Ottawa County, OK

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Population

31,725

0.927% decline

Poverty Rate

21.8%


Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$38,472

3.59% growth

Number of Employees

12,898

0.116% decline

Median Property Value

$84,300

2.43% growth

About

In 2017, Ottawa County, OK had a population of 31.7k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $38,472. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ottawa County, OK declined from 32,022 to 31,725, a -0.927% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,139 to $38,472, a 3.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (15.2%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (11.5%), White (Hispanic) (2.71%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.74%). N/A% of the people in Ottawa County, OK speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ottawa County, OK are Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (359 degrees awarded in 2017) and Northeast Technology Center-Afton (184 degrees).

The median property value in Ottawa County, OK is $84,300, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Ottawa County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Ottawa County, OK is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Ottawa County, OK employs 12.9k people. The largest industries in Ottawa County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,956 people), Manufacturing (1,594 people), and Retail Trade (1,423 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,513), Transportation & Warehousing ($40,518), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,760).

Median household income in Ottawa County, OK is $38,472. Males in Ottawa County, OK have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in Ottawa County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,472

2017 value

± $987

3.59%

1 Year Growth

± 3.6%

Households in Ottawa County, OK have a median annual income of $38,472, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,139 in 2016, which represents a 3.59% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oklahoma by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ottawa County, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0213% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5747

  2. Census Tract 5741

  3. Census Tract 5746

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ottawa County, OK was Census Tract 5747 with a value of $53,281, followed by Census Tract 5741 and Census Tract 5746, with respective values of $45,303 and $40,925.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ottawa County, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ottawa County, OK (6.69k out of 30.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,346 ± 183

  2. Native American

    1,007 ± 90

  3. Two Or More

    946 ± 87

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ottawa County, OK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.9k

2017 Value

± 329

-0.116%

1 Year decline

± 3.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ottawa County, OK declined at a rate of -0.116%, from 12.9k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ottawa County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,472 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,329 people), and Production Occupations (1,208 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,472 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,329 people), and Production Occupations (1,208 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ottawa County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.82 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.62 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, OK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,682), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,500), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($48,036).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.9k

2017 Value

± 329

-0.116%

1 Year decline

± 3.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ottawa County, OK declined at a rate of -0.116%, from 12.9k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ottawa County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,956 people), Manufacturing (1,594 people), and Retail Trade (1,423 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ottawa County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Ottawa County, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ottawa County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,956 people), Manufacturing (1,594 people), and Retail Trade (1,423 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ottawa County, OK has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.89 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.4 times), and Public Administration (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ottawa County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($46,513), Transportation & Warehousing ($40,518), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,760).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $60.6B

  2. $20.5B

  3. $18.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $60.6B, followed by Fuel oils ($20.5B) and Gasoline ($18.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$237B

2020 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

30.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $237B. This is expected to increase 30.4% to $309B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $43.1B

  2. $21.9B

  3. $8.38B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.1B, followed by Kansas with $21.9B and Arkansas and $8.38B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.1% of the population of Ottawa County, OK has health coverage, with 34.1% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 2.37% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Ottawa County, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, OK see 2132 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.374% decrease from the previous year (2140 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3521 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 228 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,132 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, OK see an average of 2,132 patients per year. This represents a 0.374% decrease from the previous year (2,140 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ottawa County, OK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.9%

Uninsured

34.1%

Employer Coverage

22%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

2.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ottawa County, OK declined by 5.3% from 17.8% to 16.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ottawa County, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

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Diversity

Ottawa County, OK is home to a population of 31.7k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.33% of Ottawa County, OK residents were born outside of the country (739 people).

In 2017, there were 4.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.8k people) in Ottawa County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.81k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 3.64k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ottawa County, OK was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Ottawa County, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ottawa County, OK residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.33%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

739 people

2.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

673 people

As of 2017, 2.33% of Ottawa County, OK residents (739 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ottawa County, OK was 2.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Ottawa County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ottawa County, OK was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, OK

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    20.8k ± 15

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    4.81k ± 174

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    3.64k ± 183

In 2017, there were 4.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.8k people) in Ottawa County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.81k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 3.64k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Ottawa County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    889 ± 86

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    265 ± 54

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    264 ± 54

Ottawa County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Ottawa County, OK awarded 543 degrees. The student population of Ottawa County, OK is skewed towards women, with 1,063 male students and 1,270 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ottawa County, OK are White (341 and 63.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (142 and 26.3%), Hispanic or Latino (20 and 3.7%), and Two or More Races (16 and 2.96%).

The largest universities in Ottawa County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (359 and 66.1%) and Northeast Technology Center-Afton (184 and 33.9%).

The most popular majors in Ottawa County, OK are Registered Nursing (63 and 11.6%), General Business Administration & Management (47 and 8.66%), and General Agriculture (46 and 8.47%).

The median tuition costs in Ottawa County, OK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 63 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ottawa County, OK was Registered Nursing with 63 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Ottawa County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 359 degrees awarded

  2. 184 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Ottawa County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College with 359 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

225

Degrees Awarded to Men

318

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 225 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ottawa County, OK, which is 0.708 times less than the 318 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    341 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    142 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    20 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ottawa County, OK were to White students. These 341 degrees mean that there were 2.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 142 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ottawa County, OK was $84,300 in 2017, which is 0.367 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,300 to $84,300, a 2.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Ottawa County, OK is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ottawa County, OK have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ottawa County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$84,300

2017 Median

± $2,160

$82,300

2016 Median

± $1,913

In 2017, the median property value in Ottawa County, OK grew to to $84,300 from the previous year's value of $82,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ottawa County, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ottawa County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$38,472

Median Household Income

± $987

12k

Number of Households

± 303

In 2017, the median household income of the 12k households in Ottawa County, OK grew to $38,472 from the previous year's value of $37,139.

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa County, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ottawa County, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ottawa County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

69.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Ottawa County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ottawa County, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ottawa County, OK have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Ottawa County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.81%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ottawa County, OK was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.81%) and those who Worked At Home (1.89%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ottawa County, OK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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