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Kay County, Oklahoma (OK)

County population in 2014: 45,478 (76% urban, 24% rural); it was 48,080 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,767
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,062
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,745
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,748 (it was 5,412 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 919 sq. mi.

Water area: 26.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kay County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kay County, Oklahoma:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (9.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.4%)
  • Two or more races (4.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.0%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years
Males: 22,425  (49.3%)
Females: 23,053  (50.7%)
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Kay County,OK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kay County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,363 ($30,762 in 1999)

This county:

$41363
Oklahoma:

$45690

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $419 (lower quartile is $317, upper quartile is $530)
This county:

$419
State:

$546


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,183 (it was $53,900 in 2000)
Kay:

$78,183
Oklahoma:

$116,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,576 - $126,007
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $923
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $349

Institutionalized population: 693

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 64
  • Thefts: 115
  • Auto thefts: 10

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 60
  • Thefts: 102
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $297,600
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $56,800
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2014: 23 buildings, average cost: $171,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $627 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $503 (0.7%)

Kay County household income distribution in 2009 Kay County home values distribution Kay County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.5%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.5% for Black residents, 33.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.2% for American Indian residents, 71.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.1% for other race residents, 27.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.1%
Kay County:

18.1%
Oklahoma:

16.8%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents, 30.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 63.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.6% for other race residents, 26.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 24 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kay County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $470 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $649 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ponca City, Blackwell, Tonkawa, Newkirk, Kaw City, Braman, Kildare, Nardin.

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

2012 air pollution in Kay County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.038 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kay County: Riverdale Community Hall (A), Four Corners (B), Caldwell Golf Course (C), Medford Golf Course (D), Hawley Rural Fire District (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kay County include: Eagle Grove Church (A), Medford Church (B), Fairview Church (C), Prairie Queen Church (D), North Star Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Valley Center Cemetery (1), Wakita Cemetery (2), Williams Cemetery (3), New Home Cemetery (4), Fairview Cemetery (5), Friends Cemetery (6), Gibbon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Oknoname 04706 Reservoir (A), Oknoname 04705 Reservoir (B), Oknoname 04704 Reservoir (C), Oknoname 053002 Reservoir (D), Oknoname 053001 Reservoir (E), Koch Holding Pond A (F), Three Lakes (G), Oknoname 113001 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bullwacker Creek (A), Deadman Creek (B), Wild Horse Creek (C), Crooked Creek (D), Boggy Creek (E), Wagon Creek (F), Cottonwood Creek (G), Big Antelope Creek (H), Coldwater Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Kay County: Rock Island Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Grant County , Hawkins County, Tennessee , Osage County , Montgomery County, Kansas , Wright County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Oklahoma:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,774
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,122 (35% naturalized citizens)

Kay County:

2.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 367
  • 1990 to 1994: 254
  • 1985 to 1989: 125
  • 1980 to 1984: 105
  • 1975 to 1979: 62
  • 1970 to 1974: 50
  • 1970 to 1974: 40
  • 1965 to 1969: 119

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.7%

Kay County marital status for males Kay County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,886
  • One, attached: 354
  • Two: 486
  • 3 or 4: 401
  • 5 to 9: 433
  • 10 to 19: 281
  • 20 or more: 590
  • Mobile homes: 1,314
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 59

Housing units in Kay County with a mortgage: 6,231 (447 second mortgage, 332 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,464

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kay County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,93667
Mainline Protestant8,53224
Catholic2,9795
Other8065
Black Protestant1861
None18,123-
Kay 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: 12
Kay County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Kay County:

5.69 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kay County:

10.1%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Kay County:

29.0%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Kay County:

Average size of farms: 478 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,302
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $105.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.21%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 41.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $39,831
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,236
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.12%
Corn for grain: 7680 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 186482 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5135 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 18944 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 491 acres

Tornado activity:

Kay County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 1440033.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 18 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/16/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kay County-area historical earthquake activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 68% 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 151.9 miles away from Kay County center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.6 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 196.7 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 329.8 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 140.5 miles away from Kay 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 154.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • OklahomaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3316): February 2, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3316, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • OklahomaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 28, 2010 to January 30, 2010, Emergency Declared (EM-3308): January 30, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3308, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • OklahomaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 24, 2009 to December 25, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1876): February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1876, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • OklahomaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to September 19, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1803): October 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1803, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • OklahomaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 3, 2008 to June 20, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1775): July 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1775, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • OklahomaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 8, 2007 to January 3, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3280): December 10, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3280, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • OklahomaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 10, 2007 to July 25, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1712): July 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1712, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • OklahomaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2007 to May 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1707): June 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1707, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • OklahomaSevere Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 12, 2007 to January 26, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3272): January 14, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3272, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • OklahomaSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 12, 2007 to January 26, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1678): February 1, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1678, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kay County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (60%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Canada (2%)

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

  • United States or American (18%)
  • German (17%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Kay County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,239 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 2,564 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 23 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 35 (0%)
  • Walked: 417 (2%)
  • Other means: 104 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 632 (3%)

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


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

  • 492 people in nursing homes
  • 293 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 108 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 71 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 59 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 33 people in other group homes
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 377 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 308 people in college/university student housing
  • 237 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 131 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 66 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 65 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,314.

