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Ottawa County, Oklahoma (OK)

County population in 2019: 31,646 (51% urban, 49% rural); it was 33,194 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,921
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,072
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,600
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,352 (it was 3,384 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 471 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 67 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ottawa County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (15.5%), Manufacturing (13.4%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Ottawa County, OK (2019)
    • 20,34464.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,92218.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2,8128.9%Two or more races
    • 1,8845.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3401.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2400.8%Asian alone
    • 1350.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

38.4 years
Oklahoma median age:

37.0 years
Males: 15,558  (49.2%)
Females: 16,088  (50.8%)
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Average household size:
Ottawa County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,024 ($27,507 in 1999)
This county:

$41,024
Oklahoma:

$54,449

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $492 (lower quartile is $356, upper quartile is $614)
This county:

$492
State:

$644


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $92,735 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Ottawa:

$92,735
Oklahoma:

$147,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,321 - $159,160
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $919
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $341

Institutionalized population: 415

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 30
  • Burglaries: 88
  • Thefts: 76
  • Auto thefts: 39

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 96
  • Thefts: 137
  • Auto thefts: 19
Ottawa County, OK map from a distance

Health of residents in Ottawa County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.1. This is significantly worse than average.
61.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
52.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $64,500
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $65,700
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2010: 31 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $63,400
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $63,200
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $63,200
  • 2018: 10 buildings, average cost: $63,200
  • 2019: 14 buildings, average cost: $85,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ottawa, OK residents
Average permit cost in Ottawa, OK
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $720 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $462 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Ottawa, OK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ottawa, OK in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ottawa, OK in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.1%
Ottawa County:

20.1%
Oklahoma:

15.2%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.0% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for American Indian residents, 25.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.2% for other race residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.4 years old
(Males: 37.0 years old, Females: 40.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 20.3 years old, American Indian residents: 30.2 years old, Asian residents: 28.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.2 years old, Other race residents: 29.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ottawa County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $451 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $615 a month.

Cities in this county include: Miami, Commerce, Picher, Afton, Fairland, Quapaw, North Miami, Wyandotte, Cardin, Peoria.

Ottawa County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Ottawa County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 17.7 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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: Apache County, Arizona , San Juan County, New Mexico , Hancock County, Tennessee , Harper County, Kansas , Seward County, Kansas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Oklahoma:

5.8%

Unemployment by year in Ottawa, OK
County total employment by year in Ottawa, OK
County average yearly wages by year in Ottawa, OK

Current college students: 1,586
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 762 (41.5% naturalized citizens)

Ottawa County:

2.4%
Whole state:

6.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1512010 or later
  • 2762000 to 2009
  • 1531990 to 1999
  • 1641980 to 1989
  • 981970 to 1979
  • 78Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.1%

Ottawa County marital status for males Ottawa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,920
  • One, attached: 217
  • Two: 295
  • 3 or 4: 241
  • 5 to 9: 142
  • 10 to 19: 80
  • 20 to 49: 131
  • 50 or more: 360
  • Mobile homes: 1,805
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in Ottawa County with a mortgage: 3,892 (67 second mortgage, 86 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,363

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ottawa County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,85170
Mainline Protestant2,63010
Catholic1,0001
Other6463
None8,721-
Ottawa 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: 3
Ottawa County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Ottawa County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ottawa County:

13.9%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Ottawa County:

31.2%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Ottawa County:

Average size of farms: 199 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $62,727
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $313.42
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,925
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.47%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,172
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.07%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.77
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.99%
Corn for grain: 3642 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 23032 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 21786 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3,323 acres

Tornado activity:

Ottawa County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 1714524.6 times below 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:

Ottawa County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 687% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 119.8 miles away from Ottawa County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 141.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 124.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 140.6 miles away from Ottawa County center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 142.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oklahoma Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4530, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: May 7, 2019, FEMA Id: 4438, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 30, 2019 - May 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4453, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2017 - May 2, 2017, FEMA Id: 4315, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2015 to January 05, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4256: February 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4256, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2015 to June 22, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4222: May 26, 2015, FEMA Id: 4222, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 18, 2013 to June 02, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4117: May 20, 2013, FEMA Id: 4117, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2011 to May 25, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1989: June 06, 2011, FEMA Id: 1989, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1985: May 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 1985, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3316: February 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 3316, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 19 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ottawa County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 11, Winter Storms: 11, Winds: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ottawa

