Pottawatomie County, OK

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Population

71,614

0.088% growth

Median Age

37.6


Median Household Income

$46,159

4.08% growth

Poverty Rate

17%


Number of Employees

29,570

1.17% growth

Median Property Value

$108,400

2.46% growth

About

In 2017, Pottawatomie County, OK had a population of 71.6k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $46,159. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pottawatomie County, OK grew from 71,551 to 71,614, a 0.088% increase and its median household income grew from $44,351 to $46,159, a 4.08% increase.

The population of Pottawatomie County, OK is 73% White Alone, 14% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 4.93% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Pottawatomie County, OK speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pottawatomie County, OK are Gordon Cooper Technology Center (440 degrees awarded in 2016), Oklahoma Baptist University (333 degrees), and St. Gregory's University (158 degrees).

The median property value in Pottawatomie County, OK is $108,400, and the homeownership rate is 68.8%. Most people in Pottawatomie County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Pottawatomie County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pottawatomie County, OK employs 29.6k people. The largest industries in Pottawatomie County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,136 people), Retail Trade (3,591 people), and Public Administration (3,041 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,418), Public Administration ($47,648), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,688).

Median household income in Pottawatomie County, OK is $46,159. Males in Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,159

2017 value

± $1,521

4.08%

1 Year Growth

± 4.17%

Households in Pottawatomie County, OK have a median annual income of $46,159, 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 $44,351 in 2016, which represents a 4.08% 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.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pottawatomie 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 5010.03

  2. Census Tract 5008

  3. Census Tract 5009

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pottawatomie County, OK was Census Tract 5010.03 with a value of $64,024, followed by Census Tract 5008 and Census Tract 5009, with respective values of $62,923 and $61,496.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pottawatomie 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

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pottawatomie County, OK (11.6k out of 68.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    7,724 ± 387

  2. Native American

    2,331 ± 208

  3. Black

    731 ± 121

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

29.6k

2017 Value

± 811

1.17%

1 Year growth

± 3.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pottawatomie County, OK grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 29.2k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pottawatomie County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,906 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,106 people), and Management Occupations (2,499 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pottawatomie County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pottawatomie County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,906 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,106 people), and Management Occupations (2,499 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pottawatomie County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.65 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.53 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pottawatomie County, OK, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,489), and Management Occupations ($55,389).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.6k

2017 Value

± 811

1.17%

1 Year growth

± 3.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pottawatomie County, OK grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 29.2k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pottawatomie County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,136 people), Retail Trade (3,591 people), and Public Administration (3,041 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pottawatomie County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,136 people), Retail Trade (3,591 people), and Public Administration (3,041 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pottawatomie County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.11 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.2 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pottawatomie County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,418), Public Administration ($47,648), and Transportation & Warehousing ($44,688).

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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

84.7% of the population of Pottawatomie County, OK has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 2.37% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pottawatomie County, OK see 2396 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.23% decrease from the previous year (2476 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1721 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 380 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

2,396 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pottawatomie County, OK see an average of 2,396 patients per year. This represents a 3.23% decrease from the previous year (2,476 patients).

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

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 

$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

15.3%

Uninsured

41.8%

Employer Coverage

16.4%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

2.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pottawatomie County, OK declined by 4.87% from 16.1% to 15.3%.

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

Pottawatomie County, OK is home to a population of 71.6k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.78% of Pottawatomie County, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.27k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pottawatomie County, OK is composed of 52.3k White Alone residents (73%), 10k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (14%), 3.53k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.93%), 3.02k Two or More Races residents (4.21%), 2.24k Black or African American Alone residents (3.12%), 518 Asian Alone residents (0.723%), 42 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0586%), and 13 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0182%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pottawatomie County, OK was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Pottawatomie County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pottawatomie County, OK residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.27k people

1.69%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.21k people

As of 2017, 1.78% of Pottawatomie County, OK residents (1.27k 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 Pottawatomie County, OK was 1.69%, 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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Pottawatomie County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pottawatomie County, OK was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    52.3k ± 14

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    10k ± 302

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.53k ± 361

In 2017, there were 5.22 times more White Alone residents (52.3k people) in Pottawatomie County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 3.53k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie County, OK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pottawatomie 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

    1,905 ± 160

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,020 ± 150

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    776 ± 117

Pottawatomie County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Pottawatomie County, OK awarded 965 degrees. The student population of Pottawatomie County, OK is skewed towards women, with 1,679 male students and 2,078 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pottawatomie County, OK are White (693 and 73.4%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (94 and 9.96%), Hispanic or Latino (58 and 6.14%), and Black or African American (37 and 3.92%).

The largest universities in Pottawatomie County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Gordon Cooper Technology Center (440 and 45.6%), Oklahoma Baptist University (333 and 34.5%), and St. Gregory's University (158 and 16.4%).

The most popular majors in Pottawatomie County, OK are General Business Administration & Management (92 and 9.53%), Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (53 and 5.49%), and Machine Shop Technology (31 and 3.21%).

The median tuition costs in Pottawatomie County, OK are $21,300 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. 23 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pottawatomie County, OK was Elementary Education & Teaching with 23 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 440 degrees awarded

  2. 333 degrees awarded

  3. 158 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$21,300

Median Private

In 2016, the Pottawatomie County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gordon Cooper Technology Center with 440 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

454

Degrees Awarded to Men

511

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 454 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pottawatomie County, OK, which is 0.888 times less than the 511 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

    693 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    94 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    58 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pottawatomie County, OK were to White students. These 693 degrees mean that there were 7.37 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 94 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pottawatomie County, OK was $108,400 in 2017, which is 0.498 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $105,800 to $108,400, a 2.46% increase. The homeownership rate in Pottawatomie County, OK is 68.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pottawatomie County, OK have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pottawatomie 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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$46,159

Median Household Income

± $1,521

25.9k

Number of Households

± 721

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.9k households in Pottawatomie County, OK grew to $46,159 from the previous year's value of $44,351.

The following chart displays the households in Pottawatomie 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$108,400

2017 Median

± $3,217

$105,800

2016 Median

± $2,611

In 2017, the median property value in Pottawatomie County, OK grew to to $108,400 from the previous year's value of $105,800.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.8%

2017 Homeownership

68.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.8% of the housing units in Pottawatomie County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.4%.

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

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Commute Time

23 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pottawatomie County, OK have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Pottawatomie County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.31%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pottawatomie County, OK was Drove Alone (83.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.31%) and those who Worked At Home (3.03%).

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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