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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. 2012 cost of living index in Woods County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.2%), Retail trade (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 30%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Woods County, Oklahoma:


Median resident age:  34.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  36.0 years

Males: 4,746  (52.2%)
Females: 4,132  (47.8%)

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Woods County,OK real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Woods County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,084 ($28,927 in 1999)
This county:

$36084
Oklahoma:

$41664

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $364 (lower quartile is $283, upper quartile is $465)
This county:

$364
State:

$481


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $82,410 (it was $47,800 in 2000)
Woods County:

$82,410
Oklahoma:

$107,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,513 - $119,567

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $111,097
Here:

$111,097
State:

$140,258

Townhouses or other attached units: $6,343
Here:

$6,343
State:

$126,796

In 2-unit structures: $19,387
Here:

$19,387
State:

$140,400

Mobile homes: $32,535
Here:

$32,535
State:

$39,757

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $29,179
Here:

$29,179
State:

$32,122
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $959
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $244

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:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $420 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $331 (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 2009: 13.9%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 46.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.2% for American Indian residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 34 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 25 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

15.0%
Whole state:

14.7%

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

5.5%
Whole state:

6.1%

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, Waynoka, Freedom, Dacoma, Capron, Avard, South Woods, West Woods.

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 .

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


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:

38.9% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.55%
Here74.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,776
Total congregations: 32

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents2,013 (29.7%)1,574 (23.2%)670 (9.9%)460 (6.8%)405 (6.0%)
Congregations6 (18.8%)3 (9.4%)2 (6.3%)1 (3.1%)3 (9.4%)
Name The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents373 (5.5%)280 (4.1%)193 (2.8%)192 (2.8%)616 (9.1%)
Congregations3 (9.4%)2 (6.3%)1 (3.1%)2 (6.3%)9 (28.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Woods County - Alva, Waynoka, Freedom, Dacoma, Capron

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Woods County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Woods County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Woods County:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.3%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Oklahoma:

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 slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 2.3 times above 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 below Oklahoma state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 9.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/1994 at 03:28:58, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from Woods County center
On 10/25/1999 at 23:19:58, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 16.2 mi) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 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 (17%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,311.

7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.07% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($14,859 average AGI)
3.03% relocated from other states ($14,350 average AGI)
Woods County:

3.03%
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 Alfalfa County, OK  0.45% ($32,846 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.45% ($33,462)
from Garfield County, OK  0.41% ($30,750)
from Woodward County, OK  0.34% ($22,000)


8.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.15%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.04% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($17,410 average AGI)
3.10% relocated to other states ($9,979 average AGI)
Woods County:

3.10%
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 Woodward County, OK  0.72% ($30,619 average AGI)
to Garfield County, OK  0.65% ($24,947)
to Alfalfa County, OK  0.48% ($21,143)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.44% ($29,385)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Woods County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Woods County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Woods County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Woods County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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&T1Nike2
Ashley Furniture1Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1RadioShack1
La-Z-Boy1SONIC Drive-In1
Lane Furniture1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets2T-Mobile1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
New Balance1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Woods County, OK

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