By the Numbers

By the Numbers Methodology

This page explains the data used in the monthly “By the Numbers” report in more detail. For the latest edition of By the Numbers, see the Media Center.

Sales Tax Receipts

Sales tax data for all cities and counties in Oklahoma is published monthly by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The sales tax figures do not reflect the month written on the report; rather, they reflect actual sales tax receipts from the second half of the month two months prior, plus estimated receipts from the first half of the month immediately prior. For example, a September report would reflect actual receipts from July 16-31 and estimate receipts from August 1-15.

The ranking is based solely on total receipts by city. It does not account for differing tax rates or populations. The year-over-year and month-over month comparisons are not adjusted for inflation.

Sales Tax Per Capita

This chart is calculated from Chickasha sales tax receipts as reported by the city and OTC, divided by the most current population as reported by ESRI. The chart also includes a three-month moving average.

Building Permits Issued

This section lists the total number of New Building Permits and Remodel Building Permits issued by the City of Chickasha, both residential and commercial, for the given month. This information is automatically generated by MyGov.US, the permit application platform used by the city.


The primary figure in this section reflects the Chickasha Local Labor Market (LLM), which is defined by the State of Oklahoma as the entirety of Grady, McClain, and Caddo counties. The unemployment rates are published monthly by the Oklahoma Employment Securities Commission. The state and national rates are seasonally adjusted, but the LLM rate is not.

Hotel Tax

This section reports the lodging tax receipts for the given month. This data is published by the City of Chickasha. Year-over-year and month-over-month comparisons are not adjusted for inflation.