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Okfuskee County, Oklahoma (OK)


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County population in 2012: 12,358 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 11,814 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,473
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,765
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,246
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,116 (it was 1,024 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 625 sq. mi.
Water area: 4.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.2%), Retail trade (11.6%), Public administration (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years

Males: 6,524  (50.0%)
Females: 5,667  (50.0%)

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Average household size:
Okfuskee County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,342 ($24,324 in 1999)
This county:

$30342
Oklahoma:

$41664

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $288 (lower quartile is $197, upper quartile is $397)
This county:

$288
State:

$481


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $74,344 (it was $44,700 in 2000)
Okfuskee County:

$74,344
Oklahoma:

$107,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,131 - $112,734

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $124,927
Here:

$124,927
State:

$140,258

Townhouses or other attached units: $292,752
Here:

$292,752
State:

$126,796

Mobile homes: $44,102
Here:

$44,102
State:

$39,757

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,367
Here:

$34,367
State:

$32,122
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $859
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $227

Institutionalized population: 976

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):


Okfuskee 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: $328 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $305 (0.5%)


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


Okfuskee County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.7%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 48.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 36.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

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

23.0%
Whole state:

14.7%

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

9.6%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Okfuskee County is $415 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $495 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $631 a month.

Cities in this county include: Okemah, Boley, Weleetka, Paden, Bearden, Castle, Clearview, IXL.

Okfuskee 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 Okfuskee County: Montezuma Camp (A), Welty Volunteer Fire Department (B), Sunrise Volunteer Fire Department (C), Haydonville Rural Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Okfuskee County include: AME Church (A), Alabama Church (B), Allen Church (C), Arbeka Church (D), Good Will Church (E), Buckeye Church (F), Burnett Mission Church (G), Claytons Chapel (H), Creek Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Valley Grove Cemetery (1), Welty Cemetery (2), West Cemetery (3), White Rose Cemetery (4), Ebenezer Cemetery (5), Find Cemetery (6), Foster Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Rock Lake (A), Jim Day Lake (B), Paden Lake Number 1 (C), Oknoname 107023 Reservoir (D), Oknoname 107002 Reservoir (E), Paden Lake Number 2 (F), Oknoname 107033 Reservoir (G), Cohee Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Buckeye Creek (A), Hilliby Creek (B), Walnut Creek (C), Cow Creek (D), Harrican Creek (E), Battle Creek (F), Bad Creek (G), Alabama Creek (H), Wolf Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Creek County , Hughes County , Lincoln County , McIntosh County , Okmulgee County , Pottawatomie County , Seminole County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 288
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 198 (48% naturalized citizens)

Okfuskee County:

1.7%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.3%

Okfuskee County marital status for males
Okfuskee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Okfuskee County with a mortgage: 780 (68 second mortgage, 50 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 940

Here:

45.3% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.71%
Here52.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,227
Total congregations: 38

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristNational Association of Free Will BaptistsMennonite; Other Groups
Adherents3,986 (64.0%)698 (11.2%)352 (5.7%)348 (5.6%)198 (3.2%)
Congregations10 (26.3%)6 (15.8%)4 (10.5%)3 (7.9%)3 (7.9%)
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)American Baptist AssociationInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents167 (2.7%)123 (2.0%)112 (1.8%)110 (1.8%)133 (2.1%)
Congregations3 (7.9%)1 (2.6%)2 (5.3%)2 (5.3%)4 (10.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Okfuskee County - Okemah, Boley, Weleetka, Paden, Bearden

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.68 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

4.47 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Okfuskee County:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.2%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.3%
Oklahoma:

29.2%



Agriculture in Okfuskee County:

Average size of farms: 322 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $26,335
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $46.61
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.05%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.25%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $22,737
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.86%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,058
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.11%
Corn for grain: 1194 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1665 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 320 harvested acres
Vegetables: 154 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 2,695 acres

Tornado activity:

Okfuskee County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 3.6 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 117 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/5/1970, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 84 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Okfuskee County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 81% 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 54.5 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 86.5 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 86.8 miles away from the county center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from Okfuskee County center
On 5/27/2007 at 21:03:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/8/2004 at 00:15:09, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Okfuskee County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 15, Floods: 12, Winter Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 8, Fires: 2, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Apparel (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Okfuskee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,868 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 805 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 138 (3%)
  • Other means: 39 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 199 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,016.

