Choctaw County, OK

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Population

14,979

0.478% decline

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$30,298

1.85% decline

Poverty Rate

31%


Number of Employees

5,061

0.0198% growth

Median Property Value

$88,800

5.46% growth

About

In 2017, Choctaw County, OK had a population of 15k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $30,298. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Choctaw County, OK declined from 15,051 to 14,979, a -0.478% decrease and its median household income declined from $30,870 to $30,298, a -1.85% decrease.

The population of Choctaw County, OK is 61.3% White Alone, 15.1% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 11.4% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Choctaw County, OK speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Choctaw County, OK are Kiamichi Technology Center-Hugo (53 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Choctaw County, OK is $88,800, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Choctaw County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Choctaw County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Choctaw County, OK employs 5.06k people. The largest industries in Choctaw County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (743 people), Construction (477 people), and Retail Trade (429 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,500), Utilities ($51,339), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,109).

Median household income in Choctaw County, OK is $30,298. Males in Choctaw 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 Choctaw County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,298

2017 value

± $1,722

-1.85%

1 Year Growth

± 8.26%

Households in Choctaw County, OK have a median annual income of $30,298, 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 $30,870 in 2016, which represents a -1.85% 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 Choctaw 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 9670

  2. Census Tract 9669

  3. Census Tract 9673

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Choctaw County, OK was Census Tract 9670 with a value of $39,435, followed by Census Tract 9669 and Census Tract 9673, with respective values of $35,048 and $31,649.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Choctaw 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

31% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Choctaw County, OK (4.57k out of 14.7k 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 6 - 11.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,385 ± 174

  2. Black

    1,072 ± 153

  3. Native American

    584 ± 93

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

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

5.06k

2017 Value

± 294

0.0198%

1 Year growth

± 8.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Choctaw County, OK grew at a rate of 0.0198%, from 5.06k employees to 5.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Choctaw County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (618 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (467 people), and Management Occupations (464 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Choctaw County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Choctaw County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (618 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (467 people), and Management Occupations (464 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Choctaw County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.08 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.85 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Choctaw County, OK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($97,500), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($86,875), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($80,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.06k

2017 Value

± 294

0.0198%

1 Year growth

± 8.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Choctaw County, OK grew at a rate of 0.0198%, from 5.06k employees to 5.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Choctaw County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (743 people), Construction (477 people), and Retail Trade (429 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Choctaw County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Choctaw 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 Choctaw County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (743 people), Construction (477 people), and Retail Trade (429 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Choctaw County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.89 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.16 times), and Utilities (2.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Choctaw County, OK, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,500), Utilities ($51,339), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,109).

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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

73.6% of the population of Choctaw County, OK has health coverage, with 23.4% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Choctaw County, OK see 2500 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% decrease from the previous year (2527 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3721 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 121 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,500 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Choctaw County, OK see an average of 2,500 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% decrease from the previous year (2,527 patients).

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

26.4%

Uninsured

23.4%

Employer Coverage

25.3%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

2.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Choctaw County, OK grew by 1.33% from 26.1% to 26.4%.

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

Choctaw County, OK is home to a population of 15k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.935% of Choctaw County, OK residents were born outside of the country (140 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Choctaw County, OK is composed of 9.19k White Alone residents (61.3%), 2.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (15.1%), 1.7k Black or African American Alone residents (11.4%), 1.16k Two or More Races residents (7.76%), 600 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.01%), 28 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.187%), 23 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.154%), and 13 Asian Alone residents (0.0868%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Choctaw County, OK was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Choctaw County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Choctaw County, OK residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.935%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

140 people

1.06%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

160 people

As of 2017, 0.935% of Choctaw County, OK residents (140 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 Choctaw County, OK was 1.06%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Choctaw County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Choctaw County, OK was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.19k ± 26

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    2.26k ± 186

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.7k ± 41

In 2017, there were 4.06 times more White Alone residents (9.19k people) in Choctaw County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 1.7k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Choctaw 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 Choctaw 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 Choctaw County, OK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Choctaw 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

    437 ± 74

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    122 ± 41

  3. Korea

    102 ± 37

Choctaw County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Choctaw County, OK awarded 53 degrees. The student population of Choctaw County, OK is skewed towards men, with 43 male students and 38 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Choctaw County, OK are White (29 and 54.7%), followed by Black or African American (15 and 28.3%), American Indian or Alaska Native (8 and 15.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 1.89%).

The largest universities in Choctaw County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Kiamichi Technology Center-Hugo (53 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Choctaw County, OK are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (21 and 39.6%), Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services (10 and 18.9%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (9 and 17%).

The median tuition costs in Choctaw 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Choctaw County, OK was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 21 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

53 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Choctaw County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kiamichi Technology Center-Hugo with 53 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

13

Degrees Awarded to Men

40

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 13 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Choctaw County, OK, which is 0.325 times less than the 40 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

    29 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    15 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    8 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Choctaw County, OK were to White students. These 29 degrees mean that there were 1.93 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Choctaw County, OK was $88,800 in 2017, which is 0.408 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,200 to $88,800, a 5.46% increase. The homeownership rate in Choctaw County, OK is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Choctaw County, OK have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Choctaw 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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$30,298

Median Household Income

± $1,722

5.96k

Number of Households

± 296

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.96k households in Choctaw County, OK declined from $30,298 from the previous year's value of $30,870.

The following chart displays the households in Choctaw 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$88,800

2017 Median

± $6,988

$84,200

2016 Median

± $3,780

In 2017, the median property value in Choctaw County, OK grew to to $88,800 from the previous year's value of $84,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

70.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Choctaw County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

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

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Choctaw County, OK have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Choctaw County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.26%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.68%

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

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