Elk City, OK Senior Guide

The Elk City, OK Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Elk City live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Elk City with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Elk City, OK seniors.

  • 13% of the population of Elk City, OK are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 34% of those seniors living in Elk City, OK are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 7% of Elk City senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 37% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 22% of Elk City, OK residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Elk City is $16,419/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Elk City senior is $27,406 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Oklahoma ranks 48th for Long Term Care and 46th for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 249 working seniors in Elk City Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 12% of the seniors in Elk City are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (24%) working aged (63%) seniors (13%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Elk City, OK.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 525 seniors living alone in Elk City. Of these, 76% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

68% of males 65 and older are married compared with 35% of females.
44% of females are widowed compared with 17% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 3% of Elk City senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 11% of Elk City senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

15% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Oklahoma

Care TypeOklahoma Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$705$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,300$1,492
Assisted Living$3,345$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$3,619$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$3,880$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$4,441$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$5,019$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Oklahoma with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Oklahoma Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Oklahoma's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionOklahoma 2011 RankOklahoma 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#37#45
Choice of Setting & Provider#42#27
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#49#51
Support for Family Caregivers#51#9
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#48
Overall Rank#48#48

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Oklahoma

Click here for an expanded view of Oklahoma's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Oklahoma 2013 Rank Oklahoma 2015 Rank
Overall #49 #46
All Determinants #49 #45
Behaviors #48 #33
Smoking #46 #37
Chronic Drinking #6 #7
Obesity #33 #27
Underweight #48 #24
Physical Inactivity #44 #49
Dental Visit #48 #45
Pain Management #41 #1
Education #35 #36
Community #32 #42
Community & Environment - Macro #33 #41
Poverty #33 #34
Volunteerism #35 #31
Nursing Home Quality #47 #47
Community & Environment - Micro #33 #37
Food Insecurity #38 #33
Community Support #36 #39
Policy #49 #49
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #49 #49
Prescription Drug Coverage #41 #41
Geriatrician Shortfall #47 #48
Clinical Care #43 #43
Dedicated Health Care Provider #22 #34
Flu Vaccine #22 #7
Health Screenings #50 #46
Recommended Hospital Care #31 #45
Diabetes Management #46 #46
Home Health Care #25 #31
Preventable Hospitalizations #45 #42
Hospital Readmissions #36 #36
Hospice Care #5 #14
Hospital Deaths #29 #29
All Outcomes #46 #45
ICU Use #19 #23
Falls #48 #47
Hip Fracture #50 #48
Health Status #41 #42
Able-bodied #44 #44
Premature Death #45 #44
Teeth Extractions #44 #40
Poor Mental Health Days #36 #46
Multiple Chronic Conditions #30 #31
Cognition #34 #34
Depression #47 #46

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Elk City, OK financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Elk City is $27,406 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

53% of senior households in Elk City earn less than $30,000 per year, while 10% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Elk City is $16,419 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Elk City is $20,593 Source: Census.gov ACS
19% of seniors in Elk City, OK are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

14% of Elk City seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

97% of seniors living in Elk City speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
9% of the seniors in Elk City are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

18% of senior homeowners in Elk City have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Oklahoma Aging Services Division

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman, State Agency on Aging
    50 NE 23rd Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73105
    Karen Poteet, Interim Director
    (405) 521-2281
    Website
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Central Time Monday to Friday
  • SWODA Area Agency on Aging

    Services Provided: Area Agencies on Aging, Information and Assistance, Long-term Care Ombudsman
    Building 420 Sooner Drive
    Burns Flat, OK 73624
    Anita Martinez
    (580) 562-4882
    ada@swoda.org
    Website
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Central Time Monday to Thursday. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Central time Friday
  • OKDHS - Aging Services/Legal Services

    Services Provided: Legal Services
    2401 NW 23rd Street
    OKC, OK 73107
  • OKDHS Aging Services, State Ombudsman

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman
    2401 NW 23rd Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73107
    Esther Houser
    (405) 521-2281
  • Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services/Adult Protective Services

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., State Capitol Complex
    OKC, OK 73125
    Barbara Kidder
    (405) 521-3660
    Website
  • Senior Counseling Health Insurance Program

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    Oklahoma Insurance Dept.
    Elk City, OK
    Shirley Champlin
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (LASO) - Weatherford Law Office

    Services Provided: Legal Services
    109 South Broadway Street
    Weatherford, OK 73096
    (580) 774-2235
    Website
    8:30 pm - 5:00 pm Central Time Monday through Friday
  • Community Action Development Corporation, Inc. Nutrition Program

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    PO Box 447
    Sentinel, OK 73664
    Peggy Subia
    (580) 393-2216
    cadc@pldi.net
    Website
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Central Time Monday to Friday

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.