Harper County, OK

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Population

3,843

1.53% growth

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$46,915

2.61% decline

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

1,645

5.13% decline

Median Property Value

$76,300

3.53% growth

About

In 2017, Harper County, OK had a population of 3.84k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $46,915. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harper County, OK grew from 3,785 to 3,843, a 1.53% increase and its median household income declined from $48,173 to $46,915, a -2.61% decrease.

The population of Harper County, OK is 74.9% White Alone, 22.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.45% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Harper County, OK speak a non-English language, and 88.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Harper County, OK is $76,300, and the homeownership rate is 80.6%. Most people in Harper County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Harper County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Harper County, OK employs 1.65k people. The largest industries in Harper County, OK are Educational Services (211 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (200 people), and Retail Trade (177 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($78,864), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,182), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,694).

Median household income in Harper County, OK is $46,915. Males in Harper 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 Harper County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,915

2017 value

± $5,261

-2.61%

1 Year Growth

± 18%

Households in Harper County, OK have a median annual income of $46,915, 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 $48,173 in 2016, which represents a -2.61% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

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

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oklahoma by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harper 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 9522

  2. Census Tract 9521

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harper County, OK was Census Tract 9522 with a value of $60,179, followed by Census Tract 9521 and N/A, with respective values of $40,946 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harper County, OK (505 out of 3.82k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    449 ± 104

  2. Hispanic

    195 ± 73

  3. Two Or More

    56 ± 55

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

1.65k

2017 Value

± 222

-5.13%

1 Year decline

± 18.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harper County, OK declined at a rate of -5.13%, from 1.73k employees to 1.65k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harper County, OK, are Management Occupations (267 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (227 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (197 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harper County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harper County, OK, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (267 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (227 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (197 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harper County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.79 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.41 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harper County, OK, by median earnings, are Construction & Extraction Occupations ($46,761), Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($44,205), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($42,969).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.65k

2017 Value

± 222

-5.13%

1 Year decline

± 18.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harper County, OK declined at a rate of -5.13%, from 1.73k employees to 1.65k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harper County, OK, are Educational Services (211 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (200 people), and Retail Trade (177 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harper County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Harper 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 Harper County, OK, by number of employees, are Educational Services (211 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (200 people), and Retail Trade (177 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harper County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (17.2 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.3 times), and Utilities (4.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harper County, OK, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($78,864), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,182), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,694).

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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

84.8% of the population of Harper County, OK has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 9.15% on non-group plans, and 0.915% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Harper County, OK see 3754 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.52% decrease from the previous year (3812 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3717 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1239 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

3,754 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harper County, OK see an average of 3,754 patients per year. This represents a 1.52% decrease from the previous year (3,812 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%).

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%).

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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

15.2%

Uninsured

45.3%

Employer Coverage

12.9%

Medicaid

16.6%

Medicare

9.15%

Non-Group

0.915%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harper County, OK grew by 2.58% from 14.8% to 15.2%.

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

Harper County, OK is home to a population of 3.84k people, from which 88.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.1% of Harper County, OK residents were born outside of the country (502 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harper County, OK is composed of 2.88k White Alone residents (74.9%), 855 Hispanic or Latino residents (22.2%), 94 Two or More Races residents (2.45%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.312%), 3 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0781%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harper County, OK was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Harper County, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Harper County, OK residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

502 people

16.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

610 people

As of 2017, 13.1% of Harper County, OK residents (502 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 Harper County, OK was 16.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

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

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Citizenship

88.3%

2017 Citizenship

85.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.3% of Harper County, OK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harper County, OK was 85.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.88k ± 9

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    855 ± 156

  3. Two or More Races

    94 ± 21.9

In 2017, there were 3.37 times more White Alone residents (2.88k people) in Harper County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 855 Hispanic or Latino and 94 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 Harper 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 Harper 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 Harper County, OK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Harper 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

    76 ± 38

  2. Korea

    44 ± 22

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    17 ± 19

Harper County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harper County, OK was $76,300 in 2017, which is 0.351 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,700 to $76,300, a 3.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Harper County, OK is 80.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harper County, OK have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harper 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.

$46,915

Median Household Income

± $5,261

1.35k

Number of Households

± 158

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.35k households in Harper County, OK declined from $46,915 from the previous year's value of $48,173.

The following chart displays the households in Harper 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$76,300

2017 Median

± $6,145

$73,700

2016 Median

± $8,453

In 2017, the median property value in Harper County, OK grew to to $76,300 from the previous year's value of $73,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harper 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 Harper County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.6%

2017 Homeownership

79.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.6% of the housing units in Harper County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.8%.

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

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harper County, OK have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Harper 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%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Walked

    5.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Harper County, OK was Drove Alone (80%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Walked (5.75%).

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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