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Kay County, Oklahoma (OK)

County population in 2019: 44,674 (76% urban, 24% rural); it was 48,080 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,767
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,062
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,745
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,748 (it was 5,412 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 919 sq. mi.

Water area: 26.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Kay County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.5%), Manufacturing (14.2%), Retail trade (11.8%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Kay County, OK (2019)
    • 32,93573.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,8838.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3,7258.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,9426.6%Two or more races
    • 9082.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1980.4%Asian alone
    • 190.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

38.8 years
Oklahoma median age:

37.0 years
Males: 22,223  (49.7%)
Females: 22,451  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Kay County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,162 ($30,762 in 1999)
This county:

$48,162
Oklahoma:

$54,449

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $460 (lower quartile is $374, upper quartile is $578)
This county:

$460
State:

$644


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $98,967 (it was $53,900 in 2000)
Kay:

$98,967
Oklahoma:

$147,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,593 - $168,234

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $133,023
Here:

$133,023
State:

$198,273

Townhouses or other attached units: $177,490
Here:

$177,490
State:

$211,977

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,473
Here:

$196,473
State:

$136,702

Mobile homes: $62,465
Here:

$62,465
State:

$79,218

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,485
Here:

$9,485
State:

$35,506

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,043
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $392

Institutionalized population: 693

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 13
  • Burglaries: 64
  • Thefts: 115
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 60
  • Thefts: 102
  • Auto thefts: 4
Kay County, OK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 1998: 49 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 1999: 51 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2000: 43 buildings, average cost: $142,100
  • 2001: 48 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $297,600
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $56,800
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2014: 23 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $233,500
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2018: 6 buildings, average cost: $217,300
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $206,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Kay, OK residents
Average permit cost in Kay, OK
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $901 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $636 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Kay, OK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kay, OK in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kay, OK in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.8%
Kay County:

16.8%
Oklahoma:

15.2%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.5% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.6% for American Indian residents, 30.7% for other race residents, 21.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.8 years old
(Males: 37.6 years old, Females: 40.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.1 years old, Black residents: 35.3 years old, American Indian residents: 27.5 years old, Asian residents: 36.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.8 years old, Other race residents: 34.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kay County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $470 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $649 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ponca City, Blackwell, Tonkawa, Newkirk, Kaw City, Braman, Kildare, Nardin.

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

2018 air pollution in Kay County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kay County: Riverdale Community Hall (A), Four Corners (B), Caldwell Golf Course (C), Medford Golf Course (D), Hawley Rural Fire District (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kay County include: Eagle Grove Church (A), Medford Church (B), Fairview Church (C), Prairie Queen Church (D), North Star Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Valley Center Cemetery (1), Wakita Cemetery (2), Williams Cemetery (3), New Home Cemetery (4), Fairview Cemetery (5), Friends Cemetery (6), Gibbon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Oknoname 04706 Reservoir (A), Oknoname 04705 Reservoir (B), Oknoname 04704 Reservoir (C), Oknoname 053002 Reservoir (D), Oknoname 053001 Reservoir (E), Koch Holding Pond A (F), Three Lakes (G), Oknoname 113001 Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bullwacker Creek (A), Deadman Creek (B), Wild Horse Creek (C), Crooked Creek (D), Boggy Creek (E), Wagon Creek (F), Cottonwood Creek (G), Big Antelope Creek (H), Coldwater Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Kay County: Rock Island Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Grant County , Hawkins County, Tennessee , Osage County , Montgomery County, Kansas , Wright County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
Oklahoma:

5.8%

Unemployment by year in Kay, OK
County total employment by year in Kay, OK
County average yearly wages by year in Kay, OK

Current college students: 1,774
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,137 (45.9% naturalized citizens)

Kay County:

2.5%
Whole state:

6.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 862010 or later
  • 3422000 to 2009
  • 3251990 to 1999
  • 2301980 to 1989
  • 1121970 to 1979
  • 159Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.7%

Kay County marital status for males Kay County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,572
  • One, attached: 278
  • Two: 455
  • 3 or 4: 591
  • 5 to 9: 449
  • 10 to 19: 363
  • 20 to 49: 318
  • 50 or more: 256
  • Mobile homes: 1,438
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Housing units in Kay County with a mortgage: 5,148 (71 second mortgage, 264 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,867

Here:

45.5% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kay County

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-
Kay 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: 12
Kay County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Kay County:

5.69 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kay County:

10.1%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Kay County:

29.0%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Kay County:

Average size of farms: 478 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,302
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $105.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.21%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 41.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $39,831
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,236
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.12%
Corn for grain: 7680 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 186482 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5135 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 18944 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 491 acres

Tornado activity:

