Dewey County, OK

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Population

4,904

0.864% growth

Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$52,930

2.47% growth

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Number of Employees

2,086

0.24% growth

Median Property Value

$86,700

1.29% growth

About

In 2017, Dewey County, OK had a population of 4.9k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $52,930. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dewey County, OK grew from 4,862 to 4,904, a 0.864% increase and its median household income grew from $51,654 to $52,930, a 2.47% increase.

The population of Dewey County, OK is 83.3% White Alone, 8.5% Two or More Races, and 6.59% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Dewey County, OK speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Dewey County, OK is $86,700, and the homeownership rate is 73.1%. Most people in Dewey County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Dewey County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Dewey County, OK employs 2.09k people. The largest industries in Dewey County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (261 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (247 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (226 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($155,250), Manufacturing ($63,750), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,179).

Median household income in Dewey County, OK is $52,930. Males in Dewey 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 Dewey County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,930

2017 value

± $3,469

2.47%

1 Year Growth

± 10.1%

Households in Dewey County, OK have a median annual income of $52,930, 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 $51,654 in 2016, which represents a 2.47% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dewey 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 9593

  2. Census Tract 9591

  3. Census Tract 9592

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dewey County, OK was Census Tract 9593 with a value of $55,848, followed by Census Tract 9591 and Census Tract 9592, with respective values of $52,083 and $45,337.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Dewey 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

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dewey County, OK (889 out of 4.77k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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

    761 ± 117

  2. Hispanic

    243 ± 75

  3. Two Or More

    106 ± 58

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dewey County, OK is White, followed by Hispanic 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

2.09k

2017 Value

± 176

0.24%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dewey County, OK grew at a rate of 0.24%, from 2.08k employees to 2.09k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dewey County, OK, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (283 people), Management Occupations (266 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (236 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dewey County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dewey County, OK, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (283 people), Management Occupations (266 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (236 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dewey County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.97 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.73 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dewey County, OK, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($90,341), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,063), and Management Occupations ($52,300).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.09k

2017 Value

± 176

0.24%

1 Year growth

± 11.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dewey County, OK grew at a rate of 0.24%, from 2.08k employees to 2.09k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dewey County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (261 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (247 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (226 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dewey County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Dewey 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 Dewey County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (261 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (247 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (226 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dewey County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (21.9 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.16 times), and Utilities (2.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dewey County, OK, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($155,250), Manufacturing ($63,750), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,179).

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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

84% of the population of Dewey County, OK has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 9.79% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dewey County, OK see 4995 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.65% increase from the previous year (4914 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4819 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

4,995 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dewey County, OK see an average of 4,995 patients per year. This represents a 1.65% increase from the previous year (4,914 patients).

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

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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

16%

Uninsured

37.6%

Employer Coverage

9.79%

Medicaid

17.1%

Medicare

18.3%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dewey County, OK grew by 11.3% from 14.4% to 16%.

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

Dewey County, OK is home to a population of 4.9k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.14% of Dewey County, OK residents were born outside of the country (154 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dewey County, OK is composed of 4.08k White Alone residents (83.3%), 417 Two or More Races residents (8.5%), 323 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.59%), 40 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.816%), 26 Asian Alone residents (0.53%), 8 Black or African American Alone residents (0.163%), 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.122%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 25.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dewey County, OK was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Dewey County, OK are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Dewey County, OK residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

154 people

2.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

107 people

As of 2017, 3.14% of Dewey County, OK residents (154 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 Dewey County, OK was 2.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Dewey County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dewey County, OK was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.08k ± 9

  2. Two or More Races

    417 ± 32.3

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    323 ± 32.6

In 2017, there were 9.79 times more White Alone residents (4.08k people) in Dewey County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 417 Two or More Races and 323 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    145 ± 38

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    35 ± 28

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    32 ± 24

Dewey County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dewey County, OK was $86,700 in 2017, which is 0.398 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,600 to $86,700, a 1.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Dewey County, OK is 73.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dewey County, OK have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dewey County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$52,930

Median Household Income

± $3,469

1.73k

Number of Households

± 148

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.73k households in Dewey County, OK grew to $52,930 from the previous year's value of $51,654.

The following chart displays the households in Dewey 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

$86,700

2017 Median

± $4,656

$85,600

2016 Median

± $3,263

In 2017, the median property value in Dewey County, OK grew to to $86,700 from the previous year's value of $85,600.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.1%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.1% of the housing units in Dewey County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

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

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dewey County, OK have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.91% of the workforce in Dewey County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.25%

  3. Carpooled

    6.59%

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

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