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Comanche County, Oklahoma (OK)

County population in 2016: 122,136 (78% urban, 22% rural); it was 114,996 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,004
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,396
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,003
Renter-occupied apartments: 19,582 (it was 15,805 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

33%

Land area: 1069 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 114 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Comanche County: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (16.0%), Educational, health and social services (15.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.2%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 14%
  • Government: 74%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Comanche County, Oklahoma:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (56.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (17.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.7%)
  • Two or more races (6.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (4.7%)
  • Asian alone (2.2%)
Median resident age:  33.3 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.4 years
Males: 63,777  (52.2%)
Females: 58,359  (47.8%)
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Comanche County,OK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Comanche County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,164 ($33,867 in 1999)

This county:

$51,164
Oklahoma:

$49,176

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $597 (lower quartile is $459, upper quartile is $846)
This county:

$597
State:

$590


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $129,400 (it was $70,500 in 2000)
Comanche:

$129,400
Oklahoma:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,300 - $196,900

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $166,535
Here:

$166,535
State:

$177,953

Townhouses or other attached units: $79,922
Here:

$79,922
State:

$186,815

In 2-unit structures: $55,173
Here:

$55,173
State:

$232,846

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $12,477
Here:

$12,477
State:

$94,065

Mobile homes: $59,310
Here:

$59,310
State:

$67,465

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,555
Here:

$6,555
State:

$40,791
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,142
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $362

Institutionalized population: 3,772

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 70
  • Burglaries: 95
  • Thefts: 196
  • Auto thefts: 20
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Health of residents in Comanche County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is significantly worse than average.
68.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
54.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
96.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 293 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 2008: 230 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2009: 347 buildings, average cost: $161,600
  • 2010: 298 buildings, average cost: $174,200
  • 2011: 256 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2012: 261 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2013: 159 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 2014: 91 buildings, average cost: $200,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,374 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $948 (0.9%)

Comanche County household income distribution in 2009 Comanche County home values distribution Comanche County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.8%
Comanche County:

14.8%
Oklahoma:

16.3%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.2% for Black residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.8% for American Indian residents, 11.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.4% for other race residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.3 years old
(Males: 31.2 years old, Females: 35.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.0 years old, Black residents: 27.8 years old, American Indian residents: 33.0 years old, Asian residents: 44.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.9 years old, Other race residents: 30.4 years old)

Area name: Lawton, OK MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Comanche County is $394 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $496 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $725 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lawton, Southeast Comanche, Sill, Southwest Comanche, Northeast Comanche, Northwest Comanche, Cache, Elgin, Fletcher, Geronimo.

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

2012 air pollution in Comanche County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Arkansas County, Arkansas , Dillon County, South Carolina , Jackson County, Alabama , Murray County , Fannin County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Oklahoma:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 7,129
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,989 (50.6% naturalized citizens)

Comanche County:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,812
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,533
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,078
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,740
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,225
  • Before 1970: 1,615
Note: State values scaled to Comanche County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.2%

Comanche County marital status for males Comanche County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36,662
  • One, attached: 1,416
  • Two: 1,932
  • 3 or 4: 1,952
  • 5 to 9: 3,436
  • 10 to 19: 1,642
  • 20 to 49: 1,264
  • 50 or more: 786
  • Mobile homes: 2,650

Housing units in Comanche County with a mortgage: 14,673 (516 second mortgage, 362 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,583

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

55.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Comanche County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant44,224131
Mainline Protestant8,36634
Catholic4,7483
Other3,1739
Black Protestant2,71411
Orthodox151
None60,858-
Comanche County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Comanche County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This 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.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 64
This county:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Comanche County:

9.4%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Comanche County:

28.7%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Comanche County:

Average size of farms: 358 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,687
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $89.18
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.92%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.83%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,822
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.84%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,020
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.38%
All wheat for grain: 48990 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2232 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 84 acres

Earthquake activity:

Comanche County-area historical earthquake activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 72% 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 174.4 miles away from Comanche County 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 10.2 miles away from the county 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 48.0 miles away from the county 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 113.2 miles away from the county 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 7.4 miles away from Comanche County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 181.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oklahoma Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 11, 2016 to June 13, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4274: July 15, 2016, FEMA Id: 4274, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2015 to January 05, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4256: February 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4256, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2015 to June 22, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4222: May 26, 2015, FEMA Id: 4222, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Ferguson Fire, Incident Period: September 02, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 2956, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oklahoma Medicine Park Fire, Incident Period: June 24, 2011 to June 29, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 24, 2011, FEMA Id: 2932, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oklahoma Goodyear Plant Fire, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 19, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 15, 2011, FEMA Id: 2890, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3316: February 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 3316, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 28, 2010 to January 30, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1883: March 05, 2010, FEMA Id: 1883, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 28, 2010 to January 30, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3308: January 30, 2010, FEMA Id: 3308, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 24, 2009 to December 25, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1876: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1876, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 19 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (22%)
  • Mexico (19%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Nigeria (3%)
  • Haiti (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Comanche County (%):

