Ottawa County, OK

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2022 Population
30,472
0.314% 1-year decline
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.6
0.265% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20.4%
0.00651% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$46,186
9.16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$107,500
15.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,364
0.427% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Ottawa County, OK had a population of 30.5k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $46,186. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ottawa County, OK declined from 30,568 to 30,472, a −0.314% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,311 to $46,186, a 9.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (19.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.91%), Other (Hispanic) (2.79%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.44%).

None of the households in Ottawa 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.

98.1% of the residents in Ottawa County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ottawa County, OK are Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (416 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Ottawa County, OK was $107,500, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Ottawa County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ottawa County, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ottawa County, OK is home to a population of 30.5k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.59% of Ottawa County, OK residents were born outside of the country (788 people).

In 2022, there were 3.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.2k people) in Ottawa County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.85k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 2.72k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Ottawa County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ottawa County, OK was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.2k ± 39
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    5.85k ± 205
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.72k ± 220
6.14%
Hispanic Population
1.87k people

In 2022, there were 3.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.2k people) in Ottawa County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.85k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 2.72k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.14% of the people in Ottawa County, OK are hispanic (1.87k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,193 ± 7,747 people
  2. Vietnam
    12,454 ± 2,736 people
  3. India
    10,765 ± 2,544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 102,193 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 12,454 and India with 10,765.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.59%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
788 people
2.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
823 people

As of 2022, 2.59% of Ottawa County, OK residents (788 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 Ottawa County, OK was 2.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    827 ± 101
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    330 ± 59
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    271 ± 62

Ottawa County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ottawa County, OK employs 12.4k people. The largest industries in Ottawa County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,948 people), Manufacturing (1,625 people), and Retail Trade (1,219 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,625), Utilities ($63,942), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,574).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,245. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.4k
2022 Value
± 361
−0.427%
1 Year decline
± 4.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ottawa County, OK declined at a rate of −0.427%, from 12.4k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ottawa County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,308 people), Production Occupations (1,124 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,096 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.4k
2022 Value
± 361
−0.427%
1 Year decline
± 4.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ottawa County, OK declined at a rate of −0.427%, from 12.4k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ottawa County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,948 people), Manufacturing (1,625 people), and Retail Trade (1,219 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ottawa County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Ottawa 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

$37,892
Median earning men ± $1,643
$28,241
Median earning women ± $805

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,036), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,190), and Public Administration ($49,286).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($40,045), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($35,096), and Wholesale Trade ($33,750).

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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. 193
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 180
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 165
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ottawa County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 74.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ottawa County, OK awarded 416 degrees. The student population of Ottawa County, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 684 male students and 1,033 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ottawa County, OK are White (205 and 50.7%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (85 and 21%), Two or More Races (65 and 16.1%), and Black or African American (26 and 6.44%).

The largest universities in Ottawa County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (416 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ottawa County, OK are General Studies (72 and 17.3%), General Business Administration & Management (50 and 12%), and Registered Nursing (48 and 11.5%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,717 students enrolled in Ottawa County, OK, 39.8% men and 60.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 795 records, of which 65.5% were women and 34.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 72 degrees awarded
  2. 50 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ottawa County, OK was General Studies with 72 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
416 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College with 416 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 170 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ottawa County, OK, which is 0.691 times less than the 246 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 205 degrees mean that there were 2.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 85 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,970) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,943) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,340) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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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 Ottawa County, OK was $107,500 in 2022, which is 0.381 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $93,200 to $107,500, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Ottawa County, OK is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ottawa County, OK have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ottawa County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ottawa County, OK is $46,186. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ottawa County, OK was Census Tract 5747 with a value of $62,452, followed by Census Tract 5741 and Census Tract 5746, with respective values of $55,372 and $48,589.

In 2022, 14.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ottawa County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.69%.

Property

$107,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,941
$7,906
Median Property Taxes
±$268

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

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2022
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.5% of the housing units in Ottawa County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5747
  2. Census Tract 5741
  3. Census Tract 5746

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ottawa County, OK was Census Tract 5747 with a value of $62,452, followed by Census Tract 5741 and Census Tract 5746, with respective values of $55,372 and $48,589.

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

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Household Income

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$46,186
Median Household Income
± $1,099
11.7k
Number of Households
± 344

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.7k households in Ottawa County, OK grew to $46,186 from the previous year's value of $42,311.

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 (84%)
  2. Carpooled (9.48%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.57%)

In 2022, 84% of workers in Ottawa County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.48%) and those who worked at home (3.57%).

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

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ottawa County, OK have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in Ottawa 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 Ottawa County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ottawa County, OK have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ottawa County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.69%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ottawa County, OK (5.98k out of 29.3k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

In 2022, 27.1% of the children was living in poverty in Ottawa County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 182 in Ottawa County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 49.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

82.8% of the population of Ottawa County, OK has health coverage, with 34% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, OK see 1945 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.154% decrease from the previous year (1948 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4411 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 202 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,945 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ottawa County, OK

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, OK see an average of 1,945 patients per year. This represents a 0.154% decrease from the previous year (1,948 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ottawa 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 27% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 34.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.2%
Uninsured
34%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
2.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ottawa County, OK declined by 3.04% from 17.8% to 17.2%.

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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 71.5 in Ottawa County, OK.

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Health Behaviors

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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 43.1% in Ottawa 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 19.7% in Ottawa County, OK.

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