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,739 (87.1%)
  • Carpooled: 980 (7.9%)
  • Bus: 28 (0.2%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 106 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 224 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 238 (1.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (41%)
  • Micronesia (12%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ottawa County


  • American (9%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 507 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 284 people in nursing homes
  • 49 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 39 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 32 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 505 people in college/university student housing
  • 261 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 139 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,893.

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,264 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Oklahoma average:

7.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.88% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($14,691 average AGI)
3.32% relocated from other states ($20,571 average AGI)
Ottawa County:

3.32%
Oklahoma average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Delaware County, OK  0.68% ($28,310 average AGI)
from Jasper County, MO  0.62% ($39,859)
from Craig County, OK  0.53% ($27,436)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.47% ($36,429)
from Cherokee County, KS  0.43% ($43,889)
from Newton County, MO  0.41% ($62,186)


7.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,180 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.34% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($14,846 average AGI)
3.79% relocated to other states ($16,334 average AGI)
Ottawa County:

3.79%
Oklahoma average:

2.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Delaware County, OK  1.10% ($32,739 average AGI)
to Jasper County, MO  0.65% ($33,074)
to Craig County, OK  0.50% ($28,500)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.50% ($36,519)
to Newton County, MO  0.45% ($35,681)
to Cherokee County, KS  0.39% ($33,366)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Ottawa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Ottawa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ottawa County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 19.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ottawa County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ottawa County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ottawa County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ottawa County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ottawa County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ottawa County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,182 (5,764 aged, 1,418 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 758 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Ottawa County, Oklahoma in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (699)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (669)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (563)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (502)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (366)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (346)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (215)
  • Congestive heart failure (145)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (135)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (102)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.05
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,653
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 305
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,166

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,287
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,287
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 222.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 144.2
  • Other - 78.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,646
  • Male householders: 5,741 (1,535 living alone), Female householders: 6,225 (1,875 living alone)
  • 5,614 spouses (5,593 opposite-sex spouses), 912 unmarried partners, (891 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,138 children (8,207 natural, 274 adopted, 651 stepchildren), 1,132 grandchildren, 308 brothers or sisters, 283 parents, 38 foster children, 478 other relatives, 733 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,079

Size of family households: 3,624 2-persons, 1,774 3-persons, 1,385 4-persons, 727 5-persons, 289 6-persons, 155 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,412 1-person, 513 2-persons, 69 3-persons, 10 4-persons.

4,025 married couples with children.
2,600 single-parent households (861 men, 1,739 women).

93.8% of residents of Ottawa speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $287,928,000 ($8,795 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,336,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $105,963,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $63,961,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,868,000
Federal grants: $59,549,000
Federal procurement contracts: $44,716,000 ($4,185,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,872,000 ($2,911,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,265,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $20,981,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,466,000

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

Births: 2,155
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,222
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +123
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -350
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ottawa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.47 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.6

