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Population in 2012: 328 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 

Males: 178  (54.3%)
Females: 150  (45.7%)

Median resident age:  41.9 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 74650.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,543 (it was $22,614 in 2000)
Ralston:

$44,543
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,645

Ralston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,487 (it was $18,200 in 2000)
Ralston:

$35,487
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $33,147; Detached houses: $34,770; Mobile homes: $22,216

Median gross rent in 2012: $700.

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  • White alone - 256 (77.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 44 (13.3%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (4.8%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (3.3%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.9%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ralston: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (26.6%), English (11.5%), German (9.5%), United States (6.9%), Dutch (3.6%), French (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 815 feet

Land area: 0.46 square miles.

Population density: 709 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ralston:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ralston town:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $629 (1.0%)
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+: Tulsa, OK (51.3 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (256.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Fairfax, OK (2.2 miles ), Skedee, OK (2.9 miles) , Blackburn, OK (3.4 miles) , Pawnee, OK (3.5 miles ), Burbank, OK (3.7 miles) , McCord-Braden, OK (4.1 miles) , Maramec, OK (4.3 miles) , Kaw City, OK (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 36.50 N, Longitude: 96.73 W

Area code: 918

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -50 (-12.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Financial managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ralston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 292% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the Ralston town center killed 20 people and injured 280 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 tornado 34.8 miles away from the town center killed 80 people and injured 273 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ralston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.7 miles away from Ralston center
On 10/30/2008 at 16:25:00, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/9/2008 at 22:59:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from Ralston center
On 4/29/1994 at 03:28:58, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pawnee County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ralston topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Ralston:

  • FAIRFAX HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; FAIRFAX, OK)
  • CARING HANDS HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; PAWNEE, OK)
  • SOUTHERN OAKS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PAWNEE, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ralston:

  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 33 miles; Stillwater, OK; Full-time enrollment: 17,377)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 34 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,664)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 43 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Langston University (about 49 miles; Langston, OK; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • University of Tulsa (about 51 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,764)
  • Oral Roberts University (about 54 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,705)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 54 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 8,387)

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

 
Pawnee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 2.89. This is significantly better than average.
City:

2.89
U.S.:

31.96
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.0252. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0252
U.S.:

0.4934
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.98. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.98
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 6.60. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.60
U.S.:

13.23
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.8
U.S.:

11.4


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.8%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 14.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.8%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ralston, OK

Ralston compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Ralston (2011 data):

  • The First State Bank: Ralston Branch at 520 Main Street, branch established on 1984/10/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $43.3 mil, Deposits: $37.5 mil, headquarters in Fairfax, OK, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ralston travel time to work - commute


Ralston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Other fuel (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ralston town (based on Pawnee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.24%
Here60.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents67.7%10.1%5.1%5.1%2.4%
Congregations30.0%12.5%5.0%12.5%5.0%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the NazareneChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.3%2.2%1.9%1.0%2.2%
Congregations2.5%5.0%10.0%2.5%15.0%
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: 3
Pawnee County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pawnee County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pawnee County:

31.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$550
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$200
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,550$18,6000$0
Firefighters 0$0 9$80
Water Supply 1$2,100$25,2001$500
Totals for Government 2$3,650$21,90017$1,330

Ralston government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($219.51)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($82.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($67.07)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($54.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($6.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($3.05)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($3.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $61,000 ($185.98)

Ralston government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($70.12)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($48.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($9.15)
    Highways: $3,000 ($9.15)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($27.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $63,000 ($192.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($24.39)
    Highways: $1,000 ($3.05)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,000 ($42.68)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,000 ($18.29)

8.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,583 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.61%
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 Tulsa County, OK  2.72% ($31,300 average AGI)
from Osage County, OK  0.87% ($28,533)
from Payne County, OK  0.85% ($29,023)


9.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.40%
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 Tulsa County, OK  3.21% ($34,707 average AGI)
to Payne County, OK  1.08% ($29,518)
to Creek County, OK  0.79% ($34,171)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ralston:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBZ (1230 AM; 1 kW; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: PONCA CITY PUBLISHING CO.)
  • KCFO (970 AM; 3 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING, L. P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KAKC (1300 AM; 5 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKY (930 AM; 5 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ralston:

  • KMOD-FM (97.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRAV-FM (96.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWEN (95.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBEZ (92.9 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KVOO-FM (98.5 FM; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOSU-FM (91.7 FM; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSPI-FM (93.7 FM; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: STILLWATER BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KYFM (100.1 FM; BARTLESVILLE, OK; Owner: KCD ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KLVV (88.7 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: THE LOVE STATION, INC.)
  • KBVL (103.9 FM; PAWHUSKA, OK; Owner: BORGEN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPNC (100.9 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: TEAM RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KLOR-FM (99.3 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: TEAM RADIO LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Ralston:

  • K21DF (Channel 21; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • KWEM-LP (Channel 31; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: WESTWOOD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Stephanie R Wilson, .30 Miles East Of The Hwy 18/Hwy 20 Junction, N Side Of Hwy 20 (Lat: 36.507778 Lon: -96.713528), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 40113 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 9189494551, Stephanie.Wilson@branchcomm.Net, 1516 S. BOSTON AVE, STE 115
  • Stephanie R Wilson, .30 Miles East Of The Hwy 18/Hwy 20 Junction, N Side Of Hwy 20 (Lat: 36.507778 Lon: -96.713528), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 40113 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 9189494551, Stephanie.Wilson@branchcomm.Net, 1516 S. BOSTON AVE, STE 215

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • REPEATER, City Hall (Lat: 36.504278 Lon: -96.731028), Type: Tank, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WNHP934, Licensee ID: L00854253
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2005, Expiration Date: 01/10/2015
    Registrant: County Of Pawnee
  • Lat: 36.492889 Lon: -96.880306, Call Sign: WQAQ288
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2004, Expiration Date: 07/19/2014, Certifier: Scott Crabtree
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • RALSTON, 1.3 Mi E Of (Lat: 36.506194 Lon: -96.708972), Type: Mast, Structure height: 35.1 m, Overall height: 36.3 m, Call Sign: WDU670
    Assigned Frequencies: 2115.20 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 2121.60 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 2128.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/07/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 11/26/2003, Certifier: Preston C Johnson
    Registrant: Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 719-3240, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3959U , Serial Number: 15061359, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 04/24/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Route 1, Ralston, OK 74650
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7296T , Serial Number: 46896, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 10/27/1959
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Charles F Willcox, 802 Cr 5535, Ralston, OK 74650, Other Owners: Dwight L Turner


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4


Most common first names in Ralston, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John876.8 years
James779.6 years
Robert761.3 years
William675.2 years
George680.8 years
Joe674.6 years
Clara588.8 years
Dorothy575.0 years
Jack474.0 years
Ruby477.5 years
Most common last names in Ralston, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1179.4 years
Brandenburg1081.9 years
Wilson674.3 years
Rice682.5 years
Forbes583.4 years
Brown578.4 years
Brumley584.6 years
Hutchison471.5 years
Hargraves486.3 years
Beavers464.3 years
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