Southwest Comanche, Oklahoma

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Population in July 2007: 8,691.
Males: 4,329  (49.8%)
Females: 4,362  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  35.1 years
Oklahoma median age:  35.5 years

Zip code: 73527

Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,990 (it was $37,712 in 2000)
Southwest Comanche:

$52,990
OK:

$48,568

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $23,048 (it was $15,851 in 2000)

Southwest Comanche CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $119,726 (it was $69,700 in 2000)
Southwest Comanche:

$119,726
OK:

$126,800

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $158,602; Detached houses: $170,542; Townhouses or other attached units: $144,956; In 2-unit structures: $38,575; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $21,080; Mobile homes: $53,685; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,377
  • Races in Southwest Comanche, OK (2000)

    Southwest Comanche races chart
    • 6,38173.3%White alone
    • 1,21013.9%American Indian alone
    • 4985.7%Hispanic
    • 3403.9%Two or more races
    • 1952.2%Black alone
    • 660.8%Asian alone
    • 110.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.05%Other race alone

Races in Southwest Comanche detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Southwest Comanche: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 286.5 square miles.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (very low).

Southwest Comanche, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Southwest Comanche:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Southwest Comanche CCD:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 66.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

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

Southwest Comanche CCD:  0.7% ($505)
Oklahoma:  0.8% ($523)
Southwest Comanche satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (10.8 miles , pop. 92,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (88.2 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (159.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Faxon, OK (2.4 miles) , Cache, OK (2.5 miles ), Chattanooga, OK (3.0 miles ), Indiahoma, OK (3.3 miles ), Lawton, OK (3.3 miles ), Sill, OK (3.3 miles ), Geronimo, OK (3.5 miles ), Medicine Park, OK (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 34.54 N, Longitude: 98.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Oklahoma:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Plastics and rubber products (18%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Southwest Comanche, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Southwest Comanche-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 154% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Southwest Comanche place center killed 4 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/1/1954, a category F4 tornado 20.2 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Southwest Comanche-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 163.2 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 19.2 miles away from Southwest Comanche 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 58.7 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 122.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 179.8 miles away from Southwest Comanche 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 18.1 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 (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Winter Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Fires: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Southwest Comanche:

  • GREAT PLAINS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • CRYSTAL POINTE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • WOODLAND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • SOUTHWESTERN MED CNTR SNF (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • OKLAHOMA HOME HEALTH PARENT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; LAWTON, OK)
  • AMYX CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; LAWTON, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southwest Comanche:

  • Cameron University (about 10 miles; Lawton, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,695)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 44 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Midwestern State University (about 47 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Vernon College (about 50 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 69 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus (about 80 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 22,496)
  • Mid-America Christian University (about 80 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,869)

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Notable locations in Southwest Comanche: Cache Ambulance Service (A), Indiahoma Volunteer Fire Department (B), Geronimo Fire Department (C), Cache Volunteer Fire Department (D), Chattanooga Fire Department (E), Comanche Tribal Cultural Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Southwest Comanche include: Antioch Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Deyo Memorial Chapel (C), Wesley Chapel (D), Pete Coffey Church (E), Cache Indian Church of the Nazarine (F), Post Oak Church (G), Peace Congregational Church (H), Komah Memorial Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cache Indian Cemetery (1), Post Oak Cemetery (2), Faxon Cemetery (3), Indiahoma IOOF Cemetery (4), Cache Cemetery (5), Pecan Cemetery (6), Deyo Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Pottawatomie Pond (A), Lake Unity (B), Oknoname 031023 Reservoir (C), Oknoname 031017 Reservoir (D), Oknoname 031018 Reservoir (E), Oknoname 031019 Reservoir (F), Oknoname 031020 Reservoir (G), Oknoname 031021 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Crater Creek (A), Blue Beaver Creek (B), Spring Creek (C), Sandy Creek (D), Rock Creek (E), Post Oak Creek (F), Persimmon Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Southwest Comanche include: Kelly Thomas Field (1), Eagle Park (2). 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 2013 was 81.8. This is about average.

City:

81.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.314. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

0.293

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.98. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.98
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.0%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.8%
Whole state:

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

6.4%
Whole state:

6.1%
56 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000
6 people in other group homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Oklahoma average:

11.7

Southwest Comanche travel time to work - commute Southwest Comanche mode of transportation to work chart

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant44,224131
Mainline Protestant8,36634
Catholic4,7483
Other3,1739
Black Protestant2,71411
Orthodox151
None60,858-
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: 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 Southwest Comanche:

  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KPTK (1380 AM; 1 kW; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, 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.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKRX (1050 AM; 0 kW; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF LAWTON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Southwest Comanche:

  • KLAW (101.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZCD (94.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBZQ (99.5 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: WILLIAM R. FRITSCH, JR.)
  • KVRW (107.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: PAT-TOWER, INC.)
  • KMGZ (95.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: BROADCO OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KVRS (90.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: LAWTON EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • KNIN-FM (92.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSYE (91.5 FM; FREDERICK, OK; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KCCU (89.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KYYI (104.7 FM; BURKBURNETT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRMP (103.5 FM; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • KFXI (92.1 FM; MARLOW, OK; Owner: DFWU, INC.)
  • KWFS-FM (102.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJCM (100.3 FM; SNYDER, OK; Owner: ALTUS EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • K275AE (102.9 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KJRF (91.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THE CHRISTIAN CENTER INC)
  • K264AJ (100.7 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Southwest Comanche:

  • 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.)
  • K21DC (Channel 21; LAWTON, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • KJTL (Channel 18; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K47DK (Channel 47; GRANDFIELD, OK; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K49GC (Channel 49; LAWTON, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KAUZ-TV (Channel 6; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF WICHITA FALLS, LLC)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Southwest Comanche compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below 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.

Southwest Comanche on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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