5.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,056 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.97% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($14,287 average AGI)
2.79% relocated from other states ($15,769 average AGI)
Kay County:

2.79%
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 Osage County, OK  0.60% ($23,564 average AGI)
from Cowley County, KS  0.43% ($25,970)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.32% ($27,820)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.28% ($38,864)
from Payne County, OK  0.28% ($24,349)
from Noble County, OK  0.22% ($26,686)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.22% ($24,914)


6.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,032 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.01% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($27,028 average AGI)
2.74% relocated to other states ($14,005 average AGI)
Kay County:

2.74%
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 Osage County, OK  0.61% ($35,708 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.56% ($32,202)
to Washington County, OK  0.53% ($115,410)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.39% ($45,148)
to Payne County, OK  0.36% ($28,286)
to Garfield County, OK  0.24% ($31,079)
to Cowley County, KS  0.23% ($25,833)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in Kay County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Kay County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kay County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kay County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kay County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,083 (7,598 aged, 1,485 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,295 (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 Kay County, Oklahoma in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (657)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (604)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (534)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (467)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (407)
  • Congestive heart failure (332)
  • Other forms of acute ischaemic heart disease (325)
  • Unspecified dementia (260)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (211)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (190)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.28
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10592.16
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 280.150
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50676.85

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1411.360
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1376.940
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.91

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53.54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92.51

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.61

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 130.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 76.1
  • Other - 54.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 45,289
  • In family households: 37,892 (8,885 male householders, 3,368 female householders)
    9,090 spouses, 12,783 children (11,263 natural, 476 adopted, 1,044 stepchildren), 1,290 grandchildren, 338 brothers or sisters, 233 parents, 480 other relatives, 1,205 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,397 (2,954 male householders (2,405 living alone)), 3,370 female householders (3,018 living alone)), 1,073 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,273 (693 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,847 2-persons, 2,560 3-persons, 2,000 4-persons, 1,123 5-persons, 423 6-persons, 300 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,423 1-person, 781 2-persons, 84 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

8,547 married couples with children.
2,939 single-parent households (740 men, 2,199 women).

95.2% of residents of Kay County speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $378,956,000 ($8104 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $108,909,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $139,354,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $63,802,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,283,000
Federal grants: $48,398,000
Federal procurement contracts: $107,206,000 ($101,929,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,914,000 ($991,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $897,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,668,000
Federal Government insurance: $39,134,000

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

Births: 3,597
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,212
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +260
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,184
Here -47 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kay County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 22.01 millions of gallons per day (38% from ground, 62% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 42
  • 2000 to 2004: 731
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,397
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,526
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,464
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,714
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,785
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,497
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,224
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kay County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 60
  • 3 rooms: 226
  • 4 rooms: 1,421
  • 5 rooms: 3,907
  • 6 rooms: 4,028
  • 7 rooms: 2,127
  • 8 rooms: 1,166
  • 9+ rooms: 795
  • 1 room: 82
  • 2 rooms: 292
  • 3 rooms: 807
  • 4 rooms: 1,472
  • 5 rooms: 1,538
  • 6 rooms: 693
  • 7 rooms: 318
  • 8 rooms: 134
  • 9+ rooms: 76
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kay County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 329
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,939
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,325
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,828
  • 5+ bedrooms: 300
  • no bedroom: 182
  • 1 bedroom: 1,156
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,457
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,406
  • 4 bedrooms: 169
  • 5+ bedrooms: 42
Cars and other vehicles available in Kay County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 516
  • 1 vehicle: 4,154
  • 2 vehicles: 6,124
  • 3 vehicles: 2,163
  • 4 vehicles: 566
  • 5+ vehicles: 222
  • no vehicle: 794
  • 1 vehicle: 2,774
  • 2 vehicles: 1,447
  • 3 vehicles: 280
  • 4 vehicles: 75
  • 5+ vehicles: 42

56% of Kay County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Oklahoma.

Kay County:

56.3%
State average:

52.2%

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

  • This state: 31950
  • Northeast: 517
  • Midwest: 7435
  • South: 4060
  • West: 2757

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $29,200


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 Kay County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (85.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.0%)
  • Electricity (6.9%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (76.0%)
  • Electricity (18.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 440
Here:

7.5%
Oklahoma:

6.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 129
Here:

4.5%
Oklahoma:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 109
Here:

6.8%
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)

Kay County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,023,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,634,000
    General - Other: $1,001,000
    Police Protection: $854,000
    Financial Administration: $665,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $545,000
    Correctional Institutions: $542,000
    Health - Other: $489,000
    Central Staff Services: $415,000
    General Public Buildings: $317,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $98,000
    Corrections - Other: $25,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $361,000
    Health - Other: $99,000
    Police Protection: $65,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,459,000

Kay County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,154,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $894,000
    General Local Government Support: $16,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,415,000
    All Other: $220,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $343,000
    Interest Earnings: $91,000
    Rents: $34,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,838,000
    All Other: $274,000
    General Local Government Support: $251,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,979,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $20,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000

Kay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,290,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 916
  • Number of aged recipients: 70
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 846
  • Number of recipients under 18: 136
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 642
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 138
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 361
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 391
Kay County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Kay County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John43276.1 years
William37676.1 years
Mary35579.4 years
James32273.2 years
Charles29174.0 years
Robert26473.3 years
George23777.2 years
Ruth17181.2 years
Helen15780.4 years
Dorothy12776.8 years
Most common last names in Kay County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25976.9 years
Miller15876.5 years
Brown14876.5 years
Jones14373.9 years
Johnson13777.2 years
Davis10874.3 years
Williams9977.4 years
Wilson9379.4 years
Martin9276.9 years
Anderson8676.3 years
Businesses in Kay County, OK
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's1
AT&T1Marriott1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's1Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's2
AutoZone1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike7
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Quality1
ColorTyme1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In6
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx4Staples1
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC1Super 82
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block3Taco Bell2
Hobby Lobby1True Value2
Holiday Inn1U-Haul4
Honda1U.S. Cellular1
JCPenney1UPS11
Jones New York1Vans1
KFC2Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart2
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1

Kay County on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"