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Okeene

Okeene, Oklahoma

  •   State: 
    Oklahoma
      County: 
    Blaine County
      City: 
    Okeene
      County all: 
    Blaine | Kingfisher | Major
      County FIPS: 
    40011 | 40073 | 40093
      Coordinates: 
    36°07′01″N 98°19′00″W
      Area total: 
    2.26 sq mi (5.86 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.26 sq mi (5.86 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,217 ft (371 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    36,1174
      Longitude: 
    -98,3167
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    73763
      GMAP: 

    Okeene, Blaine County, Oklahoma, United States

  •   Population: 
    2,476
      Population density: 
    481.45 residents per square mile of area (185.93/km²)
      Household income: 
    $42,299
      Households: 
    433
      Unemployment rate: 
    6.30%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    9.25%
      Income taxes: 
    6.65%

Okeene is a town in Blaine County, Oklahoma, United States. The name was created by combining the last letters of Cherokee and Cheyenne. The population was 1,204 at the 2010 census. Okeene has a total area of 2.30 square miles (5.96 km²), all land. St. Anthony of Padua Church was begun on December 20, 1921 and completed in 1924 at a cost of $85,000, not including donated work and materials. Three NHRP-listed sites are located in the town, including the Sooner Co-op Association Elevator (West) at 302 West F Street, and the Shinn Family Barn to the southeast. The town's public school system consists of an elementary school, middle school, and high school. It is located at 36°659N 98°196W (36.116516, -98.318424), at the intersection of state highways 8 and 51. OK-8 leads south 23 miles (37 km) to Watonga, the county seat, and northwest 20 miles (32km) to Fairview. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town's population will rise to 1,200 by the end of the next census year (2014). The town has a population of 1,240, according to the 2000 census. The median income for a household in the city was $31,471. The per capita income for the town was $18,444.

Geography

Okeene is located in northeastern Blaine County at 36°659N 98°196W (36.116516, -98.318424), at the intersection of state highways 8 and 51. According to the United States Census Bureau, Okeene has a total area of 2.30 square miles (5.96 km²), all land. The town has a population of 1,071. The city of Watonga is the county seat and is located 23 miles (37 km) to the south. The community of Fairview is located 20 miles (32 km) northwest of the city, at the junction of OK-8 and OK-51. The village of Canton is located 17 miles (27 km) west of the town of Okene. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the town's population to be 1,084, with the majority of that population living in the city of Wounded Knee. The population of Fairfield, the county's largest city, is 1,091. It is located 24 miles (39 km) east of Watonga. The county seat is Watonga, and the town is located at 36.659 N 98.196W. The nearest city is Fairview, which is located 21 miles (33 km) away. The closest town to the city is Hennessey, at a junction with OK-7. The largest city to the east is Canton, at 36 miles (38 km).

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,240 people, 504 households, and 336 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 97.34% White, 0.48% African American, 0,48% Native American,0.08% Asian, 0.,81% from other races, and 0.81% of two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.87% of the population. The town's population was spread out, with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there are 94.1 males. The per capita income for the town is $18,444. About 8.6% of families and 9.9% of people were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 6.4%. The town is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and is located near the border of the state of New Mexico. It is the only town in the state to have a post office, which opened in 1876. It was the first post office to open in New Mexico in 1874. It has been the only post office in the county since 1876, when it was founded. The post office is located at the junction of US-1 and US-2.

Public School System

Okeene's public school system consists of an elementary school, middle school, and high school. Okeene has a population of about 2,000 people. The town has a reputation for being a good place to live and raise a family. The city has a history that dates back to the 18th century. The community has a long history of supporting the arts and music. The school system was established in the 1880s and has been in continuous operation since. The current school system began in the 1960s. The district has a total of four schools. The public school district has an enrollment of 2,856. The high school has a student population of 1,854. The elementary school has 1,744 students. The middle school has 2,741 students. the high school had 1,938 students in the 2007-2008 school year, and 2,908 in the 2008-2009 school year. The state has a high school with 1,638 students, and a middle school with 2,639 students. It has a junior high with 1 1/2, and an elementary with 1 2/3, and 1,541 students, as well as a middle/high school with 3,838 students and 2 1/3. It also has a middle and high high school that has 3,637 students, 2,500 students, 1,000 of whom live in the town. It is the only school district in the state to have a single-sex school.

Historic Sites

St. Anthony of Padua Church was begun on December 20, 1921 and completed in 1924 at a cost of $85,000, not including donated work and materials. It stands as one of the oldest churches in Oklahoma. Three NHRP-listed sites are located in Okeene, being the Okeene Flour Mill off Oklahoma State Highway 51, the Sooner Co-op Association Elevator (West) at 302 West F Street, and the Shinn Family Barn to the southeast.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Okeene, Blaine County, Oklahoma = 96.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Okeene = 5.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 2,476 individuals with a median age of 43.5 age the population dropped by -12.25% in Okeene, Blaine County, Oklahoma population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 481.45 residents per square mile of area (185.93/km²). There are average 2.3 people per household in the 433 households with an average household income of $42,299 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.30% of the available work force and has dropped -4.05% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 25.60%. The number of physicians in Okeene per 100,000 population = 52.6.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Okeene = 28.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 7.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 58. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 236. 97 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 24 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 24, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Okeene, Blaine County, Oklahoma which are owned by the occupant = 65.37%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 48 years with median home cost = $50,000 and home appreciation of -5.71%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $5.63 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,585 per student. There are 12.6 students for each teacher in the school, 160 students for each Librarian and 353 students for each Counselor. 4.59% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 10.37% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.77% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Okeene's population in Blaine County, Oklahoma of 7,282 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,34-fold to 2,476 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.31% female residents and 50.69% male residents live in Okeene, Blaine County, Oklahoma.

    As of 2020 in Okeene, Blaine County, Oklahoma are married and the remaining 33.41% are single population.

  • 16.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Okeene require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.85% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.69% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 3.43% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Okeene, Blaine County, Oklahoma, 65.37% are owner-occupied homes, another 14.81% are rented apartments, and the remaining 19.81% are vacant.

  • The 65.20% of the population in Okeene, Blaine County, Oklahoma who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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