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Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma (OK)

County population in 2019: 72,592 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 65,521 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,798
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,617
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,711
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,496 (it was 6,829 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 788 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 92 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Pottawatomie County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.5%), Retail trade (11.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.8%), Public administration (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Pottawatomie County, OK (2019)
    • 52,18071.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9,92913.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3,9015.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,6305.0%Two or more races
    • 2,5263.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4260.6%Asian alone
Median resident age:

38.5 years
Oklahoma median age:

37.0 years
Males: 35,056  (48.3%)
Females: 37,536  (51.7%)
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Average household size:
Pottawatomie County:

2.0 people
Oklahoma:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,511 ($31,573 in 1999)
This county:

$53,511
Oklahoma:

$54,449

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $582 (lower quartile is $435, upper quartile is $714)
This county:

$582
State:

$644


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $133,900 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Pottawatomie:

$133,900
Oklahoma:

$147,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,300 - $202,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $162,561
Here:

$162,561
State:

$198,273

Townhouses or other attached units: $115,271
Here:

$115,271
State:

$211,977

In 2-unit structures: $76,632
Here:

$76,632
State:

$162,722

Mobile homes: $78,305
Here:

$78,305
State:

$79,218

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $27,416
Here:

$27,416
State:

$35,506

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,064
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $334

Institutionalized population: 1,802

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 60
  • Burglaries: 226
  • Thefts: 329
  • Auto thefts: 60

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 9
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 47
  • Burglaries: 209
  • Thefts: 336
  • Auto thefts: 60
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Health of residents in Pottawatomie County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is significantly worse than average.
64.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
53.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
98.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 162 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 90 buildings, average cost: $69,300
  • 1998: 118 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 1999: 107 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2000: 100 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2001: 107 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2002: 90 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2003: 98 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2004: 129 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2005: 207 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2006: 156 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2007: 173 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2008: 179 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2009: 139 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2010: 113 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2011: 70 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2012: 82 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2013: 102 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2014: 83 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2015: 63 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2016: 101 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2017: 88 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2018: 69 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2019: 96 buildings, average cost: $182,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Pottawatomie, OK residents
Average permit cost in Pottawatomie, OK
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,045 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $633 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Pottawatomie, OK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Pottawatomie, OK in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Pottawatomie, OK in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.1%
Pottawatomie County:

14.1%
Oklahoma:

15.2%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.4% for Black residents, 17.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.4% for American Indian residents, 39.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.1% for other race residents, 16.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.5 years old
(Males: 37.4 years old, Females: 39.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.9 years old, Black residents: 31.1 years old, American Indian residents: 32.3 years old, Asian residents: 36.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.2 years old, Other race residents: 58.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pottawatomie County is $447 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: Shawnee, Tecumseh, McLoud, Bethel Acres, Pink, Earlsboro, Asher, Wanette, Tribbey, Johnson.

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

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Neighboring counties: Beaufort County, North Carolina , Greer County , Haywood County, North Carolina , Lincoln County, Tennessee , Marion County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Oklahoma:

5.8%

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

Current college students: 4,315
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 702 (43.6% naturalized citizens)

Pottawatomie County:

1.0%
Whole state:

6.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3062010 or later
  • 3272000 to 2009
  • 1341990 to 1999
  • 1191980 to 1989
  • 721970 to 1979
  • 162Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 65.8%

Pottawatomie County marital status for males Pottawatomie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,665
  • One, attached: 297
  • Two: 669
  • 3 or 4: 674
  • 5 to 9: 760
  • 10 to 19: 390
  • 20 to 49: 26
  • 50 or more: 341
  • Mobile homes: 3,980
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 141

Housing units in Pottawatomie County with a mortgage: 9,044 (290 second mortgage, 436 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,855

Here:

52.9% with mortgage
State:

54.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pottawatomie County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant37,727113
Mainline Protestant4,97117
Catholic1,5343
Black Protestant3273
Other354
None24,848-
Pottawatomie 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: 7
Pottawatomie County:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Pottawatomie County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 36
This county:

5.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pottawatomie County:

