For population 25 years and over in Okemah:
For population 15 years and over in Okemah city:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $313 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (51.1 miles , pop. 74,859).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (52.7 miles , pop. 393,049).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (184.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Castle, OK (2.3 miles) , Bearden, OK (2.6 miles) , Clearview, OK (2.7 miles) , Cromwell, OK (3.2 miles ), Boley, OK (3.3 miles ), Weleetka, OK (3.4 miles ), Wetumka, OK (3.7 miles ), Paden, OK (4.0 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 35.43 N, Longitude: 96.31 W
Area code: 918
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Okemah detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 11 (7 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -105 (-3.3%).
Work and jobs in Okemah: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Okemah, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Okemah-area historical tornado activity is above Oklahoma state average. It is 347% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Okemah city center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 10/5/1970, a category F4 tornado 16.4 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 84 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Okemah-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 80% 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 53.8 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 86.0 miles away from Okemah 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 86.2 miles away from the city 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 86.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2007 at 21:03:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.0 miles away from Okemah center
On 6/8/2004 at 00:15:09, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Okfuskee County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 12, Winter Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Fires: 2, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Larry Coker - Football player and coach, Woody Guthrie - (1912-1967), musician, William R. Pogue - Astronaut, Billy Parker (singer) - Country singer, Burr Williams - Ice hockey player.
Hospital/medical center in Okemah:
Airports located in Okemah:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Okemah:
Public high school in Okemah:
See full list of schools located in Okemah, School District: OKEMAH
Public elementary/middle schools in Okemah:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 31.1%
(24.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.6% for Black residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.3% for American Indian residents, 29.6% for other race residents, 33.5% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
104 people in nursing homes in 2000
People in group quarters in Okemah in 2010:
20 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Okemah compared to Oklahoma state average:
Banks with branches in Okemah (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Okemah (based on Okfuskee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.71%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Okemah government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,821 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,268 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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TV broadcast stations around Okemah:
Okemah fatal accident list:
Nov 23, 2005 07:35 AM, Sr-56, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 31, 1999 09:42 PM, I-40, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 31, 1991 08:50 AM, South 7th, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 11, 1983 02:50 PM, S. Divison, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 22, 1979 08:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Okemah)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Okemah, OK)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Okemah)
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Okemah, OK
Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2014.