Tonkawa, OK

Census Place

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2022 Population
3,027
1.53% 1-year decline
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
1.34% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.2%
1.34% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,299
8.82% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$74,900
7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1,248
5.95% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Tonkawa, OK had a population of 3.03k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $55,299. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tonkawa, OK declined from 3,074 to 3,027, a −1.53% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,819 to $55,299, a 8.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tonkawa, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.28%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.39%), Other (Hispanic) (3.63%), and White (Hispanic) (2.28%).

None of the households in Tonkawa, 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.

99.3% of the residents in Tonkawa, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tonkawa, OK are Northern Oklahoma College (650 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Tonkawa, OK was $74,900, and the homeownership rate was 71.4%.

Most people in Tonkawa, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Tonkawa, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Tonkawa, OK is home to a population of 3.03k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.04% of Tonkawa, OK residents were born outside of the country (92 people).

In 2022, there were 8.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.34k people) in Tonkawa, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 281 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 133 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Tonkawa, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tonkawa, OK was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tonkawa, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.34k ± 108
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    281 ± 75.3
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    133 ± 54
8.16%
Hispanic Population
247 people

In 2022, there were 8.33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.34k people) in Tonkawa, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 281 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 133 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.16% of the people in Tonkawa, OK are hispanic (247 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tonkawa, 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

3.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
92 people
4.39%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
135 people

As of 2022, 3.04% of Tonkawa, OK residents (92 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 Tonkawa, OK was 4.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    47 ± 21
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    35 ± 19
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    32 ± 20

Tonkawa, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tonkawa, OK employs 1.25k people. The largest industries in Tonkawa, OK are Educational Services (173 people), Manufacturing (157 people), and Retail Trade (134 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($106,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,875), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,667).

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

1.25k
2022 Value
± 96
−5.95%
1 Year decline
± 11.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tonkawa, OK declined at a rate of −5.95%, from 1.33k employees to 1.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tonkawa, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (133 people), Sales & Related Occupations (124 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (119 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tonkawa, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.25k
2022 Value
± 96
−5.95%
1 Year decline
± 11.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tonkawa, OK declined at a rate of −5.95%, from 1.33k employees to 1.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tonkawa, OK, are Educational Services (173 people), Manufacturing (157 people), and Retail Trade (134 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tonkawa, OK, though some of these residents may live in Tonkawa, 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

$43,889
Median earning men ± $4,226
$26,121
Median earning women ± $3,263

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,250), Wholesale Trade ($71,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,594).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,250), Public Administration ($36,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($32,857).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oklahoma went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tonkawa, OK awarded 650 degrees. The student population of Tonkawa, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,274 male students and 1,997 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tonkawa, OK are White (415 and 65.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (108 and 17.1%), Hispanic or Latino (60 and 9.48%), and Black or African American (18 and 2.84%).

The largest universities in Tonkawa, OK by number of degrees awarded are Northern Oklahoma College (650 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Tonkawa, OK are General Studies (103 and 15.8%), Registered Nursing (86 and 13.2%), and General Management Information Systems (80 and 12.3%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,271 students enrolled in Tonkawa, OK, 38.9% men and 61.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,014 records, of which 62.7% were women and 37.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 103 degrees awarded
  2. 86 degrees awarded
  3. 80 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tonkawa, OK was General Studies with 103 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
650 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Oklahoma College with 650 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 218 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tonkawa, OK, which is 0.505 times less than the 432 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 415 degrees mean that there were 3.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 108 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,522) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,335) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) 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 Tonkawa, OK was $74,900 in 2022, which is 0.266 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $70,000 to $74,900, a 7% increase. The homeownership rate in Tonkawa, OK is 71.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tonkawa, OK have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tonkawa, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$74,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,086
$877
Median Property Taxes
±$109

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

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Rent vs Own

71.4%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.4% of the housing units in Tonkawa, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 11
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$55,299
Median Household Income
± $2,747
1.23k
Number of Households
± 122

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.23k households in Tonkawa, OK grew to $55,299 from the previous year's value of $50,819.

The following chart displays the households in Tonkawa, 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 Tonkawa, 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 (80.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.18%)

In 2022, 80.1% of workers in Tonkawa, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (5.18%).

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tonkawa, OK have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Tonkawa, 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 Tonkawa, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tonkawa, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tonkawa, OK (428 out of 2.82k 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 Males 45 - 54, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tonkawa, OK is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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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Health

83.5% of the population of Tonkawa, OK has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 7.29% on non-group plans, and 3.37% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kay County, OK see 2561 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.21% decrease from the previous year (2760 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1442 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 433 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,561 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kay County, OK

Primary care physicians in Kay County, OK see an average of 2,561 patients per year. This represents a 7.21% decrease from the previous year (2,760 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 33% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.5%
Uninsured
41.6%
Employer Coverage
15%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
7.29%
Non-Group
3.37%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tonkawa, OK grew by 10.2% from 14.9% to 16.5%.

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