Washita County, OK

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Population

11,550

0.654% decline

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Median Age

38.6


Median Household Income

$51,909

6.56% growth

Number of Employees

4,933

0.303% decline

Median Property Value

$80,200

0.743% decline

About

In 2017, Washita County, OK had a population of 11.6k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $51,909. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washita County, OK declined from 11,626 to 11,550, a -0.654% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,715 to $51,909, a 6.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washita County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.9%), White (Hispanic) (6.71%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (5.06%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.67%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (1.26%). N/A% of the people in Washita County, OK speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washita County, OK are Western Technology Center (87 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Washita County, OK is $80,200, and the homeownership rate is 72.9%. Most people in Washita County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Washita County, OK is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Washita County, OK employs 4.93k people. The largest industries in Washita County, OK are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (676 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (560 people), and Retail Trade (513 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,708), Wholesale Trade ($50,875), and Manufacturing ($50,000).

Median household income in Washita County, OK is $51,909. Males in Washita 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 Washita County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,909

2017 value

± $3,536

6.56%

1 Year Growth

± 8.93%

Households in Washita County, OK have a median annual income of $51,909, 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 $48,715 in 2016, which represents a 6.56% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washita 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 9651

  2. Census Tract 9649

  3. Census Tract 9650

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washita County, OK was Census Tract 9651 with a value of $56,467, followed by Census Tract 9649 and Census Tract 9650, with respective values of $50,282 and $48,616.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washita County, OK (1.6k out of 11.3k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 45 - 54 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

    1,336 ± 165

  2. Hispanic

    431 ± 102

  3. Two Or More

    148 ± 61

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

4.93k

2017 Value

± 320

-0.303%

1 Year decline

± 8.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washita County, OK declined at a rate of -0.303%, from 4.95k employees to 4.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washita County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (692 people), Management Occupations (584 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (426 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washita County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washita County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (692 people), Management Occupations (584 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (426 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washita County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.78 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.2 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.94 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washita County, OK, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,042), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,813), and Management Occupations ($55,682).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.93k

2017 Value

± 320

-0.303%

1 Year decline

± 8.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washita County, OK declined at a rate of -0.303%, from 4.95k employees to 4.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washita County, OK, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (676 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (560 people), and Retail Trade (513 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washita County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Washita 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 Washita County, OK, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (676 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (560 people), and Retail Trade (513 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washita County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (25.4 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.25 times), and Utilities (2.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washita County, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,708), Wholesale Trade ($50,875), and Manufacturing ($50,000).

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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. $60.6B

  2. $20.5B

  3. $18.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $60.6B, followed by Fuel oils ($20.5B) and Gasoline ($18.3B).

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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$237B

2020 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

30.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $237B. This is expected to increase 30.4% 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. $43.1B

  2. $21.9B

  3. $8.38B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.1B, followed by Kansas with $21.9B and Arkansas and $8.38B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.6% of the population of Washita County, OK has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 14.9% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 2.78% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washita County, OK see 3887 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.987% increase from the previous year (3849 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5724 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2289 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

3,887 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washita County, OK see an average of 3,887 patients per year. This represents a 0.987% increase from the previous year (3,849 patients).

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

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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

10.4%

Uninsured

46.3%

Employer Coverage

14.9%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

2.78%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washita County, OK declined by 5.38% from 11% to 10.4%.

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

Washita County, OK is home to a population of 11.6k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.59% of Washita County, OK residents were born outside of the country (299 people).

In 2017, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.69k people) in Washita County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 775 White (Hispanic) and 585 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washita County, OK was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Washita County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washita County, OK residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

299 people

2.69%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

313 people

As of 2017, 2.59% of Washita County, OK residents (299 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 Washita County, OK was 2.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Washita County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washita County, OK was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washita County, OK

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    9.69k ± 15

  2. White (Hispanic)

    775 ± 135

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    585 ± 60.9

In 2017, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.69k people) in Washita County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 775 White (Hispanic) and 585 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    276 ± 63

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    157 ± 53

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    137 ± 51

Washita County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Washita County, OK awarded 87 degrees. The student population of Washita County, OK is skewed towards women, with 286 male students and 298 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washita County, OK are White (59 and 67.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16 and 18.4%), Two or More Races (6 and 6.9%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 5.75%).

The largest universities in Washita County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Western Technology Center (87 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washita County, OK are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (21 and 24.1%), General Cosmetology (11 and 12.6%), and Dental Assisting (6 and 6.9%).

The median tuition costs in Washita 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. 21 degrees awarded

  2. 11 degrees awarded

  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Washita County, OK was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 21 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

87 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Washita County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Technology Center with 87 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

25

Degrees Awarded to Men

62

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 25 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washita County, OK, which is 0.403 times less 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

    59 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    6 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washita County, OK were to White students. These 59 degrees mean that there were 3.69 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washita County, OK was $80,200 in 2017, which is 0.349 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,800 to $80,200, a 0.743% decrease. The homeownership rate in Washita County, OK is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washita County, OK have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washita County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$80,200

2017 Median

± $4,524

$80,800

2016 Median

± $3,849

In 2017, the median property value in Washita County, OK declined from to $80,200 from the previous year's value of $80,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washita 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 Washita County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Household Income

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$51,909

Median Household Income

± $3,536

4.48k

Number of Households

± 305

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.48k households in Washita County, OK grew to $51,909 from the previous year's value of $48,715.

The following chart displays the households in Washita 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.9%

2017 Homeownership

72.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.9% of the housing units in Washita County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washita County, OK have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.17% of the workforce in Washita County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.16%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.42%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Washita County, OK was Drove Alone (85.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.16%) and those who Worked At Home (5.42%).

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 Washita County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washita County, OK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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