Jefferson County, OK

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Population

6,270

0.159% decline

Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$35,933

2.48% growth

Poverty Rate

20.9%


Number of Employees

2,280

2.94% decline

Median Property Value

$59,700

0.5% decline

About

In 2017, Jefferson County, OK had a population of 6.27k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $35,933. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jefferson County, OK declined from 6,280 to 6,270, a -0.159% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,063 to $35,933, a 2.48% increase.

The population of Jefferson County, OK is 78.6% White Alone, 9.95% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.92% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Jefferson County, OK speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jefferson County, OK is $59,700, and the homeownership rate is 71.9%. Most people in Jefferson County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, OK employs 2.28k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, OK are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (296 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (239 people), and Retail Trade (231 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,786), Transportation & Warehousing ($41,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,364).

Median household income in Jefferson County, OK is $35,933. Males in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,933

2017 value

± $2,197

2.48%

1 Year Growth

± 9.82%

Households in Jefferson County, OK have a median annual income of $35,933, 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 $35,063 in 2016, which represents a 2.48% 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 Jefferson 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 3718

  2. Census Tract 3717

  3. Census Tract 3716

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, OK was Census Tract 3718 with a value of $37,585, followed by Census Tract 3717 and Census Tract 3716, with respective values of $35,607 and $34,048.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, OK (1.27k out of 6.11k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 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

    1,027 ± 98

  2. Hispanic

    184 ± 57

  3. Native American

    83 ± 54

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson County, OK is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

2.28k

2017 Value

± 156

-2.94%

1 Year decline

± 9.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson County, OK declined at a rate of -2.94%, from 2.35k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, OK, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (285 people), Sales & Related Occupations (235 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (213 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, OK, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (285 people), Sales & Related Occupations (235 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (213 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.42 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.51 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, OK, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($75,625), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($46,607), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($42,891).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.28k

2017 Value

± 156

-2.94%

1 Year decline

± 9.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson County, OK declined at a rate of -2.94%, from 2.35k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, OK, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (296 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (239 people), and Retail Trade (231 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, OK, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (296 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (239 people), and Retail Trade (231 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (24 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.27 times), and Construction (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,786), Transportation & Warehousing ($41,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,364).

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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. $60.6B

  2. $20.5B

  3. $18.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $60.6B, followed by Fuel oils ($20.5B) and Gasoline ($18.3B).

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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$237B

2020 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

30.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $237B. This is expected to increase 30.4% 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. $43.1B

  2. $21.9B

  3. $8.38B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.1B, followed by Kansas with $21.9B and Arkansas and $8.38B.

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

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Health

80.1% of the population of Jefferson County, OK has health coverage, with 30.1% on employee plans, 23.8% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 9.16% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, OK see 3138 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.254% decrease from the previous year (3146 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6230 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6230 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

3,138 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, OK see an average of 3,138 patients per year. This represents a 0.254% decrease from the previous year (3,146 patients).

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

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

19.9%

Uninsured

30.1%

Employer Coverage

23.8%

Medicaid

15.7%

Medicare

9.16%

Non-Group

1.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, OK declined by 4.61% from 20.8% to 19.9%.

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

Jefferson County, OK is home to a population of 6.27k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.93% of Jefferson County, OK residents were born outside of the country (184 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, OK is composed of 4.93k White Alone residents (78.6%), 624 Hispanic or Latino residents (9.95%), 434 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (6.92%), 194 Two or More Races residents (3.09%), 81 Black or African American Alone residents (1.29%), 7 Asian Alone residents (0.112%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0478%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jefferson County, OK was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Jefferson County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jefferson County, OK residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.93%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

184 people

2.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

184 people

As of 2017, 2.93% of Jefferson County, OK residents (184 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 Jefferson County, OK was 2.93%, 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

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Jefferson County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, OK was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.93k ± 5

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    624 ± 99.5

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    434 ± 51

In 2017, there were 7.9 times more White Alone residents (4.93k people) in Jefferson County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 624 Hispanic or Latino and 434 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    163 ± 36

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    85 ± 44

  3. Korea

    57 ± 26

Jefferson County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, OK was $59,700 in 2017, which is 0.26 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $60,000 to $59,700, a 0.5% decrease. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, OK is 71.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jefferson County, OK have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$59,700

2017 Median

± $3,640

$60,000

2016 Median

± $4,754

In 2017, the median property value in Jefferson County, OK declined from to $59,700 from the previous year's value of $60,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k 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.

$35,933

Median Household Income

± $2,197

2.39k

Number of Households

± 147

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.39k households in Jefferson County, OK grew to $35,933 from the previous year's value of $35,063.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.9%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.9% of the housing units in Jefferson County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, OK have a longer commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.52% of the workforce in Jefferson County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jefferson County, OK was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Worked At Home (3.08%).

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

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