Woods County, OK

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2022 Population
8,661
0.802% 1-year decline
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.7
0.898% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.5%
28.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,724
9.31% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$146,700
20% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,062
3.81% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Woods County, OK had a population of 8.66k people with a median age of 33.7 and a median household income of $50,724. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Woods County, OK declined from 8,731 to 8,661, a −0.802% decrease and its median household income declined from $55,933 to $50,724, a −9.31% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Woods County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.5%), White (Hispanic) (5.52%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.39%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.23%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.98%).

None of the households in Woods 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.

98.6% of the residents in Woods County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Woods County, OK are Northwestern Oklahoma State University (373 degrees awarded in 2022) and Northwest Technology Center-Alva (118 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Woods County, OK was $146,700, and the homeownership rate was 69%.

Most people in Woods County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Woods County, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Woods County, OK is home to a population of 8.66k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.71% of Woods County, OK residents were born outside of the country (148 people).

In 2022, there were 14.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.14k people) in Woods County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 478 White (Hispanic) and 294 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Woods County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Woods County, OK was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Woods County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.14k ± 6
  2. White (Hispanic)
    478 ± 77
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    294 ± 115
7.48%
Hispanic Population
648 people

In 2022, there were 14.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.14k people) in Woods County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 478 White (Hispanic) and 294 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.48% of the people in Woods County, OK are hispanic (648 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Woods 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

1.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
148 people
1.43%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
125 people

As of 2022, 1.71% of Woods County, OK residents (148 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 Woods County, OK was 1.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    168 ± 74
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    30 ± 30
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    26 ± 28

Woods County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Woods County, OK employs 4.06k people. The largest industries in Woods County, OK are Retail Trade (599 people), Educational Services (573 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (473 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,417), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($68,000), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,121).

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

4.06k
2022 Value
± 424
−3.81%
1 Year decline
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Woods County, OK declined at a rate of −3.81%, from 4.22k employees to 4.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Woods County, OK, are Management Occupations (544 people), Sales & Related Occupations (497 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (452 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Woods County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.06k
2022 Value
± 424
−3.81%
1 Year decline
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Woods County, OK declined at a rate of −3.81%, from 4.22k employees to 4.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Woods County, OK, are Retail Trade (599 people), Educational Services (573 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (473 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Woods County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Woods 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

$43,487
Median earning men ± $10,222
$24,888
Median earning women ± $5,527

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($88,633), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,087), and Public Administration ($49,762).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($38,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,944), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($28,699).

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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. 83
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 59
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 53
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Woods County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 81.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (16.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.79%).

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 Woods County, OK awarded 491 degrees. The student population of Woods County, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 854 male students and 1,259 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Woods County, OK are White (327 and 67.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (49 and 10.1%), Unknown (39 and 8.04%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (35 and 7.22%).

The largest universities in Woods County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Northwestern Oklahoma State University (373 and 76%) and Northwest Technology Center-Alva (118 and 24%).

The most popular majors in Woods County, OK are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (54 and 11%), Other Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies (43 and 8.76%), and General Business Administration & Management (42 and 8.55%).

The median tuition cost in Woods County, OK for a public four year colleges is $5,448 for in-state students and $11,142 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Woods County, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 56.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 39.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,113 (40.4% men and 59.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,113 students enrolled in Woods County, OK, 40.4% men and 59.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,368 records, of which 62.1% were women and 37.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Woods County, OK was General Studies with 23 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 373 degrees awarded
  2. 118 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwestern Oklahoma State University with 373 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 214 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Woods County, OK, which is 0.773 times less than the 277 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 327 degrees mean that there were 6.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 49 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,448) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($522) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) 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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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 Woods County, OK was $146,700 in 2022, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $122,300 to $146,700, a 20% increase. The homeownership rate in Woods County, OK is 69%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Woods County, OK have an average commute time of 14.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Woods County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 11% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Woods County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.54%.

Property

$146,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,503
$2,344
Median Property Taxes
±$289

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

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Rent vs Own

69%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69% of the housing units in Woods County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9544
  2. Census Tract 9543

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

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Household Income

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$50,724
Median Household Income
± $5,750
3.4k
Number of Households
± 358

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.4k households in Woods County, OK declined from $50,724 from the previous year's value of $55,933.

The following chart displays the households in Woods 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 Woods 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 (77.6%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Walked (7.22%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Woods County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who walked to work (7.22%).

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

14.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Woods County, OK have a shorter commute time (14.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.791% of the workforce in Woods 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 Woods County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Woods County, OK have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Woods County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.54%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Woods County, OK (1.44k out of 7.74k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Woods County, OK is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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, 16.4% of the children was living in poverty in Woods County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 92.2 in Woods County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 33.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.3% of the population of Woods County, OK has health coverage, with 56.6% on employee plans, 9.84% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 9.63% on non-group plans, and 0.417% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Woods County, OK see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.6% decrease from the previous year (1779 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2896 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Woods County, OK

Primary care physicians in Woods County, OK see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 17.6% decrease from the previous year (1,779 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Woods 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 23.9% under 18 years, 27.3% between 18 and 34 years, 32.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.66%
Uninsured
56.6%
Employer Coverage
9.84%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
9.63%
Non-Group
0.417%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Woods County, OK grew by 8.97% from 8.86% to 9.66%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 36% in Woods County, OK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15% in Woods County, OK.

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