Atoka, OK

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Population

3,077

0.0325% growth

Median Age

36.8


Median Household Income

$30,042

22.7% growth

Poverty Rate

30%


Number of Employees

1,093

16.2% growth

Median Property Value

$78,600

5.65% growth

About

In 2017, Atoka, OK had a population of 3.08k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $30,042. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Atoka, OK grew from 3,076 to 3,077, a 0.0325% increase and its median household income grew from $24,490 to $30,042, a 22.7% increase.

The population of Atoka, OK is 67.2% White Alone, 11.4% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 8.64% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Atoka, OK speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Atoka, OK are Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka (59 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Atoka, OK is $78,600, and the homeownership rate is 52.8%. Most people in Atoka, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Atoka, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Atoka, OK employs 1.09k people. The largest industries in Atoka, OK are Retail Trade (223 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (165 people), and Educational Services (98 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,219), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,438), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,500).

Median household income in Atoka, OK is $30,042. Males in Atoka, 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 Atoka, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,042

2017 value

± $5,281

22.7%

1 Year Growth

± 18.1%

Households in Atoka, OK have a median annual income of $30,042, 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 $24,490 in 2016, which represents a 22.7% 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.

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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 Atoka, 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 5878

  2. Census Tract 5877

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Atoka, OK was Census Tract 5878 with a value of $39,810, followed by Census Tract 5877 and N/A, with respective values of $32,242 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atoka, OK (895 out of 2.98k 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 Males < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    607 ± 123

  2. Native American

    103 ± 56

  3. Black

    93 ± 65

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Atoka, OK is White, followed by Native American and Black.

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

1.09k

2017 Value

± 169

16.2%

1 Year growth

± 19.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atoka, OK grew at a rate of 16.2%, from 941 employees to 1.09k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atoka, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (190 people), Sales & Related Occupations (139 people), and Production Occupations (113 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atoka, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Atoka, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (190 people), Sales & Related Occupations (139 people), and Production Occupations (113 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Atoka, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.27 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.87 times), and Production Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Atoka, OK, by median earnings, are Personal Care & Service Occupations ($70,208), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($54,028), and Production Occupations ($50,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.09k

2017 Value

± 169

16.2%

1 Year growth

± 19.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atoka, OK grew at a rate of 16.2%, from 941 employees to 1.09k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atoka, OK, are Retail Trade (223 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (165 people), and Educational Services (98 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Atoka, OK, though some of these residents may live in Atoka, 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 Atoka, OK, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (223 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (165 people), and Educational Services (98 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Atoka, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.5 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.02 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Atoka, OK, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,219), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,438), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,500).

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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

74.2% of the population of Atoka, OK has health coverage, with 23.3% on employee plans, 27.6% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 6.42% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Atoka, OK see 1587 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1559 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1704 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 264 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

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1,587 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,587 patients per year. This represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1,559 patients).

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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

25.8%

Uninsured

23.3%

Employer Coverage

27.6%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

6.42%

Non-Group

1.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atoka, OK declined by 2.83% from 26.6% to 25.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Atoka, 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

Atoka, OK is home to a population of 3.08k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.53% of Atoka, OK residents were born outside of the country (78 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Atoka, OK is composed of 2.07k White Alone residents (67.2%), 351 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (11.4%), 266 Two or More Races residents (8.64%), 151 Black or African American Alone residents (4.91%), 149 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.84%), 91 Asian Alone residents (2.96%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.4

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Atoka, OK was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Atoka, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Atoka, OK residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.53%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

78 people

2.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

65 people

As of 2017, 2.53% of Atoka, OK residents (78 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 Atoka, OK was 2.11%, 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%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Atoka, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Atoka, OK was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.07k ± 153

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    351 ± 98

  3. Two or More Races

    266 ± 101

In 2017, there were 5.89 times more White Alone residents (2.07k people) in Atoka, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 351 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 266 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 Atoka, OK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    67 ± 45

  2. Korea

    11 ± 19

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    10 ± 19

Atoka, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Atoka, OK awarded 59 degrees. The student population of Atoka, OK is skewed towards men, with 110 male students and 97 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Atoka, OK are White (39 and 66.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (12 and 20.3%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 6.78%), and Two or More Races (2 and 3.39%).

The largest universities in Atoka, OK by number of degrees awarded are Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka (59 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Atoka, OK are Child Care & Support Services Management (16 and 27.1%), Carpenter (16 and 27.1%), and Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (8 and 13.6%).

The median tuition costs in Atoka, 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Atoka, OK was Child Care & Support Services Management with 16 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Atoka, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

59 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Atoka, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka with 59 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

21

Degrees Awarded to Men

38

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 21 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Atoka, OK, which is 0.553 times less than the 38 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

    39 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    12 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Atoka, OK were to White students. These 39 degrees mean that there were 3.25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atoka, OK was $78,600 in 2017, which is 0.342 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $74,400 to $78,600, a 5.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Atoka, OK is 52.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Atoka, OK have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Atoka, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$78,600

2017 Median

± $11,136

$74,400

2016 Median

± $10,702

In 2017, the median property value in Atoka, OK grew to to $78,600 from the previous year's value of $74,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Atoka, 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 Atoka, 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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$30,042

Median Household Income

± $5,281

1.3k

Number of Households

± 173

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.3k households in Atoka, OK grew to $30,042 from the previous year's value of $24,490.

The following chart displays the households in Atoka, 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

52.8%

2017 Homeownership

50.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.8% of the housing units in Atoka, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.6%.

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

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atoka, OK have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Atoka, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.7%

  2. Walked

    9.59%

  3. Carpooled

    7.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Atoka, OK was Drove Alone (75.7%), followed by those who Walked (9.59%) and those who Carpooled (7.75%).

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 Atoka, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Atoka, OK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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