Arpelar, Oklahoma

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Population in 2010: 272.
Males: 133  (48.9%)
Females: 139  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

45.8 years
Oklahoma median age:

37.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,137
Arpelar:

$48,137
OK:

$54,449

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,641

Arpelar CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $114,763
Arpelar:

$114,763
OK:

$147,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $122,154; detached houses: $129,352; mobile homes: $59,629

Median gross rent in 2019: $791.

March 2019 cost of living index in Arpelar: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.3%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Arpelar, OK (2019)
    • 25276.1%White alone
    • 4513.6%Two or more races
    • 257.6%American Indian alone
    • 51.5%Hispanic

Races in Arpelar detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (21.7%), German (8.6%), English (4.0%), Dutch West Indian (2.3%), Irish (1.7%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 749 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $604 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $487 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (76.4 miles , pop. 74,859).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (82.3 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (155.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Northwest Pittsburg, OK (1.3 miles ),
Stuart, OK (2.9 miles ),
Savanna, OK (3.2 miles ),
McAlester, OK (3.4 miles ),
Ashland, OK (3.7 miles),
Krebs, OK (3.7 miles ),
Lamar, OK (3.8 miles),
Kiowa, OK (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 34.94 N, Longitude: 95.97 W

Area code: 918

Distribution of median household income in Arpelar, OK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Arpelar, OK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.4%
Oklahoma:

5.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.6. This is about average.

City:

72.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.93
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Arpelar-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 147% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the Arpelar place center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1950, a category F4 tornado 25.4 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 32 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arpelar-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 705% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 60.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 116.0 miles away from Arpelar center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from Arpelar 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 33.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pittsburg County (28) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 11, Winter Storms: 8, Winds: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Arpelar:

  • HERITAGE HILLS LIVING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MCALESTER, OK)
  • COLONIAL LODGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MCALESTER, OK)
  • COLONIAL PARK NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MCALESTER, OK)
  • MITCHELL MANOR CONVALESCENT HOME LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MCALESTER, OK)
  • PEACHTREE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MCALESTER, OK)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MCALESTER, OK)
  • HEARTLAND HOSPICE SERVICES (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MCALESTER, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Arpelar:

  • East Central University (about 42 miles; Ada, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,030)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 48 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 70 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 76 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Oral Roberts University (about 77 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,216)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 81 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 12,480)
  • University of Tulsa (about 84 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,702)

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Notable location: Haywood - Arpelar Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Arpelar: Arpelar Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Arpelar Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Pittsburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.1%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Arpelar:

Marital status in Arpelar, OK
  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Arpelar:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Arpelar, OK (based on Pittsburg County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,501109
Mainline Protestant3,04416
Catholic1,5001
Other9085
Black Protestant7243
Orthodox121
None15,148-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Pittsburg County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Pittsburg County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Pittsburg County:

7.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pittsburg County:

29.7%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

5.78% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Oklahoma average:

7.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from McIntosh County, OK  0.42% ($40,226 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.37% ($46,981)
from Latimer County, OK  0.35% ($32,865)


6.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tulsa County, OK  0.51% ($43,303 average AGI)
to McIntosh County, OK  0.43% ($38,143)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.38% ($35,821)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arpelar:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KNED (1150 AM; 1 kW; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KEOR (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATOKA, OK; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arpelar:

  • KTMC-FM (105.1 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMCO (101.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQCV-FM (95.1 FM; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KESC (103.7 FM; WILBURTON, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC)
  • KLRB (89.3 FM; STUART, OK; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE OF PRAYER, INC.)
  • KBCW (91.9 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA)
  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMMY (97.1 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY, Inc.)
  • KTNT (102.5 FM; EUFAULA, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)
  • KTLS-FM (106.5 FM; HOLDENVILLE, OK; Owner: WOODSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Arpelar:

  • K51EK (Channel 51; McALESTER, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)

Arpelar fatal accident list:

Jul 5, 2018 02:00 PM, Us-270, Lat: 34.941900, Lon: -95.948000, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 13, 2007 07:32 AM, Haywood Road, Lat: 34.925536, Lon: -95.947322, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 40.6mTotal length
  • $6,060,000Total costs
  • 6,755Total average daily traffic
  • 1,027Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,628Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Arpelar, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 41980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Arpelar, OK

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Jessica Norrid, Approximately 1 Mile West Of Arpelar Just South Of Hwy 270 (Lat: 34.940250 Lon: -95.973806), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 40121 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Branch Towers, LLC, Jessica.Norrid@branchcomm.Net, , Tulsa, Phone: (918) 949-4551
  • Jessica Norrid, Approximately 1 Mile West Of Arpelar Just South Of Hwy 270 (Lat: 34.940250 Lon: -95.973806), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 40121 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Branch Towers, LLC, Jessica.Norrid@branchcomm.Net, , Tulsa, Phone: (918) 949-4551
  • Jessica Norrid, Approximately 1 Mile West Of Arpelar Just South Of Hwy 270 (Lat: 34.940250 Lon: -95.973806), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 40121 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Branch Towers, LLC, Jessica.Norrid@branchcomm.Net, , Tulsa, Phone: (918) 949-4551
  • Alyse Brussard, Approximately 1 Mile West Of Arpelar Just South Of Hwy 270 (Lat: 34.940250 Lon: -95.973806), Type: 97.5, Structure height: 40121 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: American Towers, LLC, Faa-Fcc@americantower.Com, , Wobur-n, Phone: (781) 926-4500

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Arpelar, Approximately 1 Mile West Of Arpelar Just South Of Hwy 270 (Lat: 34.940250 Lon: -95.973806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQVU609,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10975.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2015, Expiration Date: 05/13/2025, Certifier: David Miller Ii, Registrant: Rf Design Services, 4800 Nw161st Street, Edmond, OK 73013, Phone: (405) 650-3366, Fax: (405) 330-1310, Email:
  • ARPELAR 2, Approximately 1 Mile West Of Arpelar Just South Of Hwy 270 (Lat: 34.940250 Lon: -95.973806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQXV753,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/22/2016, Expiration Date: 06/22/2026, Certifier: David Miller Ii, Registrant: Rf Design Services, 4800 Nw161st Street, Edmond, OK 73013, Phone: (405) 650-3366, Fax: (405) 330-1310, Email:
  • ARPELAR 3, Approximately 1 Mile West Of Arpelar Just South Of Hwy 270 (Lat: 34.940250 Lon: -95.973806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQZG485,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2017, Expiration Date: 05/09/2027, Certifier: David Miller Ii, Registrant: Rf Design Services, 4800 Nw161st Street, Edmond, OK 73013, Phone: (405) 650-3366, Fax: (405) 330-1310, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Arpelar, OK
  • 80.2%Electricity
  • 11.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Wood
  • 4.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Arpelar, OK
  • 46.9%Electricity
  • 28.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.5%Utility gas
  • 12.5%Wood


Arpelar compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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