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. 2013 cost of living index in Hughes County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.7%), Construction (15.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.3%), Public administration (11.1%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hughes County, Oklahoma:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (66.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (17.8%)
  • Two or more races (6.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.8%)
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 2013: $34,887 ($22,621 in 1999)

This county:

$34887
Oklahoma:

$45690

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $338 (lower quartile is $235, upper quartile is $454)
This county:

$338
State:

$546


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $68,371 (it was $38,500 in 2000)
Hughes:

$68,371
Oklahoma:

$116,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,992 - $114,938
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $836
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $292

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:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $123,500

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $510 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $339 (0.6%)

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 2013: 21.1%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 51.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.8% for American Indian residents, 59.0% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.0%
Hughes County:

21.0%
Oklahoma:

16.8%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.8% for Black residents, 44.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.9% for American Indian residents, 57.1% for other race residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

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, South Hughes, Wetumka, Dustin, Calvin, Stuart, Lamar, Atwood, Gerty, Yeager.

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 46
  • 1990 to 1994: 12
  • 1985 to 1989: 5
  • 1980 to 1984: 45
  • 1975 to 1979: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 19
  • 1965 to 1969: 16

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hughes County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,59045
Mainline Protestant95413
Catholic381
Other14-
None6,407-
Hughes 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: 5
Hughes County:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Hughes County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

4.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hughes County:

12.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Hughes County:

30.9%
State:

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 significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 1716582.7 times below 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 slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 75% 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 Hughes 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 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 292.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 231.4 miles away from Hughes County center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 232.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


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, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (61%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • Brazil (9%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Japan (2%)
  • Micronesia (2%)

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

  • United States or American (22%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • German (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

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:

  • 888 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 218 people in nursing homes
  • 80 people in state prisons
  • 64 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 32 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 1,320 people in state prisons
  • 123 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 61 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 41 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,039.

6.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,473 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.08% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($18,393 average AGI)
1.71% relocated from other states ($7,080 average AGI)
Hughes County:

1.71%
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 Seminole County, OK  1.01% ($22,769 average AGI)
from Pontotoc County, OK  0.60% ($22,478)
from Okfuskee County, OK  0.54% ($17,429)
from Pittsburg County, OK  0.44% ($31,059)
from Pottawatomie County, OK  0.44% ($26,294)
from Okmulgee County, OK  0.26% ($24,300)


8.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,590 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.70% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($22,254 average AGI)
1.63% relocated to other states ($5,336 average AGI)
Hughes County:

1.63%
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 Seminole County, OK  1.25% ($25,980 average AGI)
to Pontotoc County, OK  0.74% ($20,552)
to Okfuskee County, OK  0.56% ($24,864)
to Pittsburg County, OK  0.54% ($40,714)
to Pottawatomie County, OK  0.51% ($22,600)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.46% ($17,722)
to Cleveland County, OK  0.43% ($47,235)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 14.0

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.

2,065 married couples with children.
740 single-parent households (201 men, 539 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 25
  • 2000 to 2004: 637
  • 1990 to 1999: 718
  • 1980 to 1989: 903
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,127
  • 1960 to 1969: 600
  • 1950 to 1959: 447
  • 1940 to 1949: 706
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,003
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Hughes County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hughes County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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 Furniture1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1U-Haul2
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
McDonald's2

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