Atoka County, OK

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Population

13,899

0.376% growth

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$37,106

1.58% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

4,664

3.88% growth

Median Property Value

$98,400

5.58% growth

About

In 2017, Atoka County, OK had a population of 13.9k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $37,106. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Atoka County, OK grew from 13,847 to 13,899, a 0.376% increase and its median household income grew from $36,528 to $37,106, a 1.58% increase.

The population of Atoka County, OK is 71.8% White Alone, 11.4% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 8.96% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Atoka County, OK speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Atoka County, OK are Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka (74 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Atoka County, OK is $98,400, and the homeownership rate is 73.2%. Most people in Atoka County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Atoka County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Atoka County, OK employs 4.66k people. The largest industries in Atoka County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (669 people), Retail Trade (511 people), and Educational Services (444 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,511), Utilities ($49,375), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,045).

Median household income in Atoka County, OK is $37,106. Males in Atoka 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 Atoka County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,106

2017 value

± $1,903

1.58%

1 Year Growth

± 8.5%

Households in Atoka County, OK have a median annual income of $37,106, 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 $36,528 in 2016, which represents a 1.58% 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 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 5876

  2. Census Tract 5879

  3. Census Tract 5878

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Atoka County, OK was Census Tract 5876 with a value of $42,667, followed by Census Tract 5879 and Census Tract 5878, with respective values of $39,973 and $37,679.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Atoka 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

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atoka County, OK (2.42k out of 12.2k 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 Males < 5 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    1,728 ± 150

  2. Native American

    327 ± 67

  3. Two Or More

    228 ± 66

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

4.66k

2017 Value

± 249

3.88%

1 Year growth

± 7.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atoka County, OK grew at a rate of 3.88%, from 4.49k employees to 4.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atoka County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (644 people), Management Occupations (440 people), and Production Occupations (369 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atoka County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Atoka County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (644 people), Management Occupations (440 people), and Production Occupations (369 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Atoka County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.59 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.42 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Atoka County, OK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,581), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,023).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.66k

2017 Value

± 249

3.88%

1 Year growth

± 7.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atoka County, OK grew at a rate of 3.88%, from 4.49k employees to 4.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atoka County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (669 people), Retail Trade (511 people), and Educational Services (444 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Atoka County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Atoka 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 Atoka County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (669 people), Retail Trade (511 people), and Educational Services (444 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Atoka County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.82 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.52 times), and Public Administration (1.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Atoka County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,511), Utilities ($49,375), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,045).

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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

81.4% of the population of Atoka County, OK has health coverage, with 31.2% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 2.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Atoka County, OK see 6896 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.029% decrease from the previous year (6898 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4603 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 86 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

6,896 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Atoka County, OK see an average of 6,896 patients per year. This represents a 0.029% decrease from the previous year (6,898 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Atoka 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%).

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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

18.6%

Uninsured

31.2%

Employer Coverage

20.3%

Medicaid

16%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

2.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atoka County, OK declined by 10.3% from 20.7% to 18.6%.

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

Atoka County, OK is home to a population of 13.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.56% of Atoka County, OK residents were born outside of the country (217 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Atoka County, OK is composed of 9.98k White Alone residents (71.8%), 1.58k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (11.4%), 1.25k Two or More Races residents (8.96%), 514 Black or African American Alone residents (3.7%), 469 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.37%), 91 Asian Alone residents (0.655%), 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0648%), and 8 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0576%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Atoka County, OK was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally the same age as than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Atoka County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Atoka County, OK residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

217 people

1.44%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

199 people

As of 2017, 1.56% of Atoka County, OK residents (217 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 County, OK was 1.44%, 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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Atoka County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Atoka County, OK was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.98k ± 14

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.58k ± 144

  3. Two or More Races

    1.25k ± 160

In 2017, there were 6.31 times more White Alone residents (9.98k people) in Atoka County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.58k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 1.25k 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 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 Atoka 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 Atoka County, OK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Atoka 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

    409 ± 56

  2. Korea

    105 ± 37

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    92 ± 32

Atoka County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Atoka County, OK awarded 74 degrees. The student population of Atoka County, OK is skewed towards men, with 101 male students and 83 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Atoka County, OK are White (52 and 70.3%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (14 and 18.9%), Unknown (5 and 6.76%), and Two or More Races (2 and 2.7%).

The largest universities in Atoka County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka (74 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Atoka County, OK are Welding Technology (23 and 31.1%), Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (19 and 25.7%), and Carpenter (10 and 13.5%).

The median tuition costs in Atoka 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. 23 degrees awarded

  2. 19 degrees awarded

  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Atoka County, OK was Welding Technology with 23 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

74 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Atoka County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka with 74 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

49

Degrees Awarded to Men

25

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 49 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Atoka County, OK, which is 1.96 times more than the 25 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

    52 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    14 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    5 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Atoka County, OK were to White students. These 52 degrees mean that there were 3.71 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atoka County, OK was $98,400 in 2017, which is 0.452 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,200 to $98,400, a 5.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Atoka County, OK is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Atoka County, OK have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Atoka 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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$37,106

Median Household Income

± $1,903

5.28k

Number of Households

± 266

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.28k households in Atoka County, OK grew to $37,106 from the previous year's value of $36,528.

The following chart displays the households in Atoka 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

$98,400

2017 Median

± $7,824

$93,200

2016 Median

± $7,739

In 2017, the median property value in Atoka County, OK grew to to $98,400 from the previous year's value of $93,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.2%

2017 Homeownership

72.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.2% of the housing units in Atoka County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Atoka 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 Atoka County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Atoka County, OK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atoka County, OK have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.38% of the workforce in Atoka County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.22%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.4%

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

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