alfalfa races chart
    • 1,52794.2%White alone
    • 362.2%Hispanic
    • 281.7%American Indian alone
    • 221.4%Two or more races
    • 50.3%Black alone
    • 30.2%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in North Alfalfa: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 423.1 square miles.

Population density: 3.5 people per square mile   (very low).

North Alfalfa, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in North Alfalfa:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in North Alfalfa CCD:

  • Never married: 14.0%
  • Now married: 67.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

North Alfalfa CCD:  0.7% ($199)
Oklahoma:  0.8% ($523)
North Alfalfa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (79.3 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (293.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Byron, OK (2.0 miles) , Amorita, OK (2.3 miles) , Cherokee, OK (2.6 miles ), Burlington, OK (2.6 miles) , Nescatunga, OK (3.3 miles) , Lambert, OK (3.6 miles) , Waldron, KS (3.6 miles) , Jet, OK (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 36.85 N, Longitude: 98.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

North Alfalfa household income distribution North Alfalfa home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.2%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Warehousing and storage (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (23%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

Work and jobs in North Alfalfa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in North Alfalfa, Oklahoma

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Tornado activity:

North Alfalfa-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 109% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the North Alfalfa place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/16/1965, a category F4 tornado 20.9 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North Alfalfa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 134.1 miles away from North Alfalfa 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 298.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.5 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 143.0 miles away from North Alfalfa 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 149.0 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 Alfalfa County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near North Alfalfa:

  • THE CARING COMPANY (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CHEROKEE, OK)
  • ALFALFA COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; CHEROKEE, OK)
  • CHEROKEE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHEROKEE, OK)
  • KIOWA DISTRICT HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; KIOWA, KS)
  • FRIENDSHIP MANOR OF KIOWA (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; KIOWA, KS)
  • KIOWA HOSPITAL DISTRICT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; KIOWA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Alfalfa:

  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 58 miles; Tonkawa, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,414)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 72 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 77 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Newman University (about 77 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 78 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 83 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 86 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 21,700)

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Notable locations in North Alfalfa: Byron State Fish Hatchery (A), Alfalfa County Emergency Medical Services (B), Amorita - Byron Fire Department (C), Burlington Volunteer Fire Department (D), Nescatunga Rural Alfalfa County Fire Department (E), Cherokee Fire Department (F), Jet Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in North Alfalfa include: Apostolic Church (A), Rosedale Church (B), Union Valley Church (C), Willow Glen Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ware Cemetery (1), Apostolic Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Byron-Amorita Cemetery (4), Keith Cemetery (5), Liberty Cemetery (6), Rosedale Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Great Salt Plains Reservoir (A), Dog Pond (B), Great Salt Plains Lake (C), Upper Dog Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Cottonwood Creek (A), Sandy Creek (B), Rush Creek (C), Salty Creek (D), Stink Creek (E), Little Mule Creek (F), Driftwood Creek (G), Spring Creek (H), Clay Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in North Alfalfa include: Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge (1), Great Salt Plains State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Alfalfa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.9%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.1%
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: 0.6% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.1%
Whole state:

14.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.1%
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

North Alfalfa compared to Oklahoma 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Oklahoma average:

11.7

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for North Alfalfa CCD (based on Alfalfa County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,12811
Evangelical Protestant1,62117
Catholic2722
None1,621-
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
Alfalfa County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Alfalfa County:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.2%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alfalfa County:

29.6%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

7.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,616 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
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 Garfield County, OK  1.16% ($48,421 average AGI)
from Woods County, OK  1.03% ($36,529)


7.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,164 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
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 Garfield County, OK  1.58% ($33,154 average AGI)
to Woods County, OK  0.73% ($18,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in North Alfalfa:

  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • 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)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KALV (1430 AM; 1 kW; ALVA, OK; Owner: MM&K OF ALVA, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KGWA (960 AM; 1 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: WILLIAMS CAPITOL CORPORATION)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Alfalfa:

  • KNID (99.7 FM; ALVA, OK; Owner: CHRISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQBL (96.9 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: CHAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around North Alfalfa:

  • K56FK (Channel 56; ALVA - CHEROKEE, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K58EM (Channel 58; ALVA - CHEROKEE, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K60ER (Channel 60; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K62EH (Channel 62; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K64EA (Channel 64; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
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