Washington County, OK

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Population

51,867

0.0482% decline

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$50,388

0.699% growth

Poverty Rate

14%


Number of Employees

22,746

1.61% decline

Median Property Value

$112,600

0.626% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, OK had a population of 51.9k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $50,388. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, OK declined from 51,892 to 51,867, a -0.0482% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,038 to $50,388, a 0.699% increase.

The population of Washington County, OK is 73.6% White Alone, 10.4% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 5.73% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Washington County, OK speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, OK are Oklahoma Wesleyan University (457 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Washington County, OK is $112,600, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. Most people in Washington County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Washington County, OK employs 22.7k people. The largest industries in Washington County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,916 people), Manufacturing (2,795 people), and Retail Trade (2,749 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($114,464), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,058), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,000).

Median household income in Washington County, OK is $50,388. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,388

2017 value

± $1,871

0.699%

1 Year Growth

± 5%

Households in Washington County, OK have a median annual income of $50,388, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,038 in 2016, which represents a 0.699% 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 Washington 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 7

  2. Census Tract 12

  3. Census Tract 6

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, OK was Census Tract 7 with a value of $79,688, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $71,131 and $61,514.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washington 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

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, OK (7.13k out of 50.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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

    5,039 ± 366

  2. Native American

    908 ± 172

  3. Two Or More

    641 ± 143

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington 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

22.7k

2017 Value

± 800

-1.61%

1 Year decline

± 5.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, OK declined at a rate of -1.61%, from 23.1k employees to 22.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,465 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,039 people), and Management Occupations (1,697 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,465 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,039 people), and Management Occupations (1,697 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.54 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.44 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, OK, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($90,893), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,835), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($82,557).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.7k

2017 Value

± 800

-1.61%

1 Year decline

± 5.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, OK declined at a rate of -1.61%, from 23.1k employees to 22.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,916 people), Manufacturing (2,795 people), and Retail Trade (2,749 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,916 people), Manufacturing (2,795 people), and Retail Trade (2,749 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.9 times), and Utilities (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, OK, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($114,464), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,058), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,000).

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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. $52.4B

  2. $21.4B

  3. $19.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $52.4B, followed by Fuel oils ($21.4B) and Gasoline ($19.2B).

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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$220B

2015 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $220B. This is expected to increase 40.6% 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. $40.8B

  2. $19.3B

  3. $7.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $40.8B, followed by Kansas with $19.3B and Arkansas and $7.03B.

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

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Health

85.8% of the population of Washington County, OK has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, OK see 1927 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.156% increase from the previous year (1924 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1860 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 359 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

1,927 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, OK see an average of 1,927 patients per year. This represents a 0.156% increase from the previous year (1,924 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

14.2%

Uninsured

45.7%

Employer Coverage

13.1%

Medicaid

14.3%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.17%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, OK declined by 6.03% from 15.1% to 14.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Washington County, OK is home to a population of 51.9k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.25% of Washington County, OK residents were born outside of the country (2.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, OK is composed of 38.2k White Alone residents (73.6%), 5.4k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (10.4%), 2.97k Two or More Races residents (5.73%), 2.97k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.73%), 1.31k Black or African American Alone residents (2.52%), 997 Asian Alone residents (1.92%), 45 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0868%), and 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0193%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Washington County, OK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, OK was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Washington County, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, OK residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.2k people

4.14%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.15k people

As of 2017, 4.25% of Washington County, OK residents (2.2k 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 Washington County, OK was 4.14%, 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

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Washington County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, OK was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    38.2k ± 70

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    5.4k ± 309

  3. Two or More Races

    2.97k ± 341

In 2017, there were 7.06 times more White Alone residents (38.2k people) in Washington County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.4k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 2.97k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Washington County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Washington County, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Washington County, OK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Washington County, OK are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,213 ± 168

  2. Korea

    523 ± 118

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    514 ± 137

Washington County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washington County, OK awarded 457 degrees. The student population of Washington County, OK is skewed towards women, with 594 male students and 873 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, OK are White (295 and 66.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (60 and 13.5%), Black or African American (31 and 7%), and Unknown (29 and 6.55%).

The largest universities in Washington County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Oklahoma Wesleyan University (457 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, OK are Registered Nursing (143 and 31.3%), General Business Administration & Management (76 and 16.6%), and General Studies (35 and 7.66%).

The median tuition costs in Washington County, OK are $23,720 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. 143 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington County, OK was Registered Nursing with 143 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

457 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,720

Median Private

In 2016, the Washington County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oklahoma Wesleyan University with 457 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

128

Degrees Awarded to Men

329

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 128 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, OK, which is 0.389 times less than the 329 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

    295 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    60 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    31 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington County, OK were to White students. These 295 degrees mean that there were 4.92 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 60 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, OK was $112,600 in 2017, which is 0.517 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,900 to $112,600, a 0.626% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, OK is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, OK have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,388

Median Household Income

± $1,871

20.7k

Number of Households

± 773

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.7k households in Washington County, OK grew to $50,388 from the previous year's value of $50,038.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$112,600

2017 Median

± $3,690

$111,900

2016 Median

± $3,705

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, OK grew to to $112,600 from the previous year's value of $111,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington 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 Washington County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.9%

2017 Homeownership

70.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.9% of the housing units in Washington County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

17 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, OK have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.94% of the workforce in Washington County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.73%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington County, OK was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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