Pawnee County, Oklahoma (OK)

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County population in 2012: 16,474 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 16,612 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,548
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,494
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,104
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,444 (it was 1,279 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 569 sq. mi.

Water area: 25.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Pawnee County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.0%), Manufacturing (25.6%), Construction (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Pawnee County, Oklahoma:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (11.5%)
  • Two or more races (5.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years
Males: 8,251  (49.4%)
Females: 8,326  (50.6%)
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Pawnee County,OK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Pawnee County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,718 ($31,661 in 1999)

This county:

$44718
Oklahoma:

$45690

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $433 (lower quartile is $316, upper quartile is $539)
This county:

$433
State:

$546


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $86,239 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Pawnee:

$86,239
Oklahoma:

$116,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,121 - $144,836
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $956
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $325

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):

Pawnee County, OK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $71,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $795 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $411 (0.6%)

Pawnee County household income distribution in 2009 Pawnee County home values distribution Pawnee County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.1%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.8% for Black residents, 3.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.9% for American Indian residents, 4.6% for other race residents, 13.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.1%
Pawnee County:

14.1%
Oklahoma:

16.8%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.9% for Black residents, 3.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.0% for American Indian residents, 4.3% for other race residents, 13.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pawnee County is $392 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $591 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cleveland, Pawnee, Jennings, Ralston, Westport, Hallett, Maramec, Skedee, Blackburn, Terlton.

Pawnee 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 Pawnee County: Old Town Trading Post (A), Baptist Church Camp (B), Will Rogers Camp (C), Greenup Siding (D), Hallett Siding (E), Blackburn Rural Fire Department (F), Skedee Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pawnee County include: Lone Chimney Church (A), Lighthouse Temple (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Valley Cemetery (2), Endicott Cemetery (3), Bear Creek Cemetery (4), Bethany Cemetery (5), Blackburn Cemetery (6), Highland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Cleveland Reservoir (A), Feaster Lake (B), Longbranch Site 7a Reservoir (C), Sooner Lake (D), Cleveland Lake (E), Pawnee City Lake (F), Lower Black Bear Creek Site 23 Reservoir (G), Lower Black Bear Creek Site 21 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Crystal Creek (A), Walker Creek (B), Hellroaring Creek (C), Coon Creek (D), Bear Creek (E), Coal Creek (F), Spring Creek (G), Cedar Creek (H), Cat Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Pawnee County: Pawnee Bill Museum State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Creek County , Noble County , Osage County , Payne County , Tulsa County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 460
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 107 (51% naturalized citizens)

Pawnee County:

0.6%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 34
  • 1985 to 1989: 10
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1965 to 1969: 22

Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.1%

Pawnee County marital status for males Pawnee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Pawnee County with a mortgage: 1,540 (142 second mortgage, 53 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,295

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pawnee County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,23130
Mainline Protestant1,23110
Other3763
Catholic221
None7,717-
Pawnee 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
Pawnee County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Pawnee County:

5.48 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

4.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pawnee County:

12.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Pawnee County:

31.5%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Pawnee County:

Average size of farms: 340 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $29,807
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $59.73
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,575
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.80%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,971
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.07%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.56
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%
All wheat for grain: 10434 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4496 harvested acres
Vegetables: 77 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 238 acres

Tornado activity:

Pawnee County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 2182010.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 70 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/26/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 37 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pawnee County-area historical earthquake activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 70% 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 112.5 miles away from Pawnee 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 119.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 327.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 124.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 146.5 miles away from Pawnee County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 229.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Pawnee County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 9, Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Ice Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Germany (17%)
  • Mexico (17%)
  • South Africa (11%)
  • Vietnam (10%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • France (6%)

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

  • United States or American (23%)
  • German (15%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Pawnee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,525 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,191 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 131 (2%)
  • Other means: 52 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 231 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 127 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 115 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 42 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 26 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,193.

