Washita County, OK

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2020 Population
11,066
1.42% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jim Inhofe
Republican Party
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.1
2.56% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.9%
18.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,591
1.28% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$89,800
6.02% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Washita County, OK had a population of 11.1k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $52,591. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Washita County, OK declined from 11,225 to 11,066, a −1.42% decrease and its median household income declined from $53,274 to $52,591, a −1.28% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washita County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.8%), White (Hispanic) (5.14%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.73%), Other (Hispanic) (2.63%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.18%).

None of the households in Washita County, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Washita County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washita County, OK are Western Technology Center (244 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Washita County, OK was $89,800, and the homeownership rate was 71.6%.

Most people in Washita County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Washita County, OK was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Washita County, OK is home to a population of 11.1k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.3% of Washita County, OK residents were born outside of the country (254 people).

In 2020, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.16k people) in Washita County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 569 White (Hispanic) and 413 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2020 Citizenship
98.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.7% of Washita County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Washita County, OK was 98.5%, 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)
    9.16k ± 15
  2. White (Hispanic)
    569 ± 133
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    413 ± 85.1
10%
Hispanic Population
1.11k people

In 2020, there were 16.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.16k people) in Washita County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 569 White (Hispanic) and 413 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10% of the people in Washita County, OK are hispanic (1.11k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
254 people
2.24%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
251 people

As of 2020, 2.3% of Washita County, OK residents (254 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Washita County, OK was 2.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    300 ± 87
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    133 ± 54
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    106 ± 51

Washita County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Washita County, OK employs 4.93k people. The largest industries in Washita County, OK are Retail Trade (573 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (504 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (490 people), and the highest paying industries are Other Services Except Public Administration ($64,643), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,938), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,269).

Occupations

4.93k
2020 Value
± 401
2.94%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Washita County, OK grew at a rate of 2.94%, from 4.79k employees to 4.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washita County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (590 people), Management Occupations (493 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (472 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washita County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.93k
2020 Value
± 401
2.94%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Washita County, OK grew at a rate of 2.94%, from 4.79k employees to 4.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washita County, OK, are Retail Trade (573 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (504 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (490 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,417
Median earning men ± $3,456
$30,483
Median earning women ± $4,075

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,607), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,946), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,583).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($250,001), Other Services Except Public Administration ($65,592), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,613).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 72
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 44
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 43
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $20.7B
  2. $16B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $20.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($16B) and Machinery ($12.3B).

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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$170B
2020 Value in Oklahoma
$311B
Projected 2050 Value in Oklahoma
83.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $170B. This is expected to increase 83.6% to $311B by 2050.

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. $32.9B
  2. $10.9B
  3. $5.58B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $32.9B, followed by Kansas with $10.9B and California and $5.58B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washita County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 85.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (12.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

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.

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 following the resignation of Tom Coburn.

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.

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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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In 2020, universities in Washita County, OK awarded 244 degrees. The student population of Washita County, OK in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 241 male students and 233 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washita County, OK are White (157 and 64.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (60 and 24.6%), Two or More Races (15 and 6.15%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (9 and 3.69%).

The largest universities in Washita County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Western Technology Center (244 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washita County, OK are General Biomedical Sciences (31 and 12.7%), General Cosmetology (26 and 10.7%), and Welding Technology (26 and 10.7%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.739% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.619% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (954k), Some college (752k), and Secondary Education (474k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Washita County, OK was $89,800 in 2020, which is 0.391 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $84,700 to $89,800, a 6.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Washita County, OK is 71.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Washita County, OK have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washita County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washita County, OK is $52,591. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washita County, OK was Census Tract 9650 with a value of $70,806, followed by Census Tract 9651 and Census Tract 9654, with respective values of $53,438 and $52,188.

Property

$89,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,166
$3,075
Median Property Taxes
±$292

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Washita County, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.6%
Homeownership
2020
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.6% of the housing units in Washita County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9650
  2. Census Tract 9651
  3. Census Tract 9654

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washita County, OK was Census Tract 9650 with a value of $70,806, followed by Census Tract 9651 and Census Tract 9654, with respective values of $53,438 and $52,188.

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

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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.
$52,591
Median Household Income
± $3,703
4.3k
Number of Households
± 349

In 2020, the median household income of the 4.3k households in Washita County, OK declined from $52,591 from the previous year's value of $53,274.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washita County, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2020, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.09% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.03%)
  3. Other (4.05%)

In 2020, 82.2% of workers in Washita County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.03%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (4.05%).

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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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washita County, OK have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.64% of the workforce in Washita County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washita County, OK (1.28k out of 10.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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86.1% of the population of Washita County, OK has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.69% 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 Washita County, OK see 3709 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0539% decrease from the previous year (3711 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5458 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1559 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,709 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washita County, OK

Primary care physicians in Washita County, OK see an average of 3,709 patients per year. This represents a 0.0539% decrease from the previous year (3,711 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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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.2% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.9%
Uninsured
42%
Employer Coverage
15.5%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.69%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washita County, OK grew by 13.7% from 12.2% to 13.9%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 107 in Washita County, OK.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.1% in Washita County, OK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19% in Washita County, OK.

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