For population 25 years and over in Taft:
For population 15 years and over in Taft town:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,188 (2.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (23.1 miles , pop. 74,859).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (33.6 miles , pop. 393,049).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (216.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: South Wagoner, OK (2.7 miles) , Porter, OK (2.7 miles ), Tullahassee, OK (2.8 miles) , Haskell, OK (2.9 miles ), Redbird, OK (3.0 miles) , Summit, OK (3.1 miles ), Boynton, OK (3.1 miles ), Muskogee, OK (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 35.76 N, Longitude: 95.55 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 918
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -52 (-13.0%).
Work and jobs in Taft: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Taft, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Taft-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 294% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/5/1960, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.5 miles away from the Taft town center killed 5 people and injured 81 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/26/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 25 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Taft-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 97% 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 91.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2007 at 21:03:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.9 miles away from Taft center
On 6/9/2008 at 22:59:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/2006 at 08:30:25, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/2008 at 16:25:00, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.1 miles away from Taft center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Muskogee County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 9, Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Lelia Foley - Politician, Willie Murrell - Basketball player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Taft:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Taft:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.791. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 7.09. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 22.6. This is about average. There were 17 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Taft and their reported violations in the past:EDDIE WARRIOR CORR INST (Population served: 772, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:JESS DUNN CORR CENT (Population served: 750, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.9%
(48.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Taft compared to Oklahoma state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Taft town (based on Muskogee County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.88%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 16
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Number of full-service restaurants: 46
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Taft government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Taft government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,247 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($125 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,522 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Taft)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2