Major County, Oklahoma (OK)

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County population in 2012: 7,683 (all rural); it was 7,545 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,097
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,383
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,467
Renter-occupied apartments: 629 (it was 579 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 957 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 8 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Major County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.5%), Educational, health and social services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 8%
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Races in Major County, Oklahoma:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.7%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years
Males: 3,697  (48.9%)
Females: 3,830  (51.1%)
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Major County,OK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Major County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,291 ($30,949 in 1999)

This county:

$50291
Oklahoma:

$45690

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $330 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $406)
This county:

$330
State:

$546


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $88,098 (it was $53,100 in 2000)
Major:

$88,098
Oklahoma:

$116,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,953 - $157,975
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $894
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $318

Institutionalized population: 77

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):

Major County, OK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $176,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,500

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $726 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $592 (0.7%)

Major County household income distribution in 2009 Major County home values distribution Major County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.6%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.2% for American Indian residents, 17.8% for other race residents, 47.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.6%
Major County:

12.6%
Oklahoma:

16.8%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.2% for American Indian residents, 17.1% for other race residents, 47.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 48 years old, American Indian residents: 24 years old, Asian residents: 5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Major 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 $612 a month.

Cities in this county include: East Major, Fairview, Ringwood, Cleo Springs, Ames, Meno, Isabella, Chester.

Major 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 Major County: Camp Saline (A), Orion Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Major County include: Antioch Church (A), Cheyenne Valley Church (B), Elm Flat Church (C), Parker Church (D), New Hope Church (E), Saron Church (F), Mennonite Church (G), Oak Glade Church (H), West New Hopedale Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Creek Cemetery (1), Ames Cemetery (2), Antioch Cemetery (3), Wildwood Cemetery (4), Fairview Cemetery (5), Fern Cliff Cemetery (6), Forrest Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Silver Lake (A), Fairview Reservoir (B), Sugar Creek Site 30 Reservoir (C), Ewing Lake (D), Wahl Lake (E), Kusch Lake (F), Gard Lake (G), Callison Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: West Branch Barney Creek (A), Cuddy Creek (B), Cottonwood Creek (C), Skunk Creek (D), Seiling Creek (E), Gypsum Creek (F), Gyp Creek (G), Middle Griever Creek (H), Ewers Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alfalfa County , Blaine County , Dewey County , Garfield County , Kingfisher County , Woods County , Woodward County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.9%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 136
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 156 (37% naturalized citizens)

Major County:

2.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 25
  • 1990 to 1994: 29
  • 1985 to 1989: 44
  • 1980 to 1984: 18
  • 1975 to 1979: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 17

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.2%

Major County marital status for males Major County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Major County with a mortgage: 643 (18 second mortgage, 26 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 767

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Major County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,85525
Mainline Protestant1,3859
Catholic531
None2,234-
Major 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: 4
Major County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Major County:

11.16 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Major County:

10.1%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Major County:

27.3%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Major County:

Average size of farms: 579 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $82,398
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $76.10
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.12%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.94%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $75,634
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.58%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,708
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.47%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.20
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.87%
Corn for grain: 2652 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 77031 harvested acres
Vegetables: 19 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 11 acres

Tornado activity:

Major County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 2062263.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 29 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/2/1979, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Major County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 65% 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 262.6 miles away from Major County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.6 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 40.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.1 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 106.0 miles away from Major 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 116.8 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 Major County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 2, 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
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (83%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Ireland (3%)
  • Canada (1%)

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

  • German (27%)
  • United States or American (23%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Dutch (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Major County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,745 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 453 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0%)
  • Walked: 78 (2%)
  • Other means: 46 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 234 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

113 people in nursing homes
7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,519.

6.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.87% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($28,169 average AGI)
1.81% relocated from other states ($11,367 average AGI)
Major County:

1.81%
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 Garfield County, OK  1.36% ($32,917 average AGI)
from Blaine County, OK  0.91% ($38,083)


6.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,525 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.54% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($26,950 average AGI)
1.21% relocated to other states ($7,575 average AGI)
Major County:

1.21%
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 Garfield County, OK  1.88% ($34,420 average AGI)
to Blaine County, OK  0.41% ($30,727)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.41% ($18,273)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in Major County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Major County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Major County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,474 (1,351 aged, 123 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 13.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7659.920
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 339.540
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 10444.11

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1167.840
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1371.540

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 40.74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.58

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,450

Size of family households: 1,176 2-persons, 398 3-persons, 340 4-persons, 180 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 823 1-person, 87 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 6 4-persons.

1,466 married couples with children.
277 single-parent households (74 men, 203 women).

94.3% of residents of Major County speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $47,673,000 ($6475 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $680,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,915,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,029,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,274,000
Federal grants: $7,740,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,479,000 ($52,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,236,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $852,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,505,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,366,000

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

Births: 384
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 513
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +18
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -56
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Major County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.78 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 53
  • 2000 to 2004: 296
  • 1990 to 1999: 304
  • 1980 to 1989: 649
  • 1970 to 1979: 704
  • 1960 to 1969: 415
  • 1950 to 1959: 373
  • 1940 to 1949: 269
  • 1939 or earlier: 586
Rooms in houses/apartments in Major County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 52
  • 4 rooms: 288
  • 5 rooms: 621
  • 6 rooms: 695
  • 7 rooms: 438
  • 8 rooms: 216
  • 9+ rooms: 131
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 54
  • 4 rooms: 139
  • 5 rooms: 162
  • 6 rooms: 99
  • 7 rooms: 57
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Major County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 81
  • 2 bedrooms: 643
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,359
  • 4 bedrooms: 337
  • 5+ bedrooms: 38
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 80
  • 2 bedrooms: 237
  • 3 bedrooms: 221
  • 4 bedrooms: 26
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Major County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 79
  • 1 vehicle: 557
  • 2 vehicles: 1,108
  • 3 vehicles: 473
  • 4 vehicles: 199
  • 5+ vehicles: 51
  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 272
  • 2 vehicles: 167
  • 3 vehicles: 76
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

68% of Major County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Oklahoma.

Major County:

67.9%
State average:

52.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $19,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Major County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (45.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.4%)
  • Electricity (19.7%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Utility gas (54.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.1%)
  • Electricity (18.5%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 91
Here:

10.5%
Oklahoma:

6.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

5.8%
Oklahoma:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

10.7%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Major County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,418,000
    Health - Other: $426,000
    Police Protection: $333,000
    General - Other: $324,000
    Financial Administration: $290,000
    General Public Buildings: $156,000
    Central Staff Services: $118,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $112,000
    Local Fire Protection: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $302,000
    Health - Other: $22,000
    General Public Building: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,223,000

Major County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $269,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $106,000
    General Local Government Support: $59,000
    All Other: $45,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $383,000
    Sale of Property: $109,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
    Royalties: $4,000
    Rents: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,446,000
    All Other: $100,000
  • Tax - Property: $944,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $178,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $15,000
    Other License: $3,000

Major County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,572,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Major County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Major County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Major County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6080.3 years
Mary4782.0 years
William3177.1 years
James2677.7 years
Charles2677.7 years
George2377.1 years
Anna2384.0 years
Ruby2181.5 years
Henry2182.7 years
Robert2071.4 years
Most common last names in Major County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3880.1 years
Koehn3881.3 years
Wichert2378.4 years
Johnson1978.8 years
Kliewer1981.5 years
Martens1888.0 years
Boehs1585.9 years
Penner1581.4 years
Taylor1379.8 years
Nightengale1381.1 years
Businesses in Major County, OK
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1

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