9.9%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Pottawatomie County:

31.8%
State:

29.2%

Agriculture in Pottawatomie County:

Average size of farms: 206 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,134
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $70.50
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.15%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 78.49%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,236
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.42%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,494
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.61%
Corn for grain: 1545 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5519 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2322 harvested acres
Vegetables: 274 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,991 acres

Earthquake activity:

Pottawatomie County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 798% 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 20.8 miles away from Pottawatomie County center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 80.0 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 50.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 22.0 miles away from Pottawatomie County center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 130.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: October 26, 2020 - October 29, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4575-OK: December 21, 2020, FEMA Id: 4575, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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: 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 Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 18, 2013 to June 02, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4117: May 20, 2013, FEMA Id: 4117, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Oklahoma Twin Lakes Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 31, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 2953, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oklahoma Shawnee Fire, Incident Period: March 12, 2011 to March 15, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: March 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 2872, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1985: May 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 1985, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • 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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: May 10, 2010 to May 13, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1917: May 24, 2010, FEMA Id: 1917, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • 25 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Pottawatomie County (35) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 16, Floods: 14, Tornadoes: 13, Winter Storms: 11, Fires: 4, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Pottawatomie

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,216 (84.0%)
  • Carpooled: 2,037 (7.7%)
  • Bus: 9 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 546 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 54 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 597 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 984 (3.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (33%)
  • Vietnam (10%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Venezuela (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pottawatomie County


  • American (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

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

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

  • 1,321 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 829 people in state prisons
  • 569 people in nursing homes
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 68 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 25 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 13 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

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

  • 1,117 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,039 people in state prisons
  • 452 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 206 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 97 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 82 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,711.

7.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Oklahoma average:

7.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.82% relocated from other counties in Oklahoma ($33,116 average AGI)
1.85% relocated from other states ($10,341 average AGI)
Pottawatomie County:

1.85%
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 Oklahoma County, OK  2.01% ($48,777 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, OK  0.82% ($42,010)
from Lincoln County, OK  0.68% ($41,778)
from Seminole County, OK  0.61% ($35,338)
from Pontotoc County, OK  0.16% ($27,342)
from Canadian County, OK  0.15% ($50,143)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.11% ($52,500)


6.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,342 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.26% relocated to other counties in Oklahoma ($31,308 average AGI)
1.69% relocated to other states ($10,035 average AGI)
Pottawatomie County:

1.69%
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 Oklahoma County, OK  1.71% ($48,953 average AGI)
to Cleveland County, OK  0.94% ($37,658)
to Lincoln County, OK  0.56% ($40,397)
to Seminole County, OK  0.47% ($36,773)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.20% ($43,826)
to Canadian County, OK  0.17% ($53,268)
to Pontotoc County, OK  0.14% ($35,788)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Pottawatomie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Pottawatomie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Pottawatomie County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pottawatomie County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Pottawatomie County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pottawatomie County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pottawatomie County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pottawatomie County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Pottawatomie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,424 (9,155 aged, 2,269 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,655 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,079)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,033)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (894)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (690)
  • Congestive heart failure (540)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (533)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (497)
  • Unspecified dementia (474)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (444)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (265)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,502
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 155
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,248

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,276
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,148
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 89.5
  • Other - 57.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 72,592
  • Male householders: 12,494 (3,095 living alone), Female householders: 13,161 (3,356 living alone)
  • 13,281 spouses (13,255 opposite-sex spouses), 1,552 unmarried partners, (1,552 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 22,267 children (19,674 natural, 1,361 adopted, 1,232 stepchildren), 2,117 grandchildren, 1,050 brothers or sisters, 313 parents, 56 foster children, 1,490 other relatives, 1,714 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,097

Size of family households: 8,173 2-persons, 3,379 3-persons, 3,981 4-persons, 1,321 5-persons, 673 6-persons, 268 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,451 1-person, 1,143 2-persons, 175 3-persons, 91 4-persons.

10,976 married couples with children.
4,050 single-parent households (862 men, 3,188 women).

