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Nowata County, OK&

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0.43% decline
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1.07% growth
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0.73% decline
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3.15% growth


The economy of Nowata County, OK employs 4,217 people. The economy of Nowata County, OK is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 5.7; 2.27; and 1.64 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Nowata County, OK are Manufacturing (713), Healthcare & Social Assistance (612), and Retail trade (438), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,250), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($43,438), and Finance & Insurance ($41,075).

Median household income in Nowata County, OK is $40,302. Males in Nowata County, OK have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,995. The income inequality of Nowata County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.419 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Nowata County, OK. In Nowata County, OK the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 19 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,700. Okfuskee County, OK has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oklahoma.


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Nowata County, OK is home to a population of 10,510 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Nowata County, OK is composed of 7,052 White residents (67.1%), 1,888 Native residents (18%), 959 Two+ residents (9.1%), 300 Hispanic residents (2.85%), and 224 Black residents (2.13%). The most common foreign languages in Nowata County, OK are Spanish (158 speakers), German (17 speakers), and Laotian (15 speakers), but compared to other places, Nowata County, OK has a relative high number of Laotian (15 speakers), Other Native North American (13 speakers), and Portuguese (13 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Northeast Oklahoma PUMA, OK awarded 1,175 degrees. The student population of Northeast Oklahoma PUMA, OK is skewed towards females, with 539 male students and 636 female students. Most students in Northeast Oklahoma PUMA, OK are White (731 and 62.2%), followed by American Indian (281 and 23.9%), Two or more races (67 and 5.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (29 and 2.47%). The largest universities in Northeast Oklahoma PUMA, OK by number of graduates are Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (454 and 38.6%), Northeast Technology Center-Pryor (368 and 31.3%), and Northeast Technology Center-Afton (236 and 20.1%). The most popular majors in Northeast Oklahoma PUMA, OK are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (133 and 11.3%), Welding Technology (88 and 7.49%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (58 and 4.94%). The median tuition costs in Northeast Oklahoma PUMA, 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.



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The median property value in Nowata County, OK is $78,700, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $76,300 to $78,700, a 3.15% increase. The homeownership rate of Nowata County, OK is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Nowata County, OK have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nowata County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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