Sequoyah County, OK

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2022 Population
39,538
0.288% 1-year decline
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.8
0.244% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.5%
0.697% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$47,494
9.19% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$118,600
16.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sequoyah County, OK had a population of 39.5k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $47,494. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sequoyah County, OK declined from 39,652 to 39,538, a −0.288% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,496 to $47,494, a 9.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sequoyah County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (61%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (20%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (11.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.05%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%).

None of the households in Sequoyah 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.

99.1% of the residents in Sequoyah County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Indian Capital Technology Center-Sallisaw (115 degrees awarded in 2017).

In 2022, the median property value in Sequoyah County, OK was $118,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.6%.

Most people in Sequoyah County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Sequoyah County, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sequoyah County, OK is home to a population of 39.5k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.7% of Sequoyah County, OK residents were born outside of the country (673 people).

In 2022, there were 3.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.1k people) in Sequoyah County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.89k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 4.58k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Sequoyah County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sequoyah County, OK was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sequoyah County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.1k ± 90
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    7.89k ± 366
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.58k ± 374
4.94%
Hispanic Population
1.95k people

In 2022, there were 3.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.1k people) in Sequoyah County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.89k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 4.58k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.94% of the people in Sequoyah County, OK are hispanic (1.95k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
673 people
1.84%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
731 people

As of 2022, 1.7% of Sequoyah County, OK residents (673 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 Sequoyah County, OK was 1.84%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,187 ± 180
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    506 ± 129
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    328 ± 92

Sequoyah County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sequoyah County, OK employs 15.2k people. The largest industries in Sequoyah County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,502 people), Manufacturing (1,833 people), and Retail Trade (1,667 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,779), Utilities ($58,011), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,042).

Occupations

15.2k
2022 Value
± 675
0.0395%
1 Year growth
± 6.44%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sequoyah County, OK grew at a rate of 0.0395%, from 15.2k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sequoyah County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,889 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,552 people), and Production Occupations (1,324 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sequoyah County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.2k
2022 Value
± 675
0.0395%
1 Year growth
± 6.44%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sequoyah County, OK grew at a rate of 0.0395%, from 15.2k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sequoyah County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,502 people), Manufacturing (1,833 people), and Retail Trade (1,667 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sequoyah County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Sequoyah 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

$40,683
Median earning men ± $1,913
$27,456
Median earning women ± $1,977

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,500), Information ($68,375), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,441).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($64,821), Construction ($53,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,833).

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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. 229
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 220
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 138
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sequoyah County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 78.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.988%).

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 2017, universities in Sequoyah County, OK awarded 115 degrees. The student population of Sequoyah County, OK in 2017 is skewed towards men, with 95 male students and 79 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sequoyah County, OK are White (59 and 51.8%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (37 and 32.5%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 7.02%), and Unknown (8 and 7.02%).

The largest universities in Sequoyah County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Indian Capital Technology Center-Sallisaw (115 and 100%).

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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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 Sequoyah County, OK was $118,600 in 2022, which is 0.421 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $102,100 to $118,600, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Sequoyah County, OK is 71.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sequoyah County, OK have an average commute time of 24.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sequoyah County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sequoyah County, OK is $47,494. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sequoyah County, OK was Census Tract 304.01 with a value of $50,945, followed by Census Tract 302.01 and Census Tract 303.01, with respective values of $50,903 and $50,536.

Property

$118,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,703
$10,717
Median Property Taxes
±$552

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

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Rent vs Own

71.6%
Homeownership
2022
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.6% of the housing units in Sequoyah County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 304.01
  2. Census Tract 302.01
  3. Census Tract 303.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sequoyah County, OK was Census Tract 304.01 with a value of $50,945, followed by Census Tract 302.01 and Census Tract 303.01, with respective values of $50,903 and $50,536.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sequoyah 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.
$47,494
Median Household Income
± $2,645
15k
Number of Households
± 637

In 2022, the median household income of the 15k households in Sequoyah County, OK grew to $47,494 from the previous year's value of $43,496.

The following chart displays the households in Sequoyah 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 Sequoyah 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 (85.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.89%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.44%)

In 2022, 85.2% of workers in Sequoyah County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.89%) 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

24.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sequoyah County, OK have a shorter commute time (24.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Sequoyah 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 Sequoyah County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sequoyah County, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sequoyah County, OK (7.63k out of 39.1k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

81.2% of the population of Sequoyah County, OK has health coverage, with 30.6% on employee plans, 23.6% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 9.91% on non-group plans, and 3.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sequoyah County, OK see 3464 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.932% increase from the previous year (3432 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2596 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 349 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,464 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sequoyah County, OK

Primary care physicians in Sequoyah County, OK see an average of 3,464 patients per year. This represents a 0.932% increase from the previous year (3,432 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.2% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

18.8%
Uninsured
30.6%
Employer Coverage
23.6%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
9.91%
Non-Group
3.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sequoyah County, OK declined by 5.27% from 19.8% to 18.8%.

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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 49.7 in Sequoyah 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 38.1% in Sequoyah 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 21.3% in Sequoyah County, OK.

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