8.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.48%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.52% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($24,857 average AGI)
1.96% relocated from other states ($7,522 average AGI)
Pawnee County:

1.96%
Oklahoma average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tulsa County, OK  2.38% ($34,484 average AGI)
from Payne County, OK  0.98% ($24,235)
from Creek County, OK  0.85% ($40,955)
from Osage County, OK  0.71% ($26,730)


7.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.12% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($24,047 average AGI)
1.70% relocated to other states ($8,248 average AGI)
Pawnee County:

1.70%
Oklahoma average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tulsa County, OK  2.27% ($30,530 average AGI)
to Payne County, OK  0.99% ($31,431)
to Creek County, OK  0.77% ($25,550)
to Osage County, OK  0.62% ($29,156)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.25% ($24,692)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Pawnee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Pawnee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pawnee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,827 (2,324 aged, 503 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8381.850
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 219.790
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 56766.07

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1209.960
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1156.580
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.93

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71.17

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,383

Size of family households: 2,167 2-persons, 933 3-persons, 742 4-persons, 426 5-persons, 157 6-persons, 121 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,651 1-person, 255 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

3,188 married couples with children.
787 single-parent households (230 men, 557 women).

97.3% of residents of Pawnee County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 39% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $101,210,000 ($6012 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,999,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,008,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,415,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,383,000
Federal grants: $25,325,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,045,000 ($184,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,033,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $37,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,398,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,626,000

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

Births: 1,085
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,015
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +199
Here +12 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pawnee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.97 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% 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

  • 2005 or later: 131
  • 2000 to 2004: 831
  • 1990 to 1999: 930
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,231
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,627
  • 1960 to 1969: 862
  • 1950 to 1959: 650
  • 1940 to 1949: 435
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,033
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pawnee County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 48
  • 3 rooms: 184
  • 4 rooms: 715
  • 5 rooms: 1,616
  • 6 rooms: 1,253
  • 7 rooms: 651
  • 8 rooms: 352
  • 9+ rooms: 272
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 74
  • 3 rooms: 146
  • 4 rooms: 332
  • 5 rooms: 360
  • 6 rooms: 193
  • 7 rooms: 108
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9+ rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pawnee County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 217
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,478
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,713
  • 4 bedrooms: 590
  • 5+ bedrooms: 93
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 227
  • 2 bedrooms: 547
  • 3 bedrooms: 418
  • 4 bedrooms: 59
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Pawnee County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 193
  • 1 vehicle: 1,276
  • 2 vehicles: 2,198
  • 3 vehicles: 1,049
  • 4 vehicles: 261
  • 5+ vehicles: 127
  • no vehicle: 143
  • 1 vehicle: 560
  • 2 vehicles: 423
  • 3 vehicles: 115
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5+ vehicles: 15

58% of Pawnee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Oklahoma.

Pawnee County:

57.6%
State average:

52.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $38,500


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 Pawnee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (42.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.7%)
  • Electricity (20.7%)
  • Wood (5.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (56.5%)
  • Electricity (21.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.5%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 36
Here:

1.7%
Oklahoma:

6.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

4.7%
Oklahoma:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 50
Here:

12.4%
Oklahoma:

16.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Pawnee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Pawnee County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Pawnee County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15677.4 years
James13873.2 years
William12378.3 years
Mary10677.9 years
Robert8972.8 years
George8676.3 years
Charles8575.1 years
Roy5176.5 years
Frank4877.5 years
Thomas4776.3 years
Most common last names in Pawnee County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10474.9 years
Johnson5774.3 years
Brown5573.4 years
Jones4876.0 years
Wilson4577.6 years
Moore4277.4 years
Davis3574.9 years
Williams3476.6 years
Walker3181.0 years
Carter3171.8 years
Businesses in Pawnee County, OK
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1RadioShack1
La-Z-Boy1SONIC Drive-In1
McDonald's1True Value1