95.1% of residents of Pottawatomie speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $462,443,000 ($6,891 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,391,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $198,858,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $73,185,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,750,000
Federal grants: $169,109,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,682,000 ($2,124,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,860,000 ($1,127,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,589,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $27,385,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,236,000

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

Births: 4,690
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,862
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

52 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +227
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,773
Here +26 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Pottawatomie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.82 millions of gallons per day (13% from ground, 87% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.6

Year house built in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
  • Year house built in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
  • 1,6022014 or later
  • 1,1772010 to 2013
  • 3,7242000 to 2009
  • 3,6081990 to 1999
  • 4,4701980 to 1989
  • 4,7701970 to 1979
  • 3,0641960 to 1969
  • 2,7801950 to 1959
  • 1,6441940 to 1949
  • 3,1041939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
  • 431 room
  • 672 rooms
  • 4503 rooms
  • 1,7054 rooms
  • 4,6025 rooms
  • 4,9066 rooms
  • 2,9777 rooms
  • 1,7698 rooms
  • 1,3809+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
  • 441 room
  • 1882 rooms
  • 8543 rooms
  • 1,5394 rooms
  • 2,5025 rooms
  • 1,3416 rooms
  • 9507 rooms
  • 818 rooms
  • 2579+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
  • 43no bedroom
  • 4571 bedroom
  • 3,4152 bedrooms
  • 10,7993 bedrooms
  • 2,8304 bedrooms
  • 3555+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
  • 70no bedroom
  • 1,1981 bedroom
  • 2,5702 bedrooms
  • 3,2353 bedrooms
  • 6184 bedrooms
  • 655+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Pottawatomie County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pottawatomie County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 561no vehicle
  • 3,4801 vehicle
  • 7,8112 vehicles
  • 3,9663 vehicles
  • 1,6084 vehicles
  • 4735+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Pottawatomie County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pottawatomie County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 945no vehicle
  • 3,2271 vehicle
  • 2,8202 vehicles
  • 5693 vehicles
  • 1264 vehicles
  • 695+ vehicles

84.7% of Pottawatomie County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Oklahoma.

Pottawatomie County:

84.7%
State average:

83.2%

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

  • This state: 51,939
  • Other state: 19,505
  • Northeast: 1,267
  • Midwest: 4,675
  • South: 7,204
  • West: 6,359
Year householders moved into unit in Pottawatomie County, OK
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pottawatomie County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.1%Utility gas
  • 36.8%Electricity
  • 11.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 48.7%Utility gas
  • 45.3%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 809
Here:

10.1%
Oklahoma:

9.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 241
Here:

6.3%
Oklahoma:

10.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,404
Here:

37.7%
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

Pottawatomie County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $767,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,669,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,342,000
    Police Protection: $2,158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,611,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,357,000
    Health - Other: $1,076,000
    General Public Buildings: $857,000
    General - Other: $669,000
    Financial Administration: $234,000
    Local Fire Protection: $79,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $386,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,915,000
    Sale of Property: $473,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $177,000
    Rents: $150,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,635,000
    Regular Highways: $2,391,000
    General Public Building: $1,207,000
    Local Fire Protection: $437,000
    Parks and Recreation: $238,000
    Police Protection: $74,000
    Central Staff Services: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,331,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,735,000
    Public Welfare: $2,316,000
    General Local Government Support: $141,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,379,000
    Property: $4,780,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $104,000
    Other License: $11,000
    Public Utility License: $8,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,218,000

Pottawatomie County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $767,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,669,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,342,000
    Police Protection: $2,158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,611,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,357,000
    Health - Other: $1,076,000
    General Public Buildings: $857,000
    General - Other: $669,000
    Financial Administration: $234,000
    Local Fire Protection: $79,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $386,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,915,000
    Sale of Property: $473,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $177,000
    Rents: $150,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,635,000
    Regular Highways: $2,391,000
    General Public Building: $1,207,000
    Local Fire Protection: $437,000
    Parks and Recreation: $238,000
    Police Protection: $74,000
    Central Staff Services: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,331,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,735,000
    Public Welfare: $2,316,000
    General Local Government Support: $141,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,379,000
    Property: $4,780,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $104,000
    Other License: $11,000
    Public Utility License: $8,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,218,000