Kay County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 1440033.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 18 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/16/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kay County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 913% 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 Kay County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from the county 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 42.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from Kay County center
On 11/30/2015 at 09:49:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oklahoma Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4530, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: May 7, 2019, FEMA Id: 4438, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 30, 2019 - May 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4453, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 2015 to January 05, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4256: February 10, 2016, FEMA Id: 4256, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2015 to June 22, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4222: May 26, 2015, FEMA Id: 4222, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 24, 2013 to February 26, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4109: April 08, 2013, FEMA Id: 4109, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2012 to May 01, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4064: June 14, 2012, FEMA Id: 4064, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3316: February 02, 2011, FEMA Id: 3316, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 28, 2010 to January 30, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3308: January 30, 2010, FEMA Id: 3308, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 24, 2009 to December 25, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1876: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1876, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 19 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kay

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,970 (83.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,846 (9.7%)
  • Bus: 30 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 173 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 19 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 402 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 595 (3.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (65%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Asia,n.e.c. (3%)
  • Thailand (2%)
  • Liberia (2%)
  • Spain (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kay County


  • American (14%)
  • German (13%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 492 people in nursing homes
  • 293 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 108 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 71 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 59 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 33 people in other group homes
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 377 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 308 people in college/university student housing
  • 237 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 131 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 66 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 65 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 37 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,408.

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
2.92% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($27,370 average AGI)
2.62% relocated from other states ($23,167 average AGI)
Kay County:

2.62%
Oklahoma average:

2.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Payne County, OK  0.27% ($36,214)
from Cowley County, KS  0.26% ($28,225)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.19% ($39,533)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.15% ($38,217)


6.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
3.59% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($27,112 average AGI)
2.91% relocated to other states ($18,749 average AGI)
Kay County:

2.91%
Oklahoma average:

2.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.39% ($65,721)
to Cowley County, KS  0.27% ($27,419)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.27% ($30,024)
to Noble County, OK  0.18% ($32,214)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6

Births per 1000 population in Kay County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Kay County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kay County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 17.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kay County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Kay County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kay County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kay County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kay County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Kay County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,083 (7,598 aged, 1,485 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,295 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Kay County, Oklahoma in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (847)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (751)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (622)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (613)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (490)
  • Congestive heart failure (385)
  • Other forms of acute ischaemic heart disease (332)
  • Unspecified dementia (312)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (237)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (219)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.28
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,592
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 280
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,677

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,411
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,377
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 54
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 130.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 76.1
  • Other - 54.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 44,674
  • Male householders: 9,022 (2,581 living alone), Female householders: 8,767 (3,037 living alone)
  • 7,994 spouses (7,948 opposite-sex spouses), 1,222 unmarried partners, (1,175 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 12,381 children (10,718 natural, 498 adopted, 1,151 stepchildren), 1,505 grandchildren, 524 brothers or sisters, 377 parents, 58 foster children, 565 other relatives, 1,330 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 969

Size of family households: 5,460 2-persons, 2,141 3-persons, 1,700 4-persons, 1,067 5-persons, 452 6-persons, 200 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,619 1-person, 972 2-persons, 157 3-persons, 40 4-persons.

5,899 married couples with children.
3,258 single-parent households (913 men, 2,345 women).

93.5% of residents of Kay speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $378,956,000 ($8,104 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $108,909,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $139,354,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $63,802,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,283,000
Federal grants: $48,398,000
Federal procurement contracts: $107,206,000 ($101,929,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,914,000 ($991,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $897,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,668,000
Federal Government insurance: $39,134,000

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

Births: 3,597
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,212
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +260
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,184
Here -47 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kay County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 22.01 millions of gallons per day (38% from ground, 62% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.6

Year house built in Kay County, Oklahoma
  • Year house built in Kay County, Oklahoma
  • 2252014 or later
  • 1592010 to 2013
  • 9632000 to 2009
  • 1,3791990 to 1999
  • 2,1821980 to 1989
  • 3,5521970 to 1979
  • 2,6461960 to 1969
  • 4,1231950 to 1959
  • 2,0271940 to 1949
  • 4,1651939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kay County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kay County, Oklahoma
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kay County, Oklahoma
  • 121 room
  • 242 rooms
  • 1913 rooms
  • 8974 rooms
  • 2,9085 rooms
  • 2,7826 rooms
  • 2,3477 rooms
  • 1,4188 rooms
  • 1,4139+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kay County, Oklahoma
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kay County, Oklahoma
  • 2191 room
  • 722 rooms
  • 8233 rooms
  • 1,2674 rooms
  • 1,6395 rooms
  • 1,0086 rooms
  • 4467 rooms
  • 2018 rooms
  • 1359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kay County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kay County, Oklahoma
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kay County, Oklahoma
  • 21no bedroom
  • 1741 bedroom
  • 2,3602 bedrooms
  • 6,7153 bedrooms
  • 2,2994 bedrooms
  • 3865+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kay County, Oklahoma
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kay County, Oklahoma
  • 221no bedroom
  • 9371 bedroom
  • 2,3372 bedrooms
  • 1,8913 bedrooms
  • 3454 bedrooms
  • 615+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kay County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kay County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kay County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 351no vehicle
  • 3,2581 vehicle
  • 4,7292 vehicles
  • 2,4183 vehicles
  • 9654 vehicles
  • 2535+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kay County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kay County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 870no vehicle
  • 2,6721 vehicle
  • 1,5912 vehicles
  • 3993 vehicles
  • 2024 vehicles
  • 915+ vehicles

