Rocky, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 164 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.7%
 
Males: 80  (49.2%)
Females: 84  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  51.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip code: 73661

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,878 (it was $30,972 in 2000)
Rocky:

$42,878
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,672 (it was $14,193 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $54,158 (it was $27,700 in 2000)
Rocky:

$54,158
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $64,218; Detached houses: $64,867; Mobile homes: $56,051

Median gross rent in 2012: $500.

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  • White alone - 158 (97.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rocky: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.1%), Irish (17.1%), English (14.9%), French (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (4.4%), French Canadian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1640 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 727 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rocky:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rocky town:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.5%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $258 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $214 (0.4%)

Rocky satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (52.5 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (89.0 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (208.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Sentinel, OK (2.5 miles ), Southwest Washita, OK (2.8 miles ), Hobart, OK (3.0 miles ), Dill City, OK (3.1 miles ), Central Washita, OK (3.2 miles ), New Cordell, OK (3.2 miles ), Gotebo, OK (3.5 miles ), Burns Flat, OK (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 35.16 N, Longitude: 99.06 W

Area code: 580

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

3.4%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-7.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (38%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Information (11%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
  • Retail trade (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Average climate in Rocky, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rocky-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 148% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the Rocky town center injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1975, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rocky-area historical earthquake activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 176.6 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.8 miles away from Rocky center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 130.5 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 87.1 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 152.8 miles away from Rocky center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.5 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 Washita County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Ice Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Rocky:

  • SENTINEL NURSING HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SENTINEL, OK)
  • KIOWA COUNTY HOSPITAL AUTHORITY Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; HOBART, OK)
  • HOBART LIVING CENTERS, INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HOBART, OK)
  • HOBART SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HOBART, OK)
  • HOBART GOOD SAMARITAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HOBART, OK)
  • B AND K NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HOBART, OK)
  • ELKVIEW HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; HOBART, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rocky:

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 33 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,126)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 38 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Cameron University (about 53 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Vernon College (about 71 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 85 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 85 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 86 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 8,904)

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

Washita County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.1%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.7%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Rocky compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age 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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rocky town (based on Washita County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.56%
Here: 84.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesAmerican Baptist Association
Adherents48.1%18.4%8.4%6.6%3.6%
Congregations17.9%15.4%20.5%5.1%5.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.4%2.4%2.0%1.9%6.2%
Congregations2.6%7.7%5.1%2.6%17.9%
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: 2
Washita County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Washita County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Washita County:

26.1%
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
Water Supply 1$3,800$45,6000$0
Other and Unallocable 1$800$9,6000$0
Totals for Government 2$4,600$27,6000$0

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($268.29)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($262.20)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($30.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($24.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $23,000 ($140.24)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($91.46)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($6.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($109.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($12.20)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($24.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000 ($91.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($12.20)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.10)
    Rents: $1,000 ($6.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($353.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $26,000 ($158.54)
    General Support: $2,000 ($12.20)
    Highways: $2,000 ($12.20)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $19,000 ($115.85)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($18.29)

Rocky government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($292.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($268.29)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($24.39)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $48,000 ($292.68)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

8.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,276 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.49%
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 Beckham County, OK  1.63% ($35,435 average AGI)
from Custer County, OK  1.53% ($43,603)
from Kiowa County, OK  0.40% ($24,467)


9.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.21%
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 Custer County, OK  1.99% ($38,237 average AGI)
to Beckham County, OK  1.88% ($37,694)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.73% ($41,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rocky:

  • KTJS (1420 AM; 1 kW; HOBART, OK; Owner: FUCHS RADIO, LLC)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCLI (1320 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KADS (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rocky:

  • KRMP (103.5 FM; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KTIJ (98.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: FUCHS RADIO, LLC)
  • KQTZ (105.9 FM; HOBART, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KQMX (95.5 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC)
  • KYCU (89.1 FM; CLINTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KWEY-FM (97.3 FM; WEATHERFORD, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KECO (96.5 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K209DI (89.7 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KCDL (99.3 FM; CORDELL, OK; Owner: WRIGHT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KXOO (94.3 FM; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: PARAGON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rocky:

  • K29EI (Channel 29; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K44AP (Channel 44; ELK CITY, ETC., OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K46AN (Channel 46; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K48AP (Channel 48; ELK CITY, ETC., OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K50AL (Channel 50; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K54CM (Channel 54; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)
  • K56EY (Channel 56; ELK CITY, OK; Owner: NORTHFORK TV TRANSLATOR SYSTEM)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Craig A Holman, 1 Mile North And 1/4 Mile East Of (Lat: 35.174111 Lon: -99.052694), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 5806662219, Craig@omega1wireless.Net, RR # 1 BOX 47
  • Craig A Holman, 1 Mile North And 1/4 Mile East Of (Lat: 35.174111 Lon: -99.052694), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 5806662219, Craig@omega1wireless.Net, RR # 1 BOX 47
  • Craig Holman, 1 Mile North And 1/4 Mile East Of (Lat: 35.174111 Lon: -99.052694), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 5803231601, Craig@omega1w.Net, 818 FRISCO AVE.
  • craig Holman, 1 Mile North And 1/4 Mile East Of (Lat: 35.174111 Lon: -99.052694), Type: 106.4, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 5803231601, Craig@omega1w.Net, 818 FRISCO AVE.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • On Cty Rd 1 Mi W Of Hwy 55 (Lat: 35.154222 Lon: -99.062861), Call Sign: KNEM891
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/24/1997, Expiration Date: 01/07/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2003
    Registrant: Gomer D Skelley, Rt 1 Box 14, Rocky, OK 73661

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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