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Elk City, Oklahoma
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major factor when determining what destination meets the needs of your family. The median monthly rent in Elk City is around $764 and the median value for a house for Elk City is around $1,361. The rent burden for Elk City is about 13.3% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Elk City, 59.8% participate in the labor force, 13.4% have some form of disability, 15.1% do not have health insurance, and 6.4% are widows. Based on gender, 50.2% are male and 49.8% are female. The median age of Elk City is 34 years old. In terms of education, 18.5% have a college degree, 5.9% have a graduate degree, and 41.2% have a high-school diploma. In Elk City, 4.9% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Demographically, Elk City is 1.7% Asian, 7.2% mixed race, 1.3% black, 3.3% other or not specified, 1.5% Native American, 14.9% Hispanic, 85.0% white, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. Currently, the population of Elk City consists of 10,726 people and in total the Elk City metro area has a population of 11,555. Elk City has a population density of 274 people per square mile.
An overview of Oklahoma
Oklahoma is ranked 43rd in quality of life and 47th in healthcare. In terms of resources, Oklahoma has a cost of living index of 88.1, a grocery index rating of 95.4, and a housing index rating of 71.9. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Based on natural beauty, Oklahoma ranks 42nd in the nation. In total, Oklahoma has 134 general hospitals and 109 health centers that provide care for 3,953,546 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Oklahoma are St Mary's Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Community Hospital, and Llc.
Social demographics of the state
In Oklahoma, 43% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 7,057 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-47%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-4%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Oklahoma there are 352 masonic lodges. The state of Oklahoma ranks 22nd in the country for diversity. During the latest presidential election, 65% voted for the Republican candidate while 29% voted for the Democratic candidate. The median age in the state is 37, and 28% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 64%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of May at around 72%. During the winter, the average temperature in Oklahoma drops to around 39F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 60F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 17F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Oklahoma is around 80F. The average high summer temperature is around 98F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 58F during the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Oklahoma is 38.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 52.2 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Oklahoma is around 3.08 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.85 inches. While residents of Oklahoma mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Oklahoma can include tornadoes and floods and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Oklahoma
The state of Oklahoma has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of red and white oaks, switchgrass, scurf pea, and grama. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Texas night snake, the swamp dwarf crayfish, the three-toed amphiuma, or the plains spadefoot toad. The state animal of Oklahoma is the American bison.