79.9% of Kay County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Oklahoma.

Kay County:

79.9%
State average:

83.2%

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

  • This state: 29,488
  • Other state: 13,659
  • Northeast: 530
  • Midwest: 6,531
  • South: 3,734
  • West: 2,847
Year householders moved into unit in Kay County, OK
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kay County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 75.4%Utility gas
  • 15.8%Electricity
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 33.8%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 735
Here:

14.3%
Oklahoma:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 144
Here:

5.7%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 152
Here:

10.2%
Oklahoma:

13.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Kay County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $1,948,000
    Other: $312,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $4,330,000
    Regular Highways: $2,612,000
    General - Other: $2,445,000
    Health - Other: $1,578,000
    Police Protection: $1,517,000
    Central Staff Services: $912,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $650,000
    Financial Administration: $471,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $327,000
    Parks and Recreation: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,827,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,508,000
    General Local Government Support: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,072,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $553,000
    Police Protection: $59,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,238,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $63,000
    Other: $45,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,821,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,285,000
    Other License: $78,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,582,000

Kay County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $1,948,000
    Other: $312,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $4,330,000
    Regular Highways: $2,612,000
    General - Other: $2,445,000
    Health - Other: $1,578,000
    Police Protection: $1,517,000
    Central Staff Services: $912,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $650,000
    Financial Administration: $471,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $327,000
    Parks and Recreation: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,827,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,508,000
    General Local Government Support: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,072,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $553,000
    Police Protection: $59,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,238,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $63,000
    Other: $45,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,821,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,285,000
    Other License: $78,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,582,000

Kay County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $1,948,000
    Other: $312,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $4,330,000
    Regular Highways: $2,612,000
    General - Other: $2,445,000
    Health - Other: $1,578,000
    Police Protection: $1,517,000
    Central Staff Services: $912,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $650,000
    Financial Administration: $471,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $327,000
    Parks and Recreation: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,827,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,508,000
    General Local Government Support: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,072,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $553,000
    Police Protection: $59,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,238,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $63,000
    Other: $45,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,821,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,285,000
    Other License: $78,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,582,000

Kay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $1,948,000
    Other: $312,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $4,330,000
    Regular Highways: $2,612,000
    General - Other: $2,445,000
    Health - Other: $1,578,000
    Police Protection: $1,517,000
    Central Staff Services: $912,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $650,000
    Financial Administration: $471,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $327,000
    Parks and Recreation: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,827,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,508,000
    General Local Government Support: $225,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,072,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $553,000
    Police Protection: $59,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,238,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $63,000
    Other: $45,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,821,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,285,000
    Other License: $78,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,582,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 916
  • Number of aged recipients: 70
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 846
  • Number of recipients under 18: 136
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 642
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 138
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 361
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 391
Most common first names in Kay County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John43276.1 years
William37676.1 years
Mary35579.4 years
James32273.2 years
Charles29174.0 years
Robert26473.3 years
George23777.2 years
Ruth17181.2 years
Helen15780.4 years
Dorothy12776.8 years
Most common last names in Kay County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25976.9 years
Miller15876.5 years
Brown14876.5 years
Jones14373.9 years
Johnson13777.2 years
Davis10874.3 years
Williams9977.4 years
Wilson9379.4 years
Martin9276.9 years
Anderson8676.3 years
Businesses in Kay County, OK
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's1
AT&T1Marriott1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's1Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's2
AutoZone1New Balance1
Bath & Body Works1Nike7
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Quality1
ColorTyme1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In6
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx4Staples1
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC1Super 82
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block3Taco Bell2
Hobby Lobby1True Value2
Holiday Inn1U-Haul4
Honda1U.S. Cellular1
JCPenney1UPS11
Jones New York1Vans1
KFC2Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart2
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1

Kay County on our top lists:

  • #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)"