Ardmore, OK

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Population

24,927

0.4% decline

Median Age

36.6


Median Household Income

$44,151

3.13% decline

Poverty Rate

18.7%


Number of Employees

10,478

4.42% decline

Median Property Value

$107,600

7.71% growth

About

In 2017, Ardmore, OK had a population of 24.9k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $44,151. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ardmore, OK declined from 25,027 to 24,927, a -0.4% decrease and its median household income declined from $45,576 to $44,151, a -3.13% decrease.

The population of Ardmore, OK is 63.2% White Alone, 10.2% Black or African American Alone, and 9.22% Hispanic or Latino. 9.82% of the people in Ardmore, OK speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ardmore, OK are Southern Oklahoma Technology Center (147 degrees awarded in 2016) and Paul Mitchell the School-Ardmore (19 degrees).

The median property value in Ardmore, OK is $107,600, and the homeownership rate is 59.1%. Most people in Ardmore, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Ardmore, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ardmore, OK employs 10.5k people. The largest industries in Ardmore, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,695 people), Manufacturing (1,458 people), and Retail Trade (1,416 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,764), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,938).

Median household income in Ardmore, OK is $44,151. Males in Ardmore, 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 Ardmore, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,151

2017 value

± $4,038

-3.13%

1 Year Growth

± 11.3%

Households in Ardmore, OK have a median annual income of $44,151, 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 $45,576 in 2016, which represents a -3.13% 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 Ardmore, OK 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 Ardmore, OK 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 Ardmore, 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 8927

  2. Census Tract 8930

  3. Census Tract 8925

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ardmore, OK was Census Tract 8927 with a value of $56,222, followed by Census Tract 8930 and Census Tract 8925, with respective values of $55,128 and $51,213.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ardmore, OK (4.53k out of 24.3k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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

    2,960 ± 320

  2. Black

    550 ± 147

  3. Two Or More

    524 ± 160

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ardmore, OK is White, followed by Black 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

10.5k

2017 Value

± 607

-4.42%

1 Year decline

± 8.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ardmore, OK declined at a rate of -4.42%, from 11k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ardmore, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,387 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,060 people), and Management Occupations (919 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ardmore, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ardmore, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,387 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,060 people), and Management Occupations (919 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ardmore, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.47 times), and Production Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ardmore, OK, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($150,160), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,875), and Legal Occupations ($62,692).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.5k

2017 Value

± 607

-4.42%

1 Year decline

± 8.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ardmore, OK declined at a rate of -4.42%, from 11k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ardmore, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,695 people), Manufacturing (1,458 people), and Retail Trade (1,416 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ardmore, OK, though some of these residents may live in Ardmore, 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 Ardmore, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,695 people), Manufacturing (1,458 people), and Retail Trade (1,416 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ardmore, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.44 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.95 times), and Manufacturing (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ardmore, OK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($56,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,764), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,938).

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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 with $21.4B and Gasoline and $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

83.9% of the population of Ardmore, OK has health coverage, with 36% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ardmore, 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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1587 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1587 patients per year. This represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1559 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

16.1%

Uninsured

36%

Employer Coverage

20.5%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

1.51%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ardmore, OK grew by 0.458% from 16.1% to 16.1%.

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

Ardmore, OK is home to a population of 24.9k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.31% of Ardmore, OK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Ardmore, OK is composed of 15.8k White Alone residents (63.2%), 2.54k Black or African American Alone residents (10.2%), 2.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.22%), 2.29k Two or More Races residents (9.17%), 1.61k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (6.46%), 425 Asian Alone residents (1.7%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0441%), and 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.016%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ardmore, OK are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,603 speakers), Chinese (163 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (138 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ardmore, OK was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Ardmore, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ardmore, OK residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.31%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.31% of Ardmore, OK residents 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 Ardmore, OK was 4.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Ardmore, OK was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Ardmore, OK residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Ardmore, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ardmore, OK was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.8k ± 385

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.54k ± 204

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.3k ± 390

In 2017, there were 6.22 times more White Alone residents (15.8k people) in Ardmore, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.54k Black or African American Alone and 2.3k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,603 speakers (6.94%)

  2. Chinese

    163 speakers (0.706%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    138 speakers (0.597%)

9.82% of Ardmore, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Ardmore, OK was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.94% of the overall population of Ardmore, OK are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.706% speak Chinese and 0.597% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    678 ± 138

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    327 ± 111

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    231 ± 83

Ardmore, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ardmore, OK awarded 166 degrees. The student population of Ardmore, OK is skewed towards women, with 323 male students and 352 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ardmore, OK are White (113 and 68.1%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (13 and 7.83%), Unknown (12 and 7.23%), and Hispanic or Latino (11 and 6.63%).

The largest universities in Ardmore, OK by number of degrees awarded are Southern Oklahoma Technology Center (147 and 88.6%) and Paul Mitchell the School-Ardmore (19 and 11.4%).

The most popular majors in Ardmore, OK are General Cosmetology (21 and 12.7%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (19 and 11.4%), and Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services (17 and 10.2%).

The median tuition costs in Ardmore, 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 Ardmore, OK was General Cosmetology with 21 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 147 degrees awarded

  2. 19 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ardmore, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern Oklahoma Technology Center with 147 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

99

Degrees Awarded to Men

67

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 99 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ardmore, OK, which is 1.48 times more than the 67 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

    113 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    12 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ardmore, OK were to White students. These 113 degrees mean that there were 8.69 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ardmore, OK was $107,600 in 2017, which is 0.494 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,900 to $107,600, a 7.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Ardmore, OK is 59.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ardmore, OK have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ardmore, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,151

Median Household Income

± $4,038

9.51k

Number of Households

± 506

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.51k households in Ardmore, OK declined from $44,151 from the previous year's value of $45,576.

The following chart displays the households in Ardmore, 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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Housing

Property Value

$107,600

2017 Median

± $8,792

$99,900

2016 Median

± $5,752

In 2017, the median property value in Ardmore, OK grew to to $107,600 from the previous year's value of $99,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ardmore, 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 Ardmore, 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 Ardmore, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ardmore, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.1%

2017 Homeownership

59.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.1% of the housing units in Ardmore, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ardmore, 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 Ardmore, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ardmore, OK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ardmore, OK have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% of the workforce in Ardmore, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Walked

    2.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ardmore, OK was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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