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Hughes County, Oklahoma (OK)


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County population in 2012: 13,836 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 14,154 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,577
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,186
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,030
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,287 (it was 1,289 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 807 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hughes County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hughes County, Oklahoma:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years

Males: 7,539  (52.0%)
Females: 6,464  (48.0%)

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Hughes County,OK real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Hughes County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,218 ($22,621 in 1999)
This county:

$28218
Oklahoma:

$41664

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $270 (lower quartile is $186, upper quartile is $376)
This county:

$270
State:

$481


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $69,983 (it was $38,500 in 2000)
Hughes County:

$69,983
Oklahoma:

$107,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,686 - $116,791

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $103,493
Here:

$103,493
State:

$140,258

Townhouses or other attached units: $69,144
Here:

$69,144
State:

$126,796

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $41,641
Here:

$41,641
State:

$113,342

Mobile homes: $39,231
Here:

$39,231
State:

$39,757

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $126,444
Here:

$126,444
State:

$32,122
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $854
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $217

Institutionalized population: 1,484

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


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


Hughes County, OK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $337 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $211 (0.3%)


Hughes County household income distribution in 2009 Hughes County home values distribution


Hughes County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.2%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.3% for Black residents, 59.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.9% for American Indian residents, 90.4% for other race residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

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

21.9%
Whole state:

14.7%

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

8.8%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hughes County is $415 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $495 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $631 a month.

Cities in this county include: Holdenville, Wetumka, Dustin, Calvin, Stuart, Lamar, Atwood, Gerty, Yeager, Spaulding.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hughes County: Camp Sasakwa (A), Holdenville State Fish Hatchery (B), Non Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hughes County include: Big Springs Church (A), Bohannon Church (B), Cedar River Church (C), Dawson Chapel (D), Many Springs Church (E), Lone Star Church (F), Pecan Church (G), Fairview Church (H), Salt Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wetumka Cemetery (1), Wisner Cemetery (2), Fairview Cemetery (3), Atwood Cemetery (4), Gerty Cemetery (5), Barnett Cemetery (6), Glory Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Brooks Lake (A), Dustin Lake (B), Lake Wetumka (C), Oknoname 063036 Reservoir (D), Oknoname 063029 Reservoir (E), Oknoname 063032 Reservoir (F), Oknoname 063027 Reservoir (G), Oknoname 063034 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildcat Creek (A), Dark Hollow Creek (B), Wewoka Creek (C), Bird Creek (D), Hay Creek (E), Big Creek (F), Turkey Creek (G), Tiger Creek (H), Baker Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Coal County , McIntosh County , Okfuskee County , Pittsburg County , Pontotoc County , Seminole County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 434
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 158 (35% naturalized citizens)

Hughes County:

1.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.0%

Hughes County marital status for males
Hughes County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hughes County with a mortgage: 969 (58 second mortgage, 42 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,481

Here:

39.6% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.35%
Here61.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,684
Total congregations: 66

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChurches of ChristNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents4,323 (49.8%)1,300 (15.0%)686 (7.9%)474 (5.5%)458 (5.3%)
Congregations23 (34.8%)11 (16.7%)3 (4.5%)8 (12.1%)4 (6.1%)
NameAssemblies of GodInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents371 (4.3%)347 (4.0%)195 (2.2%)152 (1.8%)378 (4.4%)
Congregations3 (4.5%)4 (6.1%)2 (3.0%)2 (3.0%)6 (9.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Hughes County - Holdenville, Wetumka, Dustin, Calvin, Stuart

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hughes County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Hughes County:

4.42 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.9%
Oklahoma:

29.2%



Agriculture in Hughes County:

Average size of farms: 392 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,241
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $47.03
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.88%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $50,097
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.79%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.53%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,681
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.38
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.09%
Corn for grain: 611 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3475 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2602 harvested acres
Vegetables: 179 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 703 acres

Tornado activity:

Hughes County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 3.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 fatalities and 45 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/28/1950, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 5 people and injured 32 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hughes County-area historical earthquake activity is above Oklahoma state average. It is 72% 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 30.0 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 76.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.6 miles away from the county 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 76.4 miles away from Hughes County center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.0 miles away from the county center
On 5/27/2007 at 21:03:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 18.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Hughes County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Snow: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Hughes County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,764 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 764 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 155 (3%)
  • Other means: 17 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 141 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $33,374.

