Jefferson County, Oklahoma (OK)

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County population in 2012: 6,377 (all rural); it was 6,818 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 815
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,074
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,013
Renter-occupied apartments: 745 (it was 703 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 759 sq. mi.

Water area: 15.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 9 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (46.2%), Retail trade (13.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jefferson County, Oklahoma:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (5.8%)
  • Two or more races (4.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years
Males: 3,221  (51.2%)
Females: 3,251  (48.8%)
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Jefferson County,OK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,969 ($23,674 in 1999)

This county:

$34969
Oklahoma:

$45690

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $252 (lower quartile is $153, upper quartile is $408)
This county:

$252
State:

$546


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $61,452 (it was $34,700 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$61,452
Oklahoma:

$116,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,399 - $102,937
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $835
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $286

Institutionalized population: 134

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):

Jefferson County, OK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $500,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $364 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $334 (0.6%)

Jefferson County household income distribution in 2009 Jefferson County home values distribution Jefferson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.7%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.8% for Black residents, 34.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.4% for American Indian residents, 42.8% for other race residents, 36.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.6%
Jefferson County:

20.6%
Oklahoma:

16.8%
(18.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.4% for American Indian residents, 41.8% for other race residents, 36.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson 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: Waurika, South Jefferson, Ringling, Ryan, Terral, Cornish, Hastings, Addington, Sugden.

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

2005 air pollution in Jefferson County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.097 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.080 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jefferson County: Waurika Ambulance Service (A), Claypool Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson County include: Asphaltum Church (A), Center Point Church (B), Claypool Church (C), Community Church (D), Seventh Day Adventist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Addington Cemetery (1), Atlee Cemetery (2), Grady Cemetery (3), Hastings Cemetery (4), Ringling Memorial Cemetery (5), Fleetwood Cemetery (6), Oscar Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Cow Creek Site 47 Reservoir (A), Cow Creek Site 29 Reservoir (B), Cow Creek Site 2 Reservoir (C), Cow Creek Site 3 Reservoir (D), Cow Creek Site 5 Reservoir (E), Waurika Lake (F), Allen Gss Number 2 Reservoir (G), Reagan Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whiskey Creek (A), West Mud Creek (B), Crooked Creek (C), Cottonwood Creek (D), Cotton Creek (E), Beaver Creek (F), Baker Creek (G), Clear Creek (H), Squirrel Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jefferson County include: Beaver Creek Landing Park (1), Moneka Park (2), Kiowa Park Number 2 (3), Chisholm Trail Ridge Park (4), Kiowa Park Number 2 (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Carter County , Cotton County , Clay County, Texas , Love County , Stephens County , Montague County, Texas .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 149
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 247 (28% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

3.6%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 45
  • 1990 to 1994: 36
  • 1985 to 1989: 46
  • 1980 to 1984: 66
  • 1975 to 1979: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 26
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1965 to 1969: 4

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.4%

Jefferson County marital status for males Jefferson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 581 (24 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 863

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,95121
Mainline Protestant8684
Catholic351
None618-
Jefferson 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: 2
Jefferson County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Jefferson County:

14.41 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

11.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.9%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 843 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $103,686
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $110.01
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $89,937
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.51%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.72%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,904
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.72%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.36
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.01%
All wheat for grain: 8486 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,142 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,129 acres

Tornado activity:

Jefferson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 2472175.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/17/1981, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 74% 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 183.1 miles away from Jefferson County center
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 90.0 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 47.1 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 54.3 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 46.3 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.4 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 Jefferson County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Winter Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 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 (55%)
  • Laos (13%)
  • Vietnam (10%)
  • Cambodia (8%)
  • Haiti (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Korea (3%)

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

  • United States or American (21%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,911 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 448 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 53 (2%)
  • Other means: 38 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 104 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 151 people in nursing homes
  • 135 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 56 people in state prisons

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

  • 63 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 58 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,421.

9.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.68%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.35% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($18,661 average AGI)
3.34% relocated from other states ($9,694 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

3.34%
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 Stephens County, OK  1.99% ($31,378 average AGI)
from Carter County, OK  1.61% ($25,333)
from Wichita County, TX  0.54% ($27,300)


7.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.98% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($19,228 average AGI)
2.05% relocated to other states ($7,071 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.05%
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 Stephens County, OK  1.50% ($30,444 average AGI)
to Carter County, OK  1.11% ($31,850)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 15.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jefferson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,557 (1,326 aged, 231 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 15.48
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5944.270
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 387
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35588.24

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1516.790
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1547.750

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 46.43

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,328

Size of family households: 861 2-persons, 390 3-persons, 277 4-persons, 149 5-persons, 62 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 771 1-person, 84 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

1,115 married couples with children.
348 single-parent households (105 men, 243 women).

92.7% of residents of Jefferson County speak English at home.
5.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (39% speak English very well, 52% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (20% speak English very well, 50% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $56,078,000 ($8681 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,155,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $21,451,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,498,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,515,000
Federal grants: $16,055,000
Federal procurement contracts: $609,000 ($194,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,951,000 ($124,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $797,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $401,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,164,000

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

Births: 401
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 597
Here:

92 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +31
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -179
Here -28 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.39 millions of gallons per day (10% from ground, 90% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 23
  • 2000 to 2004: 245
  • 1990 to 1999: 185
  • 1980 to 1989: 430
  • 1970 to 1979: 762
  • 1960 to 1969: 363
  • 1950 to 1959: 443
  • 1940 to 1949: 276
  • 1939 or earlier: 609
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 53
  • 4 rooms: 277
  • 5 rooms: 678
  • 6 rooms: 540
  • 7 rooms: 276
  • 8 rooms: 123
  • 9+ rooms: 58
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 98
  • 4 rooms: 199
  • 5 rooms: 197
  • 6 rooms: 131
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 57
  • 2 bedrooms: 664
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,080
  • 4 bedrooms: 179
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 140
  • 2 bedrooms: 296
  • 3 bedrooms: 234
  • 4 bedrooms: 26
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 105
  • 1 vehicle: 578
  • 2 vehicles: 836
  • 3 vehicles: 353
  • 4 vehicles: 82
  • 5+ vehicles: 59
  • no vehicle: 155
  • 1 vehicle: 279
  • 2 vehicles: 196
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

59% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Oklahoma.

Jefferson County:

59.1%
State average:

52.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $15,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.8%)
  • Electricity (21.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.9%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (67.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.2%)
  • Electricity (13.9%)
  • Wood (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

1.1%
Oklahoma:

6.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

1.6%
Oklahoma:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

3.2%
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:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8775.4 years
John7177.5 years
Mary6881.6 years
William6577.1 years
George4276.4 years
Robert4174.4 years
Ruby3284.1 years
Charles3071.9 years
Willie2677.7 years
Myrtle2382.3 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6278.6 years
Williams4977.5 years
Allen3076.9 years
Jackson2881.2 years
Davis2780.7 years
Roberts2676.2 years
Anderson2481.5 years
Wright2381.8 years
Moore2381.8 years
White2376.8 years

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