Payne County, OK

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2022 Population
82,058
0.295% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
27.2
1.09% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
24.3%
2.94% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$46,658
6.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$196,100
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,038
0.31% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Payne County, OK had a population of 82.1k people with a median age of 27.2 and a median household income of $46,658. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Payne County, OK grew from 81,817 to 82,058, a 0.295% increase and its median household income grew from $43,686 to $46,658, a 6.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Payne County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.87%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.78%).

None of the households in Payne 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.

95.4% of the residents in Payne County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Payne County, OK are Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (6,371 degrees awarded in 2022), Meridian Technology Center (429 degrees), and Hello Gorgeous Barbers Stillwater's School of Barbering (22 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Payne County, OK was $196,100, and the homeownership rate was 51.5%.

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

Population & Diversity

Payne County, OK is home to a population of 82.1k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.99% of Payne County, OK residents were born outside of the country (5.73k people).

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.1k people) in Payne County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.99k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.36k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.4%
2022 Citizenship
95.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.4% of Payne County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Payne County, OK was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Payne County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    62.1k ± 125
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.99k ± 539
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.36k ± 356
5.04%
Hispanic Population
4.13k people

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.1k people) in Payne County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.99k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.36k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.04% of the people in Payne County, OK are hispanic (4.13k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Payne 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

6.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.73k people
6.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.62k people

As of 2022, 6.99% of Payne County, OK residents (5.73k 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 Payne County, OK was 6.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,437 ± 216
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    908 ± 259
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    393 ± 157

Payne County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Payne County, OK employs 37k people. The largest industries in Payne County, OK are Educational Services (9,324 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,093 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,075 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($59,909), Transportation & Warehousing ($56,675), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,461).

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

37k
2022 Value
± 1,599
−0.31%
1 Year decline
± 6.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Payne County, OK declined at a rate of −0.31%, from 37.2k employees to 37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Payne County, OK, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,503 people), Management Occupations (3,607 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,534 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Payne County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37k
2022 Value
± 1,599
−0.31%
1 Year decline
± 6.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Payne County, OK declined at a rate of −0.31%, from 37.2k employees to 37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Payne County, OK, are Educational Services (9,324 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,093 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,075 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Payne County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Payne 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

$35,334
Median earning men ± $2,389
$25,738
Median earning women ± $2,018

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,821), Public Administration ($62,264), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,082).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($91,250), Manufacturing ($43,322), and Construction ($40,506).

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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. 583
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 477
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 388
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Payne County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 60.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.27%).

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 Payne County, OK awarded 6,822 degrees. The student population of Payne County, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12,656 male students and 13,547 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Payne County, OK are White (4,661 and 72.2%), followed by Two or More Races (587 and 9.09%), Hispanic or Latino (458 and 7.09%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (287 and 4.44%).

The largest universities in Payne County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (6,371 and 93.4%), Meridian Technology Center (429 and 6.29%), and Hello Gorgeous Barbers Stillwater's School of Barbering (22 and 0.322%).

The most popular majors in Payne County, OK are General Business Administration & Management (604 and 8.85%), General Marketing & Marketing Management (334 and 4.9%), and Mechanical Engineering (303 and 4.44%).

The median tuition cost in Payne County, OK for a public four year colleges is $5,417 for in-state students and $20,937 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Payne County, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 26,203 (48.3% men and 51.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 26,203 students enrolled in Payne County, OK, 48.3% men and 51.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 17,016 records, of which 52% were women and 48% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Payne County, OK was General Business Administration & Management with 419 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,371 degrees awarded
  2. 429 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oklahoma State University-Main Campus with 6,371 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,295 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Payne County, OK, which is 0.934 times less than the 3,527 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 4,661 degrees mean that there were 7.94 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 587 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,417) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($4,693) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,140) 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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Race

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 Payne County, OK was $196,100 in 2022, which is 0.696 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $172,200 to $196,100, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Payne County, OK is 51.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

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

Median household income in Payne County, OK is $46,658. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Payne County, OK was Census Tract 111.01 with a value of $70,125, followed by Census Tract 101.01 and Census Tract 113.01, with respective values of $58,442 and $55,309.

In 2022, 21.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Payne County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.37%.

Property

$196,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,440
$16,387
Median Property Taxes
±$980

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

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Rent vs Own

51.5%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.5% of the housing units in Payne County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 111.01
  2. Census Tract 101.01
  3. Census Tract 113.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Payne County, OK was Census Tract 111.01 with a value of $70,125, followed by Census Tract 101.01 and Census Tract 113.01, with respective values of $58,442 and $55,309.

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

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Household Income

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$46,658
Median Household Income
± $3,321
31.8k
Number of Households
± 1,592

In 2022, the median household income of the 31.8k households in Payne County, OK grew to $46,658 from the previous year's value of $43,686.

The following chart displays the households in Payne 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Payne 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 (75%)
  2. Carpooled (9.14%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.67%)

In 2022, 75% of workers in Payne County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.14%) and those who worked at home (7.67%).

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Payne County, OK have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Payne 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 Payne County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Payne County, OK have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 21.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Payne County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.37%.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Payne County, OK (17.6k out of 72.4k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Payne County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.5% of the children was living in poverty in Payne County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 280 in Payne County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 77.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.1% of the population of Payne County, OK has health coverage, with 49.6% on employee plans, 9.61% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 17.1% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Payne County, OK see 1995 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.3% decrease from the previous year (2001 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1777 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 309 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,995 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Payne County, OK

Primary care physicians in Payne County, OK see an average of 1,995 patients per year. This represents a 0.3% decrease from the previous year (2,001 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Payne 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 22.9% under 18 years, 37% between 18 and 34 years, 27.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.9%
Uninsured
49.6%
Employer Coverage
9.61%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
17.1%
Non-Group
1.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Payne County, OK declined by 1.82% from 12.1% to 11.9%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 60.7 in Payne 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 37.4% in Payne County, OK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.6% in Payne County, OK.

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