Optima, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 374 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +40.6%
Males: 218  (58.4%)
Females: 156  (41.6%)
Median resident age:  22.3 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.2 years

Zip codes: 73945.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,243 (it was $36,094 in 2000)
Optima:

$39,243
OK:

$45,690

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,589 (it was $12,388 in 2000)

Optima town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $37,697 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Optima:

$37,697
OK:

$116,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $42,362; Detached houses: $63,198; Mobile homes: $22,504

Median gross rent in 2013: $592.

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  • Races in Optima, OK (2010)

    Optima races chart
    • 27176.1%Hispanic
    • 7220.2%White alone
    • 82.2%Two or more races
    • 51.4%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Optima: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.2%), Irish (7.5%), English (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3010 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 867 people per square mile   (low).

Optima,OK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Optima:

  • High school or higher: 36.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Optima town:

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 9.5%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

144 residents are foreign born (32.2% Latin America).

This town:

32.2%
Oklahoma:

5.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $269 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $230 (0.8%)

Optima satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (111.3 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (230.4 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (377.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Guymon, OK (2.9 miles ), Hooker, OK (3.2 miles ), Hardesty, OK (3.7 miles ), Goodwell, OK (4.4 miles ), Tyrone, OK (4.6 miles ), West Texas, OK (5.0 miles ), Turpin, OK (5.2 miles ), Hugoton, KS (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 36.76 N, Longitude: 101.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

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

4.8%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +178 (+202.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Construction (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (30%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Transportation occupations (1%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Optima, Oklahoma

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Tornado activity:

Optima-area historical tornado activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the Optima town center .

On 5/5/1993, a category F4 tornado 25.4 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Optima-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 40.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 189.3 miles away from Optima center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 260.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from Optima center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Texas County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 6, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Optima:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF TEXAS COUNTY Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; GUYMON, OK)
  • M H T C HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; GUYMON, OK)
  • DR W F AND MADA DUNAWAY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GUYMON, OK)
  • GUYMON HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; GUYMON, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Optima:

  • Amarillo College (about 113 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 127 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 171 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Wayland Baptist University (about 180 miles; Plainview, TX; FT enrollment: 5,526)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 183 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 184 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 184 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)

Public elementary/middle school in Optima:

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

Texas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.0%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.7% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  3.8 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  84.2%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Optima 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 above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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:

18.8
Oklahoma average:

11.2

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Optima town (based on Texas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,60347
Mainline Protestant2,95612
Catholic1,8142
Other1892
None9,078-
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: 6
Texas County:

3.02 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Texas County:

4.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Texas County:

30.9%
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
Financial Administration 1$1,550$18,6000$0
Other Government Administration 1$0$00$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$1,328
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$443
Water Supply 0$0 2$332
Totals for Government 2$1,550$9,3006$2,103

Optima government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $68,000 ($181.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($74.87)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($26.74)

Optima government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($74.87)
    All Other: $3,000 ($8.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($5.35)
    Highways: $2,000 ($5.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($2.67)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $11,000 ($29.41)

Optima government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $95,000 ($254.01)

9.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.00%
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 Seward County, KS  0.86% ($31,645 average AGI)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.65% ($15,532)
from Moore County, TX  0.46% ($25,879)


8.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.86%
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 Seward County, KS  0.90% ($23,738 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.43% ($40,387)
to Moore County, TX  0.26% ($28,263)

Strongest AM radio stations in Optima:

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Optima:

  • K215CV (90.9 FM; GUYMON, OK; Owner: LIFE ON THE WAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKBS (92.7 FM; GUYMON, OK; Owner: MLS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K211CB (90.1 FM; GUYMON, OK; Owner: GUYMON OKLAHOMA TRANSLATOR COMMITTEE)
  • KLDG (102.7 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY B/CASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSCB-FM (107.5 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRDF-FM (98.3 FM; SPEARMAN, TX; Owner: SPEARHEAD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K205CR (88.9 FM; GUYMON, OK; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Optima:

  • K30FY (Channel 30; GUYMON, OK; Owner: GUYMON TV TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K59GF (Channel 59; GUYMON, ETC., OK; Owner: GUYMON TV TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K28GI (Channel 63; GUYMON, OK; Owner: GUYMON TV TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K57HY (Channel 57; GUYMON, OK; Owner: GUYMON TV TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K25EG (Channel 25; BALKO, OK; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)

Optima fatal accident list:

Dec 27, 1993 09:52 AM, 54, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi N (Lat: 36.797250 Lon: -101.347944), Call Sign: WYR484, Licensee ID: L00068144
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.275 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/13/2003, Expiration Date: 01/20/2014
    Registrant: Hitch Feeders I Inc, Route 1, Hooker, OK 73945

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7234N , Serial Number: E-2248, Year manufactured: 1985, Airworthiness Date: 05/09/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Chad R Brazell, Rr 1 Box 38b, Optima, OK 73945

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