  • American (11%)
  • German (8%)
  • European (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Comanche County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 41,564 (71.7%)
  • Carpooled: 5,589 (9.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,204 (2.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,063 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 32 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 964 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 7,583 (13.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Comanche County, Oklahoma in 2000:

  • 6,585 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,953 people in state prisons
  • 788 people in nursing homes
  • 230 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 208 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 183 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 82 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 52 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 40 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 36 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 31 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 30 people in other group homes
  • 26 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 25 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 19 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 12 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 9 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in military disciplinary barracks

People in group quarters in Comanche County, Oklahoma in 2010:

  • 5,768 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 2,488 people in state prisons
  • 523 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 482 people in college/university student housing
  • 379 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 150 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
  • 147 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 144 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 95 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 60 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 49 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 20 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,938.

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%

1.93% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($5,147 average AGI)
8.75% relocated from other states ($27,306 average AGI)
Comanche County:

8.75%
Oklahoma average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.24% ($40,604)
from Stephens County, OK  0.22% ($33,830)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.20% ($39,228)
from Pierce County, WA  0.19% ($33,182)


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%

2.41% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($6,272 average AGI)
9.18% relocated to other states ($26,810 average AGI)
Comanche County:

9.18%
Oklahoma average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to El Paso County, CO  0.28% ($36,712)
to Cumberland County, NC  0.27% ($44,409)
to Stephens County, OK  0.25% ($36,394)
to Cleveland County, OK  0.24% ($34,443)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.4

Births per 1000 population in Comanche County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Comanche County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Comanche County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Comanche County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Comanche County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,372 (11,581 aged, 2,791 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,434 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Comanche County, Oklahoma in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,069)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (979)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (751)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (610)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (549)
  • Congestive heart failure (464)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (354)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (303)
  • Other forms of acute ischaemic heart disease (277)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (273)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,513
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 471
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 97,486

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,895
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 843
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 67.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 34.3
  • Other - 33.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 137.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 81.3
  • Poisoning - 29.2
  • Other - 26.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 122,136
  • In family households: 94,700 (16,243 male householders, 12,067 female householders)
    19,667 spouses, 35,107 children (32,009 natural, 746 adopted, 2,352 stepchildren), 2,391 grandchildren, 852 brothers or sisters, 1,884 parents, 2,733 other relatives, 3,756 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,495 (7,723 male householders (6,478 living alone)), 6,953 female householders (6,062 living alone)), 3,819 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,941

Size of family households: 12,161 2-persons, 6,164 3-persons, 4,140 4-persons, 3,960 5-persons, 1,627 6-persons, 258 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,540 1-person, 1,390 2-persons, 669 3-persons, 77 5-persons.

16,316 married couples with children.
9,023 single-parent households (3,316 men, 5,707 women).

89.3% of residents of Comanche speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,429,785,000 ($12,938 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $867,621,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $397,032,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $102,464,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,572,000
Federal grants: $112,686,000
Federal procurement contracts: $222,280,000 ($204,696,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $590,752,000 ($558,950,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,265,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $90,429,000
Federal Government insurance: $97,860,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,072
Here:

90 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,552
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +495
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -8,467
Here -75 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Comanche County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.58 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 988
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,501
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,732
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,606
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,672
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,362
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,935
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,946
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,688
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,310
Note: State values scaled to Comanche population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Comanche County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Comanche County population
  • 1 room: 72
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 267
  • 4 rooms: 1,611
  • 5 rooms: 5,282
  • 6 rooms: 6,512
  • 7 rooms: 4,037
  • 8 rooms: 1,953
  • 9+ rooms: 2,517
  • 1 room: 2,451
  • 2 rooms: 481
  • 3 rooms: 2,164
  • 4 rooms: 3,842
  • 5 rooms: 5,240
  • 6 rooms: 2,777
  • 7 rooms: 2,006
  • 8 rooms: 735
  • 9+ rooms: 1,034
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Comanche County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Comanche County population
  • no bedroom: 72
  • 1 bedroom: 261
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,376
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,539
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,564
  • 5+ bedrooms: 444
  • no bedroom: 2,493
  • 1 bedroom: 1,860
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,322
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,779
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,211
  • 5+ bedrooms: 65
Cars and other vehicles available in Comanche County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Comanche County population
  • no vehicle: 758
  • 1 vehicle: 5,527
  • 2 vehicles: 9,276
  • 3 vehicles: 4,806
  • 4 vehicles: 1,183
  • 5+ vehicles: 706
  • no vehicle: 2,436
  • 1 vehicle: 9,171
  • 2 vehicles: 7,232
  • 3 vehicles: 1,620
  • 4 vehicles: 223
  • 5+ vehicles: 48

70% of Comanche County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Oklahoma.

Comanche County:

70.2%
State average:

83.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 57,999
  • Other state: 53,670
  • Northeast: 3,409
  • Midwest: 14,604
  • South: 25,792
  • West: 9,865

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Comanche County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (50.7%)
  • Electricity (44.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Electricity (61.1%)
  • Utility gas (37.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 937
Here:

7.6%
Oklahoma:

7.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 489
Here:

7.7%
Oklahoma:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 532
Here:

6.9%
Oklahoma:

15.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Comanche County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $119,668,000
    Regular Highways: $4,390,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,599,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,590,000
    Financial Administration: $1,375,000
    Police Protection: $1,365,000
    General - Other: $1,057,000
    Health - Other: $794,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $742,000
    Parking Facilities: $542,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $327,000
    Housing and Community Development: $104,000
    Libraries: $45,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $33,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,970,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Local Fire Protection: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,050,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $62,974,000

Comanche County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $119,546,000
    All Other: $1,394,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,321,000
    Public Welfare: $48,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,196,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $372,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,412,000
    All Other: $1,028,000
    Housing and Community Development: $60,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,290,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $132,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $37,000

Comanche County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $49,252,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $46,085,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,167,000

Comanche County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,805,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,085,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,563
  • Number of aged recipients: 176
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,387
  • Number of recipients under 18: 597
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,590
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 376
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 807
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,202
Comanche County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Comanche County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,258$144,106500$102,8661,781$130,060336$33,12817$751,000402$70,05586$44,523
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$144,20824$111,250104$131,56714$23,5000$014$67,21410$43,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED95$128,63289$99,382630$118,316179$20,5423$213,00071$70,00030$75,033
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN114$135,96544$106,477463$117,97033$63,0910$037$70,8116$103,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS23$130,95710$94,000121$122,31411$59,1820$06$51,8336$80,667
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED45$164,71134$164,9120$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$186,66717$182,0591$51,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$175,8009$169,8890$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$166,7502$240,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$212,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Comanche County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James53172.1 years
John49174.8 years
William45673.6 years
Mary41277.7 years
Robert36570.5 years
Charles27271.2 years
George23573.0 years
Ruth15479.1 years
Helen15378.5 years
Dorothy14374.2 years
Most common last names in Comanche County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith28575.8 years
Jones19275.2 years
Johnson18372.0 years
Williams18072.4 years
Brown15572.8 years
Miller12374.2 years
Davis12370.8 years
Moore11170.4 years
Wilson9975.0 years
Taylor9072.2 years
Businesses in Comanche County, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3La-Z-Boy3
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Furniture4
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts2Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's2Maurices1
Ashley Furniture6Mazda1
AutoZone2McDonald's6
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Baymont Inn1Motherhood Maternity1
Best Western1Nike10
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot1
Burger King6Old Navy1
CVS1Olive Garden1
Carl\s Jr.1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A2Pac Sun1
Church's Chicken3Papa John's Pizza2
Cinnabon 2Payless2
Comfort Suites1Penske3
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut4
Curves1Popeyes1
DHL1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos1
Dressbarn1RadioShack2
Famous Footwear1Red Lobster1
FedEx14Rue211
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In6
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears2
Ford1Sleep Inn1
GNC3Spencer Gifts1
GameStop2Sprint Nextel3
Goodwill1Staples1
H&R Block6Starbucks1
Hilton1Subway8
Hobby Lobby1Super 81
Holiday Inn2T-Mobile5
Home Depot1Taco Bell4
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1U-Haul8
IHOP1U.S. Cellular4
JCPenney1UPS13
Jones New York1Vans2
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC2Walgreens3
Kincaid1Walmart2
Kmart1Wendy's1
La Quinta1YMCA2

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