Kay County, OK

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Population

45,173

0.496% decline

Median Age

38.6


Median Household Income

$44,067

2.89% growth

Poverty Rate

17.6%


Number of Employees

19,325

0.933% decline

Median Property Value

$84,100

4.21% growth

About

In 2017, Kay County, OK had a population of 45.2k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $44,067. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kay County, OK declined from 45,398 to 45,173, a -0.496% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,831 to $44,067, a 2.89% increase.

The population of Kay County, OK is 75.4% White Alone, 7.59% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.42% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Kay County, OK speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kay County, OK are Northern Oklahoma College (963 degrees awarded in 2017), Pioneer Technology Center (157 degrees), and Ponca City Beauty College (32 degrees).

The median property value in Kay County, OK is $84,100, and the homeownership rate is 68.9%. Most people in Kay County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Kay County, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Kay County, OK employs 19.3k people. The largest industries in Kay County, OK are Manufacturing (2,565 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,402 people), and Retail Trade (2,289 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,196), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,114), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,222).

Median household income in Kay County, OK is $44,067. Males in Kay 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 Kay County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,067

2017 value

± $1,504

2.89%

1 Year Growth

± 4.36%

Households in Kay County, OK have a median annual income of $44,067, 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 $42,831 in 2016, which represents a 2.89% 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 Kay 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 6

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. Census Tract 2.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kay County, OK was Census Tract 6 with a value of $62,625, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 2.01, with respective values of $61,278 and $48,750.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kay 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

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kay County, OK (7.8k out of 44.2k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    5,098 ± 361

  2. Hispanic

    1,028 ± 142

  3. Native American

    1,008 ± 124

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

19.3k

2017 Value

± 677

-0.933%

1 Year decline

± 4.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kay County, OK declined at a rate of -0.933%, from 19.5k employees to 19.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kay County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,714 people), Production Occupations (1,958 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,823 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kay County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kay County, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,714 people), Production Occupations (1,958 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,823 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kay County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.75 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.64 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kay County, OK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,375), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($59,013), and Legal Occupations ($56,136).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.3k

2017 Value

± 677

-0.933%

1 Year decline

± 4.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kay County, OK declined at a rate of -0.933%, from 19.5k employees to 19.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kay County, OK, are Manufacturing (2,565 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,402 people), and Retail Trade (2,289 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kay County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Kay 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 Kay County, OK, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,565 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,402 people), and Retail Trade (2,289 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kay County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.22 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.51 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.98 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kay County, OK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,196), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,114), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,222).

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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

85.5% of the population of Kay County, OK has health coverage, with 39.8% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kay County, OK see 2388 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.7% decrease from the previous year (2675 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1729 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 555 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

2,388 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kay County, OK see an average of 2,388 patients per year. This represents a 10.7% decrease from the previous year (2,675 patients).

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

14.5%

Uninsured

39.8%

Employer Coverage

17.8%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kay County, OK declined by 8.78% from 15.9% to 14.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kay 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

Kay County, OK is home to a population of 45.2k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.76% of Kay County, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.25k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kay County, OK is composed of 34.1k White Alone residents (75.4%), 3.43k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.59%), 3.35k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.42%), 3.19k Two or More Races residents (7.06%), 895 Black or African American Alone residents (1.98%), 234 Asian Alone residents (0.518%), 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0177%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kay County, OK was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Kay County, OK are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Kay County, OK residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.76%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.25k people

2.75%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.25k people

As of 2017, 2.76% of Kay County, OK residents (1.25k 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 Kay County, OK was 2.75%, 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

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Kay County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kay County, OK was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    34.1k ± 22

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.43k ± 380

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3.35k ± 247

In 2017, there were 9.93 times more White Alone residents (34.1k people) in Kay County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.43k Hispanic or Latino and 3.35k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,390 ± 157

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    451 ± 115

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    312 ± 74

Kay County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kay County, OK awarded 1,152 degrees. The student population of Kay County, OK is skewed towards women, with 1,951 male students and 2,832 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kay County, OK are White (823 and 71.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (100 and 8.73%), Two or More Races (89 and 7.77%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (79 and 6.9%).

The largest universities in Kay County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Northern Oklahoma College (963 and 83.6%), Pioneer Technology Center (157 and 13.6%), and Ponca City Beauty College (32 and 2.78%).

The most popular majors in Kay County, OK are General Studies (197 and 17.1%), Registered Nursing (183 and 15.9%), and General Management Information Systems (152 and 13.2%).

The median tuition costs in Kay 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

Most Common

  1. 197 degrees awarded

  2. 183 degrees awarded

  3. 152 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kay County, OK was General Studies with 197 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 963 degrees awarded

  2. 157 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Kay County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Oklahoma College with 963 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

428

Degrees Awarded to Men

724

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 428 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kay County, OK, which is 0.591 times less than the 724 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

    823 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    100 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    89 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kay County, OK were to White students. These 823 degrees mean that there were 8.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 100 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kay County, OK was $84,100 in 2017, which is 0.366 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,700 to $84,100, a 4.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Kay County, OK is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kay County, OK have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kay County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$84,100

2017 Median

± $2,468

$80,700

2016 Median

± $2,518

In 2017, the median property value in Kay County, OK grew to to $84,100 from the previous year's value of $80,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kay 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 Kay 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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$44,067

Median Household Income

± $1,504

17.9k

Number of Households

± 609

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.9k households in Kay County, OK grew to $44,067 from the previous year's value of $42,831.

The following chart displays the households in Kay 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.9%

2017 Homeownership

68.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.9% of the housing units in Kay County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

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

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kay County, OK have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Kay County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.56%

  3. Walked

    2.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kay County, OK was Drove Alone (83.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.56%) and those who Walked (2.97%).

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

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