South Latimer, Oklahoma

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Population in July 2007: 2,628.
Males: 1,394  (53.1%)
Females: 1,234  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  35.5 years

Zip code: 74578

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,282 (it was $25,888 in 2000)
South Latimer:

$43,282
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,753 (it was $13,284 in 2000)

South Latimer CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,456 (it was $51,600 in 2000)
South Latimer:

$78,456
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $114,589; Detached houses: $130,393; Townhouses or other attached units: $13,955; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $238,711; Mobile homes: $54,490; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,052
South Latimer races chart
  • White alone - 1,812 (67.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 640 (23.9%)
  • Two or more races - 157 (5.9%)
  • Hispanic - 40 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 26 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in South Latimer: 131.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 293.3 square miles.

Population density: 9.0 people per square mile   (very low).

South Latimer, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in South Latimer:

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Latimer CCD:

  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 70.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

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

South Latimer CCD:  0.4% ($205)
Oklahoma:  0.8% ($523)
South Latimer satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (65.6 miles , pop. 80,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (103.4 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (160.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Tuskahoma, OK (2.9 miles) , North Pushmataha, OK (3.3 miles ), Albion, OK (3.3 miles) , Clayton, OK (3.4 miles ), Wilburton, OK (3.5 miles ), Talihina, OK (3.6 miles ), Red Oak, OK (4.2 miles ), Hartshorne, OK (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.74 N, Longitude: 95.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 918

South Latimer household income distribution South Latimer home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.6%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Health care (34%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

Average climate in South Latimer, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

South Latimer-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1960, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the South Latimer place center killed 16 people and injured 106 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/26/1976, a category F4 tornado 10.7 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Latimer-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 76% 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 66.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 175.9 miles away from South Latimer center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 177.0 miles away from the city 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 337.2 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 132.5 miles away from South Latimer center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 285.9 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 Latimer County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 12, Tornadoes: 10, Winter Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near South Latimer:

  • LATIMER COUNTY HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WILBURTON, OK)
  • 3 D HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; WILBURTON, OK)
  • GOLDEN YEARS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WILBURTON, OK)
  • COMMUNITY CARE CENTER, INC. (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WILBURTON, OK)
  • LATIMER COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WILBURTON, OK)
  • LATIMER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WILBURTON, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Latimer:

  • Carl Albert State College (about 42 miles; Poteau, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,041)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 68 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 73 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)
  • Paris Junior College (about 77 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 3,875)
  • East Central University (about 80 miles; Ada, OK; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 82 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Northeastern State University (about 84 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,895)

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Notable locations in South Latimer: Evangelistic Tabernacle (A), Waterworks Picnic Area (B), Kiamichi Camp (C), Oklahoma Forestry Services Talihina Field Office (D), Higgins Fire Department (E), State Veterans Center (F), United States War Veteran Colony Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Latimer include: Cravens Church (A), Cupco Church (B), Falfa Church (C), Pine Grove Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Baldwin Cemetery (1), Veterans Memorial Park (2), Cupco Cemetery (3), Hokit Cemetery (4), King Cemetery (5), Laura Cemetery (6), Peachland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Carl Albert (A), Talihina Lake (B), Fourche Maline Creek Site 14 Reservoir (C), Fourche Maline Creek Site 13 Reservoir (D), Fourche Maline Creek Site 8 Reservoir (E), Lake Talihina (F), Oknoname 077002 Reservoir (G), Oknoname 077006 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buffalo Creek (A), West Fork Anderson Creek (B), Bridge Set Creek (C), Boggs Hollow Creek (D), Coopers Branch (E), South Peachland Creek (F), South Long Creek (G), Cedar Creek (H), Rock Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Latimer 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 2001 was 42.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.0
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.11
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 20.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.9%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

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

18.3%
Whole state:

14.7%

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

7.9%
Whole state:

6.1%

People in group quarters in South Latimer in 2010:

  • 172 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in in-patient hospice facilities
180 people in nursing homes in 2000
7 people in other group homes in 2000

South Latimer compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (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 South Latimer CCD (based on Latimer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.69%
Here: 62.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionNational Association of Free Will BaptistsUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodCatholic Church
Adherents72.1%7.0%5.6%5.6%4.5%
Congregations48.7%10.3%5.1%10.3%5.1%
NameChurches of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of the NazareneSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.1%0.9%0.8%0.6%0.9%
Congregations7.7%2.6%2.6%2.6%5.1%
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
Latimer County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Latimer County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

2.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Latimer County:

31.8%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

6.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,962 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
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 Pittsburg County, OK  1.15% ($30,452 average AGI)
from Le Flore County, OK  0.71% ($39,731)
from Pushmataha County, OK  0.44% ($28,688)


7.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,432 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
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 Pittsburg County, OK  1.65% ($37,590 average AGI)
to Le Flore County, OK  0.84% ($30,194)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.30% ($34,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Latimer:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEOR (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATOKA, OK; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Latimer:

  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMY (97.1 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY, Inc.)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMCO (101.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KESC (103.7 FM; WILBURTON, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around South Latimer:

  • KOET (Channel 3; EUFAULA, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
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