Swink, Oklahoma

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Population in 2010: 66. Population change since 2000: -20.5%
Males: 29  (44.3%)
Females: 37  (55.7%)
Median resident age:  54.5 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip code: 74761

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,294 (it was $11,250 in 2000)
Swink:

$25,294
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,995 (it was $7,748 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,300 (it was $16,000 in 2000)
Swink:

$65,300
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $30,086; Detached houses: $18,788; Mobile homes: $47,547

Median gross rent in 2012: $196.

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  • White alone - 60 (90.9%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (6.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Swink: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (11.0%), German (9.8%), United States (9.8%), West Indian (7.3%), English (3.7%), Welsh (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 0.16 square miles.

Population density: 408 people per square mile   (low).

Swink, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Swink:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swink town:

  • Never married: 5.0%
  • Now married: 63.5%
  • Separated: 7.0%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $213 (0.4%)

Swink satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (81.9 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (111.3 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (124.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Fort Towson, OK (2.1 miles ), Valliant, OK (2.5 miles ), Sawyer, OK (3.1 miles ), Millerton, OK (3.3 miles ), Wright City, OK (3.4 miles ), Manchester, TX (3.6 miles ), Garvin, OK (4.0 miles) , Rattan, OK (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 34.02 N, Longitude: 95.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 580

Swink household income distribution Swink home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (57%)
  • Other services, except public administration (43%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (57%)
  • Information (43%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Swink, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Swink-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1982, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Swink town center injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the town center killed 10 people and injured 170 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Swink-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 77% 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 83.2 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 188.2 miles away from Swink 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 189.9 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 327.9 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 146.2 miles away from Swink center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 298.6 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 Choctaw County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Swink topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Swink:

  • PARKVIEW NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; VALLIANT, OK)
  • ST JOSEPH'S HOSPICE OF SOUTHEAST OKLA (Hospital, about 7 miles away; VALLIANT, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swink:

  • Paris Junior College (about 32 miles; Paris, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,875)
  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 66 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; FT enrollment: 2,320)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 68 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 68 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Texarkana College (about 76 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 78 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Grayson College (about 85 miles; Denison, TX; FT enrollment: 2,496)

Public elementary/middle school in Swink:

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Notable location: Swink Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Choctaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Swink and their reported violations in the past:

CHOCTAW RWD #2 (Population served: 300, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-15-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-07-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-29-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-07-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-29-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (JAN-16-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-16-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-03-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from DEC-03-2007 to DEC-03-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAR-2013 and MAY-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between MAR-2013 and MAY-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-23-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
DONALDSON WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 73, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-03-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:  1.8 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  55.6%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

50.0%
Whole state:

14.7%

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

10.0%
Whole state:

6.1%

Swink compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Swink travel time to work - commute Swink mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Wood (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Swink town (based on Choctaw County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.52%
Here: 66.5%
USA: 50.2%

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%

6.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,121 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
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 Lamar County, TX  0.91% ($22,262 average AGI)
from Pushmataha County, OK  0.89% ($25,293)
from Bryan County, OK  0.71% ($20,061)


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
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 Bryan County, OK  0.99% ($23,652 average AGI)
to Pushmataha County, OK  0.82% ($30,368)
to Lamar County, TX  0.78% ($16,917)

Strongest AM radio stations in Swink:

  • 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.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIHN (1340 AM; 1 kW; HUGO, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swink:

  • KPLT-FM (107.7 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KITX (95.5 FM; HUGO, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)
  • KKBI (106.1 FM; BROKEN BOW, OK; Owner: J.D.C. RADIO, INC.)
  • KOYN (93.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBUS (101.9 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHCP (89.3 FM; PARIS, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KQIB (102.9 FM; IDABEL, OK; Owner: JDC RADIO, INC.)
  • KBEL-FM (96.7 FM; IDABEL, OK; Owner: HAROLD E. COCHRAN)

TV broadcast stations around Swink:

  • K15AA (Channel 15; HUGO, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K28DJ (Channel 28; BROKEN BOW, OK; Owner: TRUSTEES OF J.B.CALLAHAM R.T.)
  • K63BA (Channel 63; IDABEL, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K42DA (Channel 42; PARIS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 18
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Swink

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