7.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,197 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.98%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.58% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($16,487 average AGI)
2.39% relocated from other states ($9,710 average AGI)
Hughes County:

2.39%
Oklahoma average:

3.36%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Seminole County, OK  1.38% ($19,827 average AGI)
from Pontotoc County, OK  0.90% ($25,765)
from Pittsburg County, OK  0.51% ($23,053)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.37% ($21,786)
from Okfuskee County, OK  0.35% ($32,154)


8.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.66% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($22,088 average AGI)
1.46% relocated to other states ($3,856 average AGI)
Hughes County:

1.46%
Oklahoma average:

3.11%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Seminole County, OK  1.19% ($26,356 average AGI)
to Pontotoc County, OK  0.64% ($21,375)
to Pittsburg County, OK  0.53% ($31,250)
to Pottawatomie County, OK  0.50% ($25,684)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.48% ($21,389)
to Okfuskee County, OK  0.42% ($20,813)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.42% ($26,750)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Hughes County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Hughes County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hughes County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,904 (2,417 aged, 487 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.13
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4944.350
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 178.370
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 11665.24

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1539.570
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1301.050
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14.46

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.2
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57.82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.46

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,438

Size of family households: 1,659 2-persons, 701 3-persons, 593 4-persons, 302 5-persons, 116 6-persons, 80 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,429 1-person, 152 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 3 6-persons.

93.6% of residents of Hughes County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $112,212,000 ($8006 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,361,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $43,672,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,198,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,818,000
Federal grants: $37,157,000
Federal procurement contracts: $676,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,691,000 ($132,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,177,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $775,000
Federal Government insurance: $508,000

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

Births: 866
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,110
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +47
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -106
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hughes County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.86 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Hughes County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 115
  • 4 rooms: 616
  • 5 rooms: 1,330
  • 6 rooms: 1,181
  • 7 rooms: 436
  • 8 rooms: 185
  • 9+ rooms: 134
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 141
  • 4 rooms: 333
  • 5 rooms: 390
  • 6 rooms: 274
  • 7 rooms: 71
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hughes County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 156
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,354
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,117
  • 4 bedrooms: 326
  • 5+ bedrooms: 65
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 212
  • 2 bedrooms: 586
  • 3 bedrooms: 405
  • 4 bedrooms: 73
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Hughes County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 244
  • 1 vehicle: 1,268
  • 2 vehicles: 1,562
  • 3 vehicles: 728
  • 4 vehicles: 176
  • 5+ vehicles: 52
  • no vehicle: 205
  • 1 vehicle: 640
  • 2 vehicles: 358
  • 3 vehicles: 83
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

58% of Hughes County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Oklahoma.

Hughes County:

57.7%
State average:

52.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $15,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hughes County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (57.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.2%)
  • Electricity (11.8%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (64.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.0%)
  • Electricity (15.1%)
  • Wood (2.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 48
Here:

3.2%
Oklahoma:

6.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 95
Here:

10.4%
Oklahoma:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

4.1%
Oklahoma:

16.6%

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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Hughes County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hughes County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Hughes County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William17177.3 years
James15276.3 years
John14576.8 years
Mary12479.3 years
Robert8772.7 years
George8477.1 years
Charles6875.6 years
Joe5675.5 years
Minnie5085.2 years
Thomas4573.3 years
Most common last names in Hughes County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10678.6 years
Harjo6967.7 years
Davis5878.7 years
Johnson5877.3 years
Roberts5375.6 years
Taylor5175.0 years
Jones4875.1 years
Williams3876.7 years
Brown3778.8 years
Moore3781.2 years
Businesses in Hughes County, OK
NameCountNameCount
Ashley Furniture1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's2Walmart1
Nike1
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