Carter County, OK

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2022 Population
48,202
0.208% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.4
0.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.3%
3.91% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,390
6.59% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$144,400
17.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Carter County, OK had a population of 48.2k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $56,390. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carter County, OK grew from 48,102 to 48,202, a 0.208% increase and its median household income grew from $52,906 to $56,390, a 6.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carter County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.45%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.99%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.08%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.16%).

None of the households in Carter 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.

97.9% of the residents in Carter County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carter County, OK are Southern Oklahoma Technology Center (418 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Carter County, OK was $144,400, and the homeownership rate was 67.4%.

Most people in Carter County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Carter County, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carter County, OK is home to a population of 48.2k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.44% of Carter County, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.66k people).

In 2022, there were 7.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.6k people) in Carter County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.56k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.37k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Carter County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carter County, OK was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carter County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.6k ± 181
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.56k ± 402
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    3.37k ± 347
8.48%
Hispanic Population
4.09k people

In 2022, there were 7.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.6k people) in Carter County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.56k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.37k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.48% of the people in Carter County, OK are hispanic (4.09k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.66k people
3.76%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.81k people

As of 2022, 3.44% of Carter County, OK residents (1.66k 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 Carter County, OK was 3.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    898 ± 134
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    709 ± 153
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    397 ± 106

Carter County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carter County, OK employs 21.4k people. The largest industries in Carter County, OK are Retail Trade (2,989 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,937 people), and Manufacturing (2,551 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($96,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,864), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,643).

Occupations

21.4k
2022 Value
± 806
0.859%
1 Year growth
± 5.44%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carter County, OK grew at a rate of 0.859%, from 21.2k employees to 21.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carter County, OK, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,138 people), Management Occupations (2,065 people), and Production Occupations (1,925 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carter County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.4k
2022 Value
± 806
0.859%
1 Year growth
± 5.44%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carter County, OK grew at a rate of 0.859%, from 21.2k employees to 21.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carter County, OK, are Retail Trade (2,989 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,937 people), and Manufacturing (2,551 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carter County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Carter 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

$47,667
Median earning men ± $3,228
$31,627
Median earning women ± $1,977

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,375), Manufacturing ($63,147), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,490).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($68,309), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,813), and Manufacturing ($43,125).

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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. 805
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 429
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 331
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Carter County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 75.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

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 Carter County, OK awarded 418 degrees. The student population of Carter County, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 274 male students and 289 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carter County, OK are White (252 and 60.3%), followed by Two or More Races (53 and 12.7%), Hispanic or Latino (44 and 10.5%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (42 and 10%).

The largest universities in Carter County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Southern Oklahoma Technology Center (418 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Carter County, OK are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (46 and 11%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (31 and 7.42%), and Carpenter (24 and 5.74%).

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).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carter County, OK was $144,400 in 2022, which is 0.512 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $123,200 to $144,400, a 17.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Carter County, OK is 67.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carter County, OK have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carter County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carter County, OK is $56,390. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carter County, OK was Census Tract 8927 with a value of $60,699, followed by Census Tract 8924 and Census Tract 8921, with respective values of $58,015 and $55,938.

Property

$144,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,687
$12,627
Median Property Taxes
±$610

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

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

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Rent vs Own

67.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.4% of the housing units in Carter County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8927
  2. Census Tract 8924
  3. Census Tract 8921

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carter County, OK was Census Tract 8927 with a value of $60,699, followed by Census Tract 8924 and Census Tract 8921, with respective values of $58,015 and $55,938.

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

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Household Income

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$56,390
Median Household Income
± $1,918
18.7k
Number of Households
± 749

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.7k households in Carter County, OK grew to $56,390 from the previous year's value of $52,906.

The following chart displays the households in Carter 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 Carter 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 (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.44%)

In 2022, 80.6% of workers in Carter County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (3.44%).

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

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carter County, OK have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% of the workforce in Carter 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 Carter County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carter County, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carter County, OK (7.26k out of 47.3k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carter County, OK is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

84.4% of the population of Carter County, OK has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.56% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Carter County, OK see 1850 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1853 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1511 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 218 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,850 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carter County, OK

Primary care physicians in Carter County, OK see an average of 1,850 patients per year. This represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1,853 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carter 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 26.7% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.6%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
17.1%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.56%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carter County, OK declined by 4.54% from 16.3% to 15.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carter County, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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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 55.8 in Carter 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 35.7% in Carter County, OK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19.3% in Carter County, OK.

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