Noble County, Oklahoma


Noble County, Oklahoma
Noble County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Noble County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Oklahoma's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Perry
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

742 sq mi (1,922 km²)
732 sq mi (1,896 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.42%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

11,561
16/sq mi (6/km²)

Noble County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of 2010, the population was 11,561. Its county seat is Perry[1].

Contents

History

21st century

In 2010, the Keystone-Cushing Pipeline (Phase II) was constructed north to south through Noble County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,923 km² (742 mi²). 1,896 km² (732 mi²) of it is land and 27 km² (11 mi²) of it (1.42%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-35.svg Interstate 35
  • US 64.svg U.S. Highway 64
  • US 77.svg U.S. Highway 77
  • US 177.svg U.S. Highway 177
  • US 412.svg U.S. Highway 412
  • Oklahoma State Highway 86.svg State Highway 86
  • State Highway 156

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,411 people, 4,504 households, and 3,211 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (16/mi²). There were 5,082 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.44% White, 1.58% Black or African American, 7.57% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. 1.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,504 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,968, and the median income for a family was $40,180. Males had a median income of $32,224 versus $21,235 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,022. About 9.60% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.40% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notable Event

Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was arrested in Noble County April 19, 1995 heading north bound on Interstate 35. McVeigh was stopped for not having a car tag on his car. He was minutes from being released when the Noble County Sheriff's Department was notified to hold McVeigh. McVeigh was tried and convicted for the bombing attack that killed 168 persons and injured many more. He was executed in 2001.

McVeigh's arresting officer, Charlie Hanger, was elected Noble County Sheriff in 2004.[3][4]

NRHP sites

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

  • First National Bank and Trust Company Building, Perry
  • Morrison Baptist Church, Morrison
  • Morrison Suspension Bridge, Morrison
  • Noble County Courthouse, Perry
  • Perry Armory, Perry
  • Perry Courthouse Square Historic District, Perry
  • Renfrow Building, Billings
  • Renfrow House, Billings
  • Sumner School, Morrison
  • Wolleson--Nicewander Building, Perry

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ http://www.officer.com/web/online/Top-News-Stories/Oklahoma-Trooper-Reflects-on-McVeigh-Arrest/1$51844
  4. ^ http://www.oklahomasheriffs.com/Sheriffs%20Photos%20&%20Profiles/Hanger.htm

Coordinates: 36°23′N 97°14′W / 36.39°N 97.24°W / 36.39; -97.24


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