7.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.93% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($17,333 average AGI)
1.89% relocated from other states ($5,488 average AGI)
Okfuskee County:

1.89%
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 Okmulgee County, OK  1.37% ($27,205 average AGI)
from Creek County, OK  0.53% ($20,176)
from Hughes County, OK  0.50% ($20,813)
from Lincoln County, OK  0.47% ($31,800)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.37% ($16,750)
from Pottawatomie County, OK  0.37% ($23,333)
from Seminole County, OK  0.37% ($17,333)


8.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,268 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.39%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.85% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($18,665 average AGI)
1.54% relocated to other states ($3,603 average AGI)
Okfuskee County:

1.54%
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 Okmulgee County, OK  1.48% ($21,833 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.71% ($20,391)
to Seminole County, OK  0.71% ($25,174)
to Pottawatomie County, OK  0.65% ($23,619)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.65% ($22,190)
to Hughes County, OK  0.40% ($32,154)
to Lincoln County, OK  0.40% ($25,769)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Okfuskee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Okfuskee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Okfuskee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,260 (1,835 aged, 425 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.59
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12382.92
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 292.170
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 168350.95

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1513.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1687.950
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 17.49

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8.77
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52.48

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.75

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,963

Size of family households: 1,433 2-persons, 604 3-persons, 496 4-persons, 269 5-persons, 127 6-persons, 86 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,187 1-person, 133 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

92.0% of residents of Okfuskee County speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
3.8% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $96,327,000 ($8278 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,974,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $38,752,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,080,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $488,000
Federal grants: $28,896,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,266,000 ($1,802,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,844,000 ($3,737,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $773,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,070,000
Federal Government insurance: $237,000

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

Births: 728
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 754
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -332
Here -29 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Okfuskee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.08 millions of gallons per day (30% from ground, 70% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 100
  • 4 rooms: 443
  • 5 rooms: 1,040
  • 6 rooms: 815
  • 7 rooms: 512
  • 8 rooms: 165
  • 9+ rooms: 132
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 49
  • 3 rooms: 163
  • 4 rooms: 245
  • 5 rooms: 286
  • 6 rooms: 170
  • 7 rooms: 60
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 123
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,011
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,657
  • 4 bedrooms: 375
  • 5+ bedrooms: 68
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 238
  • 2 bedrooms: 387
  • 3 bedrooms: 314
  • 4 bedrooms: 75
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 225
  • 1 vehicle: 899
  • 2 vehicles: 1,395
  • 3 vehicles: 492
  • 4 vehicles: 165
  • 5+ vehicles: 70
  • no vehicle: 157
  • 1 vehicle: 541
  • 2 vehicles: 234
  • 3 vehicles: 67
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

60% of Okfuskee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Oklahoma.

Okfuskee County:

59.9%
State average:

52.2%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Okfuskee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (43.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34.1%)
  • Electricity (16.4%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (60.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.4%)
  • Electricity (17.8%)
  • Wood (1.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

3.2%
Oklahoma:

6.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 26
Here:

3.6%
Oklahoma:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

17.6%
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

Okfuskee County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Okfuskee County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Okfuskee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Okfuskee 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 Okfuskee County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11873.0 years
John10377.0 years
William9778.5 years
Mary8877.1 years
Robert6875.7 years
George6477.8 years
Charles4875.0 years
Willie3776.4 years
Frank3373.8 years
Henry3277.3 years
Most common last names in Okfuskee County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9970.6 years
Williams5476.7 years
Johnson4876.9 years
Jones4778.3 years
Davis4777.7 years
Jackson3777.2 years
White3373.2 years
Moore3377.0 years
Brown3273.9 years
Hill3272.6 years
Businesses in Okfuskee County, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1SONIC Drive-In1
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Days Inn1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Nike1UPS1
Browse common businesses in Okfuskee County, OK

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