Sill, Oklahoma

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Population in July 2007: 12,014.
Males: 8,564  (71.3%)
Females: 3,450  (28.7%)
Median resident age:  21.8 years
Oklahoma median age:  35.5 years

Zip code: 73503

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,734 (it was $37,535 in 2000)
Sill:

$49,734
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,697 (it was $13,390 in 2000)

Sill CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $154,755 (it was $97,500 in 2000)
Sill:

$154,755
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $144,565; Detached houses: $196,323; Townhouses or other attached units: $92,807; In 2-unit structures: $196,323
Sill races chart
  • White alone - 6,470 (53.8%)
  • Black alone - 3,140 (26.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1,604 (13.3%)
  • Two or more races - 335 (2.8%)
  • Asian alone - 245 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 155 (1.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 63 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 21 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sill: 160.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 147.0 square miles.

Population density: 82 people per square mile   (very low).

Sill, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Sill:

  • High school or higher: 97.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sill CCD:

  • Never married: 54.8%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sill CCD:  0.5% ($500)
Oklahoma:  0.8% ($523)
Sill satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (7.4 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (77.9 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (163.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Medicine Park, OK (1.9 miles ), Northwest Comanche, OK (2.6 miles ), Lawton, OK (2.7 miles ), Cache, OK (2.8 miles ), Southwest Comanche, OK (3.3 miles ), Elgin, OK (3.7 miles ), Southeast Comanche, OK (3.8 miles ), Indiahoma, OK (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 34.69 N, Longitude: 98.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

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

5.9%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (37%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (16%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Personal and laundry services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

Average climate in Sill, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sill, Oklahoma average temperatures Sill, Oklahoma average precipitation Sill, Oklahoma humidity Sill, Oklahoma wind speed Sill, Oklahoma snowfall Sill, Oklahoma sunshine Sill, Oklahoma clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Sill-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 171% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Sill place center killed 4 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1976, a category F4 tornado 13.5 miles away from the place center injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sill-area historical earthquake activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 71% 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 173.0 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 8.5 miles away from Sill 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 52.2 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 117.9 miles away from the city 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 8.8 miles away from Sill center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 175.6 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 Comanche County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Winter Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Fires: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Joseph Grinnell - Zoologist, Mark Kimmitt - General, Rey Maualuga - College football player, Cullen Bryant - Football player, Dave Nelson - Baseball player and coach, Julia Compton Moore - Wife of Hal Moore, Karen Clark - Politician, Sanapia - Comanche medicine woman and spiritual healer, John Godina - Athletics competitor, Elizabeth Scott (mathematician) - Mathematician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Sill:

  • MONTEVISTA REHABILITATION AND SKILLED CARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • AMYX CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • WILLOW PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • WESTERN HILLS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • CARTER HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • CRYSTAL POINTE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • WOODLAND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LAWTON, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sill:

  • Cameron University (about 7 miles; Lawton, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,695)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 48 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Midwestern State University (about 56 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Vernon College (about 59 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 60 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 70 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 71 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)

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Notable locations in Sill: Elgin Ridge (A), Cedar Lakes Golf Course (B), Quinette Picnic Area (C), Quinette Crossing (D), Running Deer Girl Scout Camp (E), Letra Campground and Picnic Area (F), Post Golf Course (G), Fort Sill Fire Station 3 (H), Fort Sill Fire Station 4 (I), Fort Sill Fire Station 1 (J), Fort Sill Fire Station 2 (K), Artillery Bowl (L), Fort Sill Museum (M), Nye Library (N), Snow Hall (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sill include: Sheridan Road Chapel (A), New Post Chapel (B), Old Post Chapel (C), Grierson Hill Church (D), Hartell Boulevard Chapel (E), Diamond Brigade Chapel (F), Old Post Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bailtso Apache South Cemetery (1), Beef Creek Apache Cemetery (2), Chief Chihuahua Apache Cemetery (3), Otipoby Comanche Cemetery (4), Indian Agency Cemetery (5), Fort Sill Post Cemetery (6), Fort Sill National Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Quannett Pond (A), Northeast Pond (B), Hunting Horse Pond (C), Love Pond (D), Upper Frisco Pond (E), Duck Pond (F), Legion Pond (G), Rocket Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Beef Creek (A), Sitting Bear Creek (B), Scout Creek (C), Rabbit Creek (D), Quanah Creek (E), Medicine Creek (F), Frisco Creek (G), Ketch Creek (H), Deer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sill include: Prichard Field (1), Medicine Creek Park (2), Ambrosia Park (3), Rucker Park (4), Fort Sill National Historic Site (5), Butner Field (6), Craterville Park (7), M. Songbird Management Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 72.6. This is about average.

City:

72.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.314. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.27
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  3.8 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  1.5%
Whole state:  69.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.7%
Whole state:  4.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.2%
Whole state:

14.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.4%
Whole state:

6.1%

People in group quarters in Sill in 2000:

  • 6,585 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 31 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 26 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 5 people in military disciplinary barracks

Sill compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sill CCD (based on Comanche County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.65%
Here: 56.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of Christ
Adherents56.0%12.8%7.8%3.6%3.0%
Congregations24.7%14.4%2.7%9.6%11.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.6%1.4%10.5%
Congregations1.4%2.7%1.4%0.7%31.5%
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: 9
Comanche County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Comanche County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Comanche County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 64
Here:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Comanche County:

28.7%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

11.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.38%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

0.70% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,325 average AGI)
Comanche County:

0.70%
Oklahoma average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from El Paso County, TX  0.54% ($50,364 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.39% ($30,962)
from Bell County, TX  0.36% ($43,507)


12.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.34%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

0.74% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,405 average AGI)
Comanche County:

0.74%
Oklahoma average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.53% ($28,042 average AGI)
to Bell County, TX  0.37% ($45,887)
to El Paso County, TX  0.34% ($40,601)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sill:

  • KPTK (1380 AM; 1 kW; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KKRX (1050 AM; 0 kW; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF LAWTON, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWLS (640 AM; 5 kW; MOORE, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sill:

  • KVRW (107.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PAT-TOWER, INC.)
  • KBZQ (99.5 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: WILLIAM R. FRITSCH, JR.)
  • KZCD (94.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAW (101.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVRS (90.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: LAWTON EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • KMGZ (95.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: BROADCO OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KCCU (89.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KRMP (103.5 FM; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KNIN-FM (92.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXI (92.1 FM; MARLOW, OK; Owner: DFWU, INC.)
  • K275AE (102.9 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KSYY (105.3 FM; KINGFISHER, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJRF (91.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THE CHRISTIAN CENTER INC)
  • KSYE (91.5 FM; FREDERICK, OK; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • K242AA (96.3 FM; LAWTON, ETC., OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • K264AJ (100.7 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sill:

  • K21DC (Channel 21; LAWTON, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K38GL (Channel 38; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K53DS (Channel 53; LAWTON, OK; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSWO-TV (Channel 7; LAWTON, OK; Owner: KSWO TELEVISION COMPANY, INC.)
  • K49GC (Channel 49; LAWTON, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KJTL (Channel 18; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K47DK (Channel 47; GRANDFIELD, OK; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Sill on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #11 (73503) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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