County population in 2012: 33,203 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 34,402 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,920 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,246 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,682 Renter-occupied apartments: 3,792 (it was 3,534 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 1852 sq. mi. Water area: 49.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McCurtain County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.9%), Manufacturing (14.3%), Retail trade (11.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $354 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $183 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 27.3%
(21.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.1% for Black residents, 63.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.5% for American Indian residents, 51.6% for other race residents, 29.7% 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: 43 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McCurtain County is $341 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $451 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $585 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in McCurtain County: Brannon Ranch (A), Jadie Lookout (B), Bakhoma Recreation Area (C), Welch Store (D), Kulli Campground (E), Tiak Work Center (F), Craig (G), Camp Glover (H), Tablerville (I), Tom Lookout (J), Dierks Camp (K), Holly Creek - Oak Hill Fire Department (L), Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Department (M), Watson Community Fire Department (N), Bethel Volunteer Fire Fighters Association (O), Tom Volunteer Fire Department (P), Haworth Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (Q), Garvin Rural Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (R), Pickens Volunteer Fire Department (S), Rufe Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in McCurtain County include: Sweet Home Church (A), North Highway Church (B), Oka Achukma Presbyterian Church (C), Coffey Valley Church (D), Antioch Church (E), Bethel Hill Church (F), Bokchito Church (G), Buck Creek Church (H), Saint Paul Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Valliant Cemetery (1), Wilson Chapel Cemetery (2), Watsons Memorial Cemetery (3), Bokhoma Cemetery (4), Byrms Cemetery (5), Canfield Cemetery (6), Eastport Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Forked Lake (A), Grassy Lake (B), Mohawk Lake (C), Highland Lake (D), Jenkins Reilly Slough (E), Red Lake (F), Broken Bow Lake (G), Charles Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Burke Branch (A), Death Creek (B), Bull Creek (C), Whitegrass Creek (D), Whisky Branch (E), Wheelock Creek (F), Buffalo Creek (G), Buck Creek (H), Cypress Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in McCurtain County include: River Bend Recreation Area (1), Stephens Gap Recreation Area (2), Carson Creek Recreation Area (3), Cedar Creek Recreation Area (4), Hochatown State Park (5), Pine Creek State Park (6), Beavers Bend State Park (7), McCurtain County Game Reserve (8). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 193 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $80,410 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $72.08 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.28% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.96% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $65,015 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.58% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.69% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,275 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.25% Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.99 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.80% Corn for grain: 5293 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 3180 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 4913 harvested acres Vegetables: 111 harvested acres Land in orchards: 1,684 acres
McCurtain County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 2.0 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 78 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 4/2/1982, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
McCurtain County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the county center On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.8 miles away from the county center On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the county center On 4/22/2005 at 05:17:04, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.6 miles away from McCurtain County center On 5/27/2007 at 21:03:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from the county center On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Most recent natural disasters:
Oklahoma Severe 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
Oklahoma Severe 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
Oklahoma Severe 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
Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to March 23, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1752): May 5, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1752, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Oklahoma Severe 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
Oklahoma Severe 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
Oklahoma Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3219): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3219, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Oklahoma Severe Storms, Incident Period: May 27, 2001 to May 30, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1384): June 29, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1384, Natural disaster type: Storm
Oklahoma Snow Storm, Incident Period: December 25, 2000 to January 10, 2001, Emergency Declared (EM-3158): December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3158, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 25, 2000 to January 10, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1355): January 5, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1355, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in McCurtain County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7 Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.2 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7
Births per 1000 population in McCurtain County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population in McCurtain County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in McCurtain County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,835 (4,604 aged, 1,231 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.94 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7827.640 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 214.420 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34062.74
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1365.030 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1341.490 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.77
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 47.07
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.88
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 131.1. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of homicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 88.8
Other - 42.3
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 224.1. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 169.1
Other - 55.0
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 28,174 (6,026 male householders, 2,956 female householders)
6,330 spouses, 9,546 children (8,515 natural, 319 adopted, 712 stepchildren), 1,314 grandchildren, 290 brothers or sisters, 253 parents, 498 other relatives, 738 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 4,523 (1,895 male householders (1,633 living alone)), 2,081 female householders (1,888 living alone)), 547 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 454 (417 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,971 2-persons, 2,070 3-persons, 1,591 4-persons, 802 5-persons, 325 6-persons, 223 7-or-more-persons.
94.0% of residents of McCurtain County speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (24% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 71% speak English not well).
2.6% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $280,991,000 ($8253 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $3,666,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $89,202,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $63,572,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,658,000 Federal grants: $116,616,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,072,000 ($188,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $7,870,000 ($328,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $4,020,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,941,000 Federal Government insurance: $3,991,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
77 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
64 per 1000 residents
52 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +151
+4 per 1000 residents
+10 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -943
-28 per 1000 residents
-4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in McCurtain County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.49 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 337
2000 to 2004: 567
1990 to 1999: 2,750
1980 to 1989: 3,120
1970 to 1979: 4,494
1960 to 1969: 1,915
1950 to 1959: 980
1940 to 1949: 825
1939 or earlier: 1,104
Rooms in houses/apartments in McCurtain County, Oklahoma
62% of McCurtain County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Oklahoma.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 19242
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $24,700
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in McCurtain County