- Greer County, Oklahoma
Infobox U.S. County
county = Greer County
state = Oklahoma
founded year =
founded date =
seat wl = Mangum
largest city wl =
area_total_sq_mi = 644
area_total_km2 = 1667
area_land_sq_mi = 639
area_land_km2 = 1656
area_water_sq_mi = 4
area_water_km2 = 11
area percentage = 0.67%
census yr = 2000
pop = 6061
density_sq_mi = 10
density_km2 = 4
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
named for =
Greer County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Oklahoma. As of 2000, the population was 6,061. Its county seatis MangumGR|6. From 1860 to 1896, the State of Texasclaimed an area known as Greer County, Texas, which included present-day Greer County along with neighboring areas.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 644
square miles (1,667 km²), of which, 639 square miles (1,656 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.
After a dispute over the
Adams-Onís Treatyof 1819, both the governments of the United States and the state of Texas claimed ownership of some 1.5 million acres (6,000 km²) in what was then operated as Greer County, Texas. Litigation followed, and in the case of "United States v. State of Texas" ussc|162|1|1896, issued on March 16, the Supreme Court, having original jurisdiction over the case, decided in favor of the United States. The county was then assigned to the Oklahoma Territory on May 4 1896, and when Oklahoma became a state, in addition to becoming Greer County, the region was also further split into Harmon, Jackson, and part of Beckham counties.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,061 people, 2,237 households, and 1,442 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,788 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.46% White, 8.78% Black or African American, 2.47% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.99% from other races, and 3.02% from two or more races. 7.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,237 households out of which 25.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.50% were non-families. 33.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the county, the population was spread out with 20.00% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 123.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 129.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $25,793, and the median income for a family was $30,702. Males had a median income of $24,318 versus $18,641 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $14,053. About 15.00% of families and 19.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.40% of those under age 18 and 14.80% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
* [http://www.mangummainstreet.com Mangum Main Street]
* [http://greercountychamber.com Greer County Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.oldgreercountymuseum.com Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame]
* [http://countyext.okstate.edu/greer Greer County Extension Service]
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