Pottawatomie County, OK

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2022 Population
72,734
0.557% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
15.8%
7.46% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,270
6.15% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$147,000
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
29,721
2.23% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Pottawatomie County, OK had a population of 72.7k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $58,270. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pottawatomie County, OK grew from 72,331 to 72,734, a 0.557% increase and its median household income grew from $54,896 to $58,270, a 6.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pottawatomie County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (12.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.28%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.15%), and White (Hispanic) (2.36%).

None of the households in Pottawatomie 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.

99% of the residents in Pottawatomie County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pottawatomie County, OK are Oklahoma Baptist University (379 degrees awarded in 2022), Gordon Cooper Technology Center (362 degrees), and Shawnee Beauty College (439932) (75 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Pottawatomie County, OK was $147,000, and the homeownership rate was 69.9%.

Most people in Pottawatomie County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pottawatomie County, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pottawatomie County, OK is home to a population of 72.7k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.85% of Pottawatomie County, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.35k people).

In 2022, there were 5.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.4k people) in Pottawatomie County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.83k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 5.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Pottawatomie County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pottawatomie County, OK was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pottawatomie County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    51.4k ± 170
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    8.83k ± 481
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.3k ± 514
5.78%
Hispanic Population
4.21k people

In 2022, there were 5.82 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.4k people) in Pottawatomie County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.83k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 5.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.78% of the people in Pottawatomie County, OK are hispanic (4.21k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pottawatomie 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

1.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.35k people
1.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.35k people

As of 2022, 1.85% of Pottawatomie County, OK residents (1.35k 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 Pottawatomie County, OK was 1.87%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,523 ± 201
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,355 ± 195
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    707 ± 149

Pottawatomie County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pottawatomie County, OK employs 29.7k people. The largest industries in Pottawatomie County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,863 people), Retail Trade (3,427 people), and Public Administration (3,065 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($115,521), Utilities ($75,547), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,395).

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

29.7k
2022 Value
± 905
−2.23%
1 Year decline
± 4.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pottawatomie County, OK declined at a rate of −2.23%, from 30.4k employees to 29.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pottawatomie County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,505 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,015 people), and Management Occupations (2,810 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pottawatomie County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

29.7k
2022 Value
± 905
−2.23%
1 Year decline
± 4.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pottawatomie County, OK declined at a rate of −2.23%, from 30.4k employees to 29.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pottawatomie County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,863 people), Retail Trade (3,427 people), and Public Administration (3,065 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pottawatomie County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Pottawatomie 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

$46,239
Median earning men ± $1,398
$30,827
Median earning women ± $1,092

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,616), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,196), and Information ($58,897).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($45,395), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,667), and Information ($37,404).

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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. 519
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 378
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 311
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pottawatomie County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 71.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.53%).

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 Pottawatomie County, OK awarded 836 degrees. The student population of Pottawatomie County, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,289 male students and 1,311 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pottawatomie County, OK are White (586 and 71.3%), followed by Two or More Races (98 and 11.9%), American Indian or Alaska Native (59 and 7.18%), and Black or African American (36 and 4.38%).

The largest universities in Pottawatomie County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Oklahoma Baptist University (379 and 45.3%), Gordon Cooper Technology Center (362 and 43.3%), and Shawnee Beauty College (439932) (75 and 8.97%).

The most popular majors in Pottawatomie County, OK are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (51 and 6.1%), General Cosmetology (48 and 5.74%), and Registered Nursing (38 and 4.55%).

The median tuition cost in Pottawatomie County, OK for private four year colleges is $18,010.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Pottawatomie County, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 47.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,600 (49.6% men and 50.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,600 students enrolled in Pottawatomie County, OK, 49.6% men and 50.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,655 records, of which 52.9% were women and 47.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 19 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pottawatomie County, OK was Physical Therapy with 19 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 379 degrees awarded
  2. 362 degrees awarded
  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oklahoma Baptist University with 379 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 344 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pottawatomie County, OK, which is 0.699 times less than the 492 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 586 degrees mean that there were 5.98 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 98 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($18,010) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,505) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,250) 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.

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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 Pottawatomie County, OK was $147,000 in 2022, which is 0.521 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $129,800 to $147,000, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Pottawatomie County, OK is 69.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pottawatomie County, OK have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pottawatomie County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pottawatomie County, OK is $58,270. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pottawatomie County, OK was Census Tract 5010.03 with a value of $82,591, followed by Census Tract 5008 and Census Tract 5010.04, with respective values of $67,500 and $63,700.

In 2022, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pottawatomie County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.967%.

Property

$147,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,132
$18,482
Median Property Taxes
±$734

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 Pottawatomie County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.9%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.9% of the housing units in Pottawatomie County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5010.03
  2. Census Tract 5008
  3. Census Tract 5010.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pottawatomie County, OK was Census Tract 5010.03 with a value of $82,591, followed by Census Tract 5008 and Census Tract 5010.04, with respective values of $67,500 and $63,700.

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

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Household Income

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$58,270
Median Household Income
± $1,744
26.4k
Number of Households
± 905

In 2022, the median household income of the 26.4k households in Pottawatomie County, OK grew to $58,270 from the previous year's value of $54,896.

The following chart displays the households in Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie 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 (83.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.87%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.75%)

In 2022, 83.6% of workers in Pottawatomie County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.87%) and those who worked at home (5.75%).

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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Commute Time

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pottawatomie County, OK have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pottawatomie County, OK have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Pottawatomie County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.967%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pottawatomie County, OK (11k out of 69.3k 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 Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pottawatomie 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 22.1% of the children was living in poverty in Pottawatomie County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 474 in Pottawatomie County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 11 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.7% of the population of Pottawatomie County, OK has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 2.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pottawatomie County, OK see 2904 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.9% increase from the previous year (2596 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1622 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 317 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,904 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pottawatomie County, OK

Primary care physicians in Pottawatomie County, OK see an average of 2,904 patients per year. This represents a 11.9% increase from the previous year (2,596 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.3%
Uninsured
43%
Employer Coverage
16.8%
Medicaid
12.4%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
2.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pottawatomie County, OK declined by 1.1% from 13.5% to 13.3%.

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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 52.7 in Pottawatomie 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 38.4% in Pottawatomie County, OK.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.9% in Pottawatomie County, OK.

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