Rosston, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 32 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -51.5%
Males: 10  (33.3%)
Females: 22  (66.7%)
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip code: 73855

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,693 (it was $39,167 in 2000)
Rosston:

$58,693
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $10,947 (it was $7,297 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $65,960 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Rosston:

$65,960
OK:

$137,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $59,862; detached houses: $60,104
March 2019 cost of living index in Rosston: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.0%
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  • Races in Rosston, OK (2010)
    • 2683.9%White alone
    • 412.9%Hispanic
    • 13.2%Asian alone
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Ancestries: American (14.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2140 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 100 people per square mile   (very low).

Rosston, Oklahoma map

18 residents are foreign born (50.0% Latin America).

This town:

50.0%
Oklahoma:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $479 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $436 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Canadian, OK (153.1 miles , pop. 61,645).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (155.3 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (330.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Gate, OK (2.7 miles),
Laverne, OK (2.7 miles ),
Knowles, OK (3.9 miles),
Englewood, KS (4.0 miles),
Buffalo, OK (4.1 miles ),
May, OK (4.1 miles),
Fort Supply, OK (5.1 miles ),
Ashland, KS (5.2 miles )

Latitude: 36.81 N, Longitude: 99.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

Distribution of median household income in Rosston, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rosston, OK in 2017

Rosston satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+22.2%).

Average climate in Rosston, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rosston-area historical tornado activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2007, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 46.3 miles away from the Rosston town center killed 11 people and injured 63 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 5/15/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rosston-area historical earthquake activity is above Oklahoma state average. It is 49% 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 47.4 miles away from Rosston center
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 265.8 miles away from Rosston center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 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) earthquake occurred 267.6 miles away from Rosston center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 164.2 miles away from Rosston center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.5 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 Harper County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rosston:

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 112 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,126)
  • Barton County Community College (about 129 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 141 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 147 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 147 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,414)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 153 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 153 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)

Public high school in Rosston:

  • PRESTON HS (Students: 163, Location: 10061 PRINGEY AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Rosston:

  • PRESTON ES (Students: 440, Location: 10165 PRINGEY AVENUE, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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

Harper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

53.3%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Rosston:

Marital status in Rosston, OK
  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 7.6%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

For population 25 years and over in Rosston:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rosston, OK (based on Harper County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,05910
Mainline Protestant8594
Catholic1541
None613-
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: 2
Harper County:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Here:

12.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

12.8%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Harper County:

28.5%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rosston:

44.8%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rosston:

39.8%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

27.7%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.3%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rosston:

6.9
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.5%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

48.2%
State:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.6%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rosston, OK Residents
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Rosston government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($406.25)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($281.25)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($218.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($187.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($125.00)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($62.50)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($31.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,000 ($187.50)

Rosston government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($187.50)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($93.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $28,000 ($875.00)
    Highways: $1,000 ($31.25)
    Other: $1,000 ($31.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $19,000 ($593.75)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($31.25)
    Rents: $1,000 ($31.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($375.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($31.25)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,000 ($656.25)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($62.50)

Rosston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $132,000 ($4125.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,000 ($93.75)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rosston:

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rosston:

  • KWFX (93.5 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: CLASSIC COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KWOX (101.1 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: OMNI COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMZE (92.1 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: FM 92 BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rosston:

  • K58AX (Channel 58; BUFFALO, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

Rosston fatal accident list:

Aug 28, 1986 12:20 AM, 64, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.2mTotal length
  • $225,000Total costs
  • 100Total average daily traffic
  • 10Total average daily truck traffic
  • 160Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rosston)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 1/2 Mi N 4 Mi E Jct Hwys 64 & 283 (Lat: 36.863639 Lon: -99.820417), Call Sign: KNFD454,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.655 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/1997, Expiration Date: 05/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2002, Registrant: G Murl Thrasher, Rr 1 Box 139, Rosston, OK 73855, Phone: (405) 735-2086

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA5AAE, Licensee ID: L00229290, Grant Date: 04/19/2000, Expiration Date: 05/22/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2012, Registrant: James O Thomas, Rr 2 Box 22, Rosston, OK 73855
  • Call Sign: N0SRC, Licensee ID: L00518509, Grant Date: 07/25/2012, Expiration Date: 05/26/2022, Certifier: Wilton A Sergent, Registrant: Wilton A Sergent, Rr 1 Box 141, Rosston, OK 73855

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-140 (867 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 502TD , Serial Number: 502A-3046, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 04/19/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 10/17/2016
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Terry D Trustee Mundell, 17857 E 4 Road, Rosston, OK 73855, Other Owners: Lola F Trustee Mundell
  • Aircraft: HUGHES TH-55A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING HIO-360-B1A (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7052D , Serial Number: 67-16739, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 05/19/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 10/27/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Lola Trustee Mundell, 17857 E 4 Rd, Rosston, OK 73855, Other Owners: Terry Trustee Mundell
  • Aircraft: HUGHES 269A-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 65 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8794F , Serial Number: 103-0002, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 10/02/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 05/21/2004
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Terry D Trustee Mundell, 17857 E 4 Rd, Rosston, OK 73855, Other Owners: Lola F Trustee Mundell
  • Aircraft: BEECH 58P (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 123 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9083S , Serial Number: TJ-152, Year manufactured: 1978, Certificate Issue Date: 04/27/2011
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Terry D Trustee Mundell, 17857 E 4 Rd, Rosston, OK 73855, Other Owners: Lola F Trustee Mundell

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rosston, OK
  • 40.0%Electricity
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.7%Utility gas


Rosston 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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