Delaware County, OK

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Population

41,878

1.07% growth

Median Age

46.5


Median Household Income

$38,234

0.531% decline

Poverty Rate

19%


Number of Employees

15,709

1.62% decline

Median Property Value

$110,000

0.452% decline

About

In 2017, Delaware County, OK had a population of 41.9k people with a median age of 46.5 and a median household income of $38,234. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Delaware County, OK grew from 41,433 to 41,878, a 1.07% increase and its median household income declined from $38,438 to $38,234, a -0.531% decrease.

The population of Delaware County, OK is 64.2% White Alone, 20.9% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 9.77% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Delaware County, OK speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delaware County, OK are Northeast Technology Center-Kansas (56 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Delaware County, OK is $110,000, and the homeownership rate is 76%. Most people in Delaware County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Delaware County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Delaware County, OK employs 15.7k people. The largest industries in Delaware County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,135 people), Manufacturing (2,067 people), and Retail Trade (1,898 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($47,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($43,333), and Wholesale Trade ($38,750).

Median household income in Delaware County, OK is $38,234. Males in Delaware 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 Delaware County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,234

2017 value

± $1,696

-0.531%

1 Year Growth

± 5.76%

Households in Delaware County, OK have a median annual income of $38,234, 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 $38,438 in 2016, which represents a -0.531% 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 Delaware 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 3758.02

  2. Census Tract 3758.01

  3. Census Tract 3756.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delaware County, OK was Census Tract 3758.02 with a value of $42,583, followed by Census Tract 3758.01 and Census Tract 3756.01, with respective values of $41,995 and $41,822.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Delaware 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

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delaware County, OK (7.86k out of 41.3k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    4,040 ± 288

  2. Native American

    2,329 ± 213

  3. Two Or More

    1,212 ± 166

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

Employment by Occupations

15.7k

2017 Value

± 605

-1.62%

1 Year decline

± 5.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delaware County, OK declined at a rate of -1.62%, from 16k employees to 15.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delaware County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,959 people), Management Occupations (1,510 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,466 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delaware County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Delaware County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,959 people), Management Occupations (1,510 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,466 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delaware County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.67 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.63 times), and Production Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Delaware County, OK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($105,234), Legal Occupations ($82,202), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,455).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.7k

2017 Value

± 605

-1.62%

1 Year decline

± 5.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delaware County, OK declined at a rate of -1.62%, from 16k employees to 15.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delaware County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,135 people), Manufacturing (2,067 people), and Retail Trade (1,898 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delaware County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Delaware 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 Delaware County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,135 people), Manufacturing (2,067 people), and Retail Trade (1,898 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delaware County, OK has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.58 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.47 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Delaware County, OK, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($47,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($43,333), and Wholesale Trade ($38,750).

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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

81.4% of the population of Delaware County, OK has health coverage, with 29.6% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.96% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, OK see 1884 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.56% decrease from the previous year (1974 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2311 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 630 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

1,884 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, OK see an average of 1,884 patients per year. This represents a 4.56% decrease from the previous year (1,974 patients).

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

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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

18.6%

Uninsured

29.6%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

17.4%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

2.96%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delaware County, OK grew by 0.349% from 18.6% to 18.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Delaware County, 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

Delaware County, OK is home to a population of 41.9k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.24% of Delaware County, OK residents were born outside of the country (937 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Delaware County, OK is composed of 26.9k White Alone residents (64.2%), 8.76k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (20.9%), 4.09k Two or More Races residents (9.77%), 1.53k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.64%), 466 Asian Alone residents (1.11%), 104 Black or African American Alone residents (0.248%), 44 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.105%), and 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00955%).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Delaware County, OK was 46.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Delaware County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Delaware County, OK residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

937 people

2.23%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

923 people

As of 2017, 2.24% of Delaware County, OK residents (937 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 Delaware County, OK was 2.23%, 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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Delaware County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Delaware County, OK was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.9k ± 28

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    8.76k ± 468

  3. Two or More Races

    4.09k ± 478

In 2017, there were 3.07 times more White Alone residents (26.9k people) in Delaware County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.76k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 4.09k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Delaware County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,738 ± 153

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    415 ± 107

  3. Korea

    375 ± 85

Delaware County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Delaware County, OK awarded 56 degrees. The student population of Delaware County, OK is skewed towards women, with 44 male students and 150 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delaware County, OK are White (30 and 53.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (20 and 35.7%), Asian (2 and 3.57%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (2 and 3.57%).

The largest universities in Delaware County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Technology Center-Kansas (56 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Delaware County, OK are General Health Services (30 and 53.6%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (7 and 12.5%), and Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry (6 and 10.7%).

The median tuition costs in Delaware County, OK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Delaware County, OK was General Health Services with 30 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Delaware County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

56 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Delaware County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Technology Center-Kansas with 56 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

15

Degrees Awarded to Men

41

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 15 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Delaware County, OK, which is 0.366 times less than the 41 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Delaware County, OK by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    30 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Delaware County, OK were to White students. These 30 degrees mean that there were 1.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delaware County, OK was $110,000 in 2017, which is 0.479 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,500 to $110,000, a 0.452% decrease. The homeownership rate in Delaware County, OK is 76%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Delaware County, OK have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Delaware County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$110,000

2017 Median

± $6,125

$110,500

2016 Median

± $5,423

In 2017, the median property value in Delaware County, OK declined from to $110,000 from the previous year's value of $110,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Delaware 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 Delaware County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$38,234

Median Household Income

± $1,696

16.6k

Number of Households

± 618

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.6k households in Delaware County, OK declined from $38,234 from the previous year's value of $38,438.

The following chart displays the households in Delaware 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76%

2017 Homeownership

75.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76% of the housing units in Delaware County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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

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Commute Time

25 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delaware County, OK have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.36% of the workforce in Delaware County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.5%

  2. Carpooled

    13.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Delaware County, OK was Drove Alone (78.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.3%) and those who Worked At Home (3.43%).

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

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