Dewey County, OK

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2022 Population
4,504
0.967% 1-year decline
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.1
0.794% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.2%
3.95% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,310
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$117,200
21.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dewey County, OK had a population of 4.5k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $61,310. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dewey County, OK declined from 4,548 to 4,504, a −0.967% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,672 to $61,310, a 14.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dewey County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.13%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.73%), and White (Hispanic) (3.35%).

None of the households in Dewey 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.

98.2% of the residents in Dewey County, OK are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Dewey County, OK was $117,200, and the homeownership rate was 76.6%.

Most people in Dewey County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Dewey County, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dewey County, OK is home to a population of 4.5k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2% of Dewey County, OK residents were born outside of the country (90 people).

In 2022, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.59k people) in Dewey County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 321 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 234 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Dewey County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dewey County, OK was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dewey County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.59k ± 10
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    321 ± 63.8
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    234 ± 63
7.79%
Hispanic Population
351 people

In 2022, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.59k people) in Dewey County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 321 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 234 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.79% of the people in Dewey County, OK are hispanic (351 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
90 people
2.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
100 people

As of 2022, 2% of Dewey County, OK residents (90 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 Dewey County, OK was 2.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    105 ± 42
  2. Korea
    19 ± 15
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    12 ± 14

Dewey County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dewey County, OK employs 1.86k people. The largest industries in Dewey County, OK are Retail Trade (249 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (198 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (144 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($87,679), Information ($85,556), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,278).

Occupations

1.86k
2022 Value
± 159
−0.958%
1 Year decline
± 12.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dewey County, OK declined at a rate of −0.958%, from 1.88k employees to 1.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dewey County, OK, are Management Occupations (249 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (241 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (199 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dewey County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.86k
2022 Value
± 159
−0.958%
1 Year decline
± 12.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dewey County, OK declined at a rate of −0.958%, from 1.88k employees to 1.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dewey County, OK, are Retail Trade (249 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (198 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (144 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dewey County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Dewey 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

$55,547
Median earning men ± $8,915
$31,298
Median earning women ± $4,367

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,833), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,446), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,232).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,724), Public Administration ($37,763), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($35,395).

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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. 39
    Retail Trade
  2. 35
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 27
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dewey County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 90% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (9.07%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.509%).

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

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.

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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 Dewey County, OK was $117,200 in 2022, which is 0.416 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $96,800 to $117,200, a 21.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Dewey County, OK is 76.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dewey County, OK have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dewey County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dewey County, OK is $61,310. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dewey County, OK was Census Tract 9593 with a value of $69,449, followed by Census Tract 9591 and Census Tract 9592, with respective values of $55,278 and $47,132.

Property

$117,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,619
$1,205
Median Property Taxes
±$104

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

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.6% of the housing units in Dewey County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9593
  2. Census Tract 9591
  3. Census Tract 9592

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dewey County, OK was Census Tract 9593 with a value of $69,449, followed by Census Tract 9591 and Census Tract 9592, with respective values of $55,278 and $47,132.

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

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Household Income

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$61,310
Median Household Income
± $9,290
1.57k
Number of Households
± 137

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.57k households in Dewey County, OK grew to $61,310 from the previous year's value of $53,672.

The following chart displays the households in Dewey 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 Dewey 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 (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Walked (4.96%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Dewey County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who walked to work (4.96%).

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

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dewey County, OK have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.92% of the workforce in Dewey 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 Dewey County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dewey County, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dewey County, OK (628 out of 4.41k 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 Males < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

84.6% of the population of Dewey County, OK has health coverage, with 38.4% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.9% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.4%
Uninsured
38.4%
Employer Coverage
14.8%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.86%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dewey County, OK declined by 14.2% from 18% to 15.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 37.8% in Dewey County, OK.

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