Cotton County, OK

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Population
5,929
1.18% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jim Inhofe
Republican Party
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
Median Age
42.9

Median Household Income
$51,623
3.32% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$75,400
2.84% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
2,379
2.3% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Cotton County, OK had a population of 5.93k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $51,623. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Cotton County, OK declined from 6,000 to 5,929, a -1.18% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,962 to $51,623, a 3.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cotton County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (8.74%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.08%), White (Hispanic) (3.66%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.34%). NaNk% of the people in Cotton County, OK speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cotton County, OK is $75,400, and the homeownership rate is 78.3%. Most people in Cotton County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Cotton County, OK is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oklahoma (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Oklahoma went to Donald J. Trump with 78.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (16.3%), followed by Other (4.77%). The most partisan county was Cimarron County, OK with 89.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

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

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Oklahoma
78.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Oklahoma
  1. 89.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Oklahoma was Cimarron County, OK with 89.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Oklahoma colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Oklahoma

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Jim Inhofe
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on November 17, 1994
James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oklahoma over time, colored by their political party.

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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 Cotton County, OK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Cotton County, OK is home to a population of 5.93k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.236% of Cotton County, OK residents were born outside of the country (14 people).

In 2018, there were 8.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.53k people) in Cotton County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 518 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 301 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cotton County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.53k ± 13
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    518 ± 119
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    301 ± 122
7.64%
Hispanic Population
453 people

In 2018, there were 8.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.53k people) in Cotton County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 518 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 301 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.64% of the people in Cotton County, OK are hispanic (453 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.236%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
14 people
0.217%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
13 people

As of 2018, 0.236% of Cotton County, OK residents (14 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cotton County, OK was 0.217%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
66
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 14.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Cotton County, OK was 42.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 66. But people in Cotton County, OK are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Cotton County, OK residents was 41.

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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

100%
2018 Citizenship
100%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 100% of Cotton County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Cotton County, OK was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    158 ± 48
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    86 ± 40
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    74 ± 37

Cotton County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Cotton County, OK is $51,623. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cotton County, OK was Census Tract 8711 with a value of $53,603, followed by Census Tract 8712 and N/A, with respective values of $49,911 and N/A.

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Cotton County, OK employs 2.38k people. The largest industries in Cotton County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (292 people), Manufacturing (283 people), and Educational Services (273 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($59,911), Wholesale Trade ($45,313), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,821).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,623
2018 value
± $4,220
3.32%
1 Year Growth
± 10%

Households in Cotton County, OK have a median annual income of $51,623, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,962 in 2017, which represents a 3.32% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Cotton County, OK compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090
Average Male Salary in Oklahoma
± $1,576
$39,687
Average Female Salary in Oklahoma
± $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 in Oklahoma
  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 in Oklahoma.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cotton County, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.455
2017 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.455
2016 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

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 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 8711
  2. Census Tract 8712
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cotton County, OK was Census Tract 8711 with a value of $53,603, followed by Census Tract 8712 and N/A, with respective values of $49,911 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cotton County, OK (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cotton County, OK is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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

2.38k
2018 Value
± 220
-2.3%
1 Year decline
± 13.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Cotton County, OK declined at a rate of -2.3%, from 2.44k employees to 2.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cotton County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (351 people), Production Occupations (244 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (207 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cotton County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cotton County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (351 people), Production Occupations (244 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (207 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cotton County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.83 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.8 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cotton County, OK, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($108,750), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,917), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,045).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.38k
2018 Value
± 220
-2.3%
1 Year decline
± 13.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Cotton County, OK declined at a rate of -2.3%, from 2.44k employees to 2.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cotton County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (292 people), Manufacturing (283 people), and Educational Services (273 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cotton County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Cotton 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 Cotton County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (292 people), Manufacturing (283 people), and Educational Services (273 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cotton County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.02 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.07 times), and Utilities (2.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cotton County, OK, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($59,911), Wholesale Trade ($45,313), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,821).

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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 in Oklahoma
$309B
Projected 2045 Value in Oklahoma
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cotton County, OK was $75,400 in 2018, which is 0.328 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $77,600 to $75,400, a 2.84% decrease. The homeownership rate in Cotton County, OK is 78.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cotton County, OK have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cotton County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$75,400
2018 Median
± $6,327
$77,600
2017 Median
± $4,933

In 2018, the median property value in Cotton County, OK declined from to $75,400 from the previous year's value of $77,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cotton 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 Cotton County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$51,623
Median Household Income
± $4,220
2.21k
Number of Households
± 201

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.21k households in Cotton County, OK grew to $51,623 from the previous year's value of $49,962.

The following chart displays the households in Cotton 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cotton County, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cotton County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.3%
2018 Homeownership
78.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 78.3% of the housing units in Cotton County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cotton County, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cotton County, OK have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Cotton County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    82.9%
  2. Carpooled
    9.21%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.91%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Cotton County, OK was Drove Alone (82.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.21%) and those who Worked At Home (4.91%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cotton County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cotton County, OK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

84.4% of the population of Cotton County, OK has health coverage, with 35.2% on employee plans, 9.76% on Medicaid, 23.6% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 3.51% 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 Cotton County, OK see 5996 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.5% decrease from the previous year (6150 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2970 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

5,996 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cotton County, OK

Primary care physicians in Cotton County, OK see an average of 5,996 patients per year. This represents a 2.5% decrease from the previous year (6,150 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cotton County, OK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 in Oklahoma
$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

15.6%
Uninsured
35.2%
Employer Coverage
9.76%
Medicaid
23.6%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
3.51%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cotton County, OK declined by 8.72% from 17.1% to 15.6%.

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