Woodward County, OK

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2022 Population
20,411
0.874% 1-year decline
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
1.08% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15%
5.57% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,207
9.89% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$161,600
6.11% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Woodward County, OK had a population of 20.4k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $61,207. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Woodward County, OK declined from 20,591 to 20,411, a −0.874% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,700 to $61,207, a 9.89% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Woodward County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.7%), White (Hispanic) (8.15%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.07%), Other (Hispanic) (3.57%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%).

None of the households in Woodward 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.

96.3% of the residents in Woodward County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Woodward County, OK are High Plains Technology Center (145 degrees awarded in 2022) and Formations Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering (36 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Woodward County, OK was $161,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.3%.

Most people in Woodward County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Woodward County, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Woodward County, OK is home to a population of 20.4k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.42% of Woodward County, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.11k people).

In 2022, there were 9.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.9k people) in Woodward County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.66k White (Hispanic) and 831 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of Woodward County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Woodward County, OK was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Woodward County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.9k ± 187
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.66k ± 400
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    831 ± 245
13.9%
Hispanic Population
2.85k people

In 2022, there were 9.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.9k people) in Woodward County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.66k White (Hispanic) and 831 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.9% of the people in Woodward County, OK are hispanic (2.85k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.42%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.11k people
5.24%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.08k people

As of 2022, 5.42% of Woodward County, OK residents (1.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Woodward County, OK was 5.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    458 ± 165
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    178 ± 103
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    156 ± 82

Woodward County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Woodward County, OK employs 9.43k people. The largest industries in Woodward County, OK are Retail Trade (1,421 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,105 people), and Educational Services (980 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,250), Wholesale Trade ($70,278), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,773).

Occupations

9.43k
2022 Value
± 764
2.25%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Woodward County, OK grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 9.22k employees to 9.43k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Woodward County, OK, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,241 people), Management Occupations (999 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (826 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Woodward County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.43k
2022 Value
± 764
2.25%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Woodward County, OK grew at a rate of 2.25%, from 9.22k employees to 9.43k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Woodward County, OK, are Retail Trade (1,421 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,105 people), and Educational Services (980 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Woodward County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Woodward 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

$46,905
Median earning men ± $5,527
$29,418
Median earning women ± $2,526

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($85,556), Wholesale Trade ($72,188), and Information ($66,276).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,904), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($42,757), and Public Administration ($39,964).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.72M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10%.

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. 223
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 216
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 142
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Woodward County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 84.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (12.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.61%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin 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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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin 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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Education

In 2022, universities in Woodward County, OK awarded 181 degrees. The student population of Woodward County, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 149 male students and 166 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Woodward County, OK are White (135 and 74.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (26 and 14.4%), Two or More Races (15 and 8.29%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (4 and 2.21%).

The largest universities in Woodward County, OK by number of degrees awarded are High Plains Technology Center (145 and 80.1%) and Formations Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering (36 and 19.9%).

The most popular majors in Woodward County, OK are Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (32 and 17.7%), Psychiatric Services Technician (23 and 12.7%), and General Cosmetology (15 and 8.29%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.873% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.779% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (965k), Some college (734k), and Bachelors Degree (494k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Woodward County, OK was $161,600 in 2022, which is 0.573 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $152,300 to $161,600, a 6.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Woodward County, OK is 71.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Woodward County, OK have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Woodward County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Woodward County, OK is $61,207. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Woodward County, OK was Census Tract 9532 with a value of $88,262, followed by Census Tract 9531 and Census Tract 9533, with respective values of $75,139 and $64,375.

Property

$161,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,171
$5,712
Median Property Taxes
±$553

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 Woodward County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
Homeownership
2022
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.3% of the housing units in Woodward County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9532
  2. Census Tract 9531
  3. Census Tract 9533

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Woodward County, OK was Census Tract 9532 with a value of $88,262, followed by Census Tract 9531 and Census Tract 9533, with respective values of $75,139 and $64,375.

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

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Household Income

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$61,207
Median Household Income
± $3,519
8.01k
Number of Households
± 678

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.01k households in Woodward County, OK grew to $61,207 from the previous year's value of $55,700.

The following chart displays the households in Woodward 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 Woodward County, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2022, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.507% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82%)
  2. Carpooled (12.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.17%)

In 2022, 82% of workers in Woodward County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.8%) and those who worked at home (2.17%).

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

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Woodward County, OK have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.51% of the workforce in Woodward 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 Woodward County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Woodward County, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Woodward County, OK (2.89k out of 19.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Woodward 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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Health

83.9% of the population of Woodward County, OK has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Woodward County, OK see 2526 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.4% increase from the previous year (2247 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1801 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 257 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,526 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Woodward County, OK

Primary care physicians in Woodward County, OK see an average of 2,526 patients per year. This represents a 12.4% increase from the previous year (2,247 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Woodward County, OK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.9% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.1%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Woodward County, OK grew by 2.22% from 15.7% to 16.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65.9 in Woodward County, OK.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 37.2% in Woodward County, OK.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.3% in Woodward County, OK.

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