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Cotton County

Population in July 2007: 1,203.
Males: 626  (52.1%)
Females: 577  (47.9%)

Median resident age:  42.8 years
Oklahoma median age:  35.5 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $51,991 (it was $31,458 in 2000)
Southwest Cotton:

$51,991
Oklahoma:

$43,225
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,405

Southwest Cotton CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $69,685 (it was $45,600 in 2000)
Southwest Cotton:

$69,685
Oklahoma:

$112,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,579; Detached houses: $94,086; Townhouses or other attached units: $54,901; Mobile homes: $46,371

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Southwest Cotton races chart
  • White alone - 1,113 (88.8%)
  • Hispanic - 84 (6.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 24 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Southwest Cotton: 120.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 185.2 square miles.

Population density: 6.5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Southwest Cotton:

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Southwest Cotton CCD:

  • Never married: 14.1%
  • Now married: 69.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Oklahoma:  4.9%

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

Southwest Cotton CCD:  0.6% ($270)
Oklahoma:  0.8% ($523)
Southwest Cotton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita Falls, TX (19.9 miles , pop. 104,197).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (104.6 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (136.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Randlett, OK (1.0 miles ), Devol, OK (2.5 miles) , Burkburnett, TX (2.9 miles ), Grandfield, OK (3.5 miles ), Walters, OK (3.9 miles ), Temple, OK (3.9 miles ), East Tillman, OK (4.0 miles ), Pleasant Valley, TX (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.18 N, Longitude: 98.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

Southwest Cotton household income distribution Southwest Cotton home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Southwest Cotton, Oklahoma

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Tornado activity:

Southwest Cotton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 237% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the Southwest Cotton place center killed 7 people and injured 111 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.8 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Southwest Cotton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 41.6 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 64.8 miles away from Southwest Cotton 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 38.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.2 miles away from Southwest Cotton center
On 10/6/2006 at 22:13:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cotton County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 14, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 8, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

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

  • Midwestern State University (about 22 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,383)
  • Cameron University (about 30 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 3,904)
  • North Central Texas College (about 86 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 3,709)
  • University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (about 93 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 19,159)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 95 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,054)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 99 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 5,513)
  • Texas Woman's University (about 102 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 7,446)

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Notable locations in Southwest Cotton: North Bank Siding (A), Randlett Water Supply (B), Randlett Volunteer Fire Department (C), Devol Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wilkerson Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery of Randlett (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Tullis Lake (A), Oknoname 033005 Reservoir (B), Oknoname 033009 Reservoir (C), Whites Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bird Creek (A), Rabbit Creek (B), Dry Red Creek (C), Sanatag Creek (D), Deep Red Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.4%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

13.2%
Whole state:

14.7%

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

4.3%
Whole state:

6.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Southwest Cotton, OK

Southwest Cotton compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Southwest Cotton (based on Cotton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.26%
Here91.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents67.3%13.8%3.6%3.5%11.9%
Congregations35.7%14.3%10.7%10.7%28.6%
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
Cotton County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Cotton County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Cotton County:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.9%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cotton County:

31.0%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

8.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.67%
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 Comanche County, OK  1.97% ($25,359 average AGI)
from Wichita County, TX  1.41% ($28,786)
from Stephens County, OK  1.06% ($31,333)


8.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,874 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
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 Comanche County, OK  2.43% ($26,979 average AGI)
to Wichita County, TX  1.01% ($24,750)
to Stephens County, OK  0.56% ($29,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Southwest Cotton:

  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KJON (850 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANADARKO, OK; Owner: CARROLLTON BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, LP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Southwest Cotton:

  • KNIN-FM (92.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWFS-FM (102.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBZS (106.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLUR (99.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQXC-FM (103.9 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KYYI (104.7 FM; BURKBURNETT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMOC (89.5 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN SERVICE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KTEO (90.5 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KZCD (94.1 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAW (101.3 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSYE (91.5 FM; FREDERICK, OK; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KBZQ (99.5 FM; LAWTON, OK; Owner: WILLIAM R. FRITSCH, JR.)
  • KMCU (88.7 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CAMERON UNIVERSITY)
  • KOLI (94.9 FM; ELECTRA, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K202DR (88.3 FM; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Southwest Cotton:

  • KSWO-TV (Channel 7; LAWTON, OK; Owner: KSWO TELEVISION COMPANY, INC.)
  • KJTL (Channel 18; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFDX-TV (Channel 3; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF WICHITA FALLS, L.L.C.)
  • K47DK (Channel 47; GRANDFIELD, OK; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAUZ-TV (Channel 6; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF WICHITA FALLS, LLC)
  • K24AD (Channel 24; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K26DL (Channel 26; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KJBO-LP (Channel 35; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K38GL (Channel 38; LAWTON, OK; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K20DN (Channel 20; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAMILY NETWORK TV, INC.)
  • K53DS (Channel 53; LAWTON, OK; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K22FE (Channel 22; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K30DJ (Channel 30; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)

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