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Population in 2012: 372 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +39.8%
Males: 200  (54.0%)
Females: 172  (46.0%)

Median resident age:  23.5 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 73945.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,510 (it was $36,094 in 2000)
Optima:

$37,510
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,216

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $42,708 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Optima:

$42,708
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $34,992; Detached houses: $41,625; Mobile homes: $30,443

Median gross rent in 2012: $549.

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  • Hispanic - 271 (76.1%)
  • White alone - 72 (20.2%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (1.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Optima: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (10.5%), Irish (6.8%), English (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3010 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 862 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Optima:

  • High school or higher: 31.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Optima town:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 12.0%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

122 residents are foreign born

This town:  32.3%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $294 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.8%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +178 (+202.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Construction (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Food processing workers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Food processing workers (10%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Optima-area historical tornado activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 93% 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 below Oklahoma state average. It is 95% 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 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from Optima center
On 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/19/2002 at 12:14:20, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from Optima center
On 2/18/2006 at 05:49:41, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Optima:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF TEXAS COUNTY (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Optima:

  • Amarillo College (about 112 miles; Amarillo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,610)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 128 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 5,251)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 171 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,054)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 183 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 4,978)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 207 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 4,083)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 208 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 2,683)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 210 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)

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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 2012: 33.5%
(31.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 34.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Optima, OK

Optima compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Optima travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (3%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.83%
Here82.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneChurches of Christ
Adherents33.6%23.8%17.0%4.4%3.7%
Congregations3.6%21.8%14.5%5.5%10.9%
NameLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%3.5%2.2%2.0%6.2%
Congregations5.5%5.5%1.8%5.5%25.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$750
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,025
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,775

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $68,000 ($182.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($75.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($26.88)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($75.27)
    All Other: $3,000 ($8.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($5.38)
    Highways: $2,000 ($5.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.69)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($2.69)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $11,000 ($29.57)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $95,000 ($255.38)

7.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,763 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

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:
from Seward County, KS  0.73% ($29,045 average AGI)
from Moore County, TX  0.23% ($22,571)
from Ford County, KS  0.22% ($21,308)


9.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.47%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

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:
to Seward County, KS  0.88% ($22,370 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.57% ($27,486)
to Randall County, TX  0.31% ($40,105)

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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