Nowata County, OK

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2019 Population
10,322
0.587% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jim Inhofe
Republican Party
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
42.4
0.236% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
15.9%
6.36% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$43,145
2.98% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$87,700
5.03% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
4,293
1.24% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Nowata County, OK had a population of 10.3k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $43,145. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Nowata County, OK declined from 10,383 to 10,322, a −0.587% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,895 to $43,145, a 2.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Nowata County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (15%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (12.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.39%). 0% of the households in Nowata County, OK speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.1% of the residents in Nowata County, OK are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Nowata County, OK was $87,700, and the homeownership rate was 73.7%. Most people in Nowata County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Nowata County, OK was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oklahoma (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Nowata County, OK is home to a population of 10.3k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 3.44% of Nowata County, OK residents were born outside of the country (355 people).

In 2019, there were 4.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.89k people) in Nowata County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.27k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Nowata County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.89k ± 11
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.55k ± 130
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.27k ± 149
3.08%
Hispanic Population
318 people

In 2019, there were 4.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.89k people) in Nowata County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.27k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.08% of the people in Nowata County, OK are hispanic (318 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Nowata County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.44%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
355 people
1.33%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
138 people

As of 2019, 3.44% of Nowata County, OK residents (355 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nowata County, OK was 1.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Nowata County, OK was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Nowata County, OK are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Nowata County, OK residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    107,399 ± 7,935 people
  2. Vietnam
    14,412 ± 2,942 people
  3. India
    10,350 ± 2,494 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 107,399 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 14,412 and India with 10,350.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2019 Citizenship
99%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.1% of Nowata County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Nowata County, OK was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    187 ± 47
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    65 ± 36
  3. Korea
    35 ± 26

Nowata County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Nowata County, OK is $43,145. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Nowata County, OK was Census Tract 1723 with a value of $61,250, followed by Census Tract 1721 and Census Tract 1722, with respective values of $50,227 and $39,787.

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,801. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Nowata County, OK employs 4.29k people. The largest industries in Nowata County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (752 people), Manufacturing (642 people), and Retail Trade (391 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,250), Information ($55,729), and Manufacturing ($51,375).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,145
2019 value
± $3,265
2.98%
1 Year Growth
± 9.06%

Households in Nowata County, OK have a median annual income of $43,145, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,895 in 2018, which represents a 2.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,685
Average Male Salary in Oklahoma
± $1,691
$42,801
Average Female Salary in Oklahoma
± $1,285

In 2019, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.42 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 in Oklahoma
  1. White
    $49,052 ± $1,203
  2. Asian
    $48,093 ± $7,317
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $44,161 ± $15,872

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Oklahoma.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nowata County, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.458
2018 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2019, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.2% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1723
  2. Census Tract 1721
  3. Census Tract 1722

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nowata County, OK was Census Tract 1723 with a value of $61,250, followed by Census Tract 1721 and Census Tract 1722, with respective values of $50,227 and $39,787.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nowata County, OK (1.61k out of 10.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    892 ± 118
  2. Two Or More
    361 ± 77
  3. Native American
    199 ± 72

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nowata County, OK is White, followed by Two Or More 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

4.29k
2019 Value
± 256
−1.24%
1 Year decline
± 8.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Nowata County, OK declined at a rate of −1.24%, from 4.35k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nowata County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (680 people), Production Occupations (472 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (389 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nowata County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Nowata County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (680 people), Production Occupations (472 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (389 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nowata County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.26 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.94 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Nowata County, OK, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($103,750), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($63,250), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,917).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.29k
2019 Value
± 256
−1.24%
1 Year decline
± 8.6%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Nowata County, OK declined at a rate of −1.24%, from 4.35k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nowata County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (752 people), Manufacturing (642 people), and Retail Trade (391 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nowata County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Nowata 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 Nowata County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (752 people), Manufacturing (642 people), and Retail Trade (391 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nowata County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.05 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.1 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Nowata County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,250), Information ($55,729), and Manufacturing ($51,375).

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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. $53.8B
  2. $24.4B
  3. $24.3B

In 2018, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $53.8B, followed by Fuel oils ($24.4B) and Crude petroleum ($24.3B).

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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$239B
2018 Value in Oklahoma
$339B
Projected 2045 Value in Oklahoma
41.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $239B. This is expected to increase 41.9% to $339B 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. $45.8B
  2. $19.3B
  3. $6.67B

In 2018, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $45.8B, followed by Kansas with $19.3B and Arkansas and $6.67B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Nowata County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 78.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (17.5%), followed by Other (4.11%). The most partisan county was Cimarron County, OK with 89.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Nowata County, OK
78.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Oklahoma
  1. 89.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Oklahoma was Cimarron County, OK with 89.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Oklahoma colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Oklahoma

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Jim Inhofe
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on November 16, 1994
Elected to the seat following the resignation of David Boren.
James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Elected to the seat to succeed Tom Coburn, who had to resign at the eve of 113th United States Congress|113th Congress.

Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oklahoma over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nowata County, OK was $87,700 in 2019, which is 0.365 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $83,500 to $87,700, a 5.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Nowata County, OK is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Nowata County, OK have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Nowata County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$87,700
2019 Median
± $4,783
$83,500
2018 Median
± $4,906

In 2019, the median property value in Nowata County, OK grew to to $87,700 from the previous year's value of $83,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Nowata 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 Nowata County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$43,145
Median Household Income
± $3,265
4.1k
Number of Households
± 248

In 2019, the median household income of the 4.1k households in Nowata County, OK grew to $43,145 from the previous year's value of $41,895.

The following chart displays the households in Nowata 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.7%
2019 Homeownership
74.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 73.7% of the housing units in Nowata County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Nowata County, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nowata County, OK have a longer commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.84% of the workforce in Nowata County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.06%)

In 2019, 80.2% of workers in Nowata County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.4%) and those who worked at home (5.06%).

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

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Health

82.7% of the population of Nowata County, OK has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 8.02% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Nowata County, OK see 5109 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.854% decrease from the previous year (5153 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 10076 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 438 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nowata County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (28.2%). Additionally, Okfuskee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (58.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,109 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nowata County, OK

Primary care physicians in Nowata County, OK see an average of 5,109 patients per year. This represents a 0.854% decrease from the previous year (5,153 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nowata County, OK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 in Oklahoma
$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

17.3%
Uninsured
41.8%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
8.02%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nowata County, OK declined by 1.06% from 17.5% to 17.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Nowata 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. 28.2% prevalence
  2. 23.4% prevalence
  3. 20.8% prevalence

Nowata County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 28.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma by county over multiple years.

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