Stillwater, OK

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Population

80,634

0.852% growth

Poverty Rate

26.3%


Median Age

27.2


Median Household Income

$39,149

2.79% growth

Number of Employees

36,377

0.525% growth

Median Property Value

$147,400

3.22% growth

About

In 2017, Stillwater, OK had a population of 80.6k people with a median age of 27.2 and a median household income of $39,149. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Stillwater, OK grew from 79,953 to 80,634, a 0.852% increase and its median household income grew from $38,085 to $39,149, a 2.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stillwater, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.3%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.89%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.72%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.4%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.91%). N/A% of the people in Stillwater, OK speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stillwater, OK are Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (5,933 degrees awarded in 2017) and Meridian Technology Center (323 degrees).

The median property value in Stillwater, OK is $147,400, and the homeownership rate is 49.5%. Most people in Stillwater, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Stillwater, OK is 2 cars per household.

Stillwater, OK borders Oklahoma City, OK and Tulsa, OK.

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 Stillwater, OK employs 36.4k people. The largest industries in Stillwater, OK are Educational Services (9,037 people), Retail Trade (4,582 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,268 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,057), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,895), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,343).

Median household income in Stillwater, OK is $39,149. Males in Stillwater, 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 Stillwater, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,149

2017 value

± $2,201

2.79%

1 Year Growth

± 7.05%

Households in Stillwater, OK have a median annual income of $39,149, 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 $38,085 in 2016, which represents a 2.79% 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 Stillwater, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stillwater, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $70,204, followed by Wagoner County, OK and Cleveland County, OK, with respective values of $62,421 and $62,096.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stillwater, OK (19.1k out of 72.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    14,718 ± 818

  2. Native American

    1,270 ± 295

  3. Asian

    1,249 ± 286

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

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

36.4k

2017 Value

± 1,412

0.525%

1 Year growth

± 5.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stillwater, OK grew at a rate of 0.525%, from 36.2k employees to 36.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stillwater, OK, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,724 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,353 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,925 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stillwater, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stillwater, OK, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,724 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,353 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,925 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Stillwater, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.28 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2.15 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stillwater, OK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,183), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,847), and Legal Occupations ($53,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

36.4k

2017 Value

± 1,412

0.525%

1 Year growth

± 5.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stillwater, OK grew at a rate of 0.525%, from 36.2k employees to 36.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stillwater, OK, are Educational Services (9,037 people), Retail Trade (4,582 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,268 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stillwater, OK, though some of these residents may live in Stillwater, 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 Stillwater, OK, by number of employees, are Educational Services (9,037 people), Retail Trade (4,582 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,268 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Stillwater, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.19 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.68 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stillwater, OK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,057), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,895), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,343).

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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

87.5% of the population of Stillwater, OK has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 8.54% on Medicare, 21.3% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Stillwater, OK see 1587 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1559 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1704 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 264 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

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1,587 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,587 patients per year. This represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1,559 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

12.5%

Uninsured

45.3%

Employer Coverage

10.8%

Medicaid

8.54%

Medicare

21.3%

Non-Group

1.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stillwater, OK declined by 1.23% from 12.7% to 12.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Stillwater, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Stillwater, OK is home to a population of 80.6k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.72% of Stillwater, OK residents were born outside of the country (5.42k people).

In 2017, there were 15.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.4k people) in Stillwater, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.94k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 3.81k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

28

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Stillwater, OK was 27.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Stillwater, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Stillwater, OK residents was 27.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.72%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.42k people

6.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.18k people

As of 2017, 6.72% of Stillwater, OK residents (5.42k 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 Stillwater, OK was 6.48%, 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

94.5%

2017 Citizenship

94.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.5% of Stillwater, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Stillwater, OK was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stillwater, OK

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    62.4k ± 23

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    3.94k ± 366

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    3.81k ± 401

In 2017, there were 15.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.4k people) in Stillwater, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.94k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 3.81k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,443 ± 211

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    967 ± 255

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    380 ± 119

Stillwater, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Stillwater, OK awarded 6,256 degrees. The student population of Stillwater, OK is skewed towards men, with 13,340 male students and 12,801 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stillwater, OK are White (4,222 and 74.8%), followed by Two or More Races (493 and 8.73%), Hispanic or Latino (293 and 5.19%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (265 and 4.69%).

The largest universities in Stillwater, OK by number of degrees awarded are Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (5,933 and 94.8%) and Meridian Technology Center (323 and 5.16%).

The most popular majors in Stillwater, OK are General Business Administration & Management (570 and 9.11%), General Marketing & Marketing Management (254 and 4.06%), and Mechanical Engineering (227 and 3.63%).

The median tuition costs in Stillwater, OK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,190 and $20,228 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 224 degrees awarded

  2. 393 degrees awarded

  3. 246 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Stillwater, OK was General Studies with 224 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,933 degrees awarded

  2. 323 degrees awarded

$5,190

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Stillwater, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oklahoma State University-Main Campus with 5,933 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,163

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,093

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,163 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stillwater, OK, which is 1.02 times more than the 3,093 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,222 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    493 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    293 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Stillwater, OK were to White students. These 4,222 degrees mean that there were 8.56 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 493 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stillwater, OK was $147,400 in 2017, which is 0.642 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $142,800 to $147,400, a 3.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Stillwater, OK is 49.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stillwater, OK have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stillwater, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$147,400

2017 Median

± $5,725

$142,800

2016 Median

± $4,651

In 2017, the median property value in Stillwater, OK grew to to $147,400 from the previous year's value of $142,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stillwater, 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 Stillwater, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$39,149

Median Household Income

± $2,201

30.4k

Number of Households

± 1,133

In 2017, the median household income of the 30.4k households in Stillwater, OK grew to $39,149 from the previous year's value of $38,085.

The following chart displays the households in Stillwater, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

49.5%

2017 Homeownership

49.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 49.5% of the housing units in Stillwater, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.2%.

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

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stillwater, OK have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Stillwater, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.92%

  3. Walked

    4.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Stillwater, OK was Drove Alone (78.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.92%) and those who Walked (4.82%).

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 Stillwater, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stillwater, OK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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