Pittsburg County, OK

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Population

44,673

0.0672% growth

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$44,941

3.07% growth

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

18,265

0.944% decline

Median Property Value

$98,400

1.76% growth

About

In 2017, Pittsburg County, OK had a population of 44.7k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $44,941. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pittsburg County, OK grew from 44,643 to 44,673, a 0.0672% increase and its median household income grew from $43,601 to $44,941, a 3.07% increase.

The population of Pittsburg County, OK is 70% White Alone, 14.4% Two or More Races, and 7.19% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 4.35% of the people in Pittsburg County, OK speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pittsburg County, OK are Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester (137 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Pittsburg County, OK is $98,400, and the homeownership rate is 72.7%. Most people in Pittsburg County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pittsburg County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pittsburg County, OK employs 18.3k people. The largest industries in Pittsburg County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,616 people), Public Administration (2,355 people), and Retail Trade (2,035 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($55,172), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,125), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,052).

Median household income in Pittsburg County, OK is $44,941. Males in Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,941

2017 value

± $1,883

3.07%

1 Year Growth

± 5.28%

Households in Pittsburg County, OK have a median annual income of $44,941, 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 $43,601 in 2016, which represents a 3.07% 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 Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pittsburg 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 4863

  2. Census Tract 4866

  3. Census Tract 4859

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pittsburg County, OK was Census Tract 4863 with a value of $104,167, followed by Census Tract 4866 and Census Tract 4859, with respective values of $68,717 and $53,464.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pittsburg 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

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pittsburg County, OK (7.29k out of 42.6k 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 Males 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    4,553 ± 308

  2. Two Or More

    1,583 ± 184

  3. Hispanic

    753 ± 133

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

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

18.3k

2017 Value

± 649

-0.944%

1 Year decline

± 5.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pittsburg County, OK declined at a rate of -0.944%, from 18.4k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pittsburg County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,488 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,787 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,553 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pittsburg County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pittsburg County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,488 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,787 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,553 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pittsburg County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.04 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.78 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pittsburg County, OK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,281), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($67,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.3k

2017 Value

± 649

-0.944%

1 Year decline

± 5.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pittsburg County, OK declined at a rate of -0.944%, from 18.4k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pittsburg County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,616 people), Public Administration (2,355 people), and Retail Trade (2,035 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pittsburg County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,616 people), Public Administration (2,355 people), and Retail Trade (2,035 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pittsburg County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.75 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.76 times), and Utilities (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pittsburg County, OK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($55,172), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,125), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,052).

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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

82.5% of the population of Pittsburg County, OK has health coverage, with 36.3% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 2.82% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pittsburg County, OK see 1538 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.81% increase from the previous year (1440 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2209 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 138 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

1,538 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pittsburg County, OK see an average of 1,538 patients per year. This represents a 6.81% increase from the previous year (1,440 patients).

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

17.5%

Uninsured

36.3%

Employer Coverage

15.9%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

2.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pittsburg County, OK declined by 2.17% from 17.9% to 17.5%.

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

Pittsburg County, OK is home to a population of 44.7k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.12% of Pittsburg County, OK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pittsburg County, OK is composed of 31.3k White Alone residents (70%), 6.44k Two or More Races residents (14.4%), 3.21k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.19%), 2.12k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.75%), 1.41k Black or African American Alone residents (3.15%), 182 Asian Alone residents (0.407%), 24 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0537%), and 14 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0313%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pittsburg County, OK are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,133 speakers), Other Native North American Languages (195 speakers), and German (91 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pittsburg County, OK was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Pittsburg County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pittsburg County, OK residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.12%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.12% of Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg County, OK was 2.04%, 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 Pittsburg County, OK was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Pittsburg County, OK residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Pittsburg County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pittsburg County, OK was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    31.3k ± 29

  2. Two or More Races

    6.44k ± 344

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3.21k ± 292

In 2017, there were 4.86 times more White Alone residents (31.3k people) in Pittsburg County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.44k Two or More Races and 3.21k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,133 speakers (2.69%)

  2. Other Native North American Languages

    195 speakers (0.462%)

  3. German

    91 speakers (0.216%)

4.35% of Pittsburg 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 Pittsburg County, OK was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.69% of the overall population of Pittsburg County, OK are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.462% speak Other Native North American Languages and 0.216% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,557 ± 162

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    599 ± 119

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    465 ± 108

Pittsburg County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pittsburg County, OK awarded 137 degrees. The student population of Pittsburg County, OK is skewed towards men, with 210 male students and 204 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pittsburg County, OK are White (83 and 60.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (37 and 27%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 5.84%), and Black or African American (3 and 2.19%).

The largest universities in Pittsburg County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester (137 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pittsburg County, OK are General Health Services (38 and 27.7%), Welding Technology (28 and 20.4%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (17 and 12.4%).

The median tuition costs in Pittsburg County, 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Pittsburg County, OK was General Health Services with 38 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

137 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pittsburg County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester with 137 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

75

Degrees Awarded to Men

62

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 75 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pittsburg County, OK, which is 1.21 times more than the 62 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

    83 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    37 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pittsburg County, OK were to White students. These 83 degrees mean that there were 2.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 37 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pittsburg County, OK was $98,400 in 2017, which is 0.452 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,700 to $98,400, a 1.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Pittsburg County, OK is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pittsburg County, OK have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pittsburg 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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$44,941

Median Household Income

± $1,883

17.8k

Number of Households

± 611

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.8k households in Pittsburg County, OK grew to $44,941 from the previous year's value of $43,601.

The following chart displays the households in Pittsburg 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

$98,400

2017 Median

± $3,053

$96,700

2016 Median

± $3,480

In 2017, the median property value in Pittsburg County, OK grew to to $98,400 from the previous year's value of $96,700.

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.7% of the housing units in Pittsburg County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pittsburg County, OK have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.95% of the workforce in Pittsburg County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.01%

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

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