For population 25 years and over in Walters:
For population 15 years and over in Walters city:
88 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $415 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawton, OK (18.4 miles , pop. 92,757).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (89.6 miles , pop. 506,132).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (139.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Temple, OK (2.7 miles ), Geronimo, OK (3.1 miles ), Hastings, OK (3.8 miles) , Randlett, OK (3.9 miles ), Southwest Cotton, OK (3.9 miles ), Southeast Comanche, OK (4.0 miles ), Faxon, OK (4.1 miles) , Empire City, OK (4.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.36 N, Longitude: 98.32 W
Area code: 580
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Walters detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +103 (+4.0%).
Work and jobs in Walters: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Walters, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Walters-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 272% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/26/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the Walters city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 4/3/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 111 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Walters-area historical earthquake activity is above Oklahoma state average. It is 71% 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 30.0 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 50.2 miles away from Walters 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 25.8 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 49.9 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 49.7 miles away from Walters center
On 10/6/2006 at 22:13:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 42.7 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).
Birthplace of: Fred R. Harris - Politician, Van Heflin - (1910-1971), actor, Terry Brown (American football) - Football player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Walters:
Airports located in Walters:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walters:
Public high school in Walters:
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Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.314. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.0. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 9.27. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.8 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Walters and their reported violations in the past:COTTON CO RWD #2 (Population served: 1250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 9.3%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 25.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 4.3% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
35 people in nursing homes in 2000
22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Walters compared to Oklahoma state average:
Banks with branches in Walters (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Walters (based on Cotton County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.26%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Walters government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,395 average adjusted gross income)
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:
8.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,874 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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Walters fatal accident list:
Oct 17, 2003 07:45 PM, I-44, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 21, 1998 07:10 AM, Sr-5, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 24, 1995 05:30 PM, 53, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 15, 1978 07:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 27, 1977 00:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Walters)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Walters, OK)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Walters)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Walters)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2014.