Carmen, OK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Carmen, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Carmen had a population of 396 as of July 1, 2017. Carmen ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carmen is located at latitude 36.5791 and longitude -98.4578 in Alfalfa County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Carmen (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Alfalfa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,352 feet.

The Town of Carmen (GNIS ID: 2413170) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Carmen is located within Carmen Division of Alfalfa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carmen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Carmen, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 396
Daytime Population: Workers 82
Daytime Population: Residents 239
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 321
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 396
Population in Familes 326
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 262
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $46,203
Average Household Income $77,343
Per Capita Income $33,925


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $65,972
Average Home Value $107,801


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.52% 0.89%
Households 1.29% 0.87%
Families 1.84% 0.81%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   4.65%

Carmen, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carmen to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 404 45th
Population Density # 472 36th
Diversity Index # 725 1st
Median Household Income # 247 66th
Per Capita Income # 25 97th

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