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Choctaw County

Population in 2012: 260 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.3%
 

Males: 118  (45.6%)
Females: 142  (54.4%)

Median resident age:  45.5 years
Oklahoma median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 74759.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $22,607 (it was $13,875 in 2000)
Soper:

$22,607
Oklahoma:

$43,225
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $11,791

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $53,599 (it was $22,900 in 2000)
Soper:

$53,599
Oklahoma:

$112,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $57,125; Detached houses: $65,493; Mobile homes: $30,625

Median gross rent in 2011: $427.

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  • White alone - 174 (66.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 46 (17.6%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (9.2%)
  • Black alone - 10 (3.8%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (2.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Soper: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (20.3%), United States (12.2%), Dutch (5.6%), French (4.7%), German (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 530 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 1033 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Soper:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 18.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Soper town:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

0 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.0%
Oklahoma:  4.9%



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Soper, Oklahoma as of April 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Soper to the number of sex offenders is 291 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $268 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $199 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (56.3 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (91.0 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (106.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: West Choctaw, OK (2.3 miles ), Boswell, OK (3.2 miles ), Hugo, OK (3.3 miles ), Antlers, OK (3.8 miles ), East Bryan, OK (4.3 miles ), Powderly, TX (4.3 miles ), Sawyer, OK (4.3 miles ), Bennington, OK (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 34.03 N, Longitude: 95.70 W

Area code: 580

Soper household income distribution Soper home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-1.6%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (20%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Soper-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 206% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Soper town center injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/4/1960, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Soper-area historical earthquake activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.5 miles away from Soper center
On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/8/2004 at 00:15:09, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.6 miles away from Soper center
On 5/27/2007 at 21:03:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Choctaw County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ray Wylie Hubbard - Country singer.


Hospitals/medical centers near Soper:

  • CHOCTAW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 11 miles away; HUGO, OK)
  • PUSHMATAHA CTY-TN OF ANTLERS HOSP AUTH (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; ANTLERS, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Soper:

  • Paris Junior College (about 28 miles; Paris, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,649)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 40 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,111)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 57 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Grayson County College (about 59 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • East Central University (about 76 miles; Ada, OK; FT enrollment: 3,253)
  • North Central Texas College (about 90 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 3,709)
  • Collin County Community College District (about 95 miles; Plano, TX; FT enrollment: 9,675)

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Choctaw 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 2011: 43.2%
(37.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 50.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.1%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Soper, OK

Soper compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Soper travel time to work - commute


Soper mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Utility gas (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Soper (based on Choctaw County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.52%
Here66.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodCatholic Church
Adherents70.0%9.3%4.7%4.5%2.3%
Congregations37.3%11.9%13.6%6.8%3.4%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents1.8%1.3%1.2%1.2%3.8%
Congregations3.4%1.7%5.1%1.7%15.3%
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: 1
Choctaw County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Choctaw County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Choctaw County:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Choctaw County:

29.9%
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
Water Supply 1$1,800$21,6001$360
Totals for Government 1$1,800$21,6001$360

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($192.31)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($119.23)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($84.62)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($42.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($73.08)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($19.23)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($61.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($11.54)
    General Support: $2,000 ($7.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $151,000 ($580.77)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($7.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($103.85)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $21,000 ($80.77)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($15.38)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $93,000 ($357.69)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $86,000 ($330.77)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($26.92)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $96,000 ($369.23)

6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
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 Pushmataha County, OK  0.75% ($19,727 average AGI)
from McCurtain County, OK  0.66% ($23,552)
from Lamar County, TX  0.52% ($24,000)


6.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
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 Lamar County, TX  0.84% ($32,811 average AGI)
to Bryan County, OK  0.75% ($24,303)
to McCurtain County, OK  0.55% ($29,792)

Strongest AM radio stations in Soper:

  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIHN (1340 AM; 1 kW; HUGO, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KEOR (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATOKA, OK; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)

Strongest FM radio stations in Soper:

  • KITX (95.5 FM; HUGO, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)
  • KOYN (93.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLT-FM (107.7 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHCP (89.3 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBUS (101.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Soper:

  • K15AA (Channel 15; HUGO, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K42DA (Channel 42; PARIS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Soper fatal accident list:

Jun 9, 1990 02:15 AM, 70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 5, 1986 10:10 PM, 70, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Aug 26, 1982 05:20 PM, 70, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 30, 1977 11:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Soper)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SOPER, E 2060 Rd (Lat: 34.026278 Lon: -95.660083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQOD212
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2011, Expiration Date: 08/17/2021, Certifier: Lee Brown
    Registrant: Pine Telephone Company, 210 West 2nd Street, Broken Bow, OK 74728, Phone: (580) 584-3300, Email:
  • SOPER, E Of Int Of E2060 And N4140 Approx 195' (Lat: 34.026278 Lon: -95.660083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQQN822
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2013, Expiration Date: 02/05/2023, Certifier: Lee Brown
    Registrant: Pine Telephone Company, 210 West 2nd Street, Broken Bow, OK 74728, Phone: (580) 584-3300, Fax: (580) 584-9009, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Soper)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Soper, OK

Most common first names in Soper, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1876.5 years
James1672.6 years
John1377.3 years
Mary1179.7 years
Willie880.8 years
Thomas878.5 years
Robert867.0 years
Clarence772.3 years
Leonard782.6 years
Lee675.7 years
Most common last names in Soper, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson1474.3 years
Johnson1277.0 years
Edge1073.7 years
Smith1077.2 years
Matthews881.9 years
Ferguson782.7 years
Clark786.4 years
Mckee680.0 years
Jeffries673.2 years
Antwine679.7 years
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