Woods County, Oklahoma (OK)

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County population in 2012: 8,832 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 9,089 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,139
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,275
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,565
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,119 (it was 1,119 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%

Land area: 1287 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Woods County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (28.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Woods County, Oklahoma:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years
Males: 4,746  (52.2%)
Females: 4,132  (47.8%)

Woods County,OK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Woods County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,018 ($28,927 in 1999)

This county:

$52018
Oklahoma:

$45690

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $434 (lower quartile is $299, upper quartile is $542)
This county:

$434
State:

$546


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,347 (it was $47,800 in 2000)
Woods:

$83,347
Oklahoma:

$116,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,400 - $137,284
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $885
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $314

Institutionalized population: 728

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):

Woods County, OK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $130,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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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: $504 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $409 (0.5%)

Woods County household income distribution in 2009 Woods County home values distribution Woods County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.2% for Black residents, 33.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 4.3% for other race residents, 30.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.3%
Woods County:

15.3%
Oklahoma:

16.8%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 64.0% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.5% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 3.9% for other race residents, 29.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 24 years old, Asian residents: 10 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Woods County is $358 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $451 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $656 a month.

Cities in this county include: Alva, South Woods, Waynoka, West Woods, Freedom, Dacoma, Capron, Avard.

Woods 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 Woods County: Loder Siding (A), Lookout (B), Lookout Community Hall (C), O'Conner (D), Murray Plaza (E), Alva Country Club (F), Camp Houston (G), Coy Community Hall (H), Greenleaf Rural Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Murray Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Woods County include: Cedar Grove Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Lookout Church (C), Oakdale Church (D), Pleasant View Church (E), Green Valley Church (F), Morning Star Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Center Cemetery (1), Walnut Grove Cemetery (2), Waynoka Municipal Cemetery (3), Whitehorse Cemetery (4), Ewing Cemetery (5), Fairvalley Cemetery (6), Fairview Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Avard Lake (A), Burnham Number 4 Reservoir (B), Benson Number 3 Reservoir (C), McGill Number 13 Reservoir (D), Overton Lake (E), P M Miller Reservoir (F), Bouziden Lake (G), Oknoname 151001 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Day Creek (A), Bull Creek (B), Whitehorse Creek (C), West Creek (D), Boggy Creek (E), Walnut Grove Creek (F), Turkey Creek (G), Barney Creek (H), Hackberry Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Woods County include: Rhodes Park (1), Little Sahara State Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alfalfa County , Barber County, Kansas , Comanche County, Kansas , Harper County , Major County , Woodward County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 995
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 79 (47% naturalized citizens)

Woods County:

0.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 24
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 25
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 15

Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.7%

Woods County marital status for males Woods County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Woods County with a mortgage: 779 (70 second mortgage, 16 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,222

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Woods County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,41721
Mainline Protestant2,3689
Catholic1482
Other1302
None2,815-
Woods 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: 5
Woods County:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

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

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Woods County:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Woods County:

9.3%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Woods County:

27.5%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Woods County:

Average size of farms: 1073 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,997
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $56.98
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.90%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $80,696
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.28%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $76,646
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.01%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.19
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.26%
All wheat for grain: 117616 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 270 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Woods County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 2718406.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/5/1951, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Woods County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.0 miles away from Woods 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 9.3 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 281.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.3 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 137.2 miles away from Woods 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 151.1 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 Woods County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 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 (%):

  • Mexico (42%)
  • Taiwan (14%)
  • Ghana (13%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Russia (8%)
  • Brazil (5%)
  • Sweden (4%)

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

  • German (31%)
  • United States or American (17%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Woods County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,390 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 409 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 16 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (1%)
  • Walked: 171 (4%)
  • Other means: 29 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 148 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 424 people in state prisons
  • 361 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 108 people in nursing homes
  • 66 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 31 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 577 people in state prisons
  • 277 people in college/university student housing
  • 114 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,913.

