Yesterday I was obsessed about the health of Oklahoma.  Kingfisher County (population about 15k) is the healthiest county in our state.  Of the 77, Comanche County was not in the top 20 . . .or 30 . . or 40 . . . but was in the 50's.

That got me thinking about the relationship between money and health.  So, I went diving into a few more statistics.

Did you know Kingfisher County is also the highest county with average pay per week?  It beats the state average of $816 per week.  It beats the national average of $940 per week.  It's the ONLY county in Oklahoma to beak the US average, as a matter of fact.  People in Kingfisher county make, on average, $979 per week.

So, live longer, be healthier and make more in Kingfisher County.  I should put a copywrite on that.  So, our obsession with the burbs and the farms of Kingfisher County continues.  But, where does that leave us?

Way down the list at 33 is Comanche County.  Stephens County fairs a little better at 11th place with an average weekly take of $835.  Comanche County?  $712 per week.

Now, before you start thinking we have some big problems, some of our close neighbors have it worse:

  • Harmon is at $596
  • Cotton is at $584
  • Greer is $599
  • Kiowa is $635

Before you start packing your bags, it might be good to know that Oklahoma is one of the least expensive places to live in the entire United States.  Some of you might even be looking at the numbers and wish you were a little more average.  Want to know what each county looks like?

Average Weekly Income by County - Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Kingfisher $979

Woodward $922

Beckham $898

Washington $898

Tulsa $894

Oklahoma $891

Grant $874

Garfield $857

Garvin $850

Rogers $836

Stephens $835

Alfalfa $810

Major $808

Ellis $797

Latimer $779

Carter $775

Canadian $774

Dewey $774

Pittsburg $773

Mayes $769

Roger Mills $769

Payne $767

Custer $759

Noble $759

Creek $752

Pawnee $752

Woods $751

Beaver $732

Kay $730

Muskogee $717

Cleveland $716

Grady $714

Comanche $712

Washita $710

Pontotoc $707

Blaine $702

Osage $697

Caddo $692

Texas $689

Wagoner $675

LeFlore $670

Seminole $668

McClain $667

Lincoln $664

Jackson $660

Coal $659

Bryan $657

Harper $657

Murray $656

Johnston $652

Pottawatomie $641

Cherokee $640

Logan $639

Marshall $639

Craig $635

Kiowa $635

Okmulgee $635

Jefferson $631

Love $628

Tillman $627

McCurtain $614

Adair $606

Hughes $602

Greer $599

Harmon $596

Okfuskee $589

Atoka $587

Cotton $584

Ottawa $581

Nowata $570

Choctaw $567

Delaware $566

Pushmataha $560

Haskell $550

McIntosh $545

Sequoyah $521

Cimarron $500

 

 

Area Average weekly income
Kingfisher $979
Woodward $922
Beckham $898
Washington $898
Tulsa $894
Oklahoma $891
Grant $874
Garfield $857
Garvin $850
Rogers $836
Stephens $835
Alfalfa $810
Major $808
Ellis $797
Latimer $779
Carter $775
Canadian $774
Dewey $774
Pittsburg $773
Mayes $769
Roger Mills $769
Payne $767
Custer $759
Noble $759
Creek $752
Pawnee $752
Woods $751
Beaver $732
Kay $730
Muskogee $717
Cleveland $716
Grady $714
Comanche $712
Washita $710
Pontotoc $707
Blaine $702
Osage $697
Caddo $692
Texas $689
Wagoner $675
LeFlore $670
Seminole $668
McClain $667
Lincoln $664
Jackson $660
Coal $659
Bryan $657
Harper $657
Murray $656
Johnston $652
Pottawatomie $641
Cherokee $640
Logan $639
Marshall $639
Craig $635
Kiowa $635
Okmulgee $635
Jefferson $631
Love $628
Tillman $627
McCurtain $614
Adair $606
Hughes $602
Greer $599
Harmon $596
Okfuskee $589
Atoka $587
Cotton $584
Ottawa $581
Nowata $570
Choctaw $567
Delaware $566
Pushmataha $560
Haskell $550
McIntosh $545
Sequoyah $521
Cimarron $500