Coal County, OK

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Population

5,666

1.55% decline

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$39,931

1.78% growth

Poverty Rate

20.3%


Number of Employees

2,243

0.0446% growth

Median Property Value

$87,800

3.05% growth

About

In 2017, Coal County, OK had a population of 5.67k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $39,931. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Coal County, OK declined from 5,755 to 5,666, a -1.55% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,231 to $39,931, a 1.78% increase.

The population of Coal County, OK is 69.5% White Alone, 12.9% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 12.4% Two or More Races. 4.54% of the people in Coal County, OK speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Coal County, OK is $87,800, and the homeownership rate is 71.9%. Most people in Coal County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Coal County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Coal County, OK employs 2.24k people. The largest industries in Coal County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (338 people), Educational Services (279 people), and Construction (243 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,000), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,438), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,250).

Median household income in Coal County, OK is $39,931. Males in Coal 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 Coal County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,931

2017 value

± $5,376

1.78%

1 Year Growth

± 18.8%

Households in Coal County, OK have a median annual income of $39,931, 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 $39,231 in 2016, which represents a 1.78% 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 Coal County, 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 Coal County, 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 Coal 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 3881

  2. Census Tract 3882

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Coal County, OK was Census Tract 3881 with a value of $38,276, followed by Census Tract 3882 and N/A, with respective values of $38,125 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Coal 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

20.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Coal County, OK (1.12k out of 5.54k 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 75+ and then Males 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

    801 ± 87

  2. Native American

    166 ± 47

  3. Two Or More

    145 ± 46

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

2.24k

2017 Value

± 162

0.0446%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Coal County, OK grew at a rate of 0.0446%, from 2.24k employees to 2.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Coal County, OK, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (280 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (225 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (205 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Coal County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Coal County, OK, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (280 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (225 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (205 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Coal County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.96 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.55 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Coal County, OK, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,750), Management Occupations ($51,500), and Production Occupations ($50,313).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.24k

2017 Value

± 162

0.0446%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Coal County, OK grew at a rate of 0.0446%, from 2.24k employees to 2.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Coal County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (338 people), Educational Services (279 people), and Construction (243 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Coal County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Coal 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 Coal County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (338 people), Educational Services (279 people), and Construction (243 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Coal County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.75 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.97 times), and Construction (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Coal County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,000), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,438), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,250).

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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

76.1% of the population of Coal County, OK has health coverage, with 27.7% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 3% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Coal County, OK see 5651 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (5807 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5651 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2826 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

5,651 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Coal County, OK see an average of 5,651 patients per year. This represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (5,807 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%).

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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

23.9%

Uninsured

27.7%

Employer Coverage

19%

Medicaid

14.1%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Coal County, OK declined by 3.25% from 24.7% to 23.9%.

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

Coal County, OK is home to a population of 5.67k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.335% of Coal County, OK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Coal County, OK is composed of 3.94k White Alone residents (69.5%), 731 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (12.9%), 704 Two or More Races residents (12.4%), 250 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.41%), 17 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.3%), 16 Asian Alone residents (0.282%), 9 Black or African American Alone residents (0.159%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Coal County, OK are Spanish or Spanish Creole (75 speakers), German (62 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (46 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 28.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Coal County, OK was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Coal County, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Coal County, OK residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.335%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.869%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.335% of Coal County, 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 Coal County, OK was 0.869%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Coal County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Coal County, OK was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.94k ± 16

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    731 ± 83

  3. Two or More Races

    704 ± 82

In 2017, there were 5.39 times more White Alone residents (3.94k people) in Coal County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 731 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 704 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 Coal County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    75 speakers (1.37%)

  2. German

    62 speakers (1.14%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    46 speakers (0.842%)

4.54% of Coal County, 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 Coal County, OK was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.37% of the overall population of Coal County, OK are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.14% speak German and 0.842% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    155 ± 45

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    45 ± 25

  3. Korea

    42 ± 22

Coal County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Coal County, OK was $87,800 in 2017, which is 0.403 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,200 to $87,800, a 3.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Coal County, OK is 71.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Coal County, OK have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Coal 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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$39,931

Median Household Income

± $5,376

2.24k

Number of Households

± 150

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.24k households in Coal County, OK grew to $39,931 from the previous year's value of $39,231.

The following chart displays the households in Coal 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

$87,800

2017 Median

± $18,102

$85,200

2016 Median

± $10,998

In 2017, the median property value in Coal County, OK grew to to $87,800 from the previous year's value of $85,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

71.9%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.9% of the housing units in Coal County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Coal County, OK have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.61% of the workforce in Coal County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.9%

  2. Carpooled

    12.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.53%

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

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