6.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.91% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($16,551 average AGI)
2.94% relocated from other states ($17,276 average AGI)
Woods County:

2.94%
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 Garfield County, OK  0.49% ($32,429 average AGI)
from Alfalfa County, OK  0.42% ($18,250)


8.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.13% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($17,315 average AGI)
3.76% relocated to other states ($13,688 average AGI)
Woods County:

3.76%
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 Garfield County, OK  1.23% ($24,611 average AGI)
to Alfalfa County, OK  0.58% ($36,529)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.51% ($24,200)
to Woodward County, OK  0.48% ($27,786)
to Barber County, KS  0.44% ($23,308)
to Canadian County, OK  0.38% ($22,727)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Woods County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Woods County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Woods County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,751 (1,629 aged, 122 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.67
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8973.160
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1365.230
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35717.62

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1053.120
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1567.990
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47.81
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 105.310

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,873

Size of family households: 1,128 2-persons, 410 3-persons, 369 4-persons, 133 5-persons, 48 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,141 1-person, 231 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

1,261 married couples with children.
347 single-parent households (89 men, 258 women).

96.8% of residents of Woods County speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 34% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $70,346,000 ($8208 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,169,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,265,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,390,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,573,000
Federal grants: $19,941,000
Federal procurement contracts: $530,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,647,000 ($429,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $101,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,418,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,958,000

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

Births: 434
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 634
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +15
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -347
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Woods County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.98 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 58
  • 2000 to 2004: 264
  • 1990 to 1999: 134
  • 1980 to 1989: 426
  • 1970 to 1979: 760
  • 1960 to 1969: 610
  • 1950 to 1959: 503
  • 1940 to 1949: 391
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,262
Rooms in houses/apartments in Woods County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 77
  • 4 rooms: 233
  • 5 rooms: 639
  • 6 rooms: 699
  • 7 rooms: 441
  • 8 rooms: 229
  • 9+ rooms: 236
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 140
  • 4 rooms: 376
  • 5 rooms: 291
  • 6 rooms: 104
  • 7 rooms: 64
  • 8 rooms: 51
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Woods County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 83
  • 2 bedrooms: 714
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,342
  • 4 bedrooms: 338
  • 5+ bedrooms: 88
  • no bedroom: 48
  • 1 bedroom: 233
  • 2 bedrooms: 479
  • 3 bedrooms: 298
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Woods County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 91
  • 1 vehicle: 765
  • 2 vehicles: 1,060
  • 3 vehicles: 470
  • 4 vehicles: 145
  • 5+ vehicles: 34
  • no vehicle: 72
  • 1 vehicle: 568
  • 2 vehicles: 349
  • 3 vehicles: 107
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

53% of Woods 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, 67% lived in Oklahoma.

Woods County:

52.9%
State average:

52.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Woods County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.7%)
  • Electricity (13.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.0%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Utility gas (78.3%)
  • Electricity (13.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.1%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Oklahoma:

6.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

2.6%
Oklahoma:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

0.4%
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)

Woods County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,006,000
    Financial Administration: $314,000
    Police Protection: $206,000
    General - Other: $174,000
    Central Staff Services: $121,000
    General Public Buildings: $97,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $93,000
    Fire Protection: $33,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,281,000

Woods County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $176,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $57,000
    Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,678,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,500,000
    Total General Sales: $405,000
    NEC: $1,000

Woods County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,000,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Woods County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10681.8 years
William8079.3 years
John7877.0 years
James6076.9 years
George5578.6 years
Charles5174.4 years
Robert4574.6 years
Frank3378.4 years
Ruth3281.3 years
Mildred3181.6 years
Most common last names in Woods County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4378.7 years
Brown3477.5 years
Wilson3182.5 years
Reed2779.2 years
Johnson2778.0 years
Parker2482.5 years
Murrow2379.6 years
Miller2373.5 years
Ferguson2079.3 years
Lyon2075.3 years
Businesses in Woods County, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1New Balance1
Ashley Furniture1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Ford1RadioShack1
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
La-Z-Boy1Subway1
Lane Furniture1T-Mobile1
MasterBrand Cabinets2U-Haul1
McDonald's1Walmart1