Alfalfa County, OK

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Population

5,877

1.61% growth

Poverty Rate

11.2%


Median Age

43.8


Median Household Income

$57,432

9.97% growth

Number of Employees

2,238

0.584% growth

Median Property Value

$74,500

10.2% growth

About

In 2017, Alfalfa County, OK had a population of 5.88k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $57,432. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Alfalfa County, OK grew from 5,784 to 5,877, a 1.61% increase and its median household income grew from $52,226 to $57,432, a 9.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alfalfa County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.2%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (14.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.42%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.97%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%). N/A% of the people in Alfalfa County, OK speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Alfalfa County, OK is $74,500, and the homeownership rate is 76%. Most people in Alfalfa County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Alfalfa County, OK is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Alfalfa County, OK employs 2.24k people. The largest industries in Alfalfa County, OK are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (351 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (251 people), and Public Administration (206 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,821), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,958), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,125).

Median household income in Alfalfa County, OK is $57,432. Males in Alfalfa County, OK have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in Alfalfa County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,432

2017 value

± $4,840

9.97%

1 Year Growth

± 10.2%

Households in Alfalfa County, OK have a median annual income of $57,432, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,226 in 2016, which represents a 9.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oklahoma by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alfalfa County, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0213% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9557

  2. Census Tract 9556

  3. Census Tract 9560

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alfalfa County, OK was Census Tract 9557 with a value of $60,208, followed by Census Tract 9556 and Census Tract 9560, with respective values of $56,818 and $56,635.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alfalfa County, OK (539 out of 4.81k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    455 ± 75

  2. Two Or More

    75 ± 66

  3. Hispanic

    14 ± 63

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

Employment by Occupations

2.24k

2017 Value

± 170

0.584%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alfalfa County, OK grew at a rate of 0.584%, from 2.23k employees to 2.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alfalfa County, OK, are Management Occupations (364 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (260 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (196 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alfalfa County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alfalfa County, OK, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (364 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (260 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (196 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alfalfa County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.6 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.59 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alfalfa County, OK, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($160,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,292), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($58,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.24k

2017 Value

± 170

0.584%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alfalfa County, OK grew at a rate of 0.584%, from 2.23k employees to 2.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alfalfa County, OK, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (351 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (251 people), and Public Administration (206 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alfalfa County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Alfalfa County, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Alfalfa County, OK, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (351 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (251 people), and Public Administration (206 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Alfalfa County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (20.8 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.3 times), and Utilities (3.89 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alfalfa County, OK, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,821), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,958), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,125).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $60.6B

  2. $20.5B

  3. $18.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $60.6B, followed by Fuel oils ($20.5B) and Gasoline ($18.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$237B

2020 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

30.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $237B. This is expected to increase 30.4% to $309B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $43.1B

  2. $21.9B

  3. $8.38B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.1B, followed by Kansas with $21.9B and Arkansas and $8.38B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.4% of the population of Alfalfa County, OK has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 18.2% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Alfalfa County, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Alfalfa County, OK see 5868 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.35% increase from the previous year (5790 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1942 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5827 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,868 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Alfalfa County, OK see an average of 5,868 patients per year. This represents a 1.35% increase from the previous year (5,790 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Alfalfa County, OK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.6%

Uninsured

40.6%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

16.6%

Medicare

18.2%

Non-Group

1.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alfalfa County, OK declined by 5.99% from 12.4% to 11.6%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

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Diversity

Alfalfa County, OK is home to a population of 5.88k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.82% of Alfalfa County, OK residents were born outside of the country (166 people).

In 2017, there were 5.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.48k people) in Alfalfa County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 850 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 142 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Alfalfa County, OK was 43.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Alfalfa County, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Alfalfa County, OK residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

166 people

2.68%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

155 people

As of 2017, 2.82% of Alfalfa County, OK residents (166 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alfalfa County, OK was 2.68%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Alfalfa County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Alfalfa County, OK was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alfalfa County, OK

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    4.48k ± 167

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    850 ± 169

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    142 ± 64

In 2017, there were 5.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.48k people) in Alfalfa County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 850 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 142 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    243 ± 52

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    100 ± 43

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    75 ± 33

Alfalfa County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alfalfa County, OK was $74,500 in 2017, which is 0.324 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $67,600 to $74,500, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Alfalfa County, OK is 76%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alfalfa County, OK have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alfalfa County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$74,500

2017 Median

± $5,642

$67,600

2016 Median

± $4,250

In 2017, the median property value in Alfalfa County, OK grew to to $74,500 from the previous year's value of $67,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Alfalfa County, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alfalfa County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$57,432

Median Household Income

± $4,840

1.98k

Number of Households

± 142

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.98k households in Alfalfa County, OK grew to $57,432 from the previous year's value of $52,226.

The following chart displays the households in Alfalfa 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Alfalfa County, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alfalfa County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

76%

2017 Homeownership

73.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76% of the housing units in Alfalfa County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alfalfa County, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alfalfa County, OK have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.944% of the workforce in Alfalfa County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.9%

  3. Walked

    4.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Alfalfa County, OK was Drove Alone (77.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.9%) and those who Walked (4.92%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alfalfa County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alfalfa County, OK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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