McCurtain County, OK

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Population

33,026

0.136% decline

Median Age

39


Median Household Income

$34,250

2.43% growth

Poverty Rate

23.6%


Number of Employees

12,423

0.0242% growth

Median Property Value

$78,000

4.42% growth

About

In 2017, McCurtain County, OK had a population of 33k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $34,250. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McCurtain County, OK declined from 33,071 to 33,026, a -0.136% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,439 to $34,250, a 2.43% increase.

The population of McCurtain County, OK is 63.1% White Alone, 12.8% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 9% Two or More Races. 4.01% of the people in McCurtain County, OK speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McCurtain County, OK are Kiamichi Technology Center-Idabel (63 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in McCurtain County, OK is $78,000, and the homeownership rate is 69.7%. Most people in McCurtain County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in McCurtain County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of McCurtain County, OK employs 12.4k people. The largest industries in McCurtain County, OK are Manufacturing (2,408 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,733 people), and Retail Trade (1,408 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,441), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,023).

Median household income in McCurtain County, OK is $34,250. Males in McCurtain 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 McCurtain County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,250

2017 value

± $1,429

2.43%

1 Year Growth

± 5.4%

Households in McCurtain County, OK have a median annual income of $34,250, 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 $33,439 in 2016, which represents a 2.43% 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 McCurtain County, OK made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in McCurtain County, OK 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 McCurtain County, OK 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in McCurtain County, OK by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McCurtain 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 985

  2. Census Tract 984

  3. Census Tract 989

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McCurtain County, OK was Census Tract 985 with a value of $38,784, followed by Census Tract 984 and Census Tract 989, with respective values of $36,471 and $35,819.

The following map shows all of the tracts in McCurtain 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

23.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McCurtain County, OK (7.69k out of 32.5k 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 Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    4,062 ± 266

  2. Native American

    1,224 ± 152

  3. Black

    1,017 ± 127

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

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

12.4k

2017 Value

± 489

0.0242%

1 Year growth

± 5.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McCurtain County, OK grew at a rate of 0.0242%, from 12.4k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McCurtain County, OK, are Production Occupations (1,627 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,394 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,077 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McCurtain County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McCurtain County, OK, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,627 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,394 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,077 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McCurtain County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.47 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.26 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McCurtain County, OK, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($55,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,771), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,042).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.4k

2017 Value

± 489

0.0242%

1 Year growth

± 5.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McCurtain County, OK grew at a rate of 0.0242%, from 12.4k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McCurtain County, OK, are Manufacturing (2,408 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,733 people), and Retail Trade (1,408 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McCurtain County, OK, though some of these residents may live in McCurtain 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 McCurtain County, OK, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,408 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,733 people), and Retail Trade (1,408 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McCurtain County, OK has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.08 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.91 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McCurtain County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,441), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,023).

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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 with $21.4B and Gasoline and $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

78.8% of the population of McCurtain County, OK has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 24.7% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 9.22% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in McCurtain County, OK see 2361 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (2361 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 316 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

2,361 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McCurtain County, OK see an average of 2,361 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (2,361 patients).

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

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 

$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

21.2%

Uninsured

29.7%

Employer Coverage

24.7%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

9.22%

Non-Group

2.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McCurtain County, OK declined by 1.84% from 21.6% to 21.2%.

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

McCurtain County, OK is home to a population of 33k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.66% of McCurtain County, OK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of McCurtain County, OK is composed of 20.9k White Alone residents (63.1%), 4.23k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (12.8%), 2.97k Two or More Races residents (9%), 2.63k Black or African American Alone residents (7.97%), 1.88k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.69%), 266 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.805%), 193 Asian Alone residents (0.584%), and 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0121%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in McCurtain County, OK are Spanish or Spanish Creole (743 speakers), Other Native North American Languages (339 speakers), and Other Pacific Island Languages (64 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in McCurtain County, OK was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in McCurtain County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all McCurtain County, OK residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.35%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.66% of McCurtain County, OK residents 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 McCurtain County, OK was 2.35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 McCurtain County, OK was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 McCurtain County, OK residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of McCurtain County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McCurtain County, OK was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.9k ± 20

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    4.23k ± 268

  3. Two or More Races

    2.97k ± 277

In 2017, there were 4.93 times more White Alone residents (20.9k people) in McCurtain County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.23k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 2.97k 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 McCurtain County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    743 speakers (2.42%)

  2. Other Native North American Languages

    339 speakers (1.1%)

  3. Other Pacific Island Languages

    64 speakers (0.208%)

4.01% of McCurtain County, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in McCurtain County, OK was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.42% of the overall population of McCurtain County, OK are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.1% speak Other Native North American Languages and 0.208% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    874 ± 103

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    266 ± 81

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    224 ± 75

McCurtain County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in McCurtain County, OK awarded 63 degrees. The student population of McCurtain County, OK is skewed towards women, with 16 male students and 33 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McCurtain County, OK are White (30 and 47.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (15 and 23.8%), Black or African American (13 and 20.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 7.94%).

The largest universities in McCurtain County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Kiamichi Technology Center-Idabel (63 and 100%).

The most popular majors in McCurtain County, OK are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (18 and 28.6%), General Cosmetology (12 and 19%), and Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services (10 and 15.9%).

The median tuition costs in McCurtain County, OK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in McCurtain County, OK was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 18 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in McCurtain County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

63 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the McCurtain County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kiamichi Technology Center-Idabel with 63 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

15

Degrees Awarded to Men

48

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 15 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McCurtain County, OK, which is 0.313 times less than the 48 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    30 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McCurtain County, OK were to White students. These 30 degrees mean that there were 2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McCurtain County, OK was $78,000 in 2017, which is 0.358 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $74,700 to $78,000, a 4.42% increase. The homeownership rate in McCurtain County, OK is 69.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McCurtain County, OK have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McCurtain County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,250

Median Household Income

± $1,429

13k

Number of Households

± 498

In 2017, the median household income of the 13k households in McCurtain County, OK grew to $34,250 from the previous year's value of $33,439.

The following chart displays the households in McCurtain 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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Housing

Property Value

$78,000

2017 Median

± $2,646

$74,700

2016 Median

± $2,693

In 2017, the median property value in McCurtain County, OK grew to to $78,000 from the previous year's value of $74,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.7% of the housing units in McCurtain County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

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

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McCurtain County, OK have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.79% of the workforce in McCurtain County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Walked

    1.27%

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

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