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Kingfisher County, Oklahoma (OK)


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County population in 2012: 15,005 (28% urban, 72% rural); it was 13,926 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,415
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,089
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,101
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,227 (it was 1,146 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 903 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kingfisher County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.2%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years

Males: 7,434  (45.2%)
Females: 7,600  (54.8%)

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Kingfisher County,OK real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Kingfisher County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,750 ($36,676 in 1999)
This county:

$45750
Oklahoma:

$41664

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $361 (lower quartile is $274, upper quartile is $483)
This county:

$361
State:

$481


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $104,103 (it was $64,400 in 2000)
Kingfisher County:

$104,103
Oklahoma:

$107,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,232 - $148,070

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $130,276
Here:

$130,276
State:

$140,258

Townhouses or other attached units: $53,816
Here:

$53,816
State:

$126,796

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,283
Here:

$110,283
State:

$113,342

Mobile homes: $54,018
Here:

$54,018
State:

$39,757
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,109
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $282

Institutionalized population: 149

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):


Kingfisher 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: $497 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $381 (0.4%)


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


Kingfisher County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.8%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.2% for Black residents, 23.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 6.3% for other race residents, 20.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 46 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

10.8%
Whole state:

14.7%

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

4.7%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kingfisher County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $451 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $634 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kingfisher, Hennessey, Cashion, Dover, Loyal.

Kingfisher 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 Kingfisher County: Dunbar School (A), Big 4 Rural Volunteer Fire Department (B), Omega Rural Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kingfisher County include: Banner Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Eden Church (C), Maple Grove Church (D), Oak Valley Church (E), Saint Joseph Church (F), Immanuel Church (G), Staint James Church (H), Oak Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Venable Cemetery (1), Wanamaker Cemetery (2), Wilhite Cemetery (3), Zion Community Cemetery (4), Lyon Valley Cemetery (5), Hennessey Cemetery (6), Forest Home Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Oknoname 07308 Reservoir (A), Oknoname 07305 Reservoir (B), Lake Elmer (C), Uncle John Creek Site 12 Reservoir (D), Uncle John Creek Site 13 Reservoir (E), Uncle John Creek Site 14 Reservoir (F), Winter Creek Site 10 Reservoir (G), Winter Creek Site 11 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buffalo Creek (A), Crooked Creek (B), Walnut Creek (C), Bird Creek (D), Uncle Johns Creek (E), Turkey Creek (F), Trail Creek (G), Cooper Creek (H), Clear Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Blaine County , Canadian County , Garfield County , Logan County , Major County , Oklahoma County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 316
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 568 (28% naturalized citizens)

Kingfisher County:

4.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.9%

Kingfisher County marital status for males
Kingfisher County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Kingfisher County with a mortgage: 1,556 (106 second mortgage, 62 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,254

Here:

55.4% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.05%
Here81.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,287
Total congregations: 37

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents3,310 (29.3%)3,058 (27.1%)1,956 (17.3%)800 (7.1%)418 (3.7%)
Congregations11 (29.7%)3 (8.1%)5 (13.5%)3 (8.1%)2 (5.4%)
NameLutheran ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchUnited Church of ChristChurches of ChristOther
Adherents361 (3.2%)280 (2.5%)265 (2.3%)215 (1.9%)624 (5.5%)
Congregations1 (2.7%)1 (2.7%)2 (5.4%)2 (5.4%)7 (18.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Kingfisher County - Kingfisher, Hennessey, Cashion, Dover, Loyal

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

8.39 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Kingfisher County:

8.39 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
Oklahoma:

29.2%



Agriculture in Kingfisher County:

Average size of farms: 520 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $82,965
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $82.22
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.32%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,933
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.02%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.17%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $75,576
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.87%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.31
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.42%
All wheat for grain: 166790 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 717 harvested acres
Vegetables: 15 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Kingfisher County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Oklahoma state average. It is 5.3 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 60 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/3/1999, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 26 people and caused $13 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kingfisher County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.5 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 84.7 miles away from the 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 77.4 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 83.5 miles away from Kingfisher County center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Kingfisher County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 5, Ice Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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




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





Kingfisher County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,352 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 834 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 119 (2%)
  • Other means: 12 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 244 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $51,393.

