Murray County, OK

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Population

13,797

0.0363% growth

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$51,844

0.178% growth

Poverty Rate

14.1%


Number of Employees

6,064

1.4% decline

Median Property Value

$107,100

7.85% growth

About

In 2017, Murray County, OK had a population of 13.8k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $51,844. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Murray County, OK grew from 13,792 to 13,797, a 0.0363% increase and its median household income grew from $51,752 to $51,844, a 0.178% increase.

The population of Murray County, OK is 73.2% White Alone, 10.2% Two or More Races, and 8.29% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Murray County, OK speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Murray County, OK is $107,100, and the homeownership rate is 67.8%. Most people in Murray County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Murray County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Murray County, OK employs 6.06k people. The largest industries in Murray County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (756 people), Retail Trade (735 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (657 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($55,700), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,707), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,172).

Median household income in Murray County, OK is $51,844. Males in Murray 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 Murray County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,844

2017 value

± $3,345

0.178%

1 Year Growth

± 8.32%

Households in Murray County, OK have a median annual income of $51,844, 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 $51,752 in 2016, which represents a 0.178% 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 Murray 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 7906

  2. Census Tract 7907

  3. Census Tract 7908

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Murray County, OK was Census Tract 7906 with a value of $57,303, followed by Census Tract 7907 and Census Tract 7908, with respective values of $55,899 and $48,388.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Murray County, OK (1.89k out of 13.4k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    1,249 ± 199

  2. Native American

    282 ± 96

  3. Two Or More

    188 ± 76

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

6.06k

2017 Value

± 450

-1.4%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Murray County, OK declined at a rate of -1.4%, from 6.15k employees to 6.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Murray County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (741 people), Management Occupations (549 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (534 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Murray County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Murray County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (741 people), Management Occupations (549 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (534 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Murray County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.64 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Murray County, OK, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($54,861), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($52,339), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($52,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.06k

2017 Value

± 450

-1.4%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Murray County, OK declined at a rate of -1.4%, from 6.15k employees to 6.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Murray County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (756 people), Retail Trade (735 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (657 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Murray County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Murray 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 Murray County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (756 people), Retail Trade (735 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (657 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Murray County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.6 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.97 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Murray County, OK, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($55,700), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,707), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,172).

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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

83.3% of the population of Murray County, OK has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 9.58% on non-group plans, and 2.51% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Murray County, OK see 1991 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.963% increase from the previous year (1972 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3480 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 928 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

1,991 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Murray County, OK see an average of 1,991 patients per year. This represents a 0.963% increase from the previous year (1,972 patients).

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

16.7%

Uninsured

44.4%

Employer Coverage

13.5%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

9.58%

Non-Group

2.51%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Murray County, OK declined by 4.72% from 17.5% to 16.7%.

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

Murray County, OK is home to a population of 13.8k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.68% of Murray County, OK residents were born outside of the country (370 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Murray County, OK is composed of 10.1k White Alone residents (73.2%), 1.41k Two or More Races residents (10.2%), 1.14k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (8.29%), 827 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.99%), 230 Black or African American Alone residents (1.67%), 81 Asian Alone residents (0.587%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Murray County, OK was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Murray County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Murray County, OK residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

370 people

2.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

375 people

As of 2017, 2.68% of Murray County, OK residents (370 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 Murray County, OK was 2.72%, 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

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Murray County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Murray County, OK was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.1k ± 15

  2. Two or More Races

    1.41k ± 180

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.14k ± 172

In 2017, there were 7.15 times more White Alone residents (10.1k people) in Murray County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.41k Two or More Races and 1.14k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Murray County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    523 ± 118

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    160 ± 59

  3. Korea

    151 ± 65

Murray County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Murray County, OK was $107,100 in 2017, which is 0.466 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,300 to $107,100, a 7.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Murray County, OK is 67.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Murray County, OK have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Murray County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$107,100

2017 Median

± $9,076

$99,300

2016 Median

± $9,190

In 2017, the median property value in Murray County, OK grew to to $107,100 from the previous year's value of $99,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Murray 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 Murray County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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

$51,844

Median Household Income

± $3,345

5.28k

Number of Households

± 385

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.28k households in Murray County, OK grew to $51,844 from the previous year's value of $51,752.

The following chart displays the households in Murray 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.8%

2017 Homeownership

66.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.8% of the housing units in Murray County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Murray County, OK have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.84% of the workforce in Murray 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. Carpooled

    12%

  3. Walked

    3.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Murray County, OK was Drove Alone (82%), followed by those who Carpooled (12%) and those who Walked (3.22%).

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

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