Comanche County, OK

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2020 Population
121,374
0.319% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jim Inhofe
Republican Party
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
33.3
0.909% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.8%
1.64% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,377
0.414% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$124,100
0.401% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
47,776
0.525% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Comanche County, OK had a population of 121k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $52,377. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Comanche County, OK declined from 121,762 to 121,374, a −0.319% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,161 to $52,377, a 0.414% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Comanche County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.67%), White (Hispanic) (6%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.13%).

None of the households in Comanche County, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Comanche County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Comanche County, OK are Cameron University (781 degrees awarded in 2020), Great Plains Technology Center (170 degrees), and Platt College-Lawton (78 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Comanche County, OK was $124,100, and the homeownership rate was 53.4%.

Most people in Comanche County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Comanche County, OK was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Comanche County, OK is home to a population of 121k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.89% of Comanche County, OK residents were born outside of the country (7.15k people).

In 2020, there were 3.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.3k people) in Comanche County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2020 Citizenship
97.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.3% of Comanche County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Comanche County, OK was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Comanche County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    67.3k ± 280
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.2k ± 742
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 952
13.5%
Hispanic Population
16.4k people

In 2020, there were 3.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (67.3k people) in Comanche County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.5% of the people in Comanche County, OK are hispanic (16.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Comanche County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    103,787 ± 7,805 people
  2. Vietnam
    13,223 ± 2,818 people
  3. India
    10,314 ± 2,490 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 103,787 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 13,223 and India with 10,314.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.89%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
7.15k people
5.54%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.74k people

As of 2020, 5.89% of Comanche County, OK residents (7.15k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Comanche County, OK was 5.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,927 ± 720
  2. Vietnam
    3,302 ± 344
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,574 ± 342

Comanche County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Comanche County, OK employs 47.8k people. The largest industries in Comanche County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,440 people), Retail Trade (5,598 people), and Educational Services (4,953 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,103), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($59,013), and Manufacturing ($55,270).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,810. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

47.8k
2020 Value
± 1,684
−0.525%
1 Year decline
± 4.85%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Comanche County, OK declined at a rate of −0.525%, from 48k employees to 47.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Comanche County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,457 people), Management Occupations (4,714 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,064 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Comanche County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

47.8k
2020 Value
± 1,684
−0.525%
1 Year decline
± 4.85%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Comanche County, OK declined at a rate of −0.525%, from 48k employees to 47.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Comanche County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,440 people), Retail Trade (5,598 people), and Educational Services (4,953 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Comanche County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Comanche County, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,873
Median earning men ± $3,355
$27,210
Median earning women ± $1,112

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($59,589), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,871), and Public Administration ($45,599).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,625), Construction ($43,393), and Public Administration ($39,743).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 856
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 691
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 507
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $606k
    Manufacturing
  2. $489k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $229k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $20.7B
  2. $16B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $20.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($16B) and Machinery ($12.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$170B
2020 Value in Oklahoma
$311B
Projected 2050 Value in Oklahoma
83.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $170B. This is expected to increase 83.6% to $311B by 2050.

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. $32.9B
  2. $10.9B
  3. $5.58B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $32.9B, followed by Kansas with $10.9B and California and $5.58B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Comanche County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 58.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.96%).

Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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Jim Inhofe
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on November 16, 1994
Elected to the seat following the resignation of David Boren.
James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Tom Coburn.

Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Comanche County, OK awarded 1,083 degrees. The student population of Comanche County, OK in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,469 male students and 2,688 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Comanche County, OK are White (582 and 55.8%), followed by Black or African American (131 and 12.6%), Hispanic or Latino (125 and 12%), and Two or More Races (77 and 7.38%).

The largest universities in Comanche County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Cameron University (781 and 72.1%), Great Plains Technology Center (170 and 15.7%), and Platt College-Lawton (78 and 7.2%).

The most popular majors in Comanche County, OK are General Business Administration & Management (138 and 12.7%), General Health Services (60 and 5.54%), and Information Technology (47 and 4.34%).

The median tuition cost in Comanche County, OK for a public four year colleges is $4,740 for in-state students and $14,160 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 4,157 students enrolled in Comanche County, OK, 35.3% men and 64.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,010 records, of which 65% were women and 35% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 54 degree-majors awarded
  2. 45 degree-majors awarded
  3. 38 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Comanche County, OK was General Business Administration & Management with 54 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Comanche County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 781 degrees awarded
  2. 170 degrees awarded
  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cameron University with 781 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 431 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Comanche County, OK, which is 0.661 times less than the 652 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 582 degrees mean that there were 4.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 131 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,740) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,710) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,418) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.739% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.619% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (954k), Some college (752k), and Secondary Education (474k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Comanche County, OK was $124,100 in 2020, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $124,600 to $124,100, a 0.401% decrease. The homeownership rate in Comanche County, OK is 53.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Comanche County, OK have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Comanche County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Comanche County, OK is $52,377. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Comanche County, OK was Census Tract 23.01 with a value of $88,393, followed by Census Tract 4.03 and Census Tract 20.03, with respective values of $88,036 and $84,185.

In 2021, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Comanche County, OK. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.962%.

Property

$124,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,590
$23,075
Median Property Taxes
±$1,017

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Comanche County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Comanche County, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

53.4%
Homeownership
2020
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 53.4% of the housing units in Comanche County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 23.01
  2. Census Tract 4.03
  3. Census Tract 20.03

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Comanche County, OK was Census Tract 23.01 with a value of $88,393, followed by Census Tract 4.03 and Census Tract 20.03, with respective values of $88,036 and $84,185.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,377
Median Household Income
± $1,601
43.2k
Number of Households
± 1,518

In 2020, the median household income of the 43.2k households in Comanche County, OK grew to $52,377 from the previous year's value of $52,161.

The following chart displays the households in Comanche 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Comanche County, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2020, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.09% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Carpooled (10.3%)

In 2020, 73.8% of workers in Comanche County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who carpooled to work (10.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Comanche County, OK have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Comanche County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Comanche County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Comanche County, OK have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Comanche County, OK. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.962%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Comanche County, OK (17.7k out of 112k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Comanche County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 23.7% of the children was living in poverty in Comanche County, OK. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 701 in Comanche County, OK. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 99.9 per 100,000 population.

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86.3% of the population of Comanche County, OK has health coverage, with 30.3% on employee plans, 9.73% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 19.5% on non-group plans, and 14.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Comanche County, OK see 1353 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.98% increase from the previous year (1253 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 875 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 300 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oklahoma, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,353 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Comanche County, OK

Primary care physicians in Comanche County, OK see an average of 1,353 patients per year. This represents a 7.98% increase from the previous year (1,253 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oklahoma across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.5% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.7%
Uninsured
30.3%
Employer Coverage
9.73%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
19.5%
Non-Group
14.4%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Comanche County, OK grew by 5.15% from 13.1% to 13.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Comanche County, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 67 in Comanche County, OK.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.9% in Comanche County, OK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.9% in Comanche County, OK.

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