Year house built in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
  • Year house built in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
  • 2252014 or later
  • 3442010 to 2013
  • 1,4542000 to 2009
  • 1,4531990 to 1999
  • 1,5861980 to 1989
  • 2,6061970 to 1979
  • 1,6531960 to 1969
  • 1,8491950 to 1959
  • 1,2931940 to 1949
  • 1,5351939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
  • 281 room
  • 832 rooms
  • 2303 rooms
  • 8084 rooms
  • 2,0585 rooms
  • 2,0646 rooms
  • 1,3417 rooms
  • 7858 rooms
  • 8309+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
  • 2471 room
  • 1462 rooms
  • 3623 rooms
  • 7954 rooms
  • 1,0265 rooms
  • 5826 rooms
  • 2877 rooms
  • 1858 rooms
  • 939+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
  • 26no bedroom
  • 2941 bedroom
  • 1,6372 bedrooms
  • 4,7773 bedrooms
  • 1,2254 bedrooms
  • 2465+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ottawa County, Oklahoma
  • 259no bedroom
  • 5441 bedroom
  • 1,2652 bedrooms
  • 1,3903 bedrooms
  • 2214 bedrooms
  • 365+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ottawa County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ottawa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ottawa County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 225no vehicle
  • 2,1401 vehicle
  • 3,3062 vehicles
  • 1,7653 vehicles
  • 5464 vehicles
  • 2615+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ottawa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ottawa County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 541no vehicle
  • 1,7411 vehicle
  • 1,0792 vehicles
  • 2833 vehicles
  • 564 vehicles
  • 175+ vehicles

84.4% of Ottawa County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Oklahoma.

Ottawa County:

84.4%
State average:

83.2%

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

  • This state: 17,444
  • Other state: 13,266
  • Northeast: 434
  • Midwest: 8,116
  • South: 2,500
  • West: 2,201
Year householders moved into unit in Ottawa County, OK
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ottawa County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 41.8%Utility gas
  • 37.4%Electricity
  • 9.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.8%Wood
  • 3.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 50.3%Utility gas
  • 40.9%Electricity
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 161
Here:

4.7%
Oklahoma:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 132
Here:

8.1%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 85
Here:

6.1%
Oklahoma:

13.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Ottawa County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,759,000
    Solid Waste Management: $848,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $183,000
    Police Protection: $14,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,161,000
    Police Protection: $1,904,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,753,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,353,000
    Central Staff Services: $851,000
    Financial Administration: $484,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $343,000
    General - Other: $246,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $60,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $765,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $983,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $821,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $162,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $70,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $74,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,540,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,541,000
    Other: $427,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,936,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,128,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $418,000

Ottawa County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,759,000
    Solid Waste Management: $848,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $183,000
    Police Protection: $14,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,161,000
    Police Protection: $1,904,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,753,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,353,000
    Central Staff Services: $851,000
    Financial Administration: $484,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $343,000
    General - Other: $246,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $60,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $765,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $983,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $821,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $162,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $70,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $74,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,540,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,541,000
    Other: $427,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,936,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,128,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $418,000

Ottawa County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,759,000
    Solid Waste Management: $848,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $183,000
    Police Protection: $14,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,161,000
    Police Protection: $1,904,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,753,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,353,000
    Central Staff Services: $851,000
    Financial Administration: $484,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $343,000
    General - Other: $246,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $60,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $765,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $983,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $821,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $162,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $70,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $74,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,540,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,541,000
    Other: $427,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,936,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,128,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $418,000

Ottawa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,759,000
    Solid Waste Management: $848,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $183,000
    Police Protection: $14,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,161,000
    Police Protection: $1,904,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,753,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,353,000
    Central Staff Services: $851,000
    Financial Administration: $484,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $343,000
    General - Other: $246,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $60,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $765,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $983,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $821,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $162,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $70,000
    Interest Earnings: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $74,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,540,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,541,000
    Other: $427,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,936,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,128,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $418,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,124
  • Number of aged recipients: 108
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,016
  • Number of recipients under 18: 182
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 713
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 229
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 461
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 494
Most common first names in Ottawa County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John30073.8 years
James29271.9 years
William28375.0 years
Mary27378.3 years
Charles22473.9 years
Robert21969.9 years
George16374.9 years
Roy10472.7 years
Ruth10279.5 years
Helen9377.5 years
Most common last names in Ottawa County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19675.2 years
Jones14376.7 years
Miller12076.0 years
Williams11776.3 years
Johnson11275.2 years
Wilson9374.2 years
Davis7873.5 years
Brown7375.9 years
Turner6375.4 years
White6277.6 years
Businesses in Ottawa County, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike1
Ashley Furniture1Pizza Hut2
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Subway2
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul5
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular2
Hilton1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

Ottawa County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"