Ottawa County, Oklahoma


Ottawa County, Oklahoma
Ottawa County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Ottawa County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded 1907
Seat Miami
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

485 sq mi (1,256 km²)
471 sq mi (1,220 km²)
13 sq mi (34 km²), 2.77%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33,194
70/sq mi (27/km²)

Ottawa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 33,194. Its county seat is Miami.[1] It was named for the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma.[2]

Ottawa County was established in 1907.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,255 km² (485 mi²). 1,221 km² (471 mi²) of it is land and 35 km² (13 mi²) of it (2.77%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Age pyramid for Ottawa County, Oklahoma, based on census 2000 data.

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 33,194 people, 12,984 households, and 9,114 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (70/mi²). There were 14,842 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (32/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.15% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 16.53% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 6.78% from two or more races. 3.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,984 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,507, and the median income for a family was $32,368. Males had a median income of $25,725 versus $18,879 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,478. About 13.00% of families and 16.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.80% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

NRHP sites

The following sites are in Ottawa County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • Cities Service Station, Afton
  • Coleman Theatre, Miami
  • George L. Coleman Sr., House, Miami
  • Commerce Building/Hancock Building, Miami
  • Horse Creek Bridge, Afton
  • John Patrick McNaughton Barn, Quapaw
  • Miami Marathon Oil Company Service Station, Miami
  • Miami Original Nine-Foot Section of Route 66 Roadbed, Miami
  • Modoc Mission Church and Cemetery, Miami
  • Narcissa D-X Gas Station, Miami
  • Ottawa County Courthouse, Miami
  • Peoria Indian School, Miami
  • Peoria Tribal Cemetery, Miami
  • Riviera Courts--Motel, Miami
  • Tri-State Zinc and Lead Ore Producers Association Office, Picher

External links

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ O'Dell, Larry. Ottawa County. Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture. (16 February 2009)
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 36°50′N 94°49′W / 36.84°N 94.81°W / 36.84; -94.81


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