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Washita County, Oklahoma (OK)


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County population in 2012: 11,622 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 11,508 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,618
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,735
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,365
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,246 (it was 1,141 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 1003 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Washita County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (22.3%), Educational,health and social services (19.4%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Washita County, Oklahoma:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years

Males: 5,675  (47.9%)
Females: 5,954  (52.1%)

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Average household size:
Washita County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,877 ($29,562 in 1999)
This county:

$36877
Oklahoma:

$41664

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $312 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $387)
This county:

$312
State:

$481


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $76,524 (it was $43,000 in 2000)
Washita County:

$76,524
Oklahoma:

$107,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,688 - $115,510

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $92,728
Here:

$92,728
State:

$140,258

Townhouses or other attached units: $94,607
Here:

$94,607
State:

$126,796

In 2-unit structures: $15,115
Here:

$15,115
State:

$140,400

Mobile homes: $37,506
Here:

$37,506
State:

$39,757

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $87,538
Here:

$87,538
State:

$32,122
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $927
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $236

Institutionalized population: 206

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):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $317 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $256 (0.4%)


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


Washita County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.8%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Black residents, 29.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.8% for other race residents, 41.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

15.5%
Whole state:

14.7%

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

6.9%
Whole state:

6.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washita County is $363 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $451 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $606 a month.

Cities in this county include: New Cordell, Burns Flat, Sentinel, Corn, Dill City, Canute, Bessie, Rocky, Colony, Foss.

Washita 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 Washita County: Clinton-Sherman Industrial Park (A), Werning (B), Burns Flat Junction (C), Red Bluff (D), Forty One (E), Camp Spring Lake (F), Center Point School (G), Lake Valley Volunteer Fire Department (H), Clinton Sherman Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Washita County include: Bergthal Church (A), Bessie Church (B), Brethren Church (C), Church of First Born (D), Elk Creek Church (E), Odessa Church (F), Peach Church (G), Salem Church (H), Sappington Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Plainview Cemetery (2), Port Cemetery (3), Retrop Cemetery (4), Union-Hatchett Cemetery (5), Salem Cemetery (6), Elm Flat Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Vanderwork (A), Klemme Reservoir (B), Ridling Reservoir (C), Clinton Lake (D), Adams Lake (E), Crowder Lake (F), Crystal Lake (G), Worth Richmond Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bull Creek (A), Boggy Creek (B), Two Baby Creek (C), Trail Creek (D), Corn Creek (E), Bear Creek (F), Taylor Creek (G), Coffee Creek (H), Cavalry Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Washita County include: Crowder Lake State Recreation Area (1), Adams Lake City Park (2), Arrowhead Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Beckham County , Caddo County , Custer County , Kiowa County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 378
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 183 (32% naturalized citizens)

Washita County:

1.6%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.7%

Washita County marital status for males
Washita County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Washita County with a mortgage: 1,088 (86 second mortgage, 52 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,339

Here:

44.8% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.56%
Here84.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,731
Total congregations: 39

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of Christ U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesAmerican Baptist Association
Adherents4,677 (48.1%)1,792 (18.4%)821 (8.4%)640 (6.6%)354 (3.6%)
Congregations7 (17.9%)6 (15.4%)8 (20.5%)2 (5.1%)2 (5.1%)
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents233 (2.4%)229 (2.4%)196 (2.0%)185 (1.9%)604 (6.2%)
Congregations1 (2.6%)3 (7.7%)2 (5.1%)1 (2.6%)7 (17.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Washita County - New Cordell, Burns Flat, Sentinel, Corn, Dill City

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Washita County:

8.58 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
Oklahoma:

29.2%



Agriculture in Washita County:

Average size of farms: 565 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $68,997
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $83.26
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 70.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $59,536
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 42.99%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,088
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.55%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.60
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.31%
All wheat for grain: 177689 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 11224 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1321 harvested acres
Vegetables: 29 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Tornado activity:

Washita 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 one fatality and 22 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/25/1962, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Washita County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 50.2 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 89.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.1 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) earthquake occurred 90.0 miles away from Washita County center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.9 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 90.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Washita County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Ice Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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




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





Washita County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,900 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 664 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 127 (3%)
  • Other means: 43 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 232 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


212 people in nursing homes
19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $41,013.

