Payne County, OK

County

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Population
81,512
1.09% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jim Inhofe
Republican Party
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
Median Age
27.1

Poverty Rate
26.4%

Median Household Income
$40,944
4.59% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$154,000
4.48% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
36,741
1% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Payne County, OK had a population of 81.5k people with a median age of 27.1 and a median household income of $40,944. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Payne County, OK grew from 80,634 to 81,512, a 1.09% increase and its median household income grew from $39,149 to $40,944, a 4.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Payne County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (77%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.39%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.42%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.41%), and White (Hispanic) (3.96%). NaNk% of the people in Payne County, OK speak a non-English language, and 94.6% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Payne County, OK was $154,000, and the homeownership rate was 50.9%. Most people in Payne County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Payne County, OK was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oklahoma, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oklahoma across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Payne County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 60% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (31.7%), followed by Other (8.36%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Payne County, OK
60% 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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Diversity

Payne County, OK is home to a population of 81.5k people, from which 94.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.93% of Payne County, OK residents were born outside of the country (5.65k people).

In 2018, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.8k people) in Payne County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.6k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Payne County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    62.8k ± 25
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.39k ± 551
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    3.6k ± 433
4.69%
Hispanic Population
3.82k people

In 2018, there were 14.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.8k people) in Payne County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.6k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.69% of the people in Payne County, OK are hispanic (3.82k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.93%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
5.65k people
6.72%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
5.42k people

As of 2018, 6.93% of Payne County, OK residents (5.65k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Payne County, OK was 6.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

27
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
28
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Payne County, OK was 27.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Payne County, OK are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Payne County, OK residents was 27.

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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

94.6%
2018 Citizenship
94.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.6% of Payne County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Payne County, OK was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,426 ± 180
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    743 ± 211
  3. Korea
    343 ± 85

Payne County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Payne County, OK is $40,944. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Payne County, OK was Census Tract 109 with a value of $83,522, followed by Census Tract 110 and Census Tract 111.01, with respective values of $67,244 and $56,964.

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 Payne County, OK employs 36.7k people. The largest industries in Payne County, OK are Educational Services (8,910 people), Retail Trade (4,641 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,693 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($65,887), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,350), and Utilities ($52,868).

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,944
2018 value
± $1,977
4.59%
1 Year Growth
± 7.09%

Households in Payne County, OK have a median annual income of $40,944, 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 $39,149 in 2017, which represents a 4.59% 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.

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 Payne 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.

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 109
  2. Census Tract 110
  3. Census Tract 111.01

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Payne County, OK was Census Tract 109 with a value of $83,522, followed by Census Tract 110 and Census Tract 111.01, with respective values of $67,244 and $56,964.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Payne County, OK (19.4k out of 73.5k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    14,594 ± 817
  2. Asian
    1,340 ± 305
  3. Black
    1,151 ± 283

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

36.7k
2018 Value
± 1,373
1%
1 Year growth
± 5.33%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Payne County, OK grew at a rate of 1%, from 36.4k employees to 36.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Payne County, OK, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,666 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,087 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,825 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Payne County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Payne County, OK, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,666 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,087 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,825 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Payne County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.33 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2.1 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Payne County, OK, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,848), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,412), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($52,606).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

36.7k
2018 Value
± 1,373
1%
1 Year growth
± 5.33%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Payne County, OK grew at a rate of 1%, from 36.4k employees to 36.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Payne County, OK, are Educational Services (8,910 people), Retail Trade (4,641 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,693 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Payne County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Payne 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 Payne County, OK, by number of employees, are Educational Services (8,910 people), Retail Trade (4,641 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,693 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Payne County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.89 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.62 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Payne County, OK, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($65,887), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,350), and Utilities ($52,868).

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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 in Oklahoma
$309B
Projected 2045 Value in Oklahoma
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Payne County, OK was $154,000 in 2018, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $147,400 to $154,000, a 4.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Payne County, OK is 50.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Payne County, OK have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Payne County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$154,000
2018 Median
± $5,273
$147,400
2017 Median
± $5,725

In 2018, the median property value in Payne County, OK grew to to $154,000 from the previous year's value of $147,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Payne 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 Payne County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$40,944
Median Household Income
± $1,977
30.5k
Number of Households
± 1,227

In 2018, the median household income of the 30.5k households in Payne County, OK grew to $40,944 from the previous year's value of $39,149.

The following chart displays the households in Payne 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

50.9%
2018 Homeownership
49.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 50.9% of the housing units in Payne County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.5%.

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

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Payne County, OK have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Payne County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.85%)
  3. Walked (5.47%)

In 2018, 78.4% of workers in Payne County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.85%) and those who walked to work (5.47%).

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 Payne County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Payne County, OK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

87.9% of the population of Payne County, OK has health coverage, with 46.8% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 8.85% on Medicare, 20.7% on non-group plans, and 1.23% 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 Payne County, OK see 1758 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.33% increase from the previous year (1638 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1844 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 432 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Ottawa County and Pushmataha 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

1,758 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Payne County, OK

Primary care physicians in Payne County, OK see an average of 1,758 patients per year. This represents a 7.33% increase from the previous year (1,638 patients).

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

12.1%
Uninsured
46.8%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
8.85%
Medicare
20.7%
Non-Group
1.23%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Payne County, OK declined by 3.4% from 12.5% to 12.1%.

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

Ottawa County and Pushmataha 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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