Comanche County, OK

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2022 Population
121,777
0.226% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.5
0.601% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.6%
0.841% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,150
4.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$145,800
9.38% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
45,750
3.23% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Comanche County, OK had a population of 122k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $57,150. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Comanche County, OK grew from 121,502 to 121,777, a 0.226% increase and its median household income grew from $54,483 to $57,150, a 4.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Comanche County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.78%), White (Hispanic) (4.95%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.21%).

None of the households in Comanche 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.

97.7% of the residents in Comanche County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Comanche County, OK are Cameron University (717 degrees awarded in 2022), Great Plains Technology Center (162 degrees), and Eves College of Hairstyling (57 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Comanche County, OK was $145,800, and the homeownership rate was 54.8%.

Most people in Comanche County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Comanche County, OK was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Comanche County, OK is home to a population of 122k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.47% of Comanche County, OK residents were born outside of the country (6.66k people).

In 2022, there were 3.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.6k people) in Comanche County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Comanche County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Comanche County, OK was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Comanche County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    66.6k ± 362
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.5k ± 647
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 882
14.2%
Hispanic Population
17.3k people

In 2022, there were 3.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.6k people) in Comanche County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 11.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.2% of the people in Comanche County, OK are hispanic (17.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Comanche 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

5.47%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.66k people
5.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.89k people

As of 2022, 5.47% of Comanche County, OK residents (6.66k 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 Comanche County, OK was 5.67%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,804 ± 657
  2. Vietnam
    3,033 ± 352
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,714 ± 348

Comanche County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Comanche County, OK employs 45.8k people. The largest industries in Comanche County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,579 people), Retail Trade (5,091 people), and Educational Services (4,740 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,356), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,109), and Manufacturing ($58,180).

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

45.8k
2022 Value
± 1,633
−3.23%
1 Year decline
± 5.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Comanche County, OK declined at a rate of −3.23%, from 47.3k employees to 45.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Comanche County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,523 people), Management Occupations (4,252 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,141 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Comanche County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

45.8k
2022 Value
± 1,633
−3.23%
1 Year decline
± 5.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Comanche County, OK declined at a rate of −3.23%, from 47.3k employees to 45.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Comanche County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,579 people), Retail Trade (5,091 people), and Educational Services (4,740 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Comanche County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Comanche 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

$42,222
Median earning men ± $2,578
$31,722
Median earning women ± $1,938

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($60,880), Public Administration ($59,702), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,699).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($56,833), Public Administration ($46,678), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,473).

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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. 856
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 691
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 507
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Comanche County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 58.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.96%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Comanche County, OK awarded 936 degrees. The student population of Comanche County, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,324 male students and 2,378 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Comanche County, OK are White (486 and 53.2%), followed by Black or African American (142 and 15.6%), Hispanic or Latino (112 and 12.3%), and Two or More Races (70 and 7.67%).

The largest universities in Comanche County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Cameron University (717 and 76.6%), Great Plains Technology Center (162 and 17.3%), and Eves College of Hairstyling (57 and 6.09%).

The most popular majors in Comanche County, OK are General Business Administration & Management (105 and 11.2%), General Psychology (59 and 6.3%), and Information Technology (54 and 5.77%).

The median tuition cost in Comanche County, OK for a public four year colleges is $5,025 for in-state students and $14,445 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,702 students enrolled in Comanche County, OK, 35.8% men and 64.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,771 records, of which 66.5% were women and 33.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 59 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Comanche County, OK was General Psychology with 59 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 717 degrees awarded
  2. 162 degrees awarded
  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cameron University with 717 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 344 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Comanche County, OK, which is 0.581 times less than the 592 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 486 degrees mean that there were 3.42 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 142 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($5,025) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,680) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) 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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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 Comanche County, OK was $145,800 in 2022, which is 0.517 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $133,300 to $145,800, a 9.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Comanche County, OK is 54.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Comanche County, OK have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Comanche County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Comanche County, OK is $57,150. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Comanche County, OK was Census Tract 20.01 with a value of $107,386, followed by Census Tract 23.01 and Census Tract 20.03, with respective values of $94,575 and $87,784.

In 2022, 14.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Comanche County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.591%.

Property

$145,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,176
$24,334
Median Property Taxes
±$1,011

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 Comanche County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.8% of the housing units in Comanche County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 20.01
  2. Census Tract 23.01
  3. Census Tract 20.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Comanche County, OK was Census Tract 20.01 with a value of $107,386, followed by Census Tract 23.01 and Census Tract 20.03, with respective values of $94,575 and $87,784.

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

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Household Income

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$57,150
Median Household Income
± $1,458
44.4k
Number of Households
± 1,495

In 2022, the median household income of the 44.4k households in Comanche County, OK grew to $57,150 from the previous year's value of $54,483.

The following chart displays the households in Comanche 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 Comanche 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 (75.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (11%)
  3. Carpooled (9.38%)

In 2022, 75.8% of workers in Comanche County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11%) and those who carpooled to work (9.38%).

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Comanche County, OK have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.77% of the workforce in Comanche 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 Comanche County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Comanche County, OK have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Comanche County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.591%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Comanche County, OK (18.6k out of 112k 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 Males 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.1% of the children was living in poverty in Comanche County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 701 in Comanche County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 99.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87.1% of the population of Comanche County, OK has health coverage, with 28.8% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 20.8% on non-group plans, and 14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Comanche County, OK see 1327 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.92% decrease from the previous year (1353 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 884 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 288 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,327 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Comanche County, OK

Primary care physicians in Comanche County, OK see an average of 1,327 patients per year. This represents a 1.92% decrease from the previous year (1,353 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Comanche 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 27.8% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.9%
Uninsured
28.8%
Employer Coverage
13%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
20.8%
Non-Group
14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Comanche County, OK declined by 2.34% from 13.2% to 12.9%.

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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 64.9 in Comanche 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 42.2% in Comanche County, OK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.9% in Comanche County, OK.

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