Tonkawa, Oklahoma

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Population in 2019: 2,980 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.7%
 
Males: 1,541  (51.7%)
Females: 1,439  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

33.9 years
Oklahoma median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 74653.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $47,468 (it was $29,387 in 2000)
Tonkawa:

$47,468
OK:

$54,449

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,727 (it was $14,245 in 2000)

Tonkawa city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $76,186 (it was $40,900 in 2000)
Tonkawa:

$76,186
OK:

$147,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $134,549; detached houses: $138,228; townhouses or other attached units: $224,125; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $178,212; mobile homes: $66,493; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $6,709

Median gross rent in 2019: $629.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tonkawa: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.4%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 22.7% for other race residents, 39.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Tonkawa, OK (2019)
    • 2,30675.1%White alone
    • 30910.1%Hispanic
    • 2227.2%Two or more races
    • 1655.4%American Indian alone
    • 411.3%Asian alone
    • 200.7%Black alone

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



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Tonkawa, Oklahoma as of June 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tonkawa is 636 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Tonkawa by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(129.9)
2
(66.4)
7
(224.3)
2
(62.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.7)
2
(63.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(97.5)
2
(65.8)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(64.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(62.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(221.5)
4
(129.9)
2
(66.4)
10
(320.4)
6
(187.9)
7
(215.4)
1
(31.2)
4
(127.0)
11
(350.3)
10
(319.7)
4
(128.6)
1
(32.5)
4
(131.6)
7
(232.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
33
(1,044)
26
(844.2)
25
(829.5)
21
(672.9)
25
(782.7)
25
(769.2)
21
(654.4)
25
(793.7)
15
(477.7)
13
(415.6)
11
(353.6)
17
(552.5)
19
(625.0)
18
(598.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
65
(2,057)
69
(2,240)
49
(1,626)
60
(1,922)
74
(2,317)
61
(1,877)
52
(1,620)
46
(1,460)
39
(1,242)
34
(1,087)
29
(932.2)
30
(975.0)
23
(756.6)
34
(1,131)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(158.2)
8
(259.7)
13
(431.3)
6
(192.2)
4
(125.2)
2
(61.5)
7
(218.1)
4
(127.0)
9
(286.6)
5
(159.8)
1
(32.1)
3
(97.5)
2
(65.8)
4
(133.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(221.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index212.3299.4224.0402.1245.1176.9153.0174.9227.1149.390.3170.0158.2144.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Tonkawa, OK

Crime rate in Tonkawa detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 12 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.66
Oklahoma average:

2.30
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Ancestries: German (14.4%), American (8.7%), Irish (7.8%), English (7.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 985 feet

Land area: 5.58 square miles.

Population density: 534 people per square mile   (low).

Tonkawa, Oklahoma map

129 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America).

This city:

4.2%
Oklahoma:

6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $628 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $361 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (69.8 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (270.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Blackwell, OK (2.9 miles ),
Nardin, OK (3.4 miles),
Marland, OK (3.5 miles ),
Billings, OK (3.5 miles ),
Ponca City, OK (3.6 miles ),
Lamont, OK (3.7 miles ),
Deer Creek, OK (3.8 miles),
McCord, OK (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 36.68 N, Longitude: 97.31 W

Area code: 580

Distribution of median household income in Tonkawa, OK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Tonkawa, OK in 2019
Tonkawa satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Tonkawa, OK residents
Average permit cost in Tonkawa, OK
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
Oklahoma:

5.8%
Historical population in Tonkawa, OK
Historical housing units in Tonkawa, OK

Population change in the 1990s: +149 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in Tonkawa, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (18.3%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Machinery (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.7%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Tonkawa, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Child care workers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)

Average climate in Tonkawa, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tonkawa, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 78.9. This is about average.