6.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,280 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.94% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($23,550 average AGI)
1.94% relocated from other states ($7,729 average AGI)
Kingfisher County:

1.94%
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 Oklahoma County, OK  1.43% ($38,847 average AGI)
from Canadian County, OK  0.71% ($31,333)
from Garfield County, OK  0.40% ($28,950)
from Blaine County, OK  0.38% ($27,737)
from Logan County, OK  0.38% ($21,789)
from Cleveland County, OK  0.24% ($34,750)


7.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,962 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.27%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.77% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($27,674 average AGI)
1.50% relocated to other states ($6,288 average AGI)
Kingfisher County:

1.50%
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 Oklahoma County, OK  1.58% ($31,775 average AGI)
to Canadian County, OK  0.83% ($55,762)
to Garfield County, OK  0.77% ($25,846)
to Cleveland County, OK  0.40% ($18,650)
to Logan County, OK  0.28% ($30,000)
to Payne County, OK  0.24% ($57,333)
to Blaine County, OK  0.22% ($30,909)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Kingfisher County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Kingfisher County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kingfisher County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,356 (2,127 aged, 229 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.05
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8352.140
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 176.350
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 17889.39

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1391.410
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1181.650

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51.74
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90.9

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.99

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,879

Size of family households: 1,840 2-persons, 886 3-persons, 805 4-persons, 424 5-persons, 135 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,390 1-person, 148 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

92.2% of residents of Kingfisher County speak English at home.
6.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $106,201,000 ($7492 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,146,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $33,772,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,230,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,955,000
Federal grants: $7,466,000
Federal procurement contracts: $38,028,000 ($482,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,750,000 ($456,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $886,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,544,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,816,000

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

Births: 983
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 782
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +112
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +85
Here +6 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kingfisher County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.73 millions of gallons per day (52% from ground, 48% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 66
  • 4 rooms: 425
  • 5 rooms: 1,201
  • 6 rooms: 1,141
  • 7 rooms: 703
  • 8 rooms: 325
  • 9+ rooms: 217
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 72
  • 4 rooms: 268
  • 5 rooms: 370
  • 6 rooms: 232
  • 7 rooms: 80
  • 8 rooms: 56
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 90
  • 2 bedrooms: 882
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,516
  • 4 bedrooms: 538
  • 5+ bedrooms: 56
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 116
  • 2 bedrooms: 515
  • 3 bedrooms: 440
  • 4 bedrooms: 50
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 123
  • 1 vehicle: 985
  • 2 vehicles: 1,853
  • 3 vehicles: 779
  • 4 vehicles: 235
  • 5+ vehicles: 126
  • no vehicle: 100
  • 1 vehicle: 496
  • 2 vehicles: 343
  • 3 vehicles: 166
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5+ vehicles: 12

62% of Kingfisher 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, 75% lived in Oklahoma.

Kingfisher County:

61.6%
State average:

52.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $47,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kingfisher County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.9%)
  • Electricity (21.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (56.9%)
  • Electricity (21.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.2%)
  • Wood (0.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 188
Here:

10.2%
Oklahoma:

6.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

1.4%
Oklahoma:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22
Here:

7.7%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue

Kingfisher County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Kingfisher County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Kingfisher County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Kingfisher County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10277.8 years
Mary9983.1 years
William8377.0 years
George6276.6 years
Charles6277.0 years
James6275.4 years
Frank4579.5 years
Robert4473.7 years
Joseph3879.6 years
Anna3685.3 years
Most common last names in Kingfisher County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5376.0 years
Brown3676.1 years
Jones3380.9 years
Johnson2577.6 years
Davis2479.6 years
Miller2380.5 years
Baker2281.3 years
Harris2176.9 years
Martin2080.9 years
Turner1976.5 years
Businesses in Kingfisher County, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1SONIC Drive-In2
Ace Hardware1Subway2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
McDonald's1Walmart1
Pizza Hut2
Browse common businesses in Kingfisher County, OK


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