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Cotton County, Oklahoma (OK)

County population in 2016: 6,137 (40% urban, 60% rural); it was 6,614 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 946
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 934
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,996
Renter-occupied apartments: 603 (it was 618 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 637 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cotton County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (41.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (20.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 17%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 80%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cotton County, Oklahoma:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (8.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.4%)
  • Two or more races (5.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.0%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.4 years
Males: 3,024  (49.3%)
Females: 3,113  (50.7%)
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Cotton County,OK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cotton County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $49,886 ($27,210 in 1999)

This county:

$49,886
Oklahoma:

$49,176

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $377 (lower quartile is $320, upper quartile is $514)
This county:

$377
State:

$590


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $86,426 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Cotton:

$86,426
Oklahoma:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,072 - $153,729

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $123,057
Here:

$123,057
State:

$177,953

Mobile homes: $56,294
Here:

$56,294
State:

$67,465
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $961
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $370

Institutionalized population: 37

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 11
  • Thefts: 12
  • Auto thefts: 2

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 21
  • Auto thefts: 2
Cotton County, OK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,800
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $104,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $744 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $461 (0.6%)

Cotton County household income distribution in 2009 Cotton County home values distribution Cotton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.9%
Cotton County:

15.9%
Oklahoma:

16.3%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.2% for Black residents, 10.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.0% for American Indian residents, 113.0% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.2 years old
(Males: 40.9 years old, Females: 41.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.6 years old, Black residents: 50.8 years old, American Indian residents: 38.7 years old, Asian residents: 44.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.3 years old, Other race residents: 58.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cotton County is $370 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $467 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.

Cities in this county include: Walters, Southwest Cotton, Temple, Randlett, Devol.

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

2012 air pollution in Cotton County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.038 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cotton County: Southerland Well Service Company (A), Woodford Volunteer Fire Department (B), Fox Graham Volunteer Fire Department (C), Sneed Volunteer Fire Department (D), Dillard Volunteer Fire Department (E), Criner Hills Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cotton County include: Academy Church (A), Full Gospel Lighthouse Church (B), Baum Church (C), Blue Ribbon Church (D), Cheek Church (E), Concord Church (F), Crinerville Church (G), Reck Church (H), Freewill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wilson Cemetery (1), Young Cemetery (2), Henderson Cemetery (3), Hewitt Cemetery (4), Hickory Cemetery (5), Hutchins Cemetery (6), Keller Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Ardmore (A), Farmer Hole (B), Goddard Ranch 2 Reservoir (C), Goddard Ranch I Reservoir (D), Noble-Sea Cattle Company Reservoir (E), Noble Lake (F), Caddo Creek Site 2 Reservoir (G), Caddo Creek Site 3 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bullhead Creek (A), Deadman Branch (B), Bull Creek (C), Briar Branch (D), Board Tree Creek (E), Walnut Creek (F), Hickory Creek (G), Henry House Creek (H), Cottonwood Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Cotton County: Lake Murray State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Chickasaw County, Mississippi , Carter County , Lincoln County, Arkansas , Morgan County, Alabama , Gilmer County, Georgia , Tillman County , Jackson County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Oklahoma:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 155
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 14 (65.0% naturalized citizens)

Cotton County:

0.2%
Whole state:

5.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2009: 3
  • 1990 to 1999: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 27
  • 1970 to 1979: 27
  • Before 1970: 14
Note: State values scaled to Cotton County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.1%

Cotton County marital status for males Cotton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,630
  • One, attached: 23
  • Two: 31
  • 3 or 4: 14
  • 5 to 9: 41
  • 20 or more: 21
  • Mobile homes: 275
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Cotton County with a mortgage: 886 (11 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 903

Here:

49.5% with mortgage
State:

55.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cotton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,58621
Mainline Protestant8066
Catholic351
None766-
Cotton 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: 1
Cotton County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This 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.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cotton County:

10.9%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Cotton County:

31.0%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Cotton County:

Average size of farms: 685 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $77,642
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $85.47
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $77,774
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,247
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.88
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%
All wheat for grain: 70012 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1108 harvested acres
Vegetables: 66 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 95 acres

Tornado activity:

Cotton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 1199551.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 fatalities and 34 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/19/1972, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 6 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cotton 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 164.1 miles away from Cotton 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 33.7 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 112.4 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 54.5 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 29.7 miles away from Cotton County 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 54.2 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 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
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2008 to June 20, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1775: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1775, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 08, 2007 to January 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3280: December 10, 2007, FEMA Id: 3280, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: August 18, 2007 to September 12, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1718: August 24, 2007, FEMA Id: 1718, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 20 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cotton County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 17, Tornadoes: 11, Winter Storms: 9, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Germany (64%)
  • Philippines (43%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (0%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)

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

  • American (20%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (9%)
  • European (7%)
  • German (5%)
  • Dutch (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Cotton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,678 (84.2%)
  • Carpooled: 113 (5.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 26 (1.3%)
  • Walked: 50 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 133 (6.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 81 people in state prisons
  • 72 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
37 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
11 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,651.

