South Woods, Oklahoma

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Population in July 2007: 1,742.
Males: 833  (47.8%)
Females: 909  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  43.9 years
Oklahoma median age:  35.5 years

Zip code: 73717

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,608 (it was $25,549 in 2000)
South Woods:

$51,608
OK:

$49,176

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,949 (it was $15,731 in 2000)

South Woods CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $66,578 (it was $31,500 in 2000)
South Woods:

$66,578
OK:

$132,200
  • Races in South Woods, OK (2000)

    South Woods races chart
    • 1,71792.3%White alone
    • 693.7%Hispanic
    • 261.4%Two or more races
    • 231.2%Black alone
    • 231.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

Races in South Woods detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in South Woods: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 458.5 square miles.

Population density: 3.8 people per square mile   (very low).

South Woods, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in South Woods:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Woods CCD:

  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 64.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

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

South Woods CCD:  0.6% ($199)
Oklahoma:  0.8% ($523)
South Woods satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Canadian, OK (95.3 miles , pop. 61,645).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (102.5 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (285.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Avard, OK (2.7 miles) , Waynoka, OK (3.0 miles ), Dacoma, OK (3.1 miles) , Alva, OK (3.7 miles ), Carmen, OK (3.8 miles ), Aline, OK (4.1 miles ), Lambert, OK (4.2 miles) , Cleo Springs, OK (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 36.61 N, Longitude: 98.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Oklahoma:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in South Woods, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

South Woods-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the South Woods place center killed one person and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Woods-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 63% 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 109.7 miles away from the city 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 18.1 miles away from South Woods 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 273.4 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 186.4 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) earthquake occurred 127.6 miles away from South Woods 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 141.9 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 Woods County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near South Woods:

  • WAYNOKA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WAYNOKA, OK)
  • E P CLAPPER MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WAYNOKA, OK)
  • SHARE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ALVA, OK)
  • BEADLES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ALVA, OK)

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

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 75 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,126)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 80 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,414)
  • Langston University (about 94 miles; Langston, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (about 97 miles; Edmond, OK; FT enrollment: 13,790)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 98 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 99 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 21,700)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 99 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)

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Notable locations in South Woods: O'Conner (A), Waynoka Ambulance (B), Waynoka Fire Department (C), Dacoma Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Woods include: Church of God (A), United Methodist Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Christian Church (D), Baptist Church (E), Oakdale Church (F), Pleasant View Church (G), Green Valley Church (H), Morning Star Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Walnut Grove Cemetery (1), Waynoka Municipal Cemetery (2), Galena Cemetery (3), Good Hope Cemetery (4), Highland Cemetery (5), Pleasant View Cemetery (6), Avard Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Avard Lake (A), McGill Number 13 Reservoir (B), Overton Lake (C), P M Miller Reservoir (D), Buckland Reservoir (E), McGill Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Wildcat Creek (A), Whitehorse Creek (B), West Creek (C), Walnut Grove Creek (D), Barney Creek (E), Griever Creek (F), Main Creek (G), Little Eagle Chief Creek (H), Lake Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in South Woods: Little Sahara State Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Woods County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.3%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
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:

11.4%
Whole state:

14.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.1%
29 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
21 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
31 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000
23 people in nursing homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Oklahoma average:

11.7

South Woods travel time to work - commute South Woods mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for South Woods CCD (based on Woods County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,41721
Mainline Protestant2,3689
Catholic1482
Other1302
None2,815-
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: 5
Woods County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Woods County:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Woods County:

27.5%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

6.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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 Garfield County, OK  0.49% ($32,429 average AGI)
from Alfalfa County, OK  0.42% ($18,250)


8.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
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 Garfield County, OK  1.23% ($24,611 average AGI)
to Alfalfa County, OK  0.58% ($36,529)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.51% ($24,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Woods:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KALV (1430 AM; 1 kW; ALVA, OK; Owner: MM&K OF ALVA, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Woods:

  • KNID (99.7 FM; ALVA, OK; Owner: CHRISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQBL (96.9 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: CHAMPLIN BROADCASTING, 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 South Woods:

  • K56FK (Channel 56; ALVA - CHEROKEE, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K58EM (Channel 58; ALVA - CHEROKEE, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K60ER (Channel 60; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K62EH (Channel 62; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K64EA (Channel 64; CHEROKEE & ALVA, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (4%)

South Woods 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

South Woods on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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