Muskogee County, OK

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Population

69,471

0.669% decline

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$41,329

0.516% growth

Poverty Rate

21.9%


Number of Employees

26,861

1.6% decline

Median Property Value

$97,700

3.06% growth

About

In 2017, Muskogee County, OK had a population of 69.5k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $41,329. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Muskogee County, OK declined from 69,939 to 69,471, a -0.669% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,117 to $41,329, a 0.516% increase.

The population of Muskogee County, OK is 56.6% White Alone, 18% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 10.7% Black or African American Alone. 5.68% of the people in Muskogee County, OK speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Muskogee County, OK are Connors State College (532 degrees awarded in 2016), Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee (510 degrees), and Bacone College (123 degrees).

The median property value in Muskogee County, OK is $97,700, and the homeownership rate is 66.5%. Most people in Muskogee County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Muskogee County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Muskogee County, OK employs 26.9k people. The largest industries in Muskogee County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,612 people), Manufacturing (3,603 people), and Retail Trade (2,940 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,875), Utilities ($62,500), and Public Administration ($45,557).

Median household income in Muskogee County, OK is $41,329. Males in Muskogee 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 Muskogee County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,329

2017 value

± $1,214

0.516%

1 Year Growth

± 4.28%

Households in Muskogee County, OK have a median annual income of $41,329, 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 $41,117 in 2016, which represents a 0.516% 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee 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 Muskogee County, OK by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Muskogee 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 8.02

  2. Census Tract 12

  3. Census Tract 14

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Muskogee County, OK was Census Tract 8.02 with a value of $58,750, followed by Census Tract 12 and Census Tract 14, with respective values of $57,750 and $53,600.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Muskogee 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

21.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Muskogee County, OK (14.4k out of 65.6k 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 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    7,445 ± 442

  2. Native American

    2,757 ± 258

  3. Black

    2,278 ± 229

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

26.9k

2017 Value

± 893

-1.6%

1 Year decline

± 4.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Muskogee County, OK declined at a rate of -1.6%, from 27.3k employees to 26.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Muskogee County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,616 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,680 people), and Production Occupations (2,593 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Muskogee County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Muskogee County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,616 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,680 people), and Production Occupations (2,593 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Muskogee County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.67 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.4 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Muskogee County, OK, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($84,250), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,066), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,854).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.9k

2017 Value

± 893

-1.6%

1 Year decline

± 4.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Muskogee County, OK declined at a rate of -1.6%, from 27.3k employees to 26.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Muskogee County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,612 people), Manufacturing (3,603 people), and Retail Trade (2,940 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Muskogee County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Muskogee 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 Muskogee County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,612 people), Manufacturing (3,603 people), and Retail Trade (2,940 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Muskogee County, OK has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.14 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.57 times), and Public Administration (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Muskogee County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,875), Utilities ($62,500), and Public Administration ($45,557).

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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

81.2% of the population of Muskogee County, OK has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 3.24% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Muskogee County, OK see 1787 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.5% decrease from the previous year (1891 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2043 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 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

1787 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Muskogee County, OK see an average of 1787 patients per year. This represents a 5.5% decrease from the previous year (1891 patients).

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

18.8%

Uninsured

35.4%

Employer Coverage

19.4%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

3.24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Muskogee County, OK declined by 4.89% from 19.7% to 18.8%.

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

Muskogee County, OK is home to a population of 69.5k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.78% of Muskogee County, OK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Muskogee County, OK is composed of 39.3k White Alone residents (56.6%), 12.5k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (18%), 7.44k Black or African American Alone residents (10.7%), 5.53k Two or More Races residents (7.95%), 4.08k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.87%), 492 Asian Alone residents (0.708%), 70 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.101%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0245%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Muskogee County, OK are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,805 speakers), Other Native North American Languages (322 speakers), and Vietnamese (187 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Muskogee County, OK was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Muskogee County, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Muskogee County, OK residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.78% of Muskogee 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 Muskogee County, OK was 2.72%, 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 Muskogee County, OK was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Muskogee County, OK residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Muskogee County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Muskogee County, OK was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    39.3k ± 31

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    12.5k ± 478

  3. Black or African American Alone

    7.44k ± 226

In 2017, there were 3.14 times more White Alone residents (39.3k people) in Muskogee County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.5k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 7.44k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,805 speakers (4.3%)

  2. Other Native North American Languages

    322 speakers (0.493%)

  3. Vietnamese

    187 speakers (0.286%)

5.68% of Muskogee 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 Muskogee County, OK was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.3% of the overall population of Muskogee County, OK are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.493% speak Other Native North American Languages and 0.286% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,135 ± 189

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    745 ± 170

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    617 ± 126

Muskogee County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Muskogee County, OK awarded 1,175 degrees. The student population of Muskogee County, OK is skewed towards women, with 1,727 male students and 2,145 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Muskogee County, OK are White (585 and 50.2%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (374 and 32.1%), Black or African American (94 and 8.07%), and Hispanic or Latino (53 and 4.55%).

The largest universities in Muskogee County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Connors State College (532 and 45.3%), Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee (510 and 43.4%), and Bacone College (123 and 10.5%).

The most popular majors in Muskogee County, OK are General Education (148 and 12.6%), Registered Nursing (90 and 7.66%), and Other Health Preparatory Programs (73 and 6.21%).

The median tuition costs in Muskogee County, OK are $12,150 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 Muskogee County, OK was Welding Technology with 63 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 532 degrees awarded

  2. 510 degrees awarded

  3. 123 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$12,150

Median Private

In 2016, the Muskogee County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Connors State College with 532 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

504

Degrees Awarded to Men

671

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 504 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Muskogee County, OK, which is 0.751 times less than the 671 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

    585 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    374 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    94 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Muskogee County, OK were to White students. These 585 degrees mean that there were 1.56 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 374 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Muskogee County, OK was $97,700 in 2017, which is 0.449 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,800 to $97,700, a 3.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Muskogee County, OK is 66.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Muskogee County, OK have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Muskogee 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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$41,329

Median Household Income

± $1,214

26.1k

Number of Households

± 825

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.1k households in Muskogee County, OK grew to $41,329 from the previous year's value of $41,117.

The following chart displays the households in Muskogee 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

$97,700

2017 Median

± $3,235

$94,800

2016 Median

± $3,088

In 2017, the median property value in Muskogee County, OK grew to to $97,700 from the previous year's value of $94,800.

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

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Rent vs Own

66.5%

2017 Homeownership

66.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.5% of the housing units in Muskogee County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

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

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Muskogee County, OK have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.33% of the workforce in Muskogee 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

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.3%

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

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