Pottawatomie County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $767,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,669,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,342,000
    Police Protection: $2,158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,611,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,357,000
    Health - Other: $1,076,000
    General Public Buildings: $857,000
    General - Other: $669,000
    Financial Administration: $234,000
    Local Fire Protection: $79,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $386,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,915,000
    Sale of Property: $473,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $177,000
    Rents: $150,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,635,000
    Regular Highways: $2,391,000
    General Public Building: $1,207,000
    Local Fire Protection: $437,000
    Parks and Recreation: $238,000
    Police Protection: $74,000
    Central Staff Services: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,331,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,735,000
    Public Welfare: $2,316,000
    General Local Government Support: $141,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,379,000
    Property: $4,780,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $104,000
    Other License: $11,000
    Public Utility License: $8,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,218,000

Pottawatomie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $767,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,669,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,342,000
    Police Protection: $2,158,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,611,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,357,000
    Health - Other: $1,076,000
    General Public Buildings: $857,000
    General - Other: $669,000
    Financial Administration: $234,000
    Local Fire Protection: $79,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $386,000
    General Local Government Support: $23,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,915,000
    Sale of Property: $473,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $177,000
    Rents: $150,000
    Interest Earnings: $93,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,635,000
    Regular Highways: $2,391,000
    General Public Building: $1,207,000
    Local Fire Protection: $437,000
    Parks and Recreation: $238,000
    Police Protection: $74,000
    Central Staff Services: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,331,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,735,000
    Public Welfare: $2,316,000
    General Local Government Support: $141,000
    Health and Hospitals: $50,000
    Other: $3,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,379,000
    Property: $4,780,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $104,000
    Other License: $11,000
    Public Utility License: $8,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,218,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,764
  • Number of aged recipients: 129
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,635
  • Number of recipients under 18: 290
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,182
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 292
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 643
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 812
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED194$81,686583$69,8751,532$77,284250$21,09611$30,818217$40,548
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$53,77872$65,458231$76,7237$38,4290$010$63,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$69,222231$53,913763$73,864116$18,4050$041$47,244
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$67,00041$70,000346$79,56612$20,5001$105,00017$48,647
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$65,55628$85,857100$90,0204$74,5000$03$43,667
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED166$80,145260$99,22320$41,700
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED30$96,50044$98,2273$38,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$99,0004$67,7501$54,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$93,66719$95,7893$121,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$58,0000$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pottawatomie, OK
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Pottawatomie, OK - Value
Most common first names in Pottawatomie County, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William44575.9 years
James42672.7 years
Mary40780.1 years
John39975.9 years
Robert28271.2 years
Charles24773.8 years
George20175.8 years
Roy13775.3 years
Thomas13473.7 years
Ruth13079.3 years
Most common last names in Pottawatomie County, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25978.1 years
Brown16375.5 years
Williams14774.0 years
Davis14675.3 years
Jones14377.0 years
Johnson14175.6 years
Moore11578.6 years
Wilson9576.8 years
Martin8779.3 years
White7676.6 years
Businesses in Pottawatomie County, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4KFC2
Ace Hardware1Kincaid1
Advance Auto Parts1Kmart1
Aeropostale1La Quinta1
American Eagle Outfitters1La-Z-Boy2
Arby's2Little Caesars Pizza2
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Bath & Body Works1Lowe's1
Burger King1Maurices1
CVS1McDonald's4
Carl\s Jr.1Motel 61
Chevrolet1Nike3
Circle K1Old Navy1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut3
Cricket Wireless1RadioShack1
Curves1Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Rue211
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In7
Domino's Pizza1Sears3
FedEx5Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks1
Ford1Subway7
GNC1Super 81
GameStop2T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell2
Hilton1U-Haul6
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular2
Hot Topic1UPS8
IHOP1Vans1
JCPenney1Walgreens2
Jones New York2Walmart1
Journeys1Wendy's1
Justice1YMCA1

Pottawatomie County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"