City:

78.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.00714. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00714
U.S.:

0.26671
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 4.78. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.14. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.14
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 25.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.61
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Tonkawa-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Tonkawa city center killed 20 people and injured 280 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 tornado 16.4 miles away from the city center killed 80 people and injured 273 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tonkawa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 927% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 27.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 78.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/2015 at 09:49:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 41.7 miles away from Tonkawa center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kay County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 10, Winter Storms: 9, Winds: 4, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tonkawa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Tonkawa:

  • WILLOW HAVEN (1301 NORTH 5TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Tonkawa:

  • BLACKWELL NURSING HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BLACKWELL, OK)
  • HILLCREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BLACKWELL, OK)
  • BLACKWELL REGIONAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BLACKWELL, OK)
  • INTEGRIS BLACKWELL REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BLACKWELL, OK)
  • FAITH HOSPICE SERVICES, L L C (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BLACKWELL, OK)
  • HOSPICE OF NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA, INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PONCA CITY, OK)
  • PONCA CITY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PONCA CITY, OK)

College/University in Tonkawa:

  • Northern Oklahoma College (Full-time enrollment: 3,414; Location: 1220 E Grand Ave; Public; Website: www.noc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Tonkawa:

  • Cowley County Community College (about 31 miles; Arkansas City, KS; Full-time enrollment: 3,173)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 41 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 21,700)
  • Langston University (about 52 miles; Langston, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 68 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Newman University (about 69 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 70 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (about 72 miles; Edmond, OK; FT enrollment: 13,790)

Public high school in Tonkawa:

  • TONKAWA HS (Students: 229, Location: 500 EAST NORTH AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tonkawa:

  • TONKAWA ES (Students: 409, Location: 501 NORTH PUBLIC, Grades: PK-5)
  • TONKAWA MS (Students: 187, Location: 500 EAST NORTH AVENUE, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Tonkawa

Library in Tonkawa:

  • TONKAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $108,415; Location: 216 N. SEVENTH; 23,126 books; 1,303 audio materials; 898 video materials; 23 state licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Tonkawa Fire Department and Ambulance Service (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Tonkawa include: First Christian Church (A), Tonkawa Bible Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Catholic Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Tonkawa Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Tonkawa include: Ray See Park (1), Blen Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Buck A D Museum (Pine & E N Avenue Street).

Hotel: Pecan Creek Properties Inc (1501 East North Avenue).

Birthplace of: Henry Bellmon - Politician, Gerald Steichen - Conductor.

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

2.5 people
Oklahoma:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.6%
Whole state:

66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
308 people in college/university student housing in 2010
28 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Tonkawa in 2000:

  • 293 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 28 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in nursing homes

Banks with branches in Tonkawa (2011 data):

  • Farmers Exchange Bank: Tonkawa Branch at 111 East Grand Street, branch established on 1968/10/08; Drive-In Branch at 116 North 7th Street, branch established on 1968/10/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $153.4 mil, Deposits: $132.3 mil, headquarters in Cherokee, OK, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Exchange Bancorporation, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Oklahoma: Tonkawa Branch at 101 West Grand, branch established on 1997/12/01. Info updated 2011/07/08: Bank assets: $260.1 mil, Deposits: $227.0 mil, headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp Of Oklahoma, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Tonkawa:

Marital status in Tonkawa, OK
  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Tonkawa:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Tonkawa
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tonkawa, OK (based on Kay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,93667
Mainline Protestant8,53224
Catholic2,9795
Other8065
Black Protestant1861
None18,123-
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: 12
Kay County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Kay County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Kay County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Here:

5.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Kay County:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kay County:

10.1%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kay County:

29.0%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tonkawa:

47.4%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.0%
State:

44.2%

Average BMI:
Tonkawa:

28.5
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.9%
Oklahoma:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tonkawa:

11.2%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Tonkawa:

6.8
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.7%
Oklahoma:

33.8%

General health condition:
Tonkawa:

53.2%
Oklahoma:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.6%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tonkawa, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 8$15,671$23,5070$0
Firefighters 8$27,245$40,8680$0
Other Government Administration 5$15,492$37,1810$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$18,143$43,5430$0
Electric Power 4$13,328$39,9840$0
Water Supply 3$10,237$40,9480$0
Sewerage 2$5,901$35,4060$0
Local Libraries 1$3,588$43,0562$2,649
Parks and Recreation 1$2,657$31,8840$0
Financial Administration 1$1,700$20,4000$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,406$40,8720$0
Fire - Other 0$0 13$287
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$848
Totals for Government 39$117,368$36,11316$3,784

Tonkawa government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Gas Utilities: $887,000 ($297.65)
    Electric Utilities: $116,000 ($38.93)
    Sewerage: $98,000 ($32.89)
    Regular Highways: $91,000 ($30.54)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($8.39)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,471,000 ($829.19)
    Water Utilities: $917,000 ($307.72)
    Police Protection: $700,000 ($234.90)
    Health - Other: $461,000 ($154.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $357,000 ($119.80)
    Central Staff Services: $324,000 ($108.72)
    Libraries: $290,000 ($97.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $188,000 ($63.09)
    Gas Utilities: $178,000 ($59.73)
    General - Other: $147,000 ($49.33)
    Sewerage: $129,000 ($43.29)
    Regular Highways: $111,000 ($37.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $74,000 ($24.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000 ($17.11)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($1.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.34)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($8.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($11.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $111,000 ($37.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $39,000 ($13.09)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($9.40)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($7.05)
    Gas Utilities: $12,000 ($4.03)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($2.35)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($1.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,219,000 ($744.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($1.01)

Tonkawa government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $450,000 ($151.01)
    Sewerage: $316,000 ($106.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $288,000 ($96.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $21,000 ($7.05)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($4.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $255,000 ($85.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $74,000 ($24.83)
    Donations From Private Sources: $36,000 ($12.08)
    Rents: $30,000 ($10.07)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($6.38)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,764,000 ($1263.09)
    Water Utilities: $661,000 ($221.81)
    Gas Utilities: $2,000 ($0.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $56,000 ($18.79)
    General Local Government Support: $17,000 ($5.70)
    Other: $8,000 ($2.68)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,566,000 ($525.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $42,000 ($14.09)
    Other: $25,000 ($8.39)
    Other Selective Sales: $17,000 ($5.70)
    Other License: $8,000 ($2.68)

Tonkawa government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,703,000 ($1578.19)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,465,000 ($1162.75)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,736,000 ($582.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $498,000 ($167.11)

Tonkawa government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,527,000 ($512.42)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,166,000 ($2404.70)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $182,000 ($61.07)

5.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
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 Osage County, OK  0.49% ($49,377 average AGI)
from Garfield County, OK  0.44% ($27,377)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.32% ($40,160)


6.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
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 Osage County, OK  0.60% ($46,758 average AGI)
to Payne County, OK  0.48% ($42,921)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.46% ($60,861)

Businesses in Tonkawa, OK

  • FedEx: 1
  • SONIC Drive-In: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Tonkawa:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOKB (1580 AM; 1 kW; BLACKWELL, OK; Owner: BLACKWELL RADIO INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBZ (1230 AM; 1 kW; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: PONCA CITY PUBLISHING CO.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKY (930 AM; 5 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tonkawa:

  • KAYE-FM (90.7 FM; TONKAWA, OK; Owner: NORTHERN OKLAHOMA COLLEGE)
  • KLVV (88.7 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: THE LOVE STATION, INC.)
  • K212DX (90.3 FM; PONCA CITY, ETC., OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KQBL (96.9 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: CHAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLOR-FM (99.3 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: TEAM RADIO LLC)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KPNC (100.9 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: TEAM RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KOSU-FM (91.7 FM; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSPI-FM (93.7 FM; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: STILLWATER BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KIXR (104.7 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: MUR-THOM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K296EH (107.1 FM; PERRY, OK; Owner: THE LOVE STATION, INC.)
  • KAXR (91.3 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K278AF (103.5 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tonkawa:

  • KGBN-LP (Channel 27; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: DIANA KAY HALL)
  • K54FZ (Channel 54; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
Tonkawa fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Tonkawa fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 79Number of bridges
  • 915ft / 279mTotal length
  • $78,453,000Total costs
  • 337,519Total average daily traffic
  • 109,810Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Tonkawa, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 221950-1959
  • 151960-1969
  • 141970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 162010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tonkawa, OK

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tonkawa)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 1 Mi E 1 Mi N Hwy 60 & 77 On Westside (Lat: 36.701417 Lon: -97.302000), Call Sign: KWJ524,
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.5600 MHz, Grant Date: 06/29/2000, Expiration Date: 07/02/2005, Cancellation Date: 12/09/2002, Registrant: Independent Well Service Inc, Rr 2 Box 70 A, Blackwell, OK 74631, Phone: (405) 363-2585
  • Lat: 36.647500 Lon: -97.426944, Call Sign: WPTS887,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.680 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/2001, Expiration Date: 12/10/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/11/2012, Certifier: Larry D Mcmillen, Registrant: Lynch, Josie, Rockville, MD 20849, Phone: (301) 309-2380, Fax: (301) 309-1996, Email:
  • Lat: 36.668306 Lon: -97.264722, Call Sign: WPYI703,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.125 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2003, Expiration Date: 08/18/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2013, Certifier: Eddie Street, Registrant: Lam Communications, Inc, 209 So 1st Street, Ponca City, OK 73701, Phone: (580) 762-5521, Fax: (580) 762-5522, Email:
  • Lat: 36.677667 Lon: -97.308583, Call Sign: WPYW313,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.262 MHz, Grant Date: 11/01/2013, Expiration Date: 11/13/2023, Certifier: John Ramey, Registrant: City Of Tonkawa, 113 S 7th Street, Tonkawa, OK 74653, Phone: (580) 628-2508
  • 1000 Allen Drive (Lat: 36.668306 Lon: -97.264722), Call Sign: WQHN232,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.862 MHz, 159.922 MHz, 159.937 MHz, 159.952 MHz, 159.967 MHz, 159.997 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2007, Expiration Date: 09/14/2017, Cancellation Date: 11/18/2017, Certifier: Cole L Chandler, Registrant: Lam Communications Inc, 209 S 1st, Ponca City, OK 74601, Phone: (580) 762-5521, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tonkawa)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9779W , Serial Number: 28-23267, Airworthiness Date: 06/12/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 01/16/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Brandt A Jr Harris, 201 W Grand Ave, Tonkawa, OK 74653

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 36. The highest number of fires - 66 took place in 2012, and the least - 4 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Tonkawa, OK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (66.2%), and Structure Fires (14.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Tonkawa, OK
    • 38666.2%Outside Fires
    • 8614.8%Structure Fires
    • 8514.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 264.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tonkawa, OK
Most common first names in Tonkawa, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4276.1 years
James4075.0 years
John3678.0 years
Mary2577.8 years
Robert2474.5 years
Charles2277.1 years
George2178.5 years
Frank1574.9 years
Ruth1579.8 years
Hazel1384.0 years
Most common last names in Tonkawa, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2377.4 years
Jones2279.7 years
Miller1979.7 years
Williams1773.2 years
Wood1777.7 years
White1373.5 years
Martin1367.8 years
Lucas1274.1 years
Allen1270.8 years
Fuller1272.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tonkawa, OK
  • 83.2%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tonkawa, OK
  • 63.8%Utility gas
  • 35.5%Electricity
  • 0.7%No fuel used


Tonkawa compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Tonkawa on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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Total of 13 patent applications in 2008-2021.