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Nowata County, Oklahoma (OK)


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County population in 2012: 10,611 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 10,569 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,706
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,587
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,221
Renter-occupied apartments: 931 (it was 926 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 565 sq. mi.
Water area: 15.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 19 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Nowata County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.3%), Manufacturing (20.8%), Construction (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Nowata County, Oklahoma:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years

Males: 5,210  (49.3%)
Females: 5,326  (50.7%)

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Nowata County,OK real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Nowata County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,761 ($29,470 in 1999)
This county:

$36761
Oklahoma:

$41664

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $329 (lower quartile is $264, upper quartile is $467)
This county:

$329
State:

$481


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $84,917 (it was $47,700 in 2000)
Nowata County:

$84,917
Oklahoma:

$107,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,597 - $136,114

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $129,546
Here:

$129,546
State:

$140,258

Townhouses or other attached units: $27,827
Here:

$27,827
State:

$126,796

Mobile homes: $61,345
Here:

$61,345
State:

$39,757

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $28,099
Here:

$28,099
State:

$32,122
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $863
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $259

Institutionalized population: 157

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):


Nowata 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: $534 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $317 (0.4%)


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


Nowata County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.4%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.0% for Black residents, 49.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 88.4% for other race residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 47 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

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

14.1%
Whole state:

14.7%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Nowata County is $364 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $451 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $601 a month.

Cities in this county include: Nowata, South Coffeyville, Delaware, Lenapah, Wann, New Alluwe, Alluwe.

Nowata 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 Nowata County: Diamond Point Community Hall (A), Elm Bend Community Hall (B), Twin Bridges (C), Twin Bridges Community Center (D), Halsell Ranch (E), New Alluwe Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Nowata County include: Cedar Bluff Church (A), Church of the Firstborn (B), Rock Creek Church (C), Little Flock Church (D), Lightning Creek Church (E), Fairview Church (F), Oakdale Church (G), Oakdale Free Holiness Church (H), Pleasant Valley Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wells Cemetery (1), Willey Cemetery (2), Wolfe Cemetery (3), Armstrong Cemetery (4), Ball Cemetery (5), Goodtraveler Cemetery (6), Goose Neck Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Melton Lake (A), French Lake (B), Riley Lake (C), Chouteau Lake (D), Stone Lake (E), Taylor Lake (F), Goose Neck Lake (G), Floyd Fitzsimmons Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Western Branch Verdigris River (A), Crow Hollow Creek (B), Hickory Creek (C), Vinegar Creek (D), Big Creek (E), Tucker Creek (F), Coal Creek (G), Snow Creek (H), Cedar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Craig County , Labette County, Kansas , Montgomery County, Kansas , Rogers County , Washington County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 270
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 21 (0% naturalized citizens)

Nowata County:

0.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.5%

Nowata County marital status for males
Nowata County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Nowata County with a mortgage: 622 (71 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 970

Here:

39.1% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.45%
Here53.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,649
Total congregations: 26

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents2,324 (41.1%)1,062 (18.8%)675 (11.9%)618 (10.9%)227 (4.0%)
Congregations6 (23.1%)4 (15.4%)2 (7.7%)1 (3.8%)1 (3.8%)
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Church of the NazareneChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristOther
Adherents208 (3.7%)132 (2.3%)119 (2.1%)97 (1.7%)187 (3.3%)
Congregations3 (11.5%)2 (7.7%)1 (3.8%)2 (7.7%)4 (15.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Nowata County - Nowata, South Coffeyville, Delaware, Lenapah, Wann

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Nowata County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Nowata County:

8.42 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.9%
Oklahoma:

29.2%



Agriculture in Nowata County:

Average size of farms: 351 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,893
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $36.84
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: 93.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $34,491
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,793
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.62%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.53
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.54%
Corn for grain: 962 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3931 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1553 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 641 acres

Tornado activity:

Nowata County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 3.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/23/1981, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 3 people

Earthquake activity:

Nowata County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Nowata County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Nowata County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,298 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 741 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 74 (2%)
  • Other means: 47 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 274 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


152 people in nursing homes
51 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
48 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,905.

7.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,080 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.27% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($15,748 average AGI)
2.99% relocated from other states ($13,332 average AGI)
Nowata County:

2.99%
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 Washington County, OK  1.48% ($30,961 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, KS  1.39% ($28,833)
from Rogers County, OK  0.70% ($35,833)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.67% ($20,478)
from Mayes County, OK  0.29% ($17,400)


7.53% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,562 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.53%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.46% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($17,277 average AGI)
3.07% relocated to other states ($11,285 average AGI)
Nowata County:

3.07%
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 Washington County, OK  1.59% ($32,836 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, KS  1.19% ($24,512)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.96% ($23,727)
to Rogers County, OK  0.58% ($36,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Nowata County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Nowata County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Nowata County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,068 (1,758 aged, 310 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.33
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1912.850
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 93.31
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24195.2

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1270.250
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1279.460

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 36.82

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,379

Size of family households: 1,458 2-persons, 618 3-persons, 545 4-persons, 229 5-persons, 100 6-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,093 1-person, 129 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 5 4-persons.

97.7% of residents of Nowata County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 42% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $63,482,000 ($5923 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,069,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,817,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,961,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $439,000
Federal grants: $13,431,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,750,000 ($1,956,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,083,000 ($129,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $177,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,038,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,169,000

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

Births: 650
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 674
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +333
Here +31 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Nowata County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.42 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Nowata County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 67
  • 4 rooms: 462
  • 5 rooms: 969
  • 6 rooms: 841
  • 7 rooms: 440
  • 8 rooms: 259
  • 9+ rooms: 144
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 139
  • 4 rooms: 271
  • 5 rooms: 293
  • 6 rooms: 105
  • 7 rooms: 53
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nowata County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 110
  • 2 bedrooms: 934
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,677
  • 4 bedrooms: 429
  • 5+ bedrooms: 43
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 177
  • 2 bedrooms: 405
  • 3 bedrooms: 304
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Nowata County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 126
  • 1 vehicle: 950
  • 2 vehicles: 1,293
  • 3 vehicles: 594
  • 4 vehicles: 186
  • 5+ vehicles: 72
  • no vehicle: 142
  • 1 vehicle: 460
  • 2 vehicles: 236
  • 3 vehicles: 68
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

60% of Nowata County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Oklahoma.

Nowata County:

59.6%
State average:

52.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $15,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Nowata County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (50.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.6%)
  • Electricity (15.1%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • Other fuel (2.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (63.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.9%)
  • Electricity (14.1%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 30
Here:

2.2%
Oklahoma:

6.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

0.8%
Oklahoma:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

7.0%
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

Nowata County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Nowata County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Nowata County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Nowata County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Nowata County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William10977.1 years
John9173.3 years
Charles8476.0 years
James7678.1 years
Mary7281.7 years
Robert6473.1 years
George5079.8 years
Roy3375.7 years
Arthur2977.8 years
Helen2878.8 years
Most common last names in Nowata County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5774.3 years
Moore3280.2 years
Wilson3078.5 years
Brown2576.3 years
Martin2577.0 years
White2280.4 years
Miller2178.5 years
Allen2177.9 years
Taylor2178.4 years
Hicks2174.9 years
Businesses in Nowata County, OK
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Pizza Hut1U-Haul1
SONIC Drive-In1UPS1
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