9.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.79%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.83% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($19,535 average AGI)
2.96% relocated from other states ($9,798 average AGI)
Washita County:

2.96%
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 Beckham County, OK  1.65% ($28,082 average AGI)
from Custer County, OK  1.38% ($25,686)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.54% ($24,250)
from Kiowa County, OK  0.46% ($24,647)
from Canadian County, OK  0.30% ($27,727)


8.95% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,985 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.95%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.06% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($28,927 average AGI)
1.89% relocated to other states ($6,058 average AGI)
Washita County:

1.89%
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 Custer County, OK  1.92% ($26,000 average AGI)
to Beckham County, OK  1.72% ($51,714)
to Canadian County, OK  0.41% ($50,467)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.41% ($44,867)
to Caddo County, OK  0.33% ($21,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Washita County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Washita County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Washita County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,289 (2,012 aged, 277 disabled)
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: 8.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2857.890
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 217.160
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 8816.890

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 950.220
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1420.970
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.72

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 8.48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78.46

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,423

Size of family households: 1,504 2-persons, 677 3-persons, 550 4-persons, 277 5-persons, 108 6-persons, 70 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,245 1-person, 136 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

95.0% of residents of Washita County speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (22% speak English very well, 78% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $87,541,000 ($7604 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,420,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,083,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,916,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,464,000
Federal grants: $18,165,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,341,000 ($4,761,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,571,000 ($4,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $911,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,247,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,197,000

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

Births: 694
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 750
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +22
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +10
Here +1 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Washita County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.17 millions of gallons per day (33% from ground, 67% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Washita County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 59
  • 4 rooms: 317
  • 5 rooms: 1,022
  • 6 rooms: 1,017
  • 7 rooms: 512
  • 8 rooms: 233
  • 9+ rooms: 191
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 43
  • 3 rooms: 78
  • 4 rooms: 243
  • 5 rooms: 396
  • 6 rooms: 225
  • 7 rooms: 84
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washita County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 78
  • 2 bedrooms: 838
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,957
  • 4 bedrooms: 414
  • 5+ bedrooms: 66
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 98
  • 2 bedrooms: 406
  • 3 bedrooms: 492
  • 4 bedrooms: 111
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Washita County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 76
  • 1 vehicle: 955
  • 2 vehicles: 1,439
  • 3 vehicles: 635
  • 4 vehicles: 177
  • 5+ vehicles: 83
  • no vehicle: 121
  • 1 vehicle: 489
  • 2 vehicles: 398
  • 3 vehicles: 104
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

60% of Washita County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Oklahoma.

Washita 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: $19,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washita County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.7%)
  • Electricity (18.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.6%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (67.3%)
  • Electricity (15.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.7%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 38
Here:

2.5%
Oklahoma:

6.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 88
Here:

10.6%
Oklahoma:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

4.7%
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

Washita County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Washita County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Washita County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Washita 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 Washita County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5478.1 years
Henry3782.6 years
William3676.1 years
James3374.9 years
Mary2983.6 years
Anna2585.4 years
George2480.2 years
Robert2072.5 years
Charles1874.1 years
Martha1782.3 years
Most common last names in Washita County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2573.5 years
Reimer2480.8 years
Williams2175.8 years
Johnson1679.3 years
Vogt1581.9 years
Kroeker1584.3 years
Jones1469.9 years
Schmidt1385.1 years
Flaming1384.9 years
Black1274.6 years
Businesses in Washita County, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1SONIC Drive-In1
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Browse common businesses in Washita County, OK


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