8.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.72%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.62% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($18,983 average AGI)
3.10% relocated from other states ($12,282 average AGI)
Cotton County:

3.10%
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 Comanche County, OK  2.76% ($33,946 average AGI)
from Stephens County, OK  0.84% ($32,118)
from Wichita County, TX  0.84% ($28,000)


8.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,783 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.63%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.33% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($21,709 average AGI)
3.31% relocated to other states ($11,069 average AGI)
Cotton County:

3.31%
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 Comanche County, OK  2.47% ($34,020 average AGI)
to Wichita County, TX  0.99% ($27,950)
to Stephens County, OK  0.89% ($36,944)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Cotton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Cotton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cotton County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cotton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cotton County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,206 (1,018 aged, 188 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 176 (11%)

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 Cotton County, Oklahoma in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (120)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (88)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (76)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (61)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (49)
  • Other forms of acute ischaemic heart disease (44)
  • Heart failure, unspecified (43)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (39)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (38)
  • Congestive heart failure (25)

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

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,351
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,745

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 30

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,137
  • In family households: 5,277 (895 male householders, 803 female householders)
    1,296 spouses, 1,544 children (1,377 natural, 32 adopted, 138 stepchildren), 304 grandchildren, 29 brothers or sisters, 40 parents, 216 other relatives, 142 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 741 (283 male householders (242 living alone)), 391 female householders (365 living alone)), 65 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 113

Size of family households: 853 2-persons, 355 3-persons, 366 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 17 6-persons, 61 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 608 1-person, 55 2-persons, 10 3-persons.

741 married couples with children.
360 single-parent households (94 men, 266 women).

98.0% of residents of Cotton speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $48,583,000 ($7,458 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,264,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,115,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,688,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,518,000
Federal grants: $9,718,000
Federal procurement contracts: $345,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,199,000 ($598,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $75,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,065,000
Federal Government insurance: $10,782,000

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

Births: 403
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 410
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -15
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cotton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.61 millions of gallons per day (48% from ground, 52% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 20
  • 2000 to 2009: 274
  • 1990 to 1999: 228
  • 1980 to 1989: 327
  • 1970 to 1979: 521
  • 1960 to 1969: 391
  • 1950 to 1959: 425
  • 1940 to 1949: 339
  • 1939 or earlier: 436
Note: State values scaled to Cotton population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cotton County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cotton County population
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 43
  • 4 rooms: 198
  • 5 rooms: 545
  • 6 rooms: 479
  • 7 rooms: 240
  • 8 rooms: 159
  • 9+ rooms: 115
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 125
  • 5 rooms: 216
  • 6 rooms: 114
  • 7 rooms: 46
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cotton County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cotton County population
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 301
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,080
  • 4 bedrooms: 344
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 45
  • 2 bedrooms: 194
  • 3 bedrooms: 272
  • 4 bedrooms: 47
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in Cotton County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Cotton County population
  • no vehicle: 49
  • 1 vehicle: 424
  • 2 vehicles: 711
  • 3 vehicles: 328
  • 4 vehicles: 199
  • 5+ vehicles: 80
  • no vehicle: 82
  • 1 vehicle: 243
  • 2 vehicles: 190
  • 3 vehicles: 58
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

86% of Cotton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Oklahoma.

Cotton County:

86.0%
State average:

83.3%

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

  • This state: 3,623
  • Other state: 2,398
  • Northeast: 94
  • Midwest: 285
  • South: 1,599
  • West: 417

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cotton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (50.4%)
  • Utility gas (36.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.3%)
  • Other fuel (3.7%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (46.8%)
  • Electricity (40.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.2%)
  • Other fuel (3.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

2.0%
Oklahoma:

7.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Oklahoma:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 46
Here:

24.9%
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)

Cotton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,254,000
    Correctional Institutions: $401,000
    Central Staff Services: $186,000
    Financial Administration: $173,000
    General - Other: $154,000
    Health - Other: $109,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000
    General Public Buildings: $54,000
    Water Utilities: $32,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $24,000
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $66,000
    Water Utilities: $32,000
    General - Other: $29,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Housing and Community Development: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $140,000
    General - Other: $14,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,230,000

Cotton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $32,000
    All Other: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $253,000
    Highways: $94,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $210,000
    Interest Earnings: $49,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,637,000
    All Other: $33,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $445,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $240,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $19,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,000

Cotton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,694,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 152
  • Number of aged recipients: 22
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 130
  • Number of recipients under 18: 28
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 87
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 37
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 52
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 62
Cotton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Cotton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Cotton County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6680.6 years
Mary6382.1 years
James6274.6 years
William6276.3 years
Robert4373.4 years
George2779.8 years
Roy2475.7 years
Charles2170.1 years
Thomas2082.6 years
Fred1976.7 years
Most common last names in Cotton County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4879.2 years
Williams3377.6 years
Brown3080.4 years
Taylor2575.4 years
Davis2580.4 years
Thompson2474.1 years
Martin2479.0 years
Jones2282.4 years
Johnson2070.8 years
Sanders1779.8 years
Businesses in Cotton County, OK
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
McDonald's1U-Haul1

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  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"