Okmulgee County, OK

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Population

39,121

0.511% decline

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$39,567

2.21% growth

Poverty Rate

19.5%


Number of Employees

15,019

0.287% growth

Median Property Value

$80,300

0.372% decline

About

In 2017, Okmulgee County, OK had a population of 39.1k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $39,567. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Okmulgee County, OK declined from 39,322 to 39,121, a -0.511% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,712 to $39,567, a 2.21% increase.

The population of Okmulgee County, OK is 62.8% White Alone, 13.5% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 10.9% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Okmulgee County, OK speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Okmulgee County, OK are Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (718 degrees awarded in 2016), Green Country Technology Center (117 degrees), and College of the Muscogee Nation (25 degrees).

The median property value in Okmulgee County, OK is $80,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.7%. Most people in Okmulgee County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Okmulgee County, OK is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Okmulgee County, OK employs 15k people. The largest industries in Okmulgee County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,215 people), Manufacturing (2,013 people), and Retail Trade (1,777 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,422), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,177), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,464).

Median household income in Okmulgee County, OK is $39,567. Males in Okmulgee 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 Okmulgee County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,567

2017 value

± $2,363

2.21%

1 Year Growth

± 7.19%

Households in Okmulgee County, OK have a median annual income of $39,567, 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 $38,712 in 2016, which represents a 2.21% 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.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Okmulgee 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 5

  2. Census Tract 7

  3. Census Tract 9.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Okmulgee County, OK was Census Tract 5 with a value of $53,950, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 9.01, with respective values of $50,647 and $45,729.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Okmulgee 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

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Okmulgee County, OK (7.33k out of 37.6k 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 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

    3,792 ± 300

  2. Native American

    1,337 ± 187

  3. Two Or More

    1,309 ± 176

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

15k

2017 Value

± 587

0.287%

1 Year growth

± 5.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Okmulgee County, OK grew at a rate of 0.287%, from 15k employees to 15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Okmulgee County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,790 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,751 people), and Production Occupations (1,385 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Okmulgee County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Okmulgee County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,790 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,751 people), and Production Occupations (1,385 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Okmulgee County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.65 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.59 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Okmulgee County, OK, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,063), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,071).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15k

2017 Value

± 587

0.287%

1 Year growth

± 5.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Okmulgee County, OK grew at a rate of 0.287%, from 15k employees to 15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Okmulgee County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,215 people), Manufacturing (2,013 people), and Retail Trade (1,777 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Okmulgee County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Okmulgee 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 Okmulgee County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,215 people), Manufacturing (2,013 people), and Retail Trade (1,777 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Okmulgee County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.02 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.37 times), and Manufacturing (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Okmulgee County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,422), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,177), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,464).

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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 ($21.4B) and Gasoline ($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

82.8% of the population of Okmulgee County, OK has health coverage, with 35% on employee plans, 19.7% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 3.08% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Okmulgee County, OK see 3014 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.233% increase from the previous year (3007 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2307 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 370 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

3,014 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Okmulgee County, OK see an average of 3,014 patients per year. This represents a 0.233% increase from the previous year (3,007 patients).

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

17.2%

Uninsured

35%

Employer Coverage

19.7%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

3.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Okmulgee County, OK declined by 0.406% from 17.2% to 17.2%.

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

Okmulgee County, OK is home to a population of 39.1k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.01% of Okmulgee County, OK residents were born outside of the country (397 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Okmulgee County, OK is composed of 24.6k White Alone residents (62.8%), 5.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (13.5%), 4.26k Two or More Races residents (10.9%), 3.34k Black or African American Alone residents (8.55%), 1.49k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.81%), 144 Asian Alone residents (0.368%), 43 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.11%), and 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0409%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Okmulgee County, OK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Okmulgee County, OK was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Okmulgee County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Okmulgee County, OK residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

397 people

1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

395 people

As of 2017, 1.01% of Okmulgee County, OK residents (397 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 Okmulgee County, OK was 1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Okmulgee County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Okmulgee County, OK was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.6k ± 53

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    5.26k ± 326

  3. Two or More Races

    4.26k ± 351

In 2017, there were 4.67 times more White Alone residents (24.6k people) in Okmulgee County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.26k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 4.26k 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 Okmulgee County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Okmulgee County, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Okmulgee County, OK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Okmulgee County, OK are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,166 ± 131

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    391 ± 93

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    353 ± 99

Okmulgee County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Okmulgee County, OK awarded 860 degrees. The student population of Okmulgee County, OK is skewed towards men, with 1,780 male students and 1,126 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Okmulgee County, OK are White (515 and 60.7%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (141 and 16.6%), Two or More Races (72 and 8.48%), and Hispanic or Latino (45 and 5.3%).

The largest universities in Okmulgee County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (718 and 83.5%), Green Country Technology Center (117 and 13.6%), and College of the Muscogee Nation (25 and 2.91%).

The most popular majors in Okmulgee County, OK are Diesel Mechanics Technology (109 and 12.7%), Construction Engineering Technology (73 and 8.49%), and General Engineering Technology (69 and 8.02%).

The median tuition costs in Okmulgee County, OK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,900 and $9,510 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 109 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Okmulgee County, OK was Diesel Mechanics Technology with 109 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Okmulgee County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 718 degrees awarded

  2. 117 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

$3,900

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Okmulgee County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology with 718 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

574

Degrees Awarded to Men

286

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 574 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Okmulgee County, OK, which is 2.01 times more than the 286 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

    515 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    141 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    72 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Okmulgee County, OK were to White students. These 515 degrees mean that there were 3.65 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 141 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Okmulgee County, OK was $80,300 in 2017, which is 0.369 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,600 to $80,300, a 0.372% decrease. The homeownership rate in Okmulgee County, OK is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Okmulgee County, OK have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Okmulgee 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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$39,567

Median Household Income

± $2,363

14.9k

Number of Households

± 570

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.9k households in Okmulgee County, OK grew to $39,567 from the previous year's value of $38,712.

The following chart displays the households in Okmulgee 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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Housing

Property Value

$80,300

2017 Median

± $2,490

$80,600

2016 Median

± $2,209

In 2017, the median property value in Okmulgee County, OK declined from to $80,300 from the previous year's value of $80,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Okmulgee 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 Okmulgee County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.7% of the housing units in Okmulgee County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Okmulgee County, OK have a longer commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.84% of the workforce in Okmulgee